Maybe The Michelan Man In Manhattan?

Last year I had a great coat at a bargain price. This year I have a freshly washed coat with one arm and a poly fluff issue with my lint filter. After several hours of scrolling and clicking and pop-up windows and pop-under windows I just can’t decide. I’m wondering about the unbranded full length hologram puffer as opposed to the “radical in Manhattan” Michelin Man look from somewhere in China?

I can’t decide. I might just sew the arm back on, re-stuff a baffle and add a new fake fur trim to the collar.

This is about as deep as my thoughts go tonight…which is strange because normally don’t really get personal on my blog…hmm.

Well, the truth is…the only coat I really want is one of these…

Claude Montana 1984

This One’s For Me

What’s going on?

Billy Beyond… and we are blogging.

(Introduction)

Ladies and their friends, it is with a great amount of hair product, a heavy handed application of eyeshadows and a lot of love for my girls ( Jeanette Jurado, Ann Curless, and Gioia Bruno ) that we (re) present to you now, from that legendary year for Freestyle -1987, “Let Me Be The One” by Exposé

Who did the make up for this video? Hello? Does anybody out there know who the make up artist was on this important pop video document?

Anybody?

No?

you see, that is exactly the kind of thing that is going to keep me up at night…I have two guesses. Paul Gobel or Kevyn Aucoin…..COULDA BEEN.

Anyone Can Wear A Scarf

Christy Minstrel (scarf fan, aficionado and stylist) encourages scarf lovers and others to visit the source of so many silky squares – “Vera Paints A Scarf” at The Museum of Arts and Design in NYC and yes, there will be ladybugs.

silence please.
Go Vera!

Click the pics to read all about it and get tickets.

STYLE NOTE: A scarf, with sunglasses and lipstick can constitute a satisfying and time saving Full Drag.

Peter McGough’s Book is Out on Tuesday!

Book Launch: I've Seen The Future and I'm Not Going by Peter McGough in conversation with Christopher Bollen (Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event)

Tuesday Sep 17, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway 
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water St. Facebook event found here.  A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event.

A memoir of New York in the 1980s and 1990s–a time of both enormous creativity and decadence–told by an artist who was at the center of it all, including the AIDS epidemic, and survived to tell the story.

Peter McGough–half of the team of McDermott & McGough, artists known for their painting, photography, sculpture, and film–writes about the trauma of growing up gay in 1950s suburbia; about the East Village art scene of the 1980s when he knew Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Julian Schnabel; and about his meeting David McDermott who would profoundly change his life by insisting they dress, live, and work like men in the Victorian era. From then on, wherever they lived–in New York City or in upstate New York–they lived without electricity or any other modern conveniences. Their art, called “Time Maps” was concerned with sexuality, bigotry, and AIDS, and their photography–using cyanotypes and platinum plates–had great success at major galleries and museums around the world. Eventually, however, McDermott’s incendiary temper and profligate spending would bankrupt them: McDermott would move to Dublin, and McGough, trying to work in New York, would discover that he had AIDS. I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going is a poignant, often devastating, often humorous, entirely singular memoir.

peter mcgough

PETER McGOUGH is an artist who has collaborated with David McDermott since the 1980s. They are known for their work in painting, photography, sculpture, and film. He divides his time between Dublin and New York City.

Pat Dry’s Classic Three Bean Salad

Pat Dry’s Classic 3 Bean Salad:

-1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained

-1 can red beans, rinsed & drained
-Similar amount of green beans, blanched in boiling water 3 minutes & plunged in an ice bath
-1 minced shallot or some finely chopped red onion
-chopped Italian parsley
-simple vinaigrette. I like extra virgin olive oil & white balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice)

Mix it all together. Eat it.

Independence Day

God Please Bless America and forgive us for all the horrible things we do then lie about later. PS – WE NEED HELP HERE! It’s gotten pretty bad down here again. Maybe you should think about making an appearance or adding a couple new commandments or something? Even just a really loud voice out of a cloud with lightning would do it actually. Just please please let me know when you might do something like that because if they don’t see some video on TV or Instagram then it never happened.

Maybe you could do a modern miracle thing andappear in everybody’s feed at the same time! Think about it. Have your son film it, do the miracle world wide feed appearance and you’re done! Easy one…huh? Anything would help at this point.

GRACIAS, G!

Pride Aside, I’m Still Alive

Detail of a grave rubbing painting made on my gravestone (which is waiting for me in my hometown cemetery) My “portrait” you might say, by the artist Scott Covert. – oh here he is now…

Hi Scott. How long are you in town for?

Don’t cry Judy. I’m not actually dead from Pride. That’s just a typical gay exaggeration. We do it CONSTANTLY! See? ……..,.,.Judy?

ummmmm……JUDY?

Judes? Can you hear me baby?….. Judy? ……..

“Jesus Christ. “

JUDY????

OK Judy, listen to me………WHAT DID YOU TAKE?

JUDY?….answer me now…….WHAT DID YOU TAKE TONIGHT JUDY?

I can’t do this anymore. It’s not fair. This is not fair.

Oh my God, …really Judes? CONTACT COLD CAPSULES??

HOW MANY BOXES JUDY???

HOW MANY!!!