Tomorrow, it’s a big Frankfurt reunion. I’m djing with Viola, Bitz and Steffen at Alex Sinclair’s Hello party! It is going to be super hot in town, so be sure to wear almost nothing. Very excited about this. And it is a new location for us. YAY!
Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 10:30pm
Sportverein 1894 Sachsenhausen e.V.
Gerbermühlstraße 110, Frankfurt
When 100% Pure Love by Crystal Waters came out, my Bavarian friend Kiki and I were all over the dance floor of our favourite club, Construction Five (Yes, there were lots of Bauarbeiter, we loved das Milieu. And yes, they let underage girls in).
Had I asked myself where 100% Pure Love’s cowbell came from, I would have stumbled across the following treasure before: Jeanette “Lady” Day – Come Let Me Love You. First pressed as a 12″ on the legendary New York disco label Prelude, it got a so-called Mastermix treatment by Shep Pettibone in 1982. This was one of the mixes that were featured on Shep’s radio show and the biggest mixes were subsequently released on a Prelude compilation.
But now, without further ado, please enjoy the moans and cowbells of Jeanette “Lady” Day.
Download it at the great Beat Electric or listen below.
*attention: well known Madonna trivia following*
I bet Madonna must have heard Jeanette moaning in the 80ties. Why else would she have called Shep? First a couple of remixes for the lady (Color Mix of True Blue) until he finally produced Vogue for Ms. Ciccone.
Gay Pride Frankfurt is this weekend & we’re awaiting Mary Messhausen for the parade tomorrow.
In case you’re going to be about town and still looking for a bag or you just ordered your Kelly and it hasn’t arrived yet, fear no longer: Now you can get your Kelly paper bag from the Hermes website. A couple of styles are available, just cut & glue. (via jocko)
Back in Frankfurt, I’ve finally overcome my jet lag. Last night we went to the ballet to see “Impressing the Czar” choreographed by William Forsythe in 1988 and now re-introduced under his guidance. It was performed by the Royal Ballet of Flanders, marking the first time this piece was done by another ensemble.
The last part of Czar has the whole troupe dancing in school girl uniforms to repetitive beats and cymbals. Thoughts of Britney Spears came to my mind, with all the male dancers basically being in Britney hit-me-baby-one-more-time drag.
In case you have to get tickets, go to the box office 10 minutes prior to the show and buy your last minute seats. It’s on for 3 more days only.
I left Frankfurt Saturday morning and drove to Antwerp. I took a picture of this.
By 11pm I was back at my apartment.
Birgit, Sabs, Viola and I sat by the river today. The water stood quite high in the riverbed. I didn’t get a coffee because the queue at the Maincafe was apparently 8 kilometers long. Someone said that they still operated the bar according to their winter schedule.
In the evening, we watched tv and ate Euro Münzen.
I’m into Ricardo Villalobos now. At least into his almost 15 minutes remix of Beck’s Cellphone’s Dead (listen). The remix is on the deluxe edition of his Information album.
Happy New Year!
We had fun times at S.
More pictures by Heise, Superschum and Oliver after the jump.
Some might be NSFW, I don’t know, you decide.
Fireworks in front of S
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My friend Michael Dreher did the interior design for the new 25 Hours Hotel at Hanauer Landstrasse in Frankfurt. Michael invited me to a tour of almost all the wonderful 49 rooms. Here are a few of the design highlights.
The Lamps of 25 Hours
Penguins in the entrance hall
Lamp at the Beppi La Belle room
Stools at 25 Hours
Michael, the maker, taking a shit
At the magician room
Halls at 25 Hours
25 Hours von hinten / from behind
I’m back in Frankfurt for a few weeks. On my first jet-lagged night, I went to Don’t Tell Mama, Alex Sinclair’s new party at Im Bett, just around the corner from S.
It was so good to hear Miss Viola dj. After Mama, at 5 am, we went to have an early morning drink at S. All in all, it was a wonderful night with Sabs, Bits, Nancy, Superschum (I think he needs to update his blog), Alex and Isa.
I’m happy to be back.
Loved Kiki’s performance at Don’t Tell Mom.
She’s a slut. Missed her.
For a few years, Superschum and friends organized a small party truck for the gay pride parade in Frankfurt. All the people involved in the party wore the same t-shirt. One year, the theme was Role Model and everyone could choose their own role model to be printed on the shirt.
Toffi and I are still sad, that we both didn’t choose Mariah, we should have gotten the Rainbow album cover on our shirts. But that’s another story.
Anyway, my dear friend Steffi chose Susan Cianciolo as her Role Model. Steffi sometimes did clothes and patchwork blankets, so Susan was an inspiration to her. Now, I finally heard about her again.
Susan Cianciolo does a fashion line for Cone Denim. The designs will be on display at Sears Peyton Gallery in New York (210 11th Ave., Suite 802) from Sept 6 to 20 and in L.A. afterwards. (via papermag)
I am very curious about this and wish I could make it. Hope to get some pictures soon.
by Susan Cianciolo