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Re: NYC Expatriates Topic

Luxury Lex ·
Yikes! I didn't mean to imply that I PREFERRED Miami to New York, simply that I enjoyed its club scene, and it WAS a lot of fun. There is an element of sleaze and hedonism in the city's nightlife that reminded me of how things used to be here. Even Iggy Pop agrees on that. Of course, I was there during the Winter Music Conference when all the best and brightest DJs and clubgoers from around the world converge on the city, so undoubtedly I experienced the creme de la creme. Under ordinary...
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Re: Sex With Taxi Drivers part 2

michael ford ·
why thank you darlin' i do like to keep myself clean. you just never know when a sexual encounter may pop up!
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
Thre are a few different kinds of drag shows here. There are the gay club shows, the hooker bar shows, and the huge flashy Vegasy shows referred to as "Cabaret." The huge shows are amazing. While they don't incorporate the intentional sense of irony that we NYers love so much in a show, they are SO excessive and overdone that they don't need it. They emulate big splashy musical and music videos. Every number had over 20 dancers in huge, HUGE, costumes. The set keeps changing like on...
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
The pop music here changes quickly, but a few years ago there was a popular trannie pop singer named "Jern Jern". I bought her album. It was nothing amazing but just a cool thing to have. There is also a popular TV host who appears regularly in and out of drag. I haven't seen him on TV (my cheap room doesn't have one) but My friend showed me a book about her. While they are prim about some things (they edit sex scenes out of Western films)they seem much more comfortable with gender varience.
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
In these countries copyrights and trademarks are not so easily upheld. I think all of the bootleg CD's and software are technically illegal, but you see them everywhere, even in stores. I love the kooky business names that pop up like "Coffeebucks" and "Pizzaria Hut". In Turkey last year we saw "The Hard One Cafe". Yesterday I saw the "Harry Potter" Hair Salon, complete with the real logo. How Harry Potter would relate to hair is beyond me.
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
You're lucky. Jewelry is sooo much easier to ship! So we went to this straight club called "Hollywood." It's set up like a NY dance club, a big room w/a stage, lots of lighting, and very loud techno. The difference: the room, even the would-be dance floor, is filled with cocktail tables. You either sit or stand at your table. Maybe 15% of the crowd will dance next to their table. Most people tend to get a bottle and mixers. We do that every night we go out drinking here. It's dirt cheap,...
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Re: New Old New Wave? 1982-->2002

Zazoo and Satori ·
The Duran Duran reunion project is still on. An album, produced by Nile Rodgers, is expected before the end of the year. Nick Rhodes, meanwhile, has been collaborating with original Duran singer Stephen Duffy. They've been re-recording some early Duran Duran demos they made together. Nick has approached Felix Da Housecat and his synthcore production mentor Tommie Sunshine to remix the singles. ---------- Synth pioneers Soft Cell and Human League have also approached Felix and Tommie to mix...
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Re: DH and the Fishsticks

Jade ·
mmmm Debbie heaven! what a treat it must be to be a fishstick and pal around with the true queen of pop! "I want that man" is one of my favorite 90s hits . glamnerd - are you touring with a live band as well?
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Re: RIP, VIP

Rose Royalle ·
Widely publicized and with a NYMag article to come out Holly died last week. She had been my art dealer from 1974-1980. Everything the many NYTimes obits said about her and Grace Gluck's full biography is true. She treated artists like friends, supported many many talents, and went with her gut feelings no matter what the odds. My personal memory which I'll never forget was the crazy summer we drove up to Lake Placid with a stationwagon trunk full of white wine and returned with a...
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Re: Greer Lankton

Miss Horse ·
In the late 80's I used to live about a block away from Einsteins and I must say the store was incredible. You could see some of the best Greer dolls in the Einsteins window: Candy Darling, Divine, Peggy Moffitt, Diana Vreeland. Not only was the boutique full of vintage Chanel and Pucci, but Greer's husband, Paul Monroe, designed beautiful surreal jewelry. Bracelets made of pills, necklaces reflecting with hundreds of mirrors, tiny buckets of champagne on ice swinging from earrings. The...
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Re: The Club Creatures - Zazoo & Satori

TonyaKnudsen ·
I have enjoyed for some time (as a lurker!) "This week's brit gossip" in the New and News topic in the The Versailles Room Forum ... In fact I keep a PopIt! going for this topic, just to read "This week's brit gossip". To learn you are from Ohio makes this even more interesting ... Do you know Drew Cary or Mimi? ;-) I've just been poking around ... http://www.theclubcreatures.com/ You two are just too creative ... Last night, I printed your topic to read at the bar. This is not as hopeless...
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Re: David Wojnarowicz - Artist

TonyaKnudsen ·
Indeed, I have been thinking about this topic all week, as I too would like to see more in it (and, more of it's ilk). What I have managed to obtain from D. is a copy of the program from David's show a few years back at the above-mentioned museum in SoHo. It is about 10-pages, so I need to get text-scanning software installed). D. also has the above graphic art book mentioned, but I need to look into reprinting rights. Generally, it's pretty easy to get permission to reprint an artist's work...
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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: David Wojnarowicz - Artist

TonyaKnudsen ·
Daddy-D: I promise not to dreg up emotions too often. And someday, you and Chi Chi will have to let me write a bit about your early exploits. This is something I look forward to. You know, one of the first conversations I had with Rose, maybe about four years ago, was about whether or not I could come in to Mother early one night just to interview her. She seemed to me to have stories untold of amazing interest (however since there was no place to publish such tales) I did not pursue the...
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Re: Adam Ant

Anna Nicole ·
Adam Ant Sentenced for Pistol Threat By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) -- A judge said '80s pop idol Adam Ant suffered a "temporary episode" of mental illness when he threatened pub customers with a fake pistol, and sentenced him Wednesday to a year's community service and rehabilitation treatment. Justice Jeremy Roberts also ordered Ant to pay $780 in compensation to a man who needed three stitches after being hit in the head by a car alternator that Ant flung through the window of the...
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Re: My own private East Village

Anna Nicole ·
Yeah...so glad that the Japanese boom is upon us.. however real sad that we are loosing so many mom n pop stores.... I LOVED my greengrocer on 1st btw 13/14th which now is no longer there! It was so cheap and convenient (Hate buying fruit and veg from Supermarket and commodeties etc is so expensive)..just hope we don't loose the butcher/fishmongers on 13th/1st too!!...and just refuse to pay $3.25 in the Korean deli for gallon of milk which is $2.69 in the supermarket ya know... its just the...
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Re: Beams To Bobby Part 2

daddy ·
I had the craziest dream about you last night Barbara Jean. I just figured out why. I was walking by your doorway yesterday and of course I wanted to bang on the window to see if you would pop your head out. (I didn't though don't worry). But last night I had this dream... I was talking to Sammy Jo. He and I were going camping. (Don't ask, it was a dream) We were of course talking about the latest records and I said, "Wait till you hear Bobby Miller's new record. He did a re-make of "French...
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Re: The Cockettes

Zazoo and Satori ·
I'm bumping this up, because apparently this movie is now available for rental. I SO want to see it... Wish us luck, cause Blockbuster successfully put all our Mom & Pop shops out-of-business. XXXOOO Satori
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Re: East Side, West Side, All Around The Town

Anna Nicole ·
East Village News.... They are closing down the last remaining butchers/fishmongers in the hood (13th/First Av) ... boo-hoo.. last of the mom and pop shops around.. how sad ... i bet they open a Starbucks there or something equally as daft... Gee i remember when i lived in an East Village neighbourhood .. now I think I live in the New Jersey Mall...
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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: Miss Understood's Thailand 2003!

Miss Understood ·
Well, my friend may start a furniture importing business, which could mean piggybacking on his quantity (cheaper) shipping, so there's always hope. While on this trip I read Michael Moore's "Stupid White Men". To all of you out there with any concern about what's happening in America, it's very important to go get this book. It's full of humor and easy to read and it REALLY fills you in on the creepiness of the Bush family and exactly why this is all about oil and money. It's getting too...
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Re: DH and the Fishsticks

Anna Nicole ·
DH --- article in UK telegraph newspaper heralding Ms Harry as the Queen of all CARS (!?) Her legend goes on... while Madonnas slides turd like..further down the pan...........read on.... Car culture: A feast fit for the man from Mars (Filed: 05/04/2003) The Subaru Forester might be an ugly beast that breaks all the rules, but it is also among the best cars in the world, says Stephen Bayley Blondie's great album, Autoamerican, was recorded at Hollywood's United Western Studios in 1980. One...
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Re: ARCADIA! Opening Night Gala May 30 at CBGB Gallery

TonyaKnudsen ·
Am just emerging ... I have so much to say and so many thank yous to give that I know not where to begin ... I am off now to get Amoree (the piano playing girl) back on her bus, she has a show in Portland on Wednesday ... but I wanted to pop in here quick to answer Gato's question and make one little note of critical importance. Amoree currently resides in Portland and is one of two of my childhood "Art soul-mates" -- we shocked and took a small, midwest town by the balls most of our young...
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Re: boy george

Zazoo and Satori ·
I had posted this in the Tea Room, but thought it was worth repeating here: ------------- Satori - Middle School, theme - "Dress as your favorite pop star(s)." Since I wasn't going to pull off "Midnight Star" I wore my mom's silk oriental shirt with big baggy tuxedo pants and a big bright hat with a bunch of colored beads hanging off the brim. A 13 year-old's attempt at Boy George. My mother did my make-up and sent me off to the dance. I was approached by one of the Judges and asked what...
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Re: Swept Away part 2

daddy ·
Nothing like a good juxtaposition to clear the fog! The other night I was watching Larry King Live because he was doing a full hour with Johnny Cash. Durring the commercials I would channel surf. Madonna and her fake lesbian kiss was everywhere. That's all people were talking about. Madonna. Britney. Christina. Justin Timberlake's raised eyebrows. Then back to Johnny Cash. REALity. Johnny Cash is REAL. A REAL song writer. A REAL musician, a REAL drug addict, a REAL convict, a REAL outlaw, a...
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Re: Swept Away part 2

Stacy Amber ·
His voice is like the Earth itself singing (or the male aspect of it anyway). Totally real! He had many of the then cutting edge counter culture singers on his television show in the 1960s like Bob Dylan (several times). I must admit it was AFTER Dylans motorcycle accident when he no longer had that edginess with an abandon that he had prior to it, but he was still way out there as far as Mr. and Mrs. Average American was concerned. Johnny Cash Came out strongly against the Vietnam war at a...
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Re: Liquid Sky

daddy ·
Whadda ya mean EARLY Seventies?!!! I got 'em in a thrift store. Yeah, that's right. A thrift store. Why I oughta... And Adele Bertei, What a holy terror! She was my bud. She lives in London now. She came to Magique one night though. I went over to her table. It was like being on The Isle Of Lesbos! Some things never change. AND A WARNING!!!! If anyone starts posting stills from my famous "Ping Pong Ball scene" in BACK DOOR LAMBADA I'm outa here! (and I actually did get those jeans at The...
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Re: Liquid Sky

goblin73 ·
"pop" yeah... like a pimple.
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Re: RIP, VIP

daddy ·
Johnny Cash, one of country music's most iconic figures, has died at the age of 71. Cash died at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, "due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure", said Lou Robin, his manager. The announcement shocked fans, who had been relieved to hear that Cash had been released from hospital on Tuesday after three weeks of treatment for an inflammation of the pancreas. Although Cash had been hospitalised frequently over the past several...
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Re: Jackie 60 FURTHER in London Sept. 20

daddy ·
I will say that the English are animals! Theiving magpies to be exact. They will mop ANYTHING that is not nailed down. Everytime I turned around there was a hand going through one of our bags or someone reaching over to steal Dirty Martini's feather fans from the DJ booth. (They did get one of her dresses). Then the hotel was kind enough to send over a really nice bottle of champaigne to the stage. But before we even got a chance to taste it some Theiving Limey Magpie had snuck up ON THE...
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Re: RIP, VIP

dreambot ·
I can't believe he's gone to his grave and I'm still owing him big time. Desperation never fails to iluminate. George Plimpton, Urbane and Witty Writer, Dies at 76 By RICHARD SEVERO Published: September 26, 2003 copy from NYTimes Web obit page Associated Press George Plimpton, the self-deprecating author of "Paper Lion" and a patron to Philip Roth and Jack Kerouac has died. He was 76. George Plimpton, the New York aristocrat and literary journalist whose exploits in editing and writing...
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Re: Swept Away part 2

Anna Nicole ·
SEPTEMBER 30--Madonna's new "Hollywood" video is a blatant visual rip-off of the work of a late French fashion photographer, according to a federal copyright lawsuit just filed against the pop superstar. The son of photographer Guy Bourdin alleges that Madonna's video is filled almost entirely with reenactments of his father's distinctively racy images (Bourdin died in 1991 at age 62). "It's one thing to draw inspiration; it's quite another to simply plagiarize the heart and soul of my...
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Re: Swept Away part 2

Michael Madison ·
At least she's got a little wave of Britney press to ride before this case crashes in... from Bitch & Famous: Madonna continues her burgeoning collaboration with Britney... Now the queen of pop is going to be starring in the princess of pop's lastest video ˜Me Against the Music' – as a nightclub dominatrix, clad in skin-tight black leather, with a bevy of gorgeous women on leashes who lure innocent Britney into their clutches... Sounds promising! But, since Madge's hubby Guy Ritchie will...
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Re: JC Leroy (as Terence put it)

S'tan ·
I agree it is painful to read. But his style is the triumph, don't you think... Apparently the subject matter of Heart/Deceitful is much less stylized. (Now I am definitely not taking it on my trip...!) On a related note, I rec'd the film "The Piano Teacher" for my birthday, and it's enough to put any tourist off S&M... Total candor - that being a 'true sadomasochist' is not actually much fun, OR glamourous. No pop cool there at all, no groovy fashions, or spooky techno equipment. Just...
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Re: DAVID BOWIE

Minerva ·
Well, at first I thought it lacked a lot, felt like a return to his late 80's pop sensibilities, which after the genius of his 90's work, like Outside, seemed like a sucker punch. Still, I'm nothing if not an ardent Bowie fan, and repeated listneing does deliver an appreciation for the musicianship rampant throughout the work. Lovely sounds, if not songs. His own vocal performance is strong, the timbre of his voice takes on delicate nuances as he's aging. He can tremble and flutter in a...
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Re: DAVID BOWIE

Troylegra ·
yes..."Hours" does it make for perfect sunday catnap music but "Heathen" which was released in 2002 showed both maturity and spirit...not to mention that the CD art was well done... I play it now and then... I wonder what drives David Bowie at this point... doing this for so many years what keeps him going? aside from admiring and respecting his work I keep up to see what is next... David Bowie is a master Chameleon... none can compare... Cactus from Heathen Sitting here Wishing on a cement...
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Re: RIP, VIP

dreambot ·
But for a few exceptions, I find the chronciling and passing of lessor knowns way more fascinating then the lives of generic stars of the day. Harold von Braunhut, Seller of Sea Monkeys, Dies at 77 By DOUGLAS MARTIN Published: December 21, 2003 Harold von Braunhut, who used comic book advertisements to sell whimsical mail-order inventions like Amazing Sea Monkeys, tiny shrimp that pop to life when water is added, died on Nov. 28 at his home in Indian Head, Md. He was 77. His wife, Yolanda,...
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Re: DAVID BOWIE

Luxury Lex ·
I enjoy Bowie's music a lot, but was more influenced by him as a 70s fashion icon than anything else. His brand of androgynous drag, over-the-top glam chic and ambiguous sexuality was one of the things that led me into the club world to begin with. His chic even translated to his film appearances like "The Hunger". So hot. Also, everyone loves to put down his 80s top-40 commercial pop stint, but personally I loved that period of his career as much as the rest of it. I would just as soon rock...
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Re: DAVID BOWIE

Minerva ·
Sure, the Let's Dance period wasn't really so bad as some protest. And if he'd have sufficiently moved on from there into a less pop direction so uch the better. But to go even more mainstream was unexpected, and even he, himself has lamented this period as his nadir. I do like a few songs from "Let's Dance" 's follow-up, "Tonight", but on the whole it fails to capture me. Sadly, that Glass Spider Never Let Me Down thing that came on the heels of it was utterly embarassing. He *had* to do...
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Re: Swept Away part 2

Luxury Lex ·
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