The “Tap To Type” App

I had seven years of tap. Even the first month was more exciting than this app.

thank you, thank you ladies and gentlemen. Thank you. No…I must ask you to hold your applause no matter how heartfelt it may be. I understand Haikus get people going. It’s fine. Thank you. Thank you once again. Shhhhhhhh…..hey. Enough. Stop it.

A Very Non-Vegetarian Vincent Price Check

Price check.

Price Check on Billy’s Blog.

I have a price check on billybeyond.com.

 

check it:

PORK CHOPS – By Vincent Price

EXCERPT – A recently never published interview with Vincent Price

 

Vincent, before I ask you anything at all I have to ask you, are you any relation to Flo Price? …FLO Price, the baking author? No? No problem, moving on.*

Vincent I never realized you made so many cook books.

Did you know I worked on a cookbook too? Well, it was really more of a combination craft, cooking, how not to, type of joke, entertaining entertainment sort of fake bake … it’s hard to categorize actually. But I’ll tell you one thing, I had never worked with raw poultry before and certainly not in the dead of August and with hot lights.

“Chicken Shelves” – from  “I Like You” by Amy Sedaris

Well did you know that Halston did wigs?

No?

There really are so many things that most people just don’t know.

note –

 

For (Town) Cryin’ Out Loud


Sept 30th – Grand Central – 5 Masonic – Provincetown – 9 to 1 – With me, your music maestro toute la nuit


c’est l’écureuil en cuir🖤🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐩🐿

Basil Twist’s “Symphonie Fantastique” is Required Theater

It’s back after twenty years! Symphonie Fantastique is a theatrical abstraction to the music of Berlioz using all underwater puppetry. Sounds interesting? Well it’s not interesting, it’s enthralling. It’s transportation. It’s theater in the form of food for your mind, vitamins for your spirit and a happy pill for your soul. If you have not yet experienced it there are only two words I have for you.

YOU MUST.

It is only playing for a short while longer. Fly here if you have to. It’s that good. If you are an artist of any kind you will find a renewed enthusiasm in creating. If you are a dancer you will want to move in a new way. If you are a garbage truck driver who quit school in Jr, High, you will “freakin’ love this shit!” Honestly – this is very powerful abstraction that sends your mind to a place where nobody else’s can go. It’s personal. Warning : If you are an overly emotional lover of beauty itself like me – THERE WILL BE SILENT TEARS.

Please go and see Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist. It’s as good as Mummenschanz on Broadway. OKAY! There it is! I said it!

It really is.

GET TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

Making The Boys – This Documentary Is Amazing.

Find it online. Findout all about the boys, the times, the struggles, and the brand newness of it. Vintage Fire Island super eights alert! Mart’s star studded memories were makin’ me say, “whaaaaa?” quite a bit…luckily I was alone. It’s truly inspiring and smart. I’m only about eight years late with watching this one – good thing it’s timeless.  Have you seen it? If not I really think you should. Sal Mineo hits the screen in a bathing suit for a hot second to boot = Essential doc watching.

Model Report

The art of fine art modeling is a fine modeling art. Recently a very important and renown American fine artist chose Shopping Anyone as a model to be included in one his very important and renown works of sculpture. Seen here, “Shopping” representing the Campus Cuties.

The artist? Kenny Scharf. Yes, that’s right…The Kenny Scharf. What an honor for this female figurine model. Click the picture above and really get into the glittering details of the glitter details.

Meanwhile – what about this?

Have you seen it at night? It lights up…

in Union Square nightly.

Christopher Makos – Stand Up Portraits at Ralph Pucci

I’m honored to be included in a show of Christopher Makos’ photos on view now at Ralph Pucci International – 44 West 18 St NY, NY 1001. The series is, “Stand Up Portraits” by Christopher Makos and I’m thinking this was taken about 1993. I remember feeling great about just being asked to pose and to be included. Christopher’s photography has always been pure class so I was inspired to try and portray some.

The outfit was a working sample from the Todd Oldham showroom, came with the beret and was returned quite heavily smudged with derma-color pretty much all over the entire inside. Oops. Is it too late to say, “I’m sorry?” Funny the things you remember… Todd and Tony and Angel had quite a few tricks for cleaning the samples though, I remember a paste of Cascade being one of their secret big guns. Was it Granny who discovered that one? Such are the details that remain among the faded spots that make up, “The Stains of Our Lives.” Wait, if my stains are my story then what about all the ones that came out!?

The shoes were the Blahniks I wore in a few of Todd’s shows – black duchess satin (who said duchess satin?) with gold straps and gold “actual woman height” heels. They were so perfectly balanced, it was hard to know you had them on. I once saw Carrie Donovan wearing the same exact style at 60,000 feet in the air while traveling at mach 2.0. True fact. Pointed with no pinch. Comfortable? You put those on and you say, “What shoe?” “Am I wearing a shoe right now?” “Seriously, look at my foot, am I wearing a shoe on my foot right now?” That’s a shoe. What a shoe.

I borrowed the wig from Sister Dimension.

“A wig and a hat, no questions asked.” – that’s a quote from Teri Toye. I never forgot it. Now you never will either.