Friday, May 21, 2010
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.
Monday, May 17, 2010
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.
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.
So, yeah....it'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 Side.....do 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!
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
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Capital Repertory Theatre
111 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207-2293
"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
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.
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.
I'm thinking WET TSHIRT/BOXER CONTEST!!
hmmmm.....what do you think? A good way to start the summer?
Friday, May 7, 2010
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
Why do Gay Pride Parades have to have "THEMES"?
Granted, I know that I throw theme parties in town....like, 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.
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, HudsonPride.com 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, GayHudson.com, 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. Trixie@GayHudson.com (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
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 company...so, maybe, it worked.