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……

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Mayor Will Wynn to proclaim December 11 Girls Rock Camp Day in Austin, Texas!

girls rock camp day

In honor of Girls Rock Camp public service and mission of empowering girls, Austin Mayor Will Wynn will proclaim December 11, 2008, Girls Rock Camp Day.

The proclamation ceremony will be Thursday, December 11, at 5:30 p.m. sharp, in City Council chambers at City Hall (301 W. Second St.) and will feature a performance by 2008 summer camp sensations The Velvet Pretzels. Jo’s Downtown (242 W. Second St. – across from City Hall) will host an afterparty 6-8 p.m. with Follow That Bird! and rock camp graduate Fabi Reyna performing. The event is free and family-friendly. Please join us in celebrating this milestone!

ALSO:
Cruiserweight, Adrian and the Sickness, and Petals to play annual 50 Shows in 50 States fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp

Friday, December 19, Red 7 (611 E. 7th St.) will host this year’s fundraising event to benefit our local camp and the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. This early show is all-ages and starts at 7 p.m. Cover is pay-what-you-can; suggested donation $7

Trip to the Asian Market

I took these photos a few years ago at the Chinese New Year celebration in north Austin. Here are some of my favorites.

Happy Buddhas

Happy Buddhas

Porcelin Asian Ladies

Porcelain Lotus Ladies

Catfish

Catfish!!!!

Jolly Asian Men

Jolly Asian Men

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