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.

The “Look Around You Show” and The Petticoat 5

Big ups to Bob Renk for sending  us this mind hurting video.

1. This is not a lost French and Saunders sketch.

2. The Petticoat 5 was real.

As far as specialty computers go, the only one I can think of that might be anything would be, “The SeniorMac” by APPLEsauce, because for one thing, I can’t even read these tiny letters on this gigantic screen anymore. Honestly. Not a single word…and I’m still typing. Tippy Tippy tap tap tap.

type to talk. type to blog. type to post. No talking please. Typing only.

I miss pencils.

“Pansybeat” Book Launch At Printed Matter In Chelsea

Please join author and mag mastermind. Michael Economy and the rest of the Pansybeat crew on May 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Printed Matter – 231 11th Ave, NY, NY 10001 – in the heart of OUCH (Outer Chelsea) as we celebrate the launch of this important publication. I’m predicting paper cups.

TELL EVERYBODY. TELL EVERYBODY NOW.

BUY ONE RIGHT NOW ONLINE!

YOU CAN BUY ONE ONLINE RIGHT NOW!!!

CLICK RIGHT HERE. GO AHEAD AND CLICK NOW.

 

 

Brrrrrrdt.  Brrrrrdt.

Good afternoon, Pansybeat Special Operator…

Yes maam, I have that link right here for you…

https://www.printedmatter.org/programs/events/683

Yes, that’s right maam/sir, fresh copies of the Pansybeat book will be available to the general public for under forty dollars. Yes that’s right sir/madame I did say, under forty dollars.

I’ll tell you what miss/mister, you can barely get home from a Tyler Perry movie for under forty dollars. Not these days…and if you feel like Raisinettes – well – your in over fifty by the time you get home. Raisinettes are high. That’s true.

Between you and me I find this book more entertaining than most feature films as of late. I really do.

OK then sir/madame, I wish you a wonderful evening and I look forward to hearing about the event.

mmm. buh-bye.

CLICK.

 

Remember Resist? ( Oh I’m sorry, does making a joke normalize it? )

I don’t want to normalize ANYTHING.

Vintage graphic t’s are all the rage in Japan. Ask any sales associate at Goodwill and they’ll tell you they come in early and buy ’em all. Well you know what? I’m happy for them. No I’m not. I couldn’t care less who buys what when Goodwill opens. I don’t even know what time that would be but I am willing to bet it’s fifteen minutes after they say it is  in NYC. I’m going to stop myself right there.

RESIST T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FROM NEW CULT ICON.

GET THEM HERE

or click the pics and get ’em. This is a CLICK AND GIT situation.

It’s National Pizza Day

This and crispy, that’s how I like it. Fresh mozzarella and I’m not mad at fresh basil.

If you’re near Murray Hill ( the neighborhood, NOT the comedy genius ) do yourself a flavor and skip DJ Pizza. Yeah.

DJ Pizza – great name…and little else.

I’m still dealing with my deep dish depression over the closure of Pizza Box on Bleeker where, in the hard times eighties, I considered dried oregano a vegetable.

These days you may find me at Village Pizza at 65 8th Ave and Gansevoort St.

(directly across from Janet Jackson Square – #JJS) Tony’s gone but speak to Hugo. Hugo knows crispy. Chicken Parm? No harm. Calzones? sure…but not today. Today’s a National Pizza holiday. Treat yourself and order a whole pie with three Snapples. Tomorrow you won’t have to leave the house.

It’s Pansy Beat!

Buy several.

Important reading.

Still relevant.

In full color!

Fully clothed hotness!

And Bunion!

Get the boxed set. Thats the power move.

Posters, people. Posters. Before posts we had posters.

Now, we have both.

Thank you Michael Economy.

Click the pics to buy this important new publication of important old issues and more.

If Connie’s in it, it’s GOT to be good!

We are talking about interviews here. With talented artists like Kenny Kenny – that’s who. Now click over to their website and order your copy. Do it now. You’ll get out under forty. It’s worth $400.00. I told him, I think you should sell these for $400.00.

It’s Michael’s book, so you can thank Michael, honey. He’s got these priced at 35 US doll hairs.

IMPOSSIBLE PRICING ALERT!

Buy book now.

“I think books are so decorative, don’t you?” – Gloria Upson

Did you buy it yet?

They’re going to be gone, ya know. These are first edition , people.

Alright, well I’m tellin you now, you can’t borrow mine – so forget that, sister. No way. Nope. Not borrowin it.

Category is…Must Buy Now.

and the answer is … This exciting compendium of issues features lots of new material too and at 35 dollars it may make your heart skip one of these

WHAT IS PANSY BEAT?

correct!