Is That Lady OK?

Christy Minstrel sent this disturbing photo to me last night and although I wasn’t upset by it at first, I think it’s fair to say that this photo of B. Davis may quite possibly posses a very powerful and arresting un-named form of mental magnetism. PLEASE – for your own sake and for the sake of your friends and families,

DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO HER EYES!

Personally, I was stuck on the uni-lip for most of the morning and by lunch I was onto the kid leather glove. Unfortunately, I learned about the hypnotic negative effect of this photo after I looked directly into those Bette Davis eyes. As I felt my own will draining out of me like an opened vein, I knew then that Kim Carnes was much more than an AM top forty fad. The lady was now singing my life with her song ( scratch that – wrong song.) Anyway, I guess it must have been a few hours later that I even realized those eyes had rolled me like dice. I was bruised and hungry and I had peed myself , (possibly more than once), yet still I couldn’t escape those eyes…those Bette Davis Eyes. I’m very far away from home now...Mommy? Bette?

For God’s sake, readers! Don’t make the same mistake I did! Click away while you still have the strength to swipe! Save yourselves!

( later this evening ) I am blogging this from a very lovely padded cell somewhere and I have been restrained by three very nice men and I am wearing a 1937 model canvas straight jacket (which fits like a glove!) … a glove????   Did I say a glove?  A KID LEATHER GLOVE MAYBE?????  AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!   NURSE!   NURSE!!!

( An injection is administered )

Im sorry. I’m very sorry. I feel better now, I really do… I guess I am just feeling overwhelmed by that picture of that woman…and being strapped in….I mean “restrained,” : ) can be very difficult for someone with frequent grand gestures….and….Im hugging myself. Im just hugging myself…

(delusional mumbling)

(crying now) It’s just so god dammed hard to keep blogging when you are typing everything with a single toe….behind your back…in a padded cell….on the floor…and it’s just so cold in here….why is it so freaking cold in here?…I sure could use a mink stole right about now. …a what??? A mink stole? Do I mean a mink stole exactly like the one IN THAT DAMMED DAVIS PIC? DO I BILLY?   AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!      NURSE!!!!    NURSE!!!!!  Dammit! She is always on her break!!!!

(overcome with a sudden calmness) – How silly of me…I know exactly how to handle that cut-rate kodachrome glossy. (giggling)  It’s really so simple…

( Baby Jane voice ) ….and I will NEHVAH have tooo see that horrible pikcha again!

(thud)



A Song For Today – “To Each His Own” – Faith, Hope And Charity

Sing it out loud when you hear all that hate speech and ignunt talkin that have become so commonplace in our troubled country. Why don’t cha, why don’t cha? …and yes, this classic contains Disco Glockenspiel.  There is nothing better except maybe Disco Chimes. toot toot    

“Kanye West is no victim; he’s a fully-grown, ignorant man-child”

Less than a month before the midterm elections, a man who has admitted to being a proud non-reader of books and nonvoter met with Donald Trump at the White House. Yep, after faithfully stroking the President’s ego, Kanye West finally got his narcissistic wish.

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Clay CaneThe meeting between Trump and Kanye was high-octane foolishness and one of many debasing moments in Trump’s circus-like White House. As people are fighting for their lives while enduring Hurricane Michael, which should have been the focus this week, we instead have two fame-obsessed, thin-skinned celebrities gushing over each other.There are claims that Trump is exploiting Kanye West, who has admitted to having mental health issues, by inviting the press to witness his gesticulating and f-bomb throwing in the Oval Office.While Trump is known for exploiting any and everything — even the September 11th terrorist attacks — Kanye West is no victim. Moreover, it is wildly offensive to conflate having mental health issues and displaying erratic behavior with being a willfully ignorant man-child, which is what Kanye West has become. Mental health struggles have nothing to with one’s political beliefs. In addition, a black celebrity worshipping a raging bigot is nothing new — simply revisit Sammy Davis Jr.’s history with President Richard Nixon.

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See Kanye and Trump’s full White House meeting 19:47Yeezy is no victim and should not be empathized with as one. This is a person who claimed Malcolm X wasn’t relatable, said Harriet Tubman shouldn’t be on the $20 bill, and compared himself to Nat Turner. The true victims are thousands of children who were torn away from their parents at the border and confined to penned areas. The victims are the black and brown people who will once again see an unconstitutional abuse of power if stop-and-frisk is reinstated and expanded, as Trump has expressed the desire to do. The victims are women who are not believed when they come forward with sexual assault, but are mocked — even by their President.

Reporter: Kanye visit was odd, sad

Reporter: Kanye visit was odd, sad 03:22In one of the many awkward moments from Kanye’s ten-minute monologue in the Oval Office, the “Gold Digger” rapper defended his “Make America Great Again” hat. He claimed the red accessory gives him “power” and people tried to “scare” him into not wearing the hat. Hate certainly has power, which is a concept West apparently doesn’t understand in his quest to feel like Superman. Imagine if Germany had a slogan called “Make Germany Great Again” or a South African politician ranted “Make South Africa Great Again.” There would be rightful outrage. “Make America Great Again” is a coded version of “no coloreds allowed” signs. Trump fashioned the phrase to his purposes as a dog whistle to the worst part of his base. But Kanye doesn’t love or respect his identity enough to do his history. As Donna Brazile said on Twitter, Kanye “set us back 155 years.”

Dave Chappelle: I'm not mad at Kanye West

Dave Chappelle: I’m not mad at Kanye West 01:29If Kanye were a 41-year-old black man living on the south side of Chicago, he wouldn’t co-sign “Make America Great Again.” His bubble of fame, money, privilege and soaking in the Calabasas air with the Kardashian clan has afforded him the privilege to be proudly ignorant. He is largely immune to Trump’s dangerous policies. When it comes to Kanye meeting with Trump to discuss “the blacks” — Kanye, we don’t need you. No one needs you. We need resources, not an imaginary hero. Remember, the rapper has become a multimillionaire by creating art from black culture, but his behavior signals he clearly does not respect the culture in his “Make America Great Again” hat and “slavery is a choice” rants. Most importantly, if you are a rich, privileged celebrity who isn’t affected by the consequences of not voting, yours isn’t the voice we need trying to speak truth to power. Follow CNN Opinion

Join us on Twitter and FacebookTherefore, if you have any doubts about voting, let the image of Kanye jumping into the arms of the President in the Oval Office while people are suffering through a hurricane inspire you to get out and vote. Because Trump is about to morph into a Category 5 if the so-called blue wave doesn’t sweep through on November 6.

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.

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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.

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