I've playing with my Lincoln Logs quite a bit. It's becoming meditation. To meticulously construct only to inevitably destroy. Helps keep life in perspective.
OK, so now the mushrooms have worn off and it's back to work.
Had a good ol' conversation with this fuzzy dude, Mark at Clark's on Clark. I was drawn to his ultra-casual style (frayed hoodie, sloppy jeans, ungroomed hippie beard) and we discussed drag. Everything we do is drag. From the tube socks we pull on to the gold hoop earring we forget is even in our ear, it's all a costume—a masquerade representing to the world what we want them to see of us. What does your drag say about you?
OK, so maybe the mushrooms are still kickin' (from 1995). Please bear with my philosophical tangents.
The Nutbush was plenty o' fun when I stopped in with Joe on Thursday. Important note—Trailer Trash Bingo is every OTHER week. It was an off week, so we settled into a game of darts and just relaxed. Left the world behind. Nutbush is a good place for that. Good people. Check out this pic of 'The Triplets of Nutville.' Not even our own mother can tell us apart. I should also point out that out of the three of us, I was born last.
EXTREMELY happy to see that Stella is back on her feet and bitchy as ever, working the mic at the Stella Productions show at Jackhammer. It would take a tranquilizer dart the size of a Jeff Stryker dildo to take Stella down. Oh shit, now I've got the image of Stella and a Jeff Stryker dildo in my head. I won't be sleeping tonight!
Happy birthday to Sandy the Pimp over at B. Blyss at Rhythm. The girls turned out throw down with the djembes and a spectacular time was had by all.
Editor's note—last week, I credited the cover models as Chicago Spirit Corps. They are actually the Chicago Spirit Brigade. Sorry for the mix-up. For more, please visit www.chicagospiritbrigade.com .
JoJo has invited me to her gallery to see her dolls. She says she's working on a life-size Marilyn Monroe. Pleasure meeting her at Erik R. Sosa's art opening at Big City Swing. He really is a treasure. As a big thank you, I am now the owner of the piece ('Surf's Up') that appeared on the cover with the man on the August 4 issue. Could not be more happy!
I guess that's it. We've got the Windy City Rodeo coming to town (well, to state) August 27-29. Check out next week's issue for full calendar of events and other rodeo goodies. Visit www.ilgra.com for more info, or call (312) 409-3835.
Now where are my Lincoln Logs?