Friday, February 27, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

No Comment

A review of last week's sell-out "I Happen To Like New York".

Friday, February 20, 2009

"It's strange to think that dictators have birthdays just like you and me."

A Shaded View On Fashion

The iconic Diane Pernet features an interview with me on her site this week, conducted by Martin Kullik.

For example:

- Betty Boop or Karl Lagerfeld?

I suppose it depends what you need them for doesn’t it? If I needed a new dress I’d ask Ms Boop obviously, you wouldn’t catch me dead in Chanel. All of Mr Lagerfeld’s designs exert a strange power of mummification over the wearers. Everyone who puts on his clothes looks immediately like a waxwork, he really is the Edgar Allan Poe of fashion.

- Which noble title would you go for?

I am not a monarchist. As long as royalty remain purely decorative I can put up with them, they’re good for tourism I hear. Myself, the only title I would ever accept is Old Queen, which I suppose will be mine soon enough.

- What would you like to be reincarnated as?

There is no way I’m doing this again.

Full interview here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Meanwhile Across The Pond

13 Reasons to go see Penny Arcade and Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! at Brava Theatre February 27th-March 7th.
Buy tickets!

1. The very mainstream San Francisco Chronicle is running a profile of underground icon Penny Arcade and her show with erotic dancers that is called Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! but there is no other press!

2. Cynthia Nixon from Sex in the City is currently starring as Penny Arcade in the new film about Quentin Crisp

3 Penny Arcade is an international performance star and international cultural icon.

4 BItch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! has been a mainstream commercial hit in 22 cities around the world.

5 Penny Arcade and Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! are playing SF for the first time with an all San Francisco cast of male and female erotic dancers with a huge audience dance break in the middle of the show! NO CHEERFUL BURLESQUE ! REAL EROTICA

6 Quentin Crisp officially named Penny Arcade as his soul mate and the woman he most identified with in the world.

7.Penny Arcade is internationally considered the High Priestess of Gay Wit and Wisdom

8. Bitch!Dyke!faghag!Whore! created the international neo burlesque movement.

9 Penny Arcade is internationally considered the Queen of the Underground

10 Penny Arcade has her own chapter in Please Kill Me, The Oral History of Punk, as one of the original instigators of Punk

11 Penny Arcade was a Warhol superstar at age 18, featured in the film Women In Revolt and an original member of the queer glitter/glam, rock and roll, political, theater The Playhouse Of The Ridiculous at 17

12 Penny Arcade is one of a handful of people who invented performance art in the 1980's for which she apologizes to everyone.

13. Penny Arcade rocks so hard , she doesn't need a band.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"The sublime young talent that is La JohnJoseph"

So sayeth Time Out London.

CLICK on the image to read this smashing article on my emotionally complicated affair with NYC. Then book your tickets to see my show on Thursday. Ta-dada!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mediums of Memory

My good pal and installation artist, Faye-Michelle Turner, has whipped me up a new frock out of video tape. It's for my Valentine's show at which an original song will be debuted, inspired by my trip to Berlin and entitled, Kill Nazis With Love. Come!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Him? Don't make me laugh! I didn't crawl out of the slums by going out with shop boys and clerks!"

'No. You didn't crawl out of the slums at all.'

"Oh aren't you just so full of charm today? Come here would you darling? I need some place to put my cigarette out."