this is from about a month ago on a typical thursday night in downtown los angeles. clearly i was drunk when i wrote it and I figured i would leave it unedited and with the drunken boastings to boot. check the cameraphone pics at the end.
working in front of the damn computer aqll day so i decided to take a local stroll at 1130 pm. la cita was packed with `suedo hipsters with shepard fairy djing . I decided to miove on to aq place mentioned before on this blog. The Spot. I have been livign downtown for almost three years now and I now realize how much i know and am intwined with it. as alwauys my god frends at the spot always are great company and a joy tyo talktoo. not your average spot .the spot. my firnd who manages offewred a ride hme but i quickly staterrd walking . across trhe astreet is the old linda lee japanese theartrree. which us being majorly overhauled. i notiuced beyond the pointed fence The word "japan" broken off rormthe marquee nd i had to have it for many reasons besides i haver always coveted it and it was there for the taking. i planned my attck and mived back and forth along thr fence to catch my opening over. three semingl;y homeless guys who hung arounbf the mexican bar next to the one daollr boaRDED UP strip bar were looking at me so i simply asked them their advce on hgow i should go in and steel the sighn. Thje bouncer asked me if it wa sthat serious, i replied not really but he knew i was going over abnd asked we if i needed any help tp let him know as he shut the door. the gemnt;el man eating a slice of pizza that ther bopuncer gave himm muttered quite incoherantlyly that i should go arounf back, I knew what he said and sure enough i hadnt thought abotuthe alleyway in the back. the samer alleyway i cane to my first weekenf in LA. the smells alleyway . that same alleyway that was covered in maggots as i ponndere diof i made the right move is the alleyway that wa my ticket to JApan. forno other reason than to prove to myself io cpuld do it. i could stael japn. i hped that fence fes the sigh back threw it and emerged victorius, you bet i varried it home 5 blocks down main st stoppingt only at the crossqwoalk red as a police car rolled by,. and kept going.sliced my right hand on the sign, but its just a scratch. when i stepped on my block to cross the street my filas hit the blacktop just as the little white walk guy appeared at the cross walk. damn . it feels good to be the king.
So I was at Jim Fitipaldi's space Saturday (bedlam art) and towards the end of the night someone had put a pile of nice scarfs in the middle of the room that they didn't want. As I went over to scavenge I was asked if I had been there the night before wearing an "amazing hat" by a lovely lady sitting next to the pile . I had. As she tied a silk chiffon scarf around my head aunt Jemima style we got to talking and the subject of Burlesque came up. I mentioned I was the only male performer in the 2002 miss exotic world competition. She immediately identified herself as Bella Beretta. The act that came on after mine in the show that year. I have stopped believing in coincidences by now especially in the small world of burlesque which I obviously used to be involved in. The mermaid I am holding in the pic is Dame Darcy. Ex live in Girlfriend ( see below her and I on the cover on MeatCake #12 )and now mortal enemy. Silly I know,but that is another blog. What I was a bit coincidence striken with is that Bella used to date Darcy's brother up in Portland! In any case, if you have never been out to Victorville and Exotic World do yourself a favor and go. Especially for the Miss Exotic World Competition. And check out Bella Beretta every monday night at The 3 of clubs on Vine too. VW
Before I was a fashion designer I played one on TV. How prophetic. Being involved with Madonna's video right as the Iraq war was heating up really gave me a newfound respect for her despite the bad little rap she does on the track. She really put her tits on the line with this one. See if you recognize anyone dressed in Black.