Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kiss a Drag Queen on New Year's and have Good Luck!

You probably didn't know that if you kiss a drag queen on New Year's Eve, you'll have good luck throughout the rest of the year.
It's true.
You should try it.
Better yet, if you give a drag queen money (cash) on New Year's Eve, you'll get that money back TEN FOLD throughout the new year.
It's true.
Giving a drag queen money on New Year's is a better deal than those foreclosure homes you see on late night TV.
So, you should try it.
See you at the Red Dot!

Black and Silver Ball at the Red Dot for New Year's Eve

This New Year's Eve, come to the Trixie Whorehouse party at the

Black and Silver Ball
Red Dot

321 Warren Street
$10/includes one free drink!
10pm - 2am

It's going to be a happy Hudson New Year's!

See ya there!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Trixie Plots

So, I'm doing this cabaret show with Tom Judson, right?

You can see more pics and the video at You can buy a mug there, too....or a Tom and Trixie boxer brief!

I asked my co-star, Tom, the other day, "Could you please do me a favor, and remind me 'Why am I doing this?'"

No response.

I have to admit, a cabaret show has been a challenge, and outside of my comfort zone.

Why am I doing this?

Do you want to know the REAL reason, gentle readers? The gentle readers that I have LEFT on

(Yeah, I know, I have to blog more...facebook consumes me...)

I've now made contacts and connections with the gay and lesbian organizations up and down the valley, the Capital District, and the Berkshires.

They know my name - if they didn't already.....

We've already started planning Pride in Hudson for 2011 (I figure, let's start now as opposed to waiting until the last two months.)

The Hudson Pride Foundation has money in the bank, a board of directors, and non-profit status.

We are READY!

Next year's Pride is going to be OFF. THE. HOOK.

DJ Tedd Patterson has already agreed to perform. His partner (and fellow Hudsonian Quaker), lead the silent moment at the Rally last Pride.

Now, that I have more connections up and down the valley....when Trixie calls, they'll answer the phone.

We'll have MORE marchers, MORE floats, MORE pride supporters in Hudson!

BIGGER than ever!

Oh little City of Hudson............Trixie plots!

Big time.


Love ya,

Martinis with Musty!

What is it with drag queens and alliteration?
Well, it works.
Tomorrow night is Martinis with Musty at Helsinki, followed by dancing with DJ Lisa. It's going to be fabulous! Make sure you go!
See ya,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cabaret Show

So, I did my first cabaret show last night with Tom Judson in White Plains.

And I'm thinking to myself, 'WHY am I in a cabaret show?'

I mean, I don't sing....I don't dance....nor, do I want to...

But yet, I booked five shows.

I think I get more enjoyment out of the concept of a cabaret show, then the reality of having to change my panty hose and wig in two minutes.

Not fun.

It's one of those things that you put in your book of life experiences....

"Yeah, there was that time I did a cabaret show with a retired porn star....I didn't sing or dance or really do anything...I still can't believe I actually did it."

Anyway, there's no such thing as bad long as they spell your domain name right.

I think that the publicity from the cabaret show may boost cookie sales, now that I have a double oven.

Nothin' says lovin' than a cookie from Trixie's Oven.

It took some work and construction, but now, I have THREE ovens! comment....


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Trixie Marie Clauzone at Winter Walk

This Saturday from 5-8pm, come and have your picture taken with Trixie Marie Clauzone, Santa's EX-wife at pm, the wine bar, 119 Warren St.

Then stick around for Karaoke with the Cheeky Cricket from 8pm until 10 and sing Christmas Carols.

It's going to be a fun night and 20% of the proceeds at pm will be donated to the Hudson Pride Foundation for next year's parade.

See you, Hudson!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meet the EX Mrs. Claus - Miss Trixie Marie Clauzone!

You know, Santa had a FIRST wife!

That's right.

At Hudson's Winter Walk, Sat, Dec. 4th, you can meet Santa or Mrs. Claus....

But, NOW, you can meet EX Mrs. Claus - Santa's FIRST wife, Miss Trixie Marie Clauzone.

Take pictures with EX Mrs. Claus from 5-8pm. Two photos for $5, at pm, the wine bar.

Then, at 8pm, join the Cheeky Cricket for some Christmas Carols.

......come back for the video.....

See ya, Hudson!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dan Rupe Studio Sale Next Week

I've dated artists.

It's always something with them.....

They really are difficult. Always thinking, thinking, thinking....talking about their FEELINGS and emotions.

So annoying.

After dating a artist for a while, you think, 'Can't I just date a trucker?'

Someone who's away a lot, comes back home, really horny, we have tons of sex, drops off money for the bills, and then leaves again.

I don't have to have another conversation about "feelings" or "what are you thinking about now?" or the dreaded, "we have to talk."

You know what? We DON'T have to talk.

So, I've stopped dating artists....I think...

Unless they're an artist/trucker.



Oh yeah, don't forget - Dan Rupe is having a studio sale. I don't think that Dan is a trucker....but he does live on a truck route.



Fine Art
(Paintings, Drawings, from10:30AM to 5:30PM)
(by appointment after 2:30PM)

Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010

510 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY

10:30AM to 5:30PM daily

Phone 518 828 9760

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ru Paul? Please.

Someone said to me once that I would lose Ru Paul's drag race.


Well, there's my makeup (or lack of), I don't do boobs, I don't lip sync.

I would not win Ru Paul's Drag Race.

Oh, really?

Guess what? I'm not in his fucking race.

I'm not going to compete against other drag queens......please....for what?

A tiara?

They said to me, 'well, you don't look like a real woman. You're not going to win.'

Yeah....that's because.....I'm NOT a real woman.


Who said I had to look like a real woman? Is there a RULE BOOK of drag queens and no one gave me a copy?

Listen.....tell those skinny little drag queens, to try to plan a parade - or any event.

Have them write a press release, make sure people get reimbursed, and paid.

Let's have a drag queen contest about balancing a budget, buying event insurance, and keeping costs down.

I'll enter THAT drag queen contest.

I'm already planning PRIDE for next year. We now have an official non-profit organization and a string of events we're planning before PRIDE.

I'm busy planning events, going to Staples (where they know me very well) making poster copies, editing video, and rehearsing my new cabaret show with Tom Judson.

I have some really exciting news to tell you about PRIDE 2011......but you'll have to wait until next week....


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Didi Barrett for State Senate

OK Hudson,

We have to elect Didi Barrett for State Senate.

Saland, the Repblican opponent, is anti-gay marriage....and just annoying...

Here's the absentee ballot form:

Click Here

Today, Didi addresses the gay and lesbian community at a luncheon at the Inn at Hudson.

Which is quite fabulous.

(Both, the Inn is fabulous and that fact that she's addressing our community.)

If you can't go....(like me, Trix is a working gal).....then, just vote for Didi!

Make sure you do it.

I just gave you the absentee ballot form.

You have no excuse.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloweeen at the Cannonball Factory

This is going to be a FABULOUS event!!

Hope to see you there!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Out of the Box - Silent Auction, Sat. Oct 9th.

So, the Columbia County Commission on the Arts is doing ARTSWALK and the Hudson Pride Foundation figured that we'd participate.

Here's the deal...

We're already planning NEXT year's parade.....and we need to start raising money now!

I came up with the ideas of prostitution and gambling.....long time Hudson traditions!

I was voted down.

(Well, the prostitution part was voted down....the gambling is still out there....gambling as in BINGO...hey, if the state of New York can have scratch off lottery tickets for 'education', I can run a BINGO parlor!)

What we decided upon was art and alcohol!


Get people drunk and then make them buy art.

(Do people buy art sober? I don't know...)

We're having a silent action down at Abel's on 554 Warren on Sat, Oct. 9th. Then, an afterparty at pm, the wine bar.

Look for my pink furry box!

Yes, my pink furry box!

See ya then!

Shana Lee

Shana Jewelry Sale

There's a lot to be proud about in Hudson.

Shana Lee's Jewelry is one of those things.

It's beautiful. I wear it myself.

See her sale this weekend:

Saturday & Sunday- September 25th & 26th.
11am-9pm on Saturday
11am-5pm on Sunday

Shana Lee Jewelry
315 Warren Street (our new location!)

20-30% off all sterling silver & vermeil
10% off all gold


Love ya,

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Smalltown Boy

I know, once again, I'm remiss in my blogging.

A lot has happened....

You know, leave it to the lesbians. Now, the Hudson Pride Foundation is an official non-profit.


I think, technically, there's like five years of something, and you're considered a non-profit.

Whatever. (And a year until I can start doing BINGO for REAL MONEY!)

But, we can start accepting donations as a non-profit.

I think we're the first official gay/lesbian/bi-trans-whatever organization in Columbia County.

I know, right, can you believe it?

Well, we got the letter above from Charlie. It's very sweet.

And reminds us of what it's about.

There is this song, "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat

You leave in the morning
With everything you own
In a little black case
Alone on a platform
The wind and the rain
On a sad and lonely face

Mother will never understand
Why you had to leave
But the answers you seek
Will never be found at home
The love that you need
Will never be found at home

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.

For many young gay men and lesbians, this was it.

You ran away.

Granted, in many small towns, it's still true.

But, not here.

You don't have to run away. You CAN find the love that you need at Hudson.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

HPF Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Hi folks,

So, I know I haven't been blogging much, but there's really no time.

Even though Pride is over, there are still TONS of things to do....

For instance, we're giving away the scholarship money that we raised with the TV raffle on this Saturday afternoon. The newly-forming Hudson Pride Foundation will give away its first scholarship at American Glory this Saturday at 2pm.

You should go. It's free and there's going to be food. We're giving the money to Charlie Ferrusi and Timothy Howard, the Grand Marshals at the past Hudson Pride.

This is what happened:

We raised THOUSANDS of dollars in sponsorship money this past pride.

(Trix is all about positive cash, I was keeping the books, so you know that there was no funny business!)

Anyway, there was a flat-screen TV raffle during Pride (the TV donated by SHARP electronics, thanks to MH!) and we raised $1,000. That money is going to be split with Charlie and Timmy, and it will probably buy them a book or two.


There's a little bit of money leftover and we are going to use that for fees to set up a non-profit company, the Hudson Pride Foundation.

The goals of the Hudson Pride Foundation are to raise $4,000 in scholarship money every year and donate it ($1,000 per school year) to an outstanding Columbia County High School senior who demonstrates a commitment to gay/lesbian issues and helps advance g/l equal rights - AND - the Hudson Pride Foundation will organize events such as Hudson Pride throughout the year.

That's what's keeping me busy.

(It's a far cry from writing stories about the trials and tribulations of living North of Warren -or NoWa - and how interior design 'fascism' was invading Hudson.)

The Hudson Pride Foundation is definitely doing something at ARTSWALK this year, and probably another event or two in the winter time before the next Pride parade in June.

The Hudson Pride Foundation may very well be the first organized gay/lesbian/whatever organization in Columbia County.


I don't know. Maybe there's a group of potluck lesbians in Philmont that I don't know about, or kayaking trannies in Chatham.

Although, I think I would know about the kayakers....

Oh, and to top this all off, my drag career is booming!! I have to turn down offers, I don't have time.

Which, I think is ridiculous, considering, I don't sing, I don't dance, I BARELY do any make-up, and my drag personae is nothing more than an (exaggerated) extension of my own personality. (Some say I'm actually more masculine in drag. I believe it.)

People are basically paying me to put on a dress and a wig and tell stupid jokes.


I'll live with it.

So, no time to blog.

Oh well.

Come to the event on Saturday afternoon. It'll be in the news, and what else are you doing?


See ya,

Friday, July 30, 2010

Gay Naked Pool Party in Tivoli August 7th

Hi Hudson,

I know, I've been away for a's been kinda busy this summer....

Anyway, if you haven't seen "Odds Against Tomorrow", you have to see it. It's a wonderful film made here, in our City of Hudson!

Next weekend - August 7th, my good friends at Hudson Valley Bares are having a gay male naked pool party in Tivoli - so close to our fair little city.

First, it's the Chelsea Clinton wedding in Rhinebeck, then a naked pool party in Tivoli!

Maybe, not be outdone, Hudson should have a naked Clinton pool party!

Be careful what you ask for, Trixie!

For more details on the naked gay pool party in Tivoli, send an email to:

Don't say I never tell you anything.....


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Odds Against Tomorrow

Hey Folks -

Next week - Wednesday - July 28th - we're showing "Odds Against Tomorrow" at Space 360.

Doors Open at 6:30.

Movie starts at 7pm

Free popcorn and glass of wine.

Dinner after. $20

Dessert by TRIXIE. I'm making cheesecakes!

This movie was shot in the City of Hudson! Come and watch it IN HUDSON!

here's the trailer:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BINGO MADNESS - Tuesday, July 27th

Ok -

Yet another BINGO should go, they are a lot of fun.

The place is packed.

This is NOT your grandmother's BINGO parlor!

Oh no.


Leave the kiddies at home!

It's dirty, awful jokes. Gossip. Personal stories/tragedies.

BINGO numbers - with fabulous prizes!

Strongtree is usually good for a donation of two pounds of coffee, and I bake biscotti to go with them.

The LICK boys in the summertime, give us licks....of ice cream.

Other prizes are whatever I can find.

Sometimes, it's stuff I have lying around the house. Sometimes, it's a sexual "favor".

....since there's no cash involved, I guess it's legal.

Not that Hudson hasn't seen THOSE types of BINGO parlors in the past, as well!

I'm just trying to keep this city's past alive.....that's it!



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Shana Gallery Opening

Shana Lee's Opening Celebration
Saturday, July 3rd 4-8pm

315 Warren Street

Hey -

I'm kinda back....not really.

Hudson Pride took a lot of energy, and it would be nice to just write a blog.

....that's how it all started.

Today, there was a editorial in the Register-Star about someone walking down Warren Street with his family and a couple of drag queens made a snide remark.

Hey, I'm not responsible for every snide remark that comes out of every drag queen in this town!


If you missed Hudson Pride, all you have to do is watch this video. It's wonderful.

Hudson Pride from Travis Bleen on Vimeo.

It kinda sums it all up.

It can make even an old whore cry.

The post below I wrote back in January. It's still true.....and I still wear it everyday.

Thank you, Hudson!




Jason's Upstairs Bar is having a closing party on January 30th.

ok --- true story ----

The Black Party, this past September, was my 40th birthday party.

It's a typical Trixie's Whorehouse party. Everyone's out dancing, and having fun, and GIO is there, spinning. My friends and neighbors are all there, and people are giving me gifts and wishing me happy birthday. Erika pulls out a cake, the whole bar sings 'Happy Birthday'. It was all very, very sweet.

Then, all of a sudden, there are about five people hovering around me, with their cell phones! Jason is texting everyone!!!

'Tell Trixie to meet me in the back! It's urgent!'

OMG...I think....something stupid is happening.

"Something stupid" usually happens. It's nothing major, just something stupid. Like, someone loses something, or the fire department shows up for a pulled alarm....

....something stupid....

I grab GIO and pull him back with me.

I blame him for everything that goes wrong....whether it's his fault or not.

He takes it well.....the blame, that is.

By the time we get to the back of the bar, I'm a wreck. What could it be NOW?

I walk into the back room, and Jason pulls out a little black box and wishes me 'Happy Birthday'. I wanted to kill him.

It's a necklace, made by his wife, in the shop downstairs. It's simple; a single piece hand-molded jewelry.

I wear it everyday.

It reminds me of the thoughtfulness of Jason and his wife, Shana, and it reminds me of that night, when a bar-full of people sang 'Happy Birthday' to me.

If I'm out of town, I look into the mirror and see it, and it brings me home. It reminds me that you can find an abundance of happiness and love, even in a little town called 'Hudson'.

Thank you,

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Short Films and Cheese!

Hi -

I'm back in the saddle, again, kinda....

Tomorrow night, I'm doing a Short Films and Cheese at Space 360.

Dinner will be Mac and Cheese! Meat and Mac and Cheese/Veg and Mac and Cheese and Salad.

And I'm making cheesecake for dessert!!

All for $20 - two hours of short films at a great space, and dinner! Complimentary glass of wine.

Wednesday - June 30th
Doors open at 6:30
Films at 7pm
Dinner at 8pm....more films at 9pm!

See you there!

here's some info on the films:

The two American animated shorts are, perhaps unsurprisingly, comic--a Pixar snippet featuring characters from Monsters, Inc. and a clever sci-fi shaggy-dog story ("The ChubbChubbs!," that year's animated winner). The foreign entries, in contrast, range from the philosophical (a German entry views human history from the perspective of a rock) to the surreal (from Japan, the story of a miser with a cherry tree growing out of his scalp). The live-action shorts are just as varied; "This Charming Man" (the winning entry, from Denmark) follows a Danish man pursuing love after a bureaucratic mix-up leads him to disguise himself as a Pakistani immigrant. "I'll Wait for the Next One," from France, packs heartbreak into four swift minutes; Belgium's "Gridlock" gives betrayal a dark comic twist; and the Australian short "Dog" offers a potent glimpse of brutality and consequences in South Africa. A substantial selection, each short a dense and satisfying nugget of film.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

An email I received today....

True story:

Hullo just read the great news about the boys winning Prom King & Queen in your city, just wanted to say hi and thanks for keeping the dream alive.

I grew up gay in a tiny little Missouri town (150 people) and I know how much it would have meant to me to have a role model like you around to set an example for me.

Thanks for being you!


As Erika, the Book Heiress, said to me tonight....

It's been a lot of nights doing a lot of things, sometimes I don't even know why I do it.

Calling BINGO numbers, posting fliers around town, meetings, countless hours of organizing and baking cookies....

Keeping cash in my boot...yelling at GIO!!!

And then you get one email, from a total stranger, and it's all worthwhile.



Trix talks to Channel 7 News New York

It's not everyday I get to talk to Channel 7 News New York, but today I did!

Charlie Ferrusi and Timothy Howard of Hudson High School were voted Prom King and Queen. The Register-Star ran the story last night.

AP picked it up, and it's now all over the world!

Channel 7 emailed me this am, and did an interview at noon.

Here I am telling people about Hudson Pride and the wonderful City of Hudson!

Hudson Pride is going to be OUT OF CONTROL!!!

King Charlie and Queen Timmy will be there!

Friday, June 4, 2010



Come and play BINGO THIS SUNDAY night!

Sundays from 5-7pm!

At pm, the wine bar!

Hope to see you, Hudson!


Friday, May 21, 2010


Hey Hudson!

There's a yard sale tomorrow!

This is a good one....get there early!

In true Hudson fashion --- bring cash!

I might even drop off some stuff and sell it.

I have a few things down in my basement, just hanging around, that I haven't used in a while.

Please. If I had him in my basement, do you think I'd sell him?
Do you think I'd ever leave the house?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Concerning Antiquity

Some people don't text message.

I don't understand why. My eight-year-old niece texts.

She also has her own gmail and facebook accounts.


Sometimes you have to let go of the past in order to embrace the present and the future.

For instance, my new tenant in the East Village complained to me that the painter did not paint the ceiling before she moved in......with her white couch and white furniture.

I went there, and looked at it... it was fine. There was not a mark nor a scratch nor anything on the ceiling. It didn't need to be painted.


That's the East Village today. That's who's moving in - a tenant who complains that the ceiling is not painted.

Her checks clear.

The East Village is not what it was. Debbie Harry is not at CBGB's, which is no longer a bar. The World is some church or something. You cannot get a blow job in the back room of the Cock.

Well, maybe you still can.

Things change, like it or not. The East Village changed, and it's no longer a home for artists or eccentrics.

Ask Patti Smith, who is now telling young artists to move to Poughkeepsie.

Although I think Hudson, right now, is pretty fucking awesome.

People change, too. It's like...guess what, dude? You're not a twink anymore...sorry.

Yeah, I know that at one point, older guys at the Townhouse paid for your lily white hairless ass, but now, they don't pay.

Use that ass when you got it.
Put that ass money in the bank and buy some real estate.

Or, a nice fixed-rate CD. Which, does not stand for 'Cross-Dresser'....this time.

When guys show up at your door, after looking at your ManHunt profile pics of ten or fifteen years ago, they turn around and leave....and they should.

Embrace the present, and who you are now, and what you're doing NOW and run with it. The past, is.......well, the past.

Anyway, what was my point?

Oh yeah.....there's this discussion called 'Concerning Antiquity' in a couple of weeks. I guess it's all about the past. Get all the information above.


Some parts of Antiquity were not that bad....

Musty in Albany

Hey Folks -

So,'s nice that something else is happening in Albany other than furloughs.

Unless Musty wears a low-cut fur wrap.

You're not going to find fur on this Paisley Princess of Psychedelic 60's songs. It's going to be a fun evening to start off Capital Pride week.

Here's the deal. I go to Albany every week. It's really not that far and the guys are very charming.

(Right now, during the week, I'm in Jersey City....I had to meet a friend on the Upper East you know how long it took? Over an hour on public transportation!! Really....Albany is only 45 minutes away....)

Every now and then, someone asks me, "Trixie, why don't you do breasts?"

I look at them, and I'm like....

"Um, first of all - shocker - I'm not a real woman, and I don't want breasts."

Is there some rule that I have to do boobs? What? Am I going to lose points on Ru Paul's Drag Race? At this point, once you're cross-dressing, the rules no longer apply. You do what you want.
Plus, Musty does enough breasts for both of us!



Paisley For Brains

A trip through the psychedelic 60's and beyond...

staring Musty Chiffon

with musical director Michael Holland on piano

Musty is a master of her material. She knows how to turn a phrase, hit a note, and strut her stuff. Her mascaraed glance alone can simultaneously draw a tear and a smile.

"When Musty takes the stage she doesn't just reign, she pours." OBLIVION San Francisco

Monday June 7th Tickets $20. Curtain 7:30 doors open 6:30

Sponsored by

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Capital Repertory Theatre

111 North Pearl Street

Albany, NY 12207-2293

(518) 462-4531

"I've never been a fan of Drag-Queen shows I confess some gent in a gown torching Diamonds are a girls best friend or tribbing to Liza or Cher or whomever, big deal; and besides the word cabaret to me has always been French for "corny" So what a surprise to be knocked out by Musty Chiffon Musty is fresh and alive, not some drippy La Cage aux Folles redux that's dead on its feet. Go!" -Johnny Angel San Francisco Guardian

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just Wear White

Hi Folks,

So, yes, another 'Just Wear White'.


Well, there's a fear that if we call it a "WHITE PARTY" people will think that I'm a white supremest drag queen living in upstate New York.

That's what white supremest drag queens do....bake cookies, call BINGO numbers and throw dance parties......and plan gay pride marches.

Anyway, it's called "Just Wear White". It's Memorial Day, and now, legally, in the City of Hudson, you will be allowed to wear white.

Full-on white.

Not ecru, or bone, ivory, eggshell, buttercream, antique white, or snow.

Frankly, I don't care what we call it, just pay the ten bucks at the door and have fun.




hmmmm.....what do you think? A good way to start the summer?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Pride Preview Party

Four years ago, I never went above 59th Street....and I only did drag on Halloween and the Invasion of the Pines.

Now, I'm all over the state of New York, with a wig, a dress, and a bowling ball in the car at all time.

Because, you just never know.

I ordered my own BINGO ball machine with BINGO cards and little plastic tiddly-wink chips.

I mean, I like the magic BINGO ball spinner at pm, the wine bar, but now, I need my own, as my BINGO empire expands.

I'm going to have to keep the BINGO ball spinner in the car now as well. Ready, at all times.

People complain that they can't find a job.


Did you even consider DRAG BINGO as a career option?

No, you probably didn't.

But, let me tell you, my BINGO dance card is full and Trix is getting booked up and down the Valley.

This BINGO at Locust Grove is REAL CASH. I'm not baking cookies.

So, yeah, you should go.

I requested a cute boy in tight speedos...because, you know, with my opera-length gloves, I drop my balls.....and the boy has to bend over and pick them up.


Cash, cute boy in his underwear, a drag queen, BINGO. A fantastic evening.



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gay Pride Themes? Really?

Why do Gay Pride Parades have to have "THEMES"?

Granted, I know that I throw theme parties in, everyone wear white or red or a toga....whatever...

Someone sent me a link for the Gay Pride in New Hope, PA. New Hope, is, I guess, like an older sister city to Hudson. A small town with a lot of antique stores and homosexuals.

Anyway, New Hope is having a Pride Day and the theme is "It's a Family Affair".

Don't believe me? Here's the link.

Yes, Mr. French was really gay, but, "It's a Family Affair" is a lame theme, if you ask me.

You're going to have your Gay Pride theme based on a 70s television show?

In that case, Hudson's theme will be "Match Game"!

So, now, here it is, late at night, and I can't sleep because I'm thinking of different themes for Hudson Pride.

Here are my ideas for Hudson Gay Pride themes:

  • It's about time!
  • Really? There are gay people in Hudson? No!

Or, just go with an old Hudsonian standard theme for gay pride:

  • Cash in advance, thanks

I think I'll keep thinking about it.



Hudson Pride's First Meeting

Hi Hudson,

It's all very exciting and moving very quickly. Honestly, I had NO IDEA of the amount of support I would see so fast so soon.

I'm setting up another blog, to deal specifically with the issues and logistics of the Pride event.

The Facebook group, 'City of Hudson's First Pride' will be used to update minutes, send out mass emailings, event promotion, and discussion groups. (I understand that not everyone is on facebook, but there are advantages. Facebook does make certain functions easier.)

And this blog,, I will use for my own personal opinions, as well as fun 'bon mots'.

Anyway, here are the minutes from the last meeting. There will be another meeting this Saturday, May 8th, at noon at the Trixie Chalet, on the back porch, weather permitting. I'll bake something. :) Email me for the address. (My house is easy to pick out on my block.......ask yourself, which house would belong to a drag queen, and that's mine.)

Here is the overall plan for Hudson Pride:

'Hudson Pride' will take place on the weekend of June 19-20. Saturday during the day, the village of Catskill will hold a vendor booth fair by their waterfront. Saturday evening, we are planning an event in Hudson. Sunday, at noon the parade will start at 7th Street Park and continue down Warren Street to Promenade Park. There will be vendor booths in Promenade Park on Sunday from noon-5pm with a rally and performers. A tea dance will take place in Hudson Sunday early evening.

There's more to come, so please stay tuned.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Milk Crate

Hi --

I just came out of the Hudson Pride first meeting, and it went very well! We had about a dozen people show up.

Tomorrow, I'll post what we did and set up a new website.

True story, different topic....and I can't really say it ties into Hudson Pride, but whatever.

I talked to my brother this morning who told me a story, I'd forgotten....

He said to me,

"Do you remember, I was about five years old, in the garage, trying to reach something on the shelf, and I asked you to get it down for me."

I must have been around eleven at the time. I said, "No, I don't remember."

"I asked for your help and you said you weren't going to get it for me."

"Oh," I said.

"But you told me, 'Get that milk crate and turn it upside down. Now, stand on it.' And I reached up and got it down myself. You watched me, and then said, 'God helps those who help themselves,' and walked out. I remember not being mad at you, but rather, happy. It stayed with me all these years."

My brother now runs his own computer software, maybe, it worked.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

City of Hudson's First Gay Pride - June 20, 2010

Hey Hudson -

It's official! I got the permit for the City of Hudson's First Gay Pride Parade. June 20, 2010.

Anyway, I posted it a few days ago as my facebook status - and O.M.G. the responses I've been getting!

It's out of control.

People are coming out of the 18th-century-horsehair woodwork!

I created a facebook group, 'City of Hudson's First Gay Pride'. Anyone can join and I'm going to post minutes of the meetings there. There's also discussion boards, etc.

I'm also going to keep posting information here on

It really is wonderful how the word is catching on and people - all ages, straight/gay/in between - are offering their help. Every day, I get another few emails of people offering their time or money or people who just want to be part of it.

Poughkeepsie gays are coming up.....Albany gays are coming down....

Catskill is doing their pride on Saturday, the 19th, so, it will be a weekend of Pride!

I'm having the first organizational meeting this SUNDAY - May 2nd at NOON at Space 360.

It's open to everyone! We want to plan out the weekend's events, marchers, publicity and PARTIES!!

I'll bake something and bring coffee.

Well, of course Gay Pride is going to be organized over brunch!

It really is all wonderful.

Happy Hudson Pride!

It's about time!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The cheesecakes are done.

Yes, the cheesecakes are done and sitting in my fridge.....getting harder.

We're all set for tomorrow evening's short films.

I think I might bake something else....we'll see.

The cheesecakes should be good for about 30-40 people...but, maybe I need more. Who knows?

Cherry cheesecakes....or, optional cherries.

Maybe next time, I'll do an oreo-cookie crust. You have to put requests in early, though....

I'm expecting a decent crowd.

Chef Danyell does good Indian food. 20 could you go wrong?

Cool or Cracked?

Granted, you can spend a lifetime trying to defend the city of Hudson on the internet.

.....or make a drag career around it.

But, as I was searching for a google group, I found the following post and replies which I found an interesting read.

Read it all here.

It's the pluses and minuses of living in Hudson.

And here's another person that wants to re-locate.

I know that there are anti-facebookers out there...but, let me tell you the reason why I like facebook...

It's accountability.

There's a name and FACE to the comments.

This way, people aren't posting negative anonymous shit and getting away with it. other forums which are dying a slow and needful death.

And yeah....Hudson may have a ways to go.....but...that's why you should buy into it NOW....while it's still affordable.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Drag Queens of the Hudson Valley

This was the scene on Main Street in Catskill last weekend.

Why were you not there?

In this photo from l to r,

Isis Vermouth, myself, Kiley Winn, Esther Gin and Shealita BaBay.

Esther and I are both on bowling leagues. We are going to start a support group, BDQHVA, Bowling Drag Queen of the Hudson Valley Anonymous.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Another Findysz Opening if John Findysz hasn't had enough openings in this town...

This Saturday, April 24
620 1/2 Warren St, 2nd floor
6-8 pm

Here's the press release:


The Waiting is over. Standing, a show of works by multi-media artist John Findysz, is a break-out event. The painter brings his explosive abilities to bear on both original and appropriated images. The results are startling and mysterious. Figures about to speak or move forward are married to violent, evocative, bold, delicate, sexy, careless, calculated, and subtle paint application. The act of painting itself overlays each identifiable image, and reveals a careful commingling of the representational with the abstract. Fashionable and pretty boys, aliens, athletes, and figures without faces are treated as substrates, or subjugated to theoretical musings. Findysz’ art explores the complex interval between the thought of action and action itself, and the interstices between image and expression, thus visually describing what cannot be seen. The works in Standing underscore art as a shamanistic enterprise.


Do you want me to translate it for you?

Blah, blah, blah, PRETTY BOYS, blah, blah, blah, ATHLETES, blah, blah, blah, FREE WINE.

What? You didn't see the words "free wine" in the press release?

That's because FREE WINE is the "subtext" for all these art openings!

You can call yourself an art critic, but I know you're a cheap-ass alcoholic looking for your next (free) fix.

Hey, I'll be there!

See ya,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Miss Trixie plugged my event next week.

Click here to see the page

They referred to me as "The Iron Maiden of Hudson, Miss Trixie Starr..."

I'm not opposed to it.

Although, I'd rather be known as "the Eve Arden of the Hudson Valley".

That works for me.

Grammatically Incorrect Spam.....

I wouldn't serve my dog, Spam....seriously.

I got an email the other day,

"FREE AUTO INSURANCE ESTIMATES!", that's an incentive?

When has anyone ever paid for an auto insurance ESTIMATE?

Today, I get an email:

I am Dr. Marc Schneider and I work for Multilingual Search Engine Optimization Inc. in Washington DC - I would like to speak with the person in charge of your international clientele. Who is my contact? Who should I speak to??

In fact, after visiting , I have noticed that your website cannot be found on foreign search engines (I tested it on Hispanic search engines, German search engines, Asian search engines, etc.) Our company is specialized in multilingual search engine promotions in 28 languages . From the Japanese Google to the German Yahoo, from the AOL in Spanish to the MSN in Chinese, we can show you how to develop a true international online presence by promoting your website on foreign search engines.

You want the person in charge of's international clientele?

Have you READ my blog?

You want my Bangladeshi contact on Robinson Street?

You've tried to find on Hispanic and German search engines......really?

You tell me in your email that you're a doctor, AND you specialize in multilingual search engine promotion, yet, you use the grammatically incorrect sentence:

Who should I speak to??

First of all, it's WHOM, because the person you're looking for is the object, and you left the sentence with a dangling preposition.

I cannot post my grammar girl link often enough, can I ?

Read this if you want to know the difference between who and whom.

The sentence should be:

"To whom should I speak?"

Anyway, my next crusade is going to be "its" and "it's".

"It's" is the contraction of IT and IS.

"Its" is actually the possessive.

That's a common error, and I'm willing to overlook it, because it's counter-intuitive.

You would think that the possessive is "it's".

I'm re-reading Strunk and White's The Elements of Style.'s only going to get worse.



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy! Happy! Up! Up!

Hey Hudson,

Oh dear city of Hudson. I know, you think I've abandoned you.

Abandoned....forgotten....used a old whore watching the new gal get all the work.

Far from it!

I'm busy planning, planning, planning more and more events.

Like this one, another dinner and a movie night featuring PIXAR animated shorts.

Here's a list of the films: Click below.


It's not Shrek, ok?

AND! O.M.G. I have more stuff in the works.

More parties at the Red Dot, (every other) Sunday night BINGO in the summertime at pm....

There's more.

I'm not going to announce it JUST yet. But, it's going to be fab!

Anyway, see you on:

Wednesday, April 28th at Space 360.
Doors open 6:30pm
Indian food by Chef Danyell
Two hours of short films with a dinner intermission
Happy! Happy! Up! Up!

Happiness and merriment guaranteed!

....and I'm making cheesecakes.

Some sugar, cream cheese and cherries - what more do you want?


Friday, April 16, 2010


I LOVE to eat many ways....

I probably spend hours doing it every day.


Now, I'm back downstate, at least temporarily, I eat out all the time.

(And believe it or not, money might soon be pushing me BACK up to Hudson! It's an odd story, I'll tell you later, I don't actually believe it. When it happens, I'll believe it..)

Anyway, here's TWO evenings of eating out.

(There's the big Opera House Movable Feast this weekend. I support the Opera House, I'll give them a donation, but I'm not cooking for a bunch of people. My Movable Feast would mean calling up Red Chopstick and having all of my guests walk over there with me to pick it up.)

See the Dining Out benefit above, and....

On WEDNESDAY, April 28th, I'm doing a film night at Space 360 / 360 Warren.

Happy! Happy! Up! Up!
An evening of PIXAR animated shorts - $20
Includes dinner and dessert.
Wed, April 28th Space 360 / 360 Warren
(Probably) Indian food by Chef Danyell.
It's going to be fun.

Dessert by me, and you know it'll be fabulous.
6:30, the doors open, and you get a free glass of wine.

I did some market research and what do people want?


Happiness. It's all people want. It's really simple.

That, and alcohol.

....and good food......and sex....

Legally, I can provide happiness, alcohol, and food.

The Hudson of another era, I could give you everything....sigh....

I'm just too late.

True story....

Did I ever tell you about my former co-worker Cindy?

She was a trip!

A single gal, living in Manhattan, and she LOVED to cook.

She wanted to meet a, this is what she did....

Every Sunday, she made chili. She was really good at it. A big pot!

She had beers in the fridge, and she put on the football game. She didn't really watch it, she just left it on.

She would casually mention, when people would ask, what was she doing, she would say,

"Oh, it's Sunday, I cook chili and have the game on."

Before you know it, "Sunday at Cindy's" was the BIG hit. Her place was FILLED with straight guys...some married, some single....guys would bring their friends.

She found a boyfriend - cute, hot, hunky guy.

Put the bait out and they will come!

You want a straight guy? Beer, chili and football!


(Granted, the boyfriend and her had a major coke problem. She lost everything, including her job, and they had to pick her up off the bathroom floor of the office in a stretcher into the ambulance. )


(Sorry, folks....but that IS the full story. There isn't always 'happy ever after' is what it is until it's not. You got to be happy with what you got. TODAY.)

Anyway, Cindy found a boyfriend!

Food, beer, and football.

....and cocaine.

Love ya,

Thursday, April 15, 2010


M Gallery presents
“Transilluminations” – Works by Jonas Caufield
Opening and Artist Reception: Saturday
April 17, 2010 6 - 8pm

Hey folks,

Some people say, "Trixie, I check your blog every day."

Those are the people not on facebook.....that's where the world is now.

Blogs are good, because you can say more....but events and happenings are really all posted on facebook. It's just easier.

I'll keep you posted, for instance, there's a gallery show this weekend in Catskill which I'm going to attend...probably in drag...why not?

Here's the description off their website:

A show of photographic images printed on various media including backlit transparencies, metal, and traditional paper. The work of Woodstock photographer, Jonas Caulfield, will focus on the concept of gender identity and sexuality in dress. The subjects and the illuminated images themselves will shine light on the observer and our concept of non-traditional
self-expression in relation to gender roles.

It's going to be a room full of pictures of trannies.

I mean you can serve wine and cheese at these things, and "dress" them up, and everyone can walk around talking about gender identity issues, and trans-formations, and the essence of masculinity and femininity, but, you know...

It's shock value.

I mean, that's why I do it.

One, for shock and marketing purposes, but two, because having a trannie or drag queen or "gender-illusionist" in the room, does create a different 'space'.

It says, 'the normal rules no longer apply here'.

That's why I dress up and GO to these things.

It's one thing to see pictures on a wall. Fine.

It's a 'display', a show.

There's still a separation between the object (the picture) and the audience.

That's why I like doing parties in drag and all the other events in town.

I want the 'audience' to be participants!

I want to create another space, where the 'normal rules' no longer apply and dance with people. Play BINGO with people, and have them meet other people. It's about connection!

Artists can easily separate themselves from 'LIFE' itself. Like a reporter, who reports on everyone else's life, but their own life.....nothing.

For me, life is about participating, not just viewing.

So, that's why I'm going in drag.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I've been there

So, Joe Biden emailed me last night.

Yeah, seriously...

I must have given Obama money at some point, and now they have my email address. Great.

The subject of the email was, "I've been there."

Oh, really, Joe?

You've been WHERE?

Are you trying to connect with me? Show me how YOU are a simple American, just like me, and you've shared my pain. My suffering?

You've been there?


Do you even know me, Joe Biden?

No. You know shit.

You know what, Joe? Do this.

Why don't you try planning a dance party in Hudson, New York.

Try it.

I dare you. I fucking dare you.

Get a DJ. Make up some fliers, post them around town (try not to let the police see you), send out a thousand facebook invites and then put on a pair of pantyhose, and a dress and a wig and some lipstick.

Do it.

Wear some heels and spend all night making polite conversation with strangers.

And then, at 3am, when a twink with a hot hot hot ass is hitting on you, and you think...

"Hey, maybe I'll get lucky and get a piece of hot twink ass tonight....even in a dress..."

When you think that maybe the universe is going to give you back something for all the work you've done, all of a sudden the twink starts a fight with your best gal pal and is being escorted out of the bar.

And you're like, "Fuck you, universe! Can't you give me one fucking lousy hot twink! Would it really kill you? Do I really ask for much, I mean, c'mon, universe!"

The twink is being pushed down the stairs, and your wig is crooked, and you think, "All this work, and not even one messy, drunken blow job, huh?"

You go home, drunk, and your dog looks at you like, "What the hell happened to you?"

And you say your dog, "Don't judge me."

You take the pantyhose off, wash them out in the sink and hang them in the bathroom, and try to wipe off the lipstick and have some self-respect because you know you're going to do it all again in a month or two.

Oh yeah, have you been THERE, Joe Biden?

When you do that, then you can ask me for money for some stupid-ass campaign.


Talk to me then, Joe.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Canned Ham in Albany - Sat - April 3rd - 8pm

...and you thought he was just a waiter at the Red Dot.....

"Canned Ham" is a one-man show that recounts the adventures of Tom Judson (a.k.a. gay porn star "Gus Mattox") who went into the gay adult film industry at age 43, directly from the cast of the Broadway show "42nd Street" with an established a career as an actor both on and off-Broadway, and as a composer of music for films and television, including "Metropolitan," MTV and even "Sesame Street."

During the show Tom recalls working with Teri Hatcher, Rob Marshall (the director of "Chicago") Charles Busch, Ann Magnuson and many others before making an unexpected splash as porn star "Gus Mattox", still the oldest recipient of the GayVN Performer of the Year Award, the porn industry's Oscars.

Tom explains what it's really like on the set of a porn movie and that being a male escort can have some surprisingly touching moments. The show contains musical numbers during which Tom accompanies himself on the accordion. "Canned Ham" is R-rated: it contains graphic language and adult themes, and is, above all, a comedy.
Kevin Malony (director) has directed Lypsinka, Varla Jean Merman, Jackie Hoffman, Jackie Hoffman, John Kelly and many others. He is the artistic director of TheaterTWEED and founded the Fractured Classicks series.

Dan Knechtges (musical staging) choreographed "Xanadu," "Vanities" and "The Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Broadway as well as many regional productions.
William Ivey Long (costumes) designed the costumes for "Young Frankenstein," "The Producers," "Grey Gardens," "Hairspray" and many others.

Tom Judson (writer/performer) has appeared on Broadway in "Cabaret," toured with "42nd Street," written music for films and TV, and is the oldest recipient of the GayVN Performer of the Year Award, the porn industry's Oscars.

Chi Chi LaRue (producer) is a force of nature.