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Re: Danny Tenaglia's Debut @ District 36 [Sat 10.22]

D36 ·
District 36 Presents Danny Tenaglia Oct. 22nd Danny Tenaglia fans, you're in luck! The Grammy nominated producer is coming to none other than District 36 on Saturday, October 22nd. Danny will be spinning his bold, internationally recognized beats within a 14,000 square foot systemized sound space - the nightclub heart of the Garment District. Step inside District 36 today, it's almost impossible to believe this chic and gorgeous dance club was once a clothing factory. The transformation is...
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Re: RIP, VIP

Chi Chi ·
Just wanted to thank Bill Brewster for sending us this note about the passing of Francis Grasso, 52, who is generally regarded as the first modern DJ. His club The Sanctuary helped define late-sixties(!) gay disco and he pioneered the whole shamanistic tradition of DJs taking the crowd on a trip.. If you don't know Bill, he wrote the amazing "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life:The History of the Disc Jockey" which is filled with amazing stories including Francis Grasso's. [This message was edited...
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Re: Your favorite Jackie theme?

kitty ·
i have so many favorie themes-i guess after 10 years we must of had over 500 themes-some i don't remember -and often i didn't see all the shows as i was at the door. sid lives was one of my favories with amanda lepores astounding performance-and johny tingle and jenny genocide as sid and nancy.the witches of the east village with clark,art and eve as the spice girls was a memorable moment.marties shoe dance always made me come off the door to watch the show!!! others i remember fondly bowie...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
Oh, Billy, I had NO idea there were pictures! I recall a tiny tea cart that we bought for $10 and used for "beverage service" and the barf bags... I also remember endless interruptions of the disco music with safety instructions ("Two in the front, two over the wings, and two in the back" and "In the unlikely event of a water landing...") Also, wasn't the next month's theme "News 101" with you as the Asian anchorwoman with your eyes taped?
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
When I said Americans are unsophisticated about food, I meant myself included. I'm still afraid of the Durian. For those who don't know, it's that big spikey fruit you may sometimes see in Chinatowm. It's supposedly delicious, but it smells like a sewer. I'll try to taste it this time. Like I said, you try things and you get over the queasiness. It's like anal sex. I give an exemption to vegetarians. I just find it interesting that those of us who eat meat (I don't eat much of it, but I do...
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
Have you ever noticed how bad travel articles in magazines an newspapers are? They are all formatted around overpriced packages. Even here, if you pick up a free (advertiser funded) tourist guide or map, it is full of listings for things that are absurdly overpriced for what things cost here. This place is so gorgeous that there's not much more the pricey places can offer you. You don't need a pool with a crystal clear ocean in front of you! A simple, lovely, Gilliganesque bungalow is about...
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
Actually M. Ra, as I was reading that book all I kept thinking about was how you would live for it! It gets sicker as it goes on but I won't spoil it for you. If Todd ever finishes "My face for the world to see" this should be his next film! I won't embarass anyone by name, but you should see some of the emails I get from certain Asian queens in NY. You sometimes forget that people with limited English will write the way they speak. It's very cute, it's always the "L" and "R" switch. But...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Zazoo and Satori ·
I'd bet you know their faces but not their names... Macaulay Culkin - The "Home Alone" kid Seth Green - "Scott Evil" from Austin Powers Wilmer Valderrama - "Fez" on "That 70s Show" Chloe Sevigny - From "Boys Don't Cry" & Last Day of Disco" Diana Scarwid - The adult "Christina" from "Mommy Dearest" Natasha Lyonne - star of "Slums of Beverly Hills" Wilson Cruz - Gay, Latino teen on "My So Called Life" Dylan McDermott - hunky star of the TV show "The Practice"`
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Re: David Wojnarowicz - Artist

TonyaKnudsen ·
---Or, Daddy-D. & Hatches, "We tell ourselves stories to keep ourselves alive," says Joan Didion, as quoted in an intro to a "quasi-fiction" American queer "best of" anthology featuring the work of David Wojnarowicz ... by Brian Bouldrey ---Goblin, for thee I have done mass research and have compiled a "DW" file of information for this topic some 40 pages in length ... It is too much for any one person to take in one night. So I will be adding links to names and places throughout this...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

torin ·
at least i got to be Angel in a REAL production... the Jackie 60 version... (Tina Paul documented the night, and a photo ended up in the "Last Days of Disco" book, ... but no one knows it's me!!! LOL) (hmmm... maybe i should get a publicist now? LOL)
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Re: GG barnum room

aurore ·
one would enter through the long skinny bar all lined up with the beautiful girls and their long legs checking out the new action coming in the door. So exciting! Never were the ladies at a t-bar so alluring. Then to the disco back room and then turn the corner to the main trapeze disco. it was the site of the original, and new wave remake of the Peppermint Lounge. There was always something ready willing and able to happen.
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

daddy ·
That was the best Club 57! I did one of my very first "performance art pieces" there. I was in art school (School of Visual Arts) at the time. I hooked up two big BORROWED tv sets to all of this electronic equipment that Laurie Anderson loaned me (God bless her). It was all choreographed to a disco drum beat with this drummer guy that I met in the park. He now has gone on to drum with hundreds of DJs in hundreds of clubs but believe me, that was the first time. He really didn't understand my...
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Re: Tracks NYC

Guest ·
trakxs sinful sundays limelight disco 2000 the world and red zone with all that happens the world still turns
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Miss Understood ·
Bridgette, I can totally understand why you'd be interested in the 80's/90's NY club scene. There was a lot of excitement, color, and creativity. What I find unfortunate is how much credit for this is being given to Michael Alig. The whole "Club Kid" thing was really an extension of what was first being done in small East Village Venues such as the Pyramid. Flloyd, Sister Dimension, Lahoma, Olympia, and many other freaks were doing their thing way before Disco 2000. When the small venues...
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Re: Miss Understood's Thailand 2003!

Miss Understood ·
A message to all the New Yorkers working hard to resurrect live perfromance, Vaudeville, and Burlesque: it is alive and thriving here in the Viet Nam! I went to a club the other night. It was like some of the ones in Bangkok, it looks like a disco but people sit at cocktail tables and watch a show. We entered as a sexy girl pop singer was finishing her set. The next act was a slapstick comedy team that looked like they just stepped out of 1935. One guy was like a hobo W.C. Field. Every time...
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Re: East Side, West Side, All Around The Town

Luxury Lex ·
Wasn't sure where to post this as it doesn't exactly qualify under the "nightclub crackdown" forum. This little club sounds intriquing ....
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Luxury Lex ·
Recently I started reading a book called "Clubland: the Fabulous Rise & Murderous Fall of Club Culture" by Frank Owen, a freelance writer. The book goes into a lot about the Michael Alig/Angel murder case and the events leading up to it, but also gives extensive profiles of Peter Gatien himself as well as two other club impresarios, "Lord" Michael Caruso and South Beach club king Chris Paciello. Caruso and Paciello were both street thugs/gangsters who basically rose to the top as drug...
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Re: boy george

Zazoo and Satori ·
New Wave. I thought you were strictly a disco daddy. XXXOOO Satori
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Luxury Lex ·
When does this movie open in New York? Or is it already open? My ex-boyfriend out on the West Coast sent me this review of Party Monster earlier tonight: Now I'm really curious.
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

xnowhereboyx ·
Has anyone seen it yet? It's getting a really bad tomato meter reading of 36 (rottentomatoes.com), and I heard reports from Sundance that it was awful (and the release date was delayed for the re-edit to try and make it better). If it's bad like Showgirls (one of my favorite movies) I'll totally see it in the theater, but if it's bad like Glitter, I'll wait for the DVD. They re-released "Disco Bloodbath" and are now calling the book "Party Monster". On a sidenote, I recently heard the rumor...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

xnowhereboyx ·
I saw it today. I don't know what to think. It definitely wasn't bad, but I can't say it was good either. I thought MacAuley Culkin was irritating, if it was just Seth Green it would've been a much better movie. For those who know the story (or lived it), the only reason to see the movie was for the recreations of the club scene "back in the day", but as Z&S pointed out above those scenes are pretty much quick camera pans across a dark room with an indistinguishable glimpse at a few...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Glamnerd ·
I went to a lot or Alig's parties at the Tunnel. They were major, I really loved the invites in those days, boxes of candy, plastic tools, etc. I remember he put one of those huge inflatable carnival things that little kids would jump in on the subway tracks. I loved his outlaw parties even more, they were so anarchist in the best anti-social/social engineering kind of way. But I have to say that the Disco 2000/Limelight scene years after that was not as alluring to me. I could see the...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Poison Eve ·
While I have to agree with the previous posts about the diversity and abundance of club life in the early 90's, I do believe the movie is only meant to portray a specific individual and a specific incident involving this person - Michael Alig. Much the same way a movie about Ted Bundy would feature co-ed college girls, the club kids were the environment of the movie. With that, I went into the movie expecting the worst and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. There were some (dare I...
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Re: DAVID BOWIE

Troylegra ·
nooooo... I knew that he didn't write it but I didn't know it was a cover...oh David... but wait... I smell redemption Bring Me the Disco King (written by David Bowie 2003, performed by David Bowie, Maynard James Keenan & John Frusciante) You promised me the ending would be clear You'd let me know when the time was now Don't let me know when you're opening the door Stab me in the dark, let me disappear Memories that flutter like bats out of hell Stab you from the city spires Life wasn't...
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Re: DAVID BOWIE

Guest ·
david bowie is the disco king.
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Re: boy george

Zazoo and Satori ·
Boy has just released "Yum Yum" his album as "The Twin" (on CD even!) US residents can pick up a copy here , and UK residents here . We should get ours tomorrow, so we'll report back after we've devoured and digested it. Here's the track listing: Here Cum The Girls (part 2) Yum Yum Electro Hetero Disco Ugly Size Queen Human Racing So Much Love Sanitised Fire-Desire (featuring Avenue D) Garden of Eden Who Made U? Never Over U After Dark And the pretty pretty cover: We're very excited about...
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Re: The Cincinnati Connection

Zazoo and Satori ·
January 8th, 2005 (and every Second Saturday of the month) The Club Creatures present: " Clusterf#¢k! " Zazoo and Satori spin the very best in Electro and current Alternative with clusters of: New Beat/Acid House, Industrial, (early to mid) House, Hip-House, Glam Rock, New Wave, Disco, Techno, 80's Electrofunk, Progressive, Breakbeat, 60's Psychadelic, Bubblegum and whatever else will get your ass on the floor. The infamous Empira State's one "woman" show at 10pm. The dancefloor opens...
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Re: New York 1980's Stars

hatches ·
Hurrah, maybe? It was also a disco club in the 1970s and a theatrical venue where I saw Tom Eyen's Neon Woman.
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Re: boy george

Zazoo and Satori ·
Was that breakbeat mix the Kinky Roland mix, or the Frosty Boy mix? 'Cause I think he put an edit of the Kinky Roland mix as the CD version. But if I remember properly, the Frosty Boy mix was heavier. Our very favorite is "Human Racing" but then the other 3 singles are right up there. We didn't care for the new remix of Here Cum The Girls at first, but it's grown on us. I LOVE "Disco Ugly" But it doesn't do much for Zaz. I just think it's a slamming tell off song My birthday was last Friday,...
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Re: Farewell Charming Old New York

daddy ·
That was the first disco I ever went to. (That is not the same Limelight that was on 20th & 6th Ave BTW)
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Re: Farewell Charming Old New York

hatches ·
It is definitely true the sex possibilities were more varied, seven. Everything, that was "forbidden" in the first place, was lumped together into a very heady mixture that was certainly very libertine. Therefore, in Riverdale, where I grew up there was a park-- Van Cortlandt Park, one of the largest and wildest (terrain-wise) in the City. Along the western side ran Broadway, which at that point was more like a six lane highway than the commercial street we are familiar with downtown. This...
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Re: Farewell Charming Old New York

daddy ·
I never went to Le Jardin. (some things actually were before my time) but Chi Chi and I worked with John Addison (the owner of Le Jardin and Xenon) later on. What a character! The music was so happy back then. I was listening to Larry Levan recorded at The Paradise Garage the other day and I was really surprised by how hopeful the music was. Everything was so new that anything seemed possible. (of course being 17 doesn't hurt either) When I go hear "Big Room" DJs now the music seems so dark.
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Re: Farewell Charming Old New York

seven ·
That is a poem Merlin. "cause everything is barrowed for two seconds and discarded as used while never being explored." I guess fetish parties in NYC are the new Disco. S'tan, I'm not sure, but I think I meant Kiev, Ukrain. Which oddly still doesn't quite get across that I mean, like, former Soviet Union, because that troika of diners has such monumental presence still. I guess when those stalwart high carb depots get replaced by McSchnitzels and BlintzKing it will truely be time for us to...
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Re: Farewell Charming Old New York

Merlinator ·
lol, funny to hear what you were thinking standing there all these years later stan. always thought you were dreaming of poetry. Click+Drag was a photographers wet dream. actually haven't looked through any photos from Click+Drag in years. you and seven know more about fetish than merlin. so the understated exotic implications of those nights was as important as anything that happened. it was all just a little too straight for merlin at times. yes, fetish seems to be moving into mud...
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Re: Lady Hennessy Brown

Wisco ·
Weird--a passing mention of someone who's most likely Lady Hennessy Brown is in this current New York Magazine article . Here's the quote: When I arrived in New York on Valentine's Day, 1988, I felt like the family pet that accidentally gets left behind but inexplicably finds its way across thousands of miles to turn up on the doorstep one day, exhausted, a little worse for wear, but so happy. I knew exactly one person who lived here, and the first thing she did was take me to some scary...
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Re: Wanted: Memories Of The Pyramid Club, 1981-1985

daddy ·
It's true. Hattie was just the messenger (the only one still sober enough to dial a phone at 2 in the afternoon). And it's also true, I would probably still be there playing the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack if Hattie hadn't fired me. (But not at "1984" thank you very much!) You see, I was into this "Disco as Retro" thing, I LOVED Disco. The tackier the better. I used to wear these stretch Jordache jeans and blow my hair out like Denny Tario (He was the star of this TV show called "Dance...
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Re: Wanted: Memories Of The Pyramid Club, 1981-1985

daddy ·
As Francesca (the infamous sex-change beauty from Studio 54) told me... "Disco is out, New Wave is in. We only listen to New Wave now". Of course this was in like 1987 when, as Miss Understood pointed out, the New Wave scene was over. What she was reacting to was the revolution caused single-handedly by The Pyramid Queens. "Uptown" was out and "Downtown" was definitely in. It really was a revolution.
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Re: Wanted: Memories Of The Pyramid Club, 1981-1985

Papa Kap ·
Please don't leave me out ! I've been lost but i found myself in Beijing 8 yrs. ago. I've cronc. the club scene here and have been dj-ing beijings biggest hio hop club bla bla bla... Don't forget about me ! The Pyramid .... as a whole scene in itself ...saved my sanity. I was hired by ( forgot his name) as stage and tech. person. but 2 days later he wanted me to be a bar dancer. it was then as i told him "that's not for me" ..that "hattie" after hearing the news...came to me and said...
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Re: Wanted: Memories Of The Pyramid Club, 1981-1985

Papa Kap ·
maybe not the vibes as much as the thick dense cloud of "smoke" in there. rasta's at heart ! In fact... a joint was "a key" ! both hattie and sista had keys but would be too dressed to the hilt to carry them around. Loreta B always knocked 1st and sometimes would say "i know you're in there because i can smell the weed from the street...SO OPEN UP" ! 2ND... NEW WAVE MUSIC... sucked with all that moaning in and out of "key" and way to many "versus" ! I love the house/Disco and to this day...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Uptown Girl ·
I'll never forget the night I heard "Hatches" admit that he loves the song "We built this city on Rock and Roll"..it was then I realized the humanity of the pYramid icons I had idolized...that these were people that had lives during the day - and listened to commercial radio - and were not just supreme divas and disco 'creatures of the night'...
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Re: Greece & Turkey: Athens, Istanbul, Mykonos, et al

Luxury Lex ·
One of the best things about the trip was the cruise itself and the funny, sometimes odd cast of characters whose paths we crossed. The passenger list was international, but many were retired couples and widows from middle America. I'm embarrassed to admit I had to restrain myself from labeling people Bush supporters based on their regional dialects, hairstyles and fashion choices. (Even if they did vote for her, I give them credit for being open-minded enough to travel overseas at all --...
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Re: Kraftwerk

andreabicsotti ·
Without Kraftwerk (and Giorgio Moroder) modern dance music (all types) would not exist. No hip-hop, house, disco, trance, New Order, Depeche Mode, etc, etc, on the the line--none of this would be feasible without Kraftwerk (na d Moroder).
 
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