Saturday, February 17, 2007

From the Lure to the Red Dot...is my life better or worse?

I know I belong in Hudson.

It's funny how I'm bumping into people in Hudson from my old S/M days. Maybe not too funny...

Last month, as I was shopping with one of my Hudson friends, he said,

"Would you have thought, twelve years ago, while we were cleaning cum off the floor at 4am, that we'd now be shopping at the PriceChopper in Hudson...."

...sigh.... cleaning up cum vs. shopping at the PriceChopper.....

Has my life gotten better or worse?

My friend and I used to work a fetish sex party, where at 4am, when it was over, and we were both VERY tired, we turned up the flourescent lights and played Carly Simon's "Haven't Got Time for the Pain".

I would yell "you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here..."

Another Hudson friend and I used to go to the Lure, the non-defunct S/M playground in the meat-packing disctrict of Manhattan. He told me of the "Sadist Shack" a small log cabin that they built inside the bar. You could go inside the Sadist Shack and get beaten up...

He told me this story while sitting at the bar at the Red Dot. (What if a Sadist Shack was put inside the Red Dot?)

So, how did we end up in Hudson?

Maybe it's because the town of Hudson is like an old whore.

She's seen better days. Her makeup is peeling and cracked. She has a few bruises from some bad lovers/tenants. She doesn't make as much money as she used to.

And we come here to help fix her up.

With a little spit on a handkerchief, we clean away the running mascara, heal the wounds, buy her a new outfit to wear.

When we fix up these houses, are we really just fixing ourselves?

...because even an old toothless whore deserves a fresh start...

:)


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK - so you aren't the friendliest or the most interesting or the hottest faggot who frequents the Dot, but after all the blogging and build up I thought at least you might actually be at the Dot tonight to greet your fans. Where were you?

Anonymous said...

for sure put in a Sadist Shack somwehere.... maybe not in the red dot....

and lure in some muscle boys and not just on weekends........

bo

Aaron said...

i have to say i loved the personification of hudson and your right to say that it is a old whore, much like the rest of upstate new york. the boom started here grabbed momentum and then left town for the west or china or some country on the Indian sub-continent.

granted there were no hose downs at 4am, but a lot of what has made this country what it is (the history of the people industry et. cetera...) has come from the dirty whores of upstate; hudson with the hudson bay commpany, Troy with the origins of the steel boom as well at paper collar capital of the world, Gloversville for once the glove capital of the world, Schenectady as home of electricity, GE, and the first news station, Bethel,Saugerties area for the world famous music festival Woodstock. also Joseph Smith found them there golden tablets upstate and created his religion which Mit Romney is follower.

some of these hoes have been around since these the 17th century, it is just fair that we try to give them a facelift, reconstructive surgery or at least laser scum removal. and who does a better job of all this, the FAGS.

Anonymous said...

Sunday church hat lady next door was describing someone she met at Savoia Saturday night... and it kinda sounded like you. Have you forsaken Red Spooge? I mean Red Dot? What's the story here? Enquiring minds want to know.

Rich said...

The Savoia? Nope, it wasn't me....but I do know that the place is for sale...any ideas?