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Evolution of My Crazy Bitch

There are those of you who would nail some of my favorite crazy ladies to a cross. If you do, let me know. They’d want someone to take photos. Their craziness is art and I LOVE IT!

For me it started with Wendy O’Williams. Actually it probably started with my grandmother, Mimi. Then Grace Jones! Demolition Man is my favorite but this video for La Vie En Rose give a good visual overview of her beautiful, hard ass, 21 century amazingness. Grace Jones with Pavarotti

Madonna probably had the greatest impact on me. Lucky Star came out when I needed a feisty role model. Express Yourself, Vogue (mtv awards), Human Nature are some of my favorites. Erotica and Like A Prayer are a few of the most controversial but this blew me away when I saw Madonna in Houston in 1989. It was the first time I saw drag queens in person. Yipee! I’ll spare you photos of  me with Madonna haircuts & clothing w/jelly bracelets.  Imagine.

I went out and found my own drag queens and there was a stint where I was highly influenced by the band Vixen. Laugh all you want. I was much more suited to be a metal girl than try to pull off being Madonna! Definitely some Joan Jett and Lita Ford thrown in there.

And finally we have arrived at this point. Lady Gaga. A grand answer to a missing element of music in my life for some time. I was just going to watch this one video and return to work. But I love me some crazy bitches and wanted to tell you about them! oooo la ah ha ha ah

UPDATE: I should add Annie Lennox, Amanda Palmer and the Texas Rollergirls……

Misc Travel Photos

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem


Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica, CA

Vatican City, Italy

Madrid, Spain


Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Paris with Gaga

Paris Hilton interviewing Lady Gaga! These 2 gushing over each other, delights and disturbs me. As a lover of pop culture, it’s the best! (fade in Davie Bowie song FAME!)

I was extremely impressed to see Lady Gaga using her voice politically concerning Don’t ask, don’t tell. Gaga’s not half as weird as some of our politicians. In fact she is a response to their holier than thou, suit wearing, perverse ways. She’s even mocking them in the photo below!HA HA!

What do you think of Lady Gaga? VOTE NOW or leave a comment!

Madonna blew my mind and Lady Gaga crawled into the mush that remained and rolled around!!!

This post was brought to you by the loop of  Bad Romance playing
in my brain since I woke up. Now it’s  been looped together
with Madonna, Dance and Sing.

If you want to be famous, maybe you should be blonde…

 

Peaches and Iggy Pop KICK IT

I’m probably the last person to see this but it is FANTASTIC!

Peaches featuring Iggy Pop KICK IT

Elijah Wood as Iggy Pop?

I also saw The Chemical Brothers – Do It Again on ME Television.  AWESOME!

Song for You

I have always thought of Willie’s friend, Leon Russell, as dirty ole Santa Claus. I was surprised to see how cute he was as a young buck. Willie and my mom knew, and now I do too! ha!

I love this song. Especially when Ray Charles or Willie sing it.

Watch this one tooo!

The Metro

I want to got to a friends birthday the Saturday of Labor Day weekend but I don’t want to drive out west of Westlake. The state of Texas has decided that any holiday is a free to give you a blood alcohol test with no refusal. I don’t know all the implications of this and i don’t want to find out. I hate to drive and once it gets dark and there are no lights I feel nervous about animals. I love Austin so much but this lady was made for the METRO!!! Where the hell is my public transportation Austin people in charge of this!!!!!!! Half my family and friends live in another city that is still considered Austin. Will it help if I eat at Subway? I wanna ride the train to this birthday party! I’ll buy a pass on the METRO….

This is an AWESOME cover!!!