Sunday, February 18, 2018

Mr. LES Pageant!

Last night the Footlight Bar hosted the annual Mr. LES Pageant and it was glorious as usual. And this time no one was attacked by topless women during their set! It's a miracle! Fritz Donnelly won the title after several years of trying and Miss Subways, Lisa Levy nabbed second place as Mr. Tribeca. Tim Shea, who is the husband of the bar's owner Laura Reagan, took third place after his sexy fanny pack dance.
Despite the snow and cold the bar was packed to the brim with live music in between the talent, swimsuit and evening wear segments and people danced in the aisles. Always ironic when the Mr, LES pageant can't be held in the actual LES due to lack of cool venues but The Footlight Bar is a wonderful venue that has comedians, live bands, and even yoga classes during the week and they are always happy to welcome this mad circus of an event into their space.
I took lotsa pics and MANY MANY videos which I will post below. Talent competition featured someone drawing a portrait with the marker up their butt and the winner, Fritz, turning himself into a human breakfast burrito. Pics include comedian Nathan Rand with Laura Regan..Lisa Levy wearing her Miss Subways outfit, Rev Jen with Tommy Nutsack and a group shot of all the participants on stage. Videos begin with Mike Amato opening the show and end with Fritz's acceptance speech. Enjoy! IF YOU DARE!
















Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Lonely Somoans and other oddities.

Ah my laptop was in the shop then in the shop AGAIN this month! But it is finally all fixed up and like new. Next up-spill hot coffee on it! This thing has survived incredible abuse by me but it loves me enough to hang on. I have been so busy too...so lazy about blogging. Perhaps 2018 will be my last year. I started this blog with the encouragement of Bob Arihood who told me we need more female bloggers to write about the hood as their just aren't many. So I began and am AMAZED at the amount of hits I get! Sure, half are from my stalker probably but according to my tracker I average 200 different people a day which is not all that bad. I just don't have the time or energy to post every day and I am thinking maybe one decade of this is enough. I may miss it though...but lately all I want to do is promote my band, sell our march and write and play music. And writing will take up ANY free time I have. I will see how I feel at the end of the year I guess! Evgrieve links me so much or give me shout outs that satisfy my desire for fame!
So I am backed up as always..with posts and with my BM's which have corn in them though I haven't eaten any corn. INTERESTING I KNOW.
So here's some stuff from Somoa Moriki's closing night at Howl Happening. I knew everyone in his band so that was fun. They are all old friends of John who worked at Context with him or have played with him and even me at some point.
I will also throw in some random weird pics I took this week...some scary chair someone tossed out...some heart condoms by the Cristadora on Valentine's Day..Somoa's Candy Coated Evil cake...and a red tailed hawk I saw swoop down and grab a rat about ten ten feet from me today in the park!
My next post will be a doozy as the Mr. LES Pageant is on the 17th at my friends bar in Ridgewood the Footlight. Always a crazy and naked time! In spite of some FUCKING FREEZING days this winter is now flying by and March looks to be a great time for me.
Poor John has been flying everywhere working the Grammy's red carpet and the Super Bowl and more...His slow time in TV somehow became his busy time so we have no gigs until we play with Crumb in April.
AnyToots, here ya go...Somoa does my favorite song by him Mr. Corporation which I taped...









Saturday, February 3, 2018

My love Delgado has the DIABEETUS!

So this post is about feline diabetes which my cat was recently diagnosed with. I didn't even know cats could GET the diabeetus so it was a shock! Now I am an expert. I call this "reluctant learning" like when our dog got cancer and I had to learn all about chemo and prednisone and more. The good thing about diabetes is it's treatable.
The first signs were he was drinking huge bowls of water a day and then wanted more. And then urinating a ton and the urine was sticky as it had sugar in it. Also a big sign is his back legs were weak and he was stumbling and could not jump up on the couch. We were scared his hypothyroid was back for the third time which would be insane but nope! DIABEETUS!
So I have learned to give insulin shots twice a day and we changed his diet to a low carb high meat protein one and luckily he seems to like a lot of the food he is allowed to have though I am sure he's thinking WHY IS THE GIRL NOT GIVINE ME MY GRILLED FANCY FEAST DAMMIT.
Because that has too many carbs in it and can make him sick. His numbers were very high...over 500 and now a week later it's around 290. So that's good.
I also am learning how to home test him and check his blood glucose levels in the couch so he's not so stressed out going to the vet every week or twice a week.
So here are some pics of my lovely cat I rescued from Mexico 16 years ago who loves me more than anything in the world. And my Delgado printed socks John got me which I also love. We are hoping he goes into remission as cats with diabetes often do.
Also if you think your cat has diabetes or he/she has it and you need to learn more this MESSAGE BOARD is just chock full of info about everything you need to know and is full of kind, helpful people who also have diabetic cats.






Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ray's 85th Burlesque Birthday Bash!

It was Ray's birthday once again and since he turned 85 they decided to have an 80's themed party this time! My videos are dark and not too great as I was up front and it was hard to get the dancers in the shots all the time but I did take a bunch and also some pics too. It was really packed this year with some people having to view the festivities from outside the store. 80's music, 80's clothing, inflatable boombox and HUGE portable cell phone all added to the hilarity. So happy this fun tradition lives on every year and Ray said this was the best one yet. It was really a good one...with cookies and cakes free from from the famous Veniero's as they love Ray too! Also Ray loved that fake boombox and the 80's shades and was dancing to Michael Jackson for a while. PLUS Jimmy Webb from the old Trash and Vaudeville brought Ray a punk rock starter kit from his new shop and Ray had on a studded leather belt and new leather black gloves which he seemed really into as seen in the pics.
I filmed a lot...the intro to it all by Matt Rosen, singing happy birthday to Ray, the dancers of course and more. There were A LOT of people there with pro cameras and I bet evgrieve.com will have a big post up soon with some of those shots. But for now BEHOLD!


















Sunday, January 14, 2018

Midnight Showing of The Room with Tommy Wiseau!

My wonderful hubby bought us tickets to see The Room at Sunshine Cinema Friday night and all my dreams came true! We bought some great merchandise like my Tommy Wiseau underwear which he signed for me AND John took a video of Tommy saying THE LiNE w/ me!
The night was hysterical and here are some pics and video from it! What a great 2018 so far! The added greatness was Tommy Wiseau retweeted the video so it has hundreds of likes and retweets!
Lots more events all week too!






Friday, January 12, 2018

Somoa Moriki and Kembra Pfahler at Howl Happening

A few nights ago I went to the Howl Happening space to see the incredible art works on display there right now by Somoa Moriki curated by the gorgeous and talented Kembra Pfahler of The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black fame...the two have been artistic partners for decades now and this art opening, Candy Coated Evil, was so packed I could barely move! Saw so many people I knew there and that was only the first day...tomorrow they perform together and another night he will be showing some of his film..ending it all with a huge closing party in February.
Some of the paintings hung up there are gigantic...some are tiny and also on display are some of the crazy outfits he wore when they played together. Here are the pics I took and one video walking through the gallery.














Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018-Slutever!






Well 2018 has arrived and it's too cold to go outside! The deep freeze is crazy but its going to be 52 next week so do not fear! Or go ahead and fear because this is not normal! 
Spent my New Years Eve at Morus Museum at a big fun party...John worked the ball dropping as usual but he's off all week so we have been hiding inside watching movies and playing music. 
Been in touch with a lot of people lately and my old friend and traveling partner Spyce sent me the 2 old pics of us. Busking in Tuscon Az and at some rainbow thing possibly in Wyoming. I can really rock that G chord!
On my way over to C squat some people were handing out that pedialyte which I guess is for hangovers. I barely drink so two glasses of wine does me in but that seems kind of gross to me!
One funny thing this month is some show called Slutever on Viceland  interviewed people in the dog run in Tompkins about women getting happy ending massages and my friend Penny and I are in the promo for the show....but best of all Dave is in it wearing a dirty shirt which is great. We told them they had to talk to him and they waited then did. Have no clue when the episode is on and my little soundbite may be all I get but I just want Dave to be in it a lot. 
The new year is off to a weird start...Jesse Crumb was in a bad car wreck on new years eve and he passed away a few days later from his severe injuries. Such a shock to everyone...he lived in Oregon with his wife and was driving on a dangerous road it looks like. Sad to call the Crumbs to say happy new year and it turns into a condolence call for the loss of Robert's son. Very shocking and tragic. 
I took some videos of the New Years Eve party at C and also taped that Slutever promo...so here ya go..Rude Mechanical Orchestra played at midnight and the whole place danced.