Sep 30, 2010

Rhinestone Zipper w/Diamondsnake @ Mercury Lounge Saturday Oct 2!

Groupie #1 and Groupie #2 at 169 Bar, LES
Yea baby! Announcing the Rhinestone Zipper! Biggest groupie love for all things DIAMONDSNAKE - or er - any band that needs to hire groupie sluts for their rock-arena shows!! See us LIVE this Saturday Oct 2 at Mercury Lounge - come see us shred the stage and DOMINATE and VILLIFY your anii in true ROCK way!!! Read our manifesto and see our pictures at our SIZZLING HOT web site!

Sep 28, 2010

Looking for authentic lingerie like the ones on Mad Men? American Shapewear is your go to place!

Location Nurse Bettie, NYC. Photo by Lane Bensen.
Location Nurse Bettie, NYC. Photo by Lane Bensen
 I modeled for American Shapewear's beautifully made waist-cinchers and bras the other week, and they are SO comfortable and so well-made. Here are some pictures to prove how awesome they look! I'm wearing their 3/4 Length Firm Shaping Long Line Bra and the Luxurious Red Satin and Black Lace Corset.

More pictures from this photo shoot coming soon! In the meantime, check out all their retro-products here - my personal favorites are:

 < Corset Dress

< Silk & Satin Camisole

Sep 23, 2010

I'm so lucky to see this at night anytime I want!!

That's my cowboy!!

Sep 20, 2010

Behind the Scenes Photos

Scarlet Pussy (Darlinda Just Darlinda)and her dogs (Deity Delgado and me)

I just have to post some of these from Saturday night's show at Coco de Mer. This set is not on Facebook - it's just for those who read my blog. The group of bachelorette girls are so funny - I was not there to witness the mayhem and the falling off the stage but here is the evidence. I'm glad they had a riotous time and hope they re-enact everything at their friend's wedding next month! LOL.
What the hell is happening here?  
Something about that leather heel chair...

Sep 19, 2010

Last Night at Coco de Mer & a New Video Clip from Fashion's Night Out

This is me and Gal Friday doing a burlesque show tease at Coco de Mer in NoLiTa on the night of Fashion's Night Out. We alternated between dancing in the window that faces the street and we each did two acts in the back salon. It was a free event with cocktails. FNO is like Halloween for the fashion world. The street was crawling with people all "fashioned out" in whatever is in the magazines. I have a bad attitude towards "fashion" because I don't think it's art and it's trying to be. Kind of like when I was in graduate school, I felt like a graphic designer trying to be an artist, and then later on after grad school when I started working in dotcom and agencies, I felt like I was an artist trying to be a graphic designer.  I digress. Here's the clip for your enjoyment! We had a great time that night. Gal was sick but you could never tell. She's a trooper!

Last night's show was GREAT with Darlinda Just Darlinda and Deity Delgado. Our group act was brilliantly conceived by DJD, aka "the mastermind of bizare extravaganza" - Deity and I were dogs wearing Ilyra Fleet dog masks and harnesses while DJD is the cat in heat in a leopard outfit with cat ears also made by Ilya Fleet. Our song was a rare B-side by Prince called "Scarlet Pussy". There was a big group of bachelorette girls who were all decked-out and all very pretty. They were high energy, getting properly drunk from the open bar, and very very wild. After the end of the show, they all wanted to pose with the red leather heel chair on stage and I think someone tripped and fell off the stage from the red glitter that came out of DJD's crotch. Yes, this is my life!
The view of the stage from the office.

Sep 16, 2010

annoying white old men

I have to rant for a second since I can't tweet this - its too long - and I don't want to use my previous FB status word count for this. I get in the elevator of my building and this white haired guy who I have seen a few times in the building comes in. He's maybe in his mid-50s (who knows, I can't tell) and we're making polite conversation about the sudden lighting and thunderstorm. Then randomly he says, "I have a Korean girlfriend." I was WTF? Do you think I care?? I don't respond at all. He keeps going, "She's great." And I'm praying, please don't start telling me that she's great in bed with you cause her oriental pussy is tight or some disgusting cliché. Okay so he doesn't say that but more platitudes of the MOST BORING type come out of his mouth and he says that she's a "complicated and complex soul" and blah blah at that point I was just livid. I don't care if he's girlfriend is yellow, blue or gold. What, you think by telling me that your girlfriend is Asian that I will think you are so worldly and sophisticated? Or that I will suddenly find your wizzly white-haired cock desirable? Like I'm going to give you a BJ in the elevator or some shit? It's a FUCKING STUPID thing to say. Or that you "get my culture"??? Or that you empathize with my cultural diaspora?!?!? OMG GO BRUSH YOUR HAIR!!!

Sep 12, 2010

DC Likes Pretty Pretty Sweet Sweet

After! Scooter insisted on this photo...
My present the dragon & a pair of pasties Sue made
I performed with Sugar Shack Burlesque at The Palace of Wonders in DC last night with Runaround Sue, Scooter Pie, and Ekaterina. I LOVE performing there at the venue and Sue made it so comfortable and easy getting to and home by having Candy Cory pick us all up individually at our homes - curbside service! The crew at the Palace always impress me with their professionalism and thoughtfulness. Upon arriving David, the house photographer, gave us (who have been there before) a stuffed animal toy that corresponded to our stage names. Ekat got a cat-shaped trick-or-treat basket, I got a blue/silver dragon, and Sue got... I forgot what hers was. That really made me so happy! I don't think I'm the "present giving" kind of person, by that, I mean, I hardly receive presents. I'm always the one giving presents so this was so unexpected and it really made a strong impression on me.

Btw, have you checked out Runaround Sue's legs lately?? OMG She is BUFF. I was squatting by the stage with E-kat blowing bubbles at Scooter Pie during her mermaid act and when I looked up, all I saw was Sue's supertoned thighs and torn fishnets. I wished so badly I had my iphone with me to take a picture from that angle, she looked FIERCE with her leopard print and was all that shizzle. Anyway - you may or may not know that the Palace is undergoing major renovations. The upstairs is gone. There's a roof above the stage now. They changed the show format so we do 2 shows in one-night, one at 9:30pm and another at 11:30pm. And I have to say, it really works! I opened the show with the Blue act which is a great crowd-pleaser. This act is Vegas-Casino Oceans' Eleven inspired and the music is also from the soundtrack. High-energy and lots of pieces to take off. I am obsessed with this act! I did it at Fashion's Night Act for Coco de Mer on Friday night as well. Then for the second set, I did the Nun. When the nun came out, everyone clapped. People love a good archetype. They love the stripping, they love the PVC corset, the thigh hi boots, but then came the rosary beads... they no love so much. I was all pretty pretty sweet sweet with the first act and gogo-ing then suddenly this rosary beads business. When the act was finished, only about half of the people clapped and it was a "I'm not sure if I should be clapping clappping." In NYC, everyone LOVES this act. But hey, they came to see a show headlined with all NYC performers so you're gonna go home with some scandal and I'll give you some scandal!

Second set went great, I opted out the nun (haha) and went for the classic black fan dance instead. We all did really good and piled back in Cory's car happy and full of Taylor's sandwich. No one wanted to try that fried fish/chicken place around the corner with me though. I keep telling them that you know it's good fried stuff because there's never any white people in there. I also went in the Islamic shop down the street to look for tansy oil (to get rid of the mosquitos biting me at night) - and it was not what I thought an Islamic shop would be like. It was all these black dudes getting oils, incense and stuff. They recommended eucalyptus so I'm giving that a try and hopefully will sleep through the night without itching myself awake. We made it back to the city in 3 hours too. So happy. My body especially my feet feel like someone beat them up with Friday night dancing in the window and Saturday's two shows and two gogo sets. Tomorrow night is Beatles Burlesque! I am so excited because Honi Harlow, Michael, and I are doing an act together to Nowhere Man. I slept for a few hours and got up to rehearse with them earlier today. I'm excited!!!

Scandalized DC audience with my Nun act!
Debuted new blue Ocean's act twice. Sparklers!

Sep 1, 2010

Perception of Time

One of my favorite sci-fi writers, Rudy Rucker.
Everyone knows that Time is the 4th dimension, right? I said that at Nurse Bettie one night and only one person laughed (Gemini Rising). Who cares! I love science fiction and I love all stuff related to time travel. Rudy Rucker's "Master of Space and Time" was highly influential on me growing up, well, I have a nerdy older brother who collects guns (in Texas), draws comic strips, has a photographic memory, and an avid reader of everything (besides the porn that I used to sneak a peek at when he wasn't home), and he introduced me to esoteric writers.

Anyway this is a long-winded introduction to what I really want to say - can you blame me? I'm at work and killing some time before the next deadline. So my mom loved her most recent visit to NYC so much that she is coming back in November - this time with my dad! He hates NYC especially Chinatown (see previous post on the spitting problem) and does not like to leave their comfy house in Texas. I really don't want to spend the whole 5 days with them in NYC especially with a dad who isn't smitten with the whole "hustle bustle glamorous NYC" thing. My big plan is to take them out of town for 2 nights along the Delaware River, rent a fancy cabin by the river, go see the foliage, and do all that New England, white people stuff that my mom IS very smitten with. "A Martha Stewart weekend getaway," is how I pitched the idea to my mom.

She is SUPER excited and has been calling me every day (lucky me) and wants to make plans for dinner, activities, etc for something that isn't going to happen for another TWO freakin months!!! OMG. It's making me crazy! I keep telling her that I can not possibly even begin to plan for something that far away as I have so many immediate things I need to focus on on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis. But my cries fall on deaf (but excited) ears. To me, November is so far away. To her, it's happening soon and things MUST BE PLANNED and luggage must be packed TONIGHT!

Then I thought if time is like an elastic string, when you are younger that string is stretched out to its maximum length so that everything is "ages away" like the idea of getting married, having kids, buying a house, or parent's visit in two months (maybe this is an "immaturity elastic string" that I have). But then when you are older, that string contracts so that your perception of future events seem to be right around the corner.

Then there is also in my mind the idea of "burlesque time" which is even faster and more convoluted than "normal linear time" because - well because it just IS! There's "Love in the Dumps Time" written by my friend Matt Brand which posits that the time you spent in a relationship varies according to where you live. Make sense? No. For example, 3 year in Hicksville, TX = 3 months in NYC. Why? Because Hicksville has no excitement, no anything so it's like spending 3 months dating someone here. The article even provides a handy chart and an equation like this:

(City excitement level) + (city neurosis level)
time in relationship =  “real” time in relationship

I am totally confused now. Like worm holes.  The grandfather paradox.  Ability to change past events. All I know is... is it time to leave work yet????