I’ll be performing on Tuesday night!
I’ll be performing for the fabulous Roxy Doll’s show at Neighbors nightclub in Seattle. This upcoming Tuesday, July 15 @ 11pm.
Come spend a couple of glitter filled hours with beautiful, fun people at neighbors tonight. We raise money for charity and show skin! It’s fun and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere!
Go here for tickets!
Debauchery is: queers stripping for queers in hot, anti-oppressive space, raising money for organizations that serve the queer community. The show features stripteases, tons of audience…
This show is about to start touring the US this summer. There’s a production opening in Canada, London and South Korea. It really is a fun show and a good time. I love that they do stuff like this campaign, too! Come on! James Earl Jones in thigh-high kinky boots?! Amazing! Get your kinky on, darlings!
Called Frau Mutter today. It’s mother’s day, so I will say a few nice things about her. I loved her cooking. I always ate very well. And, even though some of my clothes were from the base thrift store, I still dressed better than most of the kids in my school. I have her to thank for that.
She always kept an immaculate house. You could eat off the floors in any of the places we lived, even if they were in roach-infested Edgewood, Maryland.
Thank you for taking care of me in the best way you knew how, Mutti. Ich Leibe Dich!
It’s been a rough week for me. I came back from a profoundly touching experience and I ran smack-dab back into life. I unfortunately employed some old coping skills and have fallen ill as a result. I’m on the mend and all is well. You don’t have to worry about me today.
It’s times like these that I need to remember to keep singing, like Vernon told us in last week’s workshop. Whenever I feel crappy, singing and dancing makes me instantly feel better. So, when I want to feel better, I have to remember to do preferably both, but at least one of those things.
This song, “Land of the Living" by the fabulous Kristine W was my personal anthem the year it came out. I was just out of my second disastrous relationship and I knew there was big trouble ahead for me.
Whenever Kristine roars out the line, “I’m glad to be alive and in the land of the living,” she always takes me to church. I so know the feeling. I used to love dancing to this in clubs back in the 90s. It was always a cathartic experience for me. We always called Kristine W, the “Thinking-Queen’s” dance diva! She has written a song for Cher and Patti LaBelle even covered this song.
The song has taken on even more meaning now that Kristine W has battled and survived leukemia. Love her! Love this song! This is the song I’m singing today. This and a fantastic gospel song called “Trouble in My Way”!
I just spent a week in one of the world’s most beautiful spots in a remote area of America’s Pacific West Coast. Among other things, I was attending a workshop called Spirit Song: Freeing Your Voice through the Power of Gospel. The teacher/facilitator was Vernon Bush. He was assisted by Marybeth Tereszkiewicz, who got us in touch with our bodies and movement.
From the moment we stepped foot in the idyllic classroom located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, we knew we were in for a unique experience. Our first day jitters melted away when we witnessed Vernon’s warm, inclusive manner.
Almost instantly, I felt welcome, wanted and safe. Vernon’s got a great presence and he has amazing energy. Most of us weren’t trained singers, but by the end of the week, we were all authentically gorgeous singers. Goosebumps were an almost-constant in this class.
My classmates were incredible, brave and beautiful people. I learned so much from each of them and I feel so honored to have shared such an incredible experience with them.
We laughed, we sang, we danced, we cried and we loved every moment of it. if you ever have the opportunity to meet Vernon Bush, go to a Voice Church event or workshop….JUST DO IT! The same goes for fabulous Marybeth. Both such amazing teachers and co-learners. Loved them both to pieces and when I’m in the Bay Area, I will be attending anything I can with them involved!
Can’t wait for this season of Front and Center on PBS! My DOC: Diva of Choice will be one of the featured performers!
One of the things that I love about my life is the amazing range of people with which I get to interact and play. I work at a university with academic types during the day and then I get to meet people from all walks of life at night. I’m a lucky, lucky gal. It makes my life incredibly rich! Here’s a picture of me and Ms. Lovely at the Pony in Seattle last week! I had to grab a picture in front of one of my biggest drag idols: the one and only Divine! Sorry I’m covering your face with my big head, mama!
In honour of the beautiful work Frankie did for us, and for me, this set shows his soulfulness so well. To me the basslines are killer. I was never keen on my vocal performance but hey…you learn as you go along. I don’t think these were ever released, so hopefully you’ll enjoy these. Thanks Frankie Knuckles.
Source: SoundCloud / Billie Ray Martin