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Friday, November 20, 2009

Back from my New York whirl! What a glorious time, i wanted to stay a bit longer but had to get back to rehearsals for The Bad Breast my new collaboration with Bruce La Bruce that features Susanne Sachsse, Katharina Klewinghaus, Laurie Young, and Brazillian performance artist Nando Messias with costumes and sets designed by Marc Brandenburg. My last gig in New York was Monday night at Andrew WK´s Santos Party House in Chinatown. This was a special Performa Biennale piece curated by young, inventive curator Jonathan Berger in conjunction with Lia Gangitano of Participant inc. Gallery, that was also part of the Nothing Up My Sleeve exhibition. I performed with my queercore band Pedro, Muriel & Esther(PME) in a little something i called Advanced Capitalism Reunion 1989-2009-Reparations & Retardations. PME hasn´t performed together in over 12 years but we actually were somewhat tight if not improvisational, and introduced a new song in the bargain. Some people have already emailed wanting the lyrics to the new song Sity of Sin, and i promise that when i get a longer moment i will post said lyrics on this very blog. So who was at the spectacle? I will get the official list later but these are some of the people i saw: Adam Horowitz from the Beastie Boys and girlfriend Kathleen Hanna who DJ´d along with Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers,Joanna Coppi, Anne Kohl, Marc Arthur and his sex legionnaires, Tavia Nyongo and beau, Dr. Jose Munoz and Johnny, Anonymous Boy Tony Arena with his elderly lover Ron, Glenn Belverio with Carol Sabas of French Vogue, Slava Mogutin, Billy Miller of STH, Zanzibar star Jackie Reynal, writer Bruce Benderson, Susanne of No Bra, Uzi Parnes and spouse Scott, Ela Troyano, Carmelita Tropicana, horticultural shtar Brian Funk, filmmaker Sadie Benning, artist Marina Rosenfeld, Sean Carillo and wife Bibbe Hansen who was the MC dressed as Cleofus her persona in the band black fag. After PME played Tony Clifton and his Katrina Orchestra wowed the crowd with Borst Belt humour, music and zany antics in a 4 hour epithon.
2 nite i tag team DJ with Bruce La Bruce at the Schwuz Club on Mehringdamm. We start at around 12 midnight, come by and say hi!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The PME Boys arrived from Los Angeles andit was lovely seeing them all together again after so many years. Curator Jonathan Berger took us for grub, and we were hooting and hollering like the old days back in the early 1990s, i mean the last century. Dean the Babe and Big Dique Sneaky Pete look great, they are both married with children, and have big responsibilities like jobs and mortgages. In the rehearsal studio the magic was still there. With all my artist talks and studio visits my voice is shot to hellzoppin, but hopefully it will get better before shoe gazer time if i overdose on tea, lemon & honey plus some reverb from the soundman. Well i was never a singer anyway so anyone coming to hear great singing will be very much disapointed.
Dr. Jose Estaban Munoz took me to breakfast Saturday morn with his gal pal Johnny to a great little Mexican restaurant in the West Village called Palapa, which means sex crazed love shack in Spanish. La Doctura also gifted me with some expensive facial products and a copy of his new tome Cruising Utopia, The Then and There of Queer Futurity.
Well tonight is the big PME reunion show Reparations & Retardations, the title comes from Jeffreyland Hilbert who also was the genius behind The White to be Angry. Jeffreyland gives good title. Also featured at Santos Party House will be Kathleen Hanna of LeTigra and Bikini Kill fame and her boyfriend Adam "Adroc" Horowitz of the Beastie Boys who will be DJ-ing along with Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers. The headliner is the Andy Kaufman acolyte Tony Clifton who will do a 4 hour show with his Katrina orchestra. The weather is still nice and warm, so its going to be difficult to return to Berlin, but I have to.