Me Loves Bücherstapel

Where are the Creatures?

Above is a photo of a page from Place Space, the magazine featuring John Waters at home. So, of course, this is showing one of his many book piles.

And what can we see CLEARLY in the pile to the right? John Waters has a copy of Ausserirdische Zwitterwesen / Alien Hybrid Creatures, the book by die Professorin Michael Krebber.

Below is my personal re-visualisation of the book pile for your viewing pleasure.

Alien Hybrid Creatures are Everywhere

Well done.



Yesterday, Mary and me went to Miss C’s Closet, a new drag store in an back alley near Yonge and Wellesley. Not only looked the store great from the outside, we just had a very pleaseuarble shopping experience. Highly recommended.

With our bags stuffed, we hailed and cab and drove to the Powerplant to see a performance by Ei Arakawa. He used Scott Lyall’s exhibition as his set, two pictures below.

Perfect Saturday.

Showgirls (fall down the stairs scene) projection

Ei sawing

Two Sides to Every Story

Journey With The Lonely

Based on his release schedule, Mr. Louis Burns can be considered the Kate Bush of house music. Better known as Lil Louis, his last release was the single “Clap Your Hands” in ’97. A great, stomping house song. Of course, before that he released the now classic house albums “Journey With the Lonely” in ’92, featuring the single “Club Lonely“, and his 1989 debut “From the Mind of Lil Louis” including the moaning anthem “French Kiss”.

And now, it looks like a new double album is coming out later this year, titled “Two Sides To Every Story”. Lil Louis’ website is a bit wonky (now updated and pictures only), however a few release events seem to be scheduled. For instance, one in his hometown Chicago on Christmas Day.
Apart from that, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of promotion happening for the release yet. In an interview with Little Louis Vega and Lil’ Louis, LL mentions that only the LLs have his new single “Crazy”.

Aptly titled Two Sides to Every Story, the album is written entirely by Lil Louis from a woman’s perspective, depicting their joy, love and heartache of being with an enigmatic artist. The Double CD, Side A and Side AA is divided between R n B and Dance – it will move you and have you moving. (…) In an unparalleled move, Two Sides to Every Story will be released with a companion book, entitled A Man’s Diary: A Good Man”™s Search for a Good Woman. Louis skillfully uses two art forms to speak candidly about love, life, and relationships.

The text above is taken from his website and together with the album cover below, I can’t help but think about R. Kelly. I’m hopeful that this doesn’t mean anything bad for the new music.

With friends I had so many great party nights dancing to Lil Louis music. I still remember one gay tea dance at Plastik (long closed) in Frankfurt. We were still kind of high from the music when the DJ played the last song. As the music faded out my best friend screamed: “Spiel’ noch ein Lied, meine Pille kommt grade!” (Play another song, my pill is just kicking in) , which was greeted with laughter. Sure enough, the DJ played one more song and we totally freaked out: Club Lonely.

Two Sides

JPL 4 1.2.3.

Jean Paul Lespagnard sent me pictures of his spring 2009 collection for 1.2.3. Here is a another excerpt from my interview with him:

“Sometimes I’m finding fabric, sometimes I’m hearing stories., sometimes I meet someone and I get inspired, sometimes it is a movie. Like my next collection (for 1.2.3.) is about Sylvester Stallone. When I was in Hyeres, I had this idea about doing a collection about Jaqueline, like she is fed up with Texas and she is watching the movie Cliffhanger. So she decides to go to Austria to become a climber and she is completely obsessed by Sylvester Stallone at the end, so she is watching Rocky Balboa. So my next collection will be about climbers and boxers.”

Being A Muse According to Gossip Girl

Serena: He asked me to pose for him, in his studio. To be his muse.

Blair: And you said yes?

Serena: Why not? It is romantic.

Blair: No, it’s a death trap. Being a muse never works out.

Serena: Plenty of women have been both lover and muse to famous artists. Like Picasso.

Blair: Serena, a guy starts out in his blue period and everything’s great. But it’s only a matter of time until he’s all into cubism and it’s some other girl’s eye coming out of her forehead.

Fangs Are The (New?) Fags

The Haters (You Know Who)

True Blood details the co-existence of vampires and humans in a small town in Lousiana. The HBO series centers on Sookie Stackhouse (played by Canadian content Anna Paquin, who won an Oscar for her supporting role in The Piano about 30 years ago), a telepathic waitress at a diner, who falls in love with the much older, but still young & pale looking vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). The show is written by Alan Ball, who also did Six Feet Under. Gay.

It is very easy to see the vampires (who are referred to as fangs) as a metaphor for the fags (who are also referred to as gays).

I think I have a ‘like / hate’ relationship with the show, tipping over to ‘like’ with the most recent episodes:
– There is tons of fang banging
– There is the gay character of Lafayette, a cook, drug dealer, Internet porn wannabe
– There is vampire blood dealing, cause ‘v’ (as it is also called) is like a drug, enhancing the nine human senses

Now, finally, I’m coming to the point of the whole post. On Sunday, I heard about the second season of True Blood. We had brunch with Canadian-cutie Jeremy Podeswa, who told us that he is going to direct a couple of episodes for the next round of fang fun. I can’t reveal more, he made me sign a non-disclosure fagreement. My teeth are already growing with fangcitement.

More: Interview with Alan Ball

Fangtasia: Vampire Hot Spot

The Philes are Everywhere