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Sunday, January 10, 2021

wettbewerbsfähige große Schwänze

wettbewerbsfähige große Schwänze-When I lived in Koreatown in a very large homo moderne flat on Edgemont Drive my downstairs neighbors were a very cute couple named Keythe Farley and Ann Close-Farley. They had moved into the building in the last five years or so that I lived there and were friends of Laurie Pike, the publisher and editor of Glue Magazine where I wrote a regular column called "Because I Said So". Laurie use to say that they were the "ultimate queers in that Keythe was a gay man and Ann a lesbian, Laurie Pike also compared their marriage to that of the great writer Dodie Bellamy and late poet Kevin Kellian, two personal heroes of mine in the queer literary scene of San Francisco and beyond.

I didnt know very much about Keythe and Ann when they moved in other then what Laurie told me, that Keythe was a theater actor and director with Tim Robbins' Actors Gang and Ann was a costume designer. They seemed pleasant enough with Ann favouring crazy colored hair and kooky outfits. My eyebrows were raised a bit when Laurie mentioned that they were religious, as I didn't know what to expect from that. They wound up being quite pleasant neighbors, we were never friends but we were friendly. I think they were a little scared of me, and since i had been living at the complex for the longest time I was Queen Bee, so they never complained about the noise that I made even after they started to have children. I was the top floor apartment and lets face it I don't think many people would want to live below Ms. Vaginal Davis.

Later I found out that Keythe had written a Broadway bound musical theater piece called BatBoy that became very well received. Shortly after that they bought a house somewhere in the suburbs I believe.

I don't know why I suddenly started to think about them but during this second lockdown in Berlin my feeble mind keeps trailing off to the not so distant past.


My West Coast gallery is showing a fascinating exhibition. If you are in the Pacific Northwest and are able to you might want to check it out:

Adams and Ollman is pleased to present three works by William "Bill" Traylor (b. 1853, Benton, Alabama; d. 1949, Montgomery, Alabama) on view at the gallery January 9 through February 6, 2021. Traylor, a self-taught artist, born into slavery, began to draw at the age of 85 while living on the streets of Montgomery, Alabama. Using discarded cardboard and signs, pencil, and poster paint, Traylor recorded his memories of plantation life and later observations of the city—uniquely and distinctly describing animals, human figures, and abstract forms with a commanding use of line, color, and composition. Traylor's body of work speaks poignantly to the complexities, inequalities, and tensions that the artist experienced and witnessed during the Jim Crow Era in the United States.

Keythe Farley, actor and director  looking quite distinguished with his salt and pepper hair.

Costume Designer Ann Close-Farley looking sweet and bubbly.

Costumes of Ann Close-Farley