May 2004 Archives
May 29, 2004
Rather, I had my head shaved. I told the fella I wanted the #1 blade/razor/guard (I dunno what they're called…) I just told him to chop, chop, chop it all off!!!!
It was a little startling and I'm not sure that I like it. But....um…someone clearly did.
If you look closely at the photo below (I conned my co-worker to help me take some new head shots, which is essential when you take this sort of drastic hair step), there's a…um…er…oh, what the hell - there's just a big-ole hickey! While I don't regularly blog about my sex life, I have to admit that I am actually kinda proud of my hickey and the circumstances under which I got it. For the sheer sake of T.M.I. (and the fact that I'm still a little fuzzy headed) - let's leave it with this:
If I knew I'd be getting that kinda action from a haircut, I'd go the barber every day!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
QUICK! Get out the cover up!
Perhaps I am suffering from an Iron Deficiency?
May 26, 2004
I'm starting to get a little anxious about next week:
1. We go to press with the Pride Pages
2. I have a Circus Flora event
3. I'm designing the flowers for a friend's wedding
4. I'm engineering my final gay show on KDHX
5. We're hosting an event at the Tivoli Wednesday night!
Thank god for Memorial Day weekend! But even that seems a bit nutty - We layout the Pride Pages Saturday, I'm going to the Hedwig fundraiser, celebrating a friend's birthday, attending the Gypsy Caravan and going to my downstair neighbor's BBQ.
Sometimes, I think I have the sense that God gave a goose when it comes to scheduling my time. No wonder I've been crabby this week.
Enjoy a FREE Sneak Peek of
Margaret Cho's REVOLUTION.
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Tivoli Theatre in University City
Sundance Channel celebrates its 6th Annual Out Loud FilmFest with the world premiere of Margaret Cho's REVOLUTION.
Join the VITAL VOICE, Cinema St. Louis and Sundance Channel for a special advance screening of the film, Wednesday, June 2 at the Tivoli Theatre at 7:00 PM.
FloraDora Fantasy Fundraiser to benefit Circus Flora
Friday, June 4 at 6:30PM
in & around the Circus Flora Big Top!
Grand Center, Grand Boulevard @ Samuel Shepard Drive
Enjoy fabulous foods, cocktails, a never before seen Circus cabaret performance by the Stars of Circus Flora, and a unique fantasy auction, including your opportunity to run away with the Circus! If that isn't enough, you can dance the night away to Gene Dobbs Bradford and the Blues Inquisition right in the center ring!
Dress in your best sizzling summer cocktail attire and toast the man who found a home for Circus Flora in St. Louis. . .our honoree this year is Vince Schoemehl!
$100 Flora's Follies - Includes cocktails, food, open seating for the performance and an evening full of merriment!
$125 Dora's Dazzlers - Includes all of the above Plus two preferred seating tickets to opening night at Circus Flora Friday, June 11
$1500 Flora's Fantastics - Includes Reserved Dining Table for 10 plus Reserved Seating in the Big Top for Flora's Cabaret Follies PLUS 10 preferred seating Tickets to Opening Night at Circus Flora Friday, June 11
Please RSVP by May 27 to make your reservation contact Ashley Marino, Development Director, Circus Flora at 314-289-1581. Prepaid Reservations will be held at the door.
May 25, 2004
My dear friend Bradley is mounting this show after he's finished with Angels in America. If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend - then put on some make-up, turn on the eight track, pull the wig down from theshelf and head on down to the Soulard Theatre....this Saturday! for the first ever Soulard Idol!
There will be a karaoke contest with a cash prize, as well as food and drinks included in a very reasonable admission prize, and personal satisfaction for all who attend, because you will be contributing to making the St Louis premiere of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" a rousing success. Get all your friends and supporters to come out and cheer you on. You could be the first Soulard Karaoke Idol!
There are 24 singing slots available for the contest. Signing up in advance is strongly encouraged. You may bring your own karaoke CD or use one of our 400+ songs (send an email to receive a list of songs) 1st place $100 cash & 4 Hedwig tickets, runner up wins 4 Hedwig tickets.
1921 S. 9th Street
St. Louis, MO 63108
Saturday, May 29th from 8pm-12am,
contest from 8:30-10:30pm
and open karaoke from 10:30-12am.
A $20 donation per person includes all the beer, soda, and snacks you
care to have.
May 22, 2004
Tonight, Kelly and Jim and I headed downtown to see the Magic Smoking Monkey's Speed Racer and Challenge of the Superfriends LIVE!
I love going to their shows. Last year's The One Hour Star Wars Trilogy:LIVE! and the previous year's Love Boat and Charlie's Angels LIVE! made me pee in my slacks! Re-interpreting pop culture never gets better than one of these annual shows.
Anyway... I had to have a new outfit for a night of theatre. I took an illustration I made for one of my main pages and colored it in all pretty and made a tee shirt!
Anyway....I'm not about to start a tee-shirt making business, but if you like the artwork - I'll send it your way.
My New Tee-Shirt
The Art Work!
If you'd like a version, please let me know!
May 21, 2004
I am soooooo taking a drag vacation.
Friday, I dashed off the Patty Long's Ninth Street Abbey to play mannequin for a fundraiser for the Historyonics Theatre Company. They pinned placards on my dress (which contained Oral Auction Item descriptions) and put me on top of a table and had me hold still and pose for an hour and a half.
It was so damn hot and by the end of the night, I was nothing but a melted mess of glitter and liquid latex.
On the plus side, wearing vinyl is a great weight loss tool......I prolly lost 10 lbs that night!
Anyway.....I'm packing up the drag closet 'til Labor Day.
Down the Stairs She Goes
|Scrambling For Keys|
|Along the way....|
|Photo Courtesy of BlackTie-St. Louis|
|In The Loo.....|
May 19, 2004
I'm not much of a writer, let alone a music writer, so I'll leave it with see this man's show when you can!
Why? He's super cute, which never hurts for a pretend-straight-boyfriend, but more importantly he sings, whistles (like - super amazingly whistles), plays the violin and the guitar and, by himself, produces this incredible lush music that is textured and rich and compelling and inspiring.
May 15, 2004
I brought a found item to give to the magazine editor and he asked me to read it on stage.
Of course, that left me feeling too cool for school, and on top of that - spending an evening with friends made last night another wonderful, goofy, silly and fun night on the town!
Joyce went for glam!
The Girls From the Dada Ball Reunite!
Rocky went for sultry...
Rosa joined me and Stephen for giggles, too!
May 12, 2004
Enjoy Found Photos like this - check out Found Magazine!
My dear friend Joe found this photo in the street (YES! left on the street) and passed it along to me to post.
This reminds me that this Friday, there's a fun event at the Mad Art Gallery (content below taken from their website):FOUND Magazine's Slapdance Across America Tour
On the heels of his David Letterman appearance, Davy Rothbart, of FOUND magazine is loading up the van with finds and coming to visit St. Louis in the Slapdance Across America Tour which visits all 50 states this year. What happens at a FOUND party?? FOUND madness!! Davy shares our favorite finds of all-time and gets rowdy and rambunctious and just generally acts a fool, Peter bangs out new tunes based on FOUND notes, and we ask you to share your own finds!
They have really big feet!!!
I paused for a few moments after writing that sentence and have been lost in a swirl of thoughts ever since. Why the confounding emotions? Why the shame? Why the fascination? Why the hell did I even go?
In many regards, New York Minute is a frightfully dreadful, yet somewhat entertaining action/comedy film starring the most overly merchandised teenagers in history. I admit to feeling some guilt, some shame in admitting that I’ve always been a bit fascinated by Ashley and Mary-Kate and that I chose to go to the screening. I’m somewhat mortified to write about it – yet I feel compelled to share my experience as well.
I wish I could accurately describe why those kids’ antics interest me. I think it boils down to the utter commoditization of identity. Those girls are their own brand and are each worth $150 million. Guess they’re doing something right.
There’s bigger issues to dwell on for sure, so I’m gonna give up trying to rationalize why I went. If you want a serious review, look somewhere else. I'll leave it with this: there are some cute outfits, they score cute boyfriends and have one helluva day in New York City. Who could ask for anything more?
May 3, 2004
Today is Weird Lady Day.
In less than two hours, I've encountered three totally weird ladies. One lady was prancing - full-on prancing through the parking lot at the grocery store with her hands extended like wings, spinning and swirling. She wasn't your typical weird lady - ya know, some hippie Stevie Nicks-wannabe. No. She looked like a 52 year old grandma with styled hair, cute pants, saucy sandals and a J.C. Penneyesque older-lady pink top. But she was still whacked.
I saw another weird lady through my rear view mirror - she was talking to herself in this very frantic, jerky, twitchy way - jerking her head - and blowing spit bubbles. Oh! And she was eating something that looked like string cheese. The other weird lady just called on the phone - and I think she was on major pharmaceuticals.
Be on the lookout. The weird ladies are mobilizing.