I’m so excited for the show!!!!

29 05 2008

It’s after midnight and I’m really excited for the Burly Quest show! I’m not sure how many people will show and am looking forward to seeing what happens and how we’re received.

BurlyQ had a rehearsal today and all of us feel fantastic! The show is very funny and packed with men and not much stripping. I’m enjoying the departure into more variety and strangeness than stressing over how much glitter and sequins I can put on one costume.

Going to New York really inspired me to enjoying the different ways burlesque can manifest itself.

xx





Burly Quest show is coming up!!!

27 05 2008

Please, please, please come to Burly Quest at the Bethnal Green Working Mens Club this Friday night!

Friday 30th May

BurlyQ is back! This time it’s a party!

Burly Q uest

9-2 / £7

Led through space and time by Ginger Roger , BurlyQ has come back to earth and more importantly London to tell you their tales of intergalactic glamourific travels through space and time.

Come to the wormhole and shake a tail feather between shows and into the night while

Miss Anna Kronist,

Fancy Chance,

Luke Warm,

Mimi,

Blanche Dubois

and special guests

Simon Bear of Bearlesque and Mat Fraser

rattle the cages of the time/space continuum.

Dress:

To Dance, Metropolis, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Flash Gordon, Space Vixens, Interstellar Cads, Mutant Martians





Amazing art!

26 05 2008

Entries for an art contest at the Hirshorn Modern Art Gallery in DC required the artist to use one sheet of paper only.  Click on the image to see more of the entries!

hirshorn modern art gallery





“La Antena” aka “The Aerial”

23 05 2008

I just saw a FANASTIC film called “La Antena” translated to “The Aerial”.

It was the best thing I’ve seen all year and a film I hope to have it in my library to remind me of what cinema is capable of.

I would like to know more about the metaphors though and if and how they relate to Argentina. I wondered if any of it relates to the political history of the place or if it relates mostly to WWll Europe and/or the ubiquitous dumbing of the people by a corrupt system of politicians being so interlaced with business and media.





Hey! I’m actually in the video!

20 05 2008

Hey hey hey

It’s a long one but I’m in the first couple of minutes of this Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds video!!!!





Wedding, Amsterdam Burlesque Freakout!, Heatwave and off again

14 05 2008

After coming home from NYC I went to a great wedding reception of my friends’ and had an amazing time hanging out with old friends. We surprised the bride by donning animal heads and shooting off confetti canons!

My god was it fun!

It was so nice to come back to a heat wave, wedding reception and the arrival of my dearest friend Susan, who had heroically come from Seattle for the wedding and a much needed holiday.

The next day I left for Amsterdam to guest in Burlesque Freakout! with Des O’Connor (no not THEE Des O’Connor but another one who’s just as real and plays the ukelele). As Marco chatted to me he asked if I knew Pepper Minsky and that she was in the Atomic Bombshells assuming that I’d know her from the Seattle scene. I’d heard her name but couldn’t remember if we’d met or not (as old age creeps up on me I realize more and more how many people I forget over time). Anyhoo, in the dressing room Pepper and I met and eventually after seeing her perform on stage I realized that I’d seen her a LONG time ago at the Shim Sham club performing as a Shim Shamette in New Orleans along with Kitten La Rue! Small world.

The show was fun and HOT! Jesus, Mary and Joseph was it hot in there. The heat was on in Amsterdam and the show was even hotter. I managed to fall (eat shit ie ended up with my face close to the floor) because I stepped off the stage in my first act thinking that the floor was much closer to my feetsies than it actually was. There was a little collective gasp as I brushed myself off from the floor to do a quick change into my next costume. Only my ego was bruised luckily.

By the end of the show all of us show gals were sweaty and happy!

when I said it was hot I meant it was HOT! Pepper Minsky’s boobs are hot hot hot!!

Then Pepper and Caragh let me crash at their pad that night and we talked until the sky lit up and crashed out until it got too hot to sleep. They took me for a walk around the canals and we ate pancakes!

I liked this sculpture in the Schiphol Airport. I ALMOST got a shot clear of people! Grrrr. People!





Home again, home again

9 05 2008

Doing Sweet and Nasty on Sunday at Rififi as my last show of the trip was great. I brought my “Fancy Chance IS the Lovechild of Hikaru Sulu and Uhura” especially for Nasty Canasta and Delerium Tremens (she didn’t make it cuz she was partied out and will be kicking herself forever now and I’m sure Nasty has kicked her a few times for missing ME). The show had a nautical theme; there were pirates (arrrrrrrrgh), lots of crotch touching, menstrual blood (all fake of course and coursing with glitter), face fisting, a big boobied hula girl, a 1920’s swimmer, and (of course) a space girl with an afro and a Star Trek dress on. Variety is the spice of life but nothing beats a good face fisting!!!! During the daytime I met up with Amber Ray, Darlinda and Tigger! for dim sum and a chat in a park in China Town.

Two words about our chat “BOB” “MACKIE”!!!

Monday was lovely, the highlights being the weather, a nice long walk in the city buying costume bits and pieces and Cowgirls. Darlinda was shopping for her “Night of 1000 Stevies” costume so we went to the garment district and to the flower district. I had an “older lady” moment at the flower shop. The cute sales guy helping us didn’t know who Stevie Nicks was OR Fleetwood Mac. I think my eyes bulged like Barbara Bush’s for a moment but I popped them back in when I realized I didn’t have a thyroid problem and that the guy was, as I suspected, 19 years old (with the cutest darned lisp you’ll ever hear). Arrrrgh! Not know about Fleetwood!?! Then I thought “If he were my son he’d know who they were!” Then I thought “I’m old enough to be his mother!” Then I thought “I’m happy I’m not his mother.” All is well in the world so Darlinda and I wandered to Chelsea and ate at the Famous Cowgirl next to a bunch of christian teenagers celebrating a birthday being served by a crazy guy in a bobbled sombrero. “Yum yum!” to margarita but “Oh shit!” when it makes you fall asleep while a great band is backing Rev. Vince Anderson in Williamsburg later that night and you almost fall off your chair

I got home yesterday after an uneventful flight. I was fortunate enough to be sitting in an aisle seat with 3 seats in between the other fellow in my row, so I slept on my side on two seats and happily woke up 2 1/2 hours later to eat a nasty croissant and get my tired ass home. When I got there there was stuff to do and people to talk to so when I finally took a little nap, I got the only text that didn’t make me curse mobile phones forever!!!! Two Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds tickets were being offered to me from the lovely Jane who directed the video I was in for the band. Needless to say I called the buddies I knew were fans and ended up taking an old acquaintance Delany (formally of the Dead Brothers) who happened to be in town from New Zealand performing his solo music. The gig was great, except for the part when I almost fell asleep while half falling over. Seems to be a trend; maybe I should take a breather.

Tonight, well actually last night seeing that it’s 2:30 in the AM, I performed at Vauxhallville at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and did two of my new favorite acts for the circus theme; “I wear a horse head and pretend I’m in the Grand National and break my leg and get shot” and the lion tamer act that I perform with Simon Bear from Bearlesque. I get to maul Simon, who’s styled himself after Seigmund (sp?) and our neck bite/blood squirt was perfect! Simon said he could feel the pool of blood (fake fake fake blood) growing under his cheek as I quietly fucked his corpse while licking my paw clean… awww. Sweet.

Someday I’ll have an insight into what it is to be in NYC and London but I’m too tired and stupid right now.