Always fascinating Kembra Pfhaler of the theatrical rock band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black is on display starting tomorrow at NYC’s Hole Gallery.

The photographic works, a collaboration between Pfhaler and artist E.V. Day, were shot in the famous French gardens built and immortalized by painter Claude Monet.

For the exhibit, the Hole will be transformed into a “living, breathing garden,” including plants, grass, and a lily pond.

Looks cool!




Did you hear about the Madonna/Molly/Mouse “controversy?”

This past weekend in Miami, Madonna, who’s pimping her new album MDNA,  appeared on stage at the Ultra electronic music festival and asked the crowd, “How many people have seen Molly?” (TMZ has the video.)



Molly is slang for the drug Ecstasy!  Well, Madonna’s antics did not go over well with electronic superstar producer DJ DeadMau5 (who distinguishes himself by wearing a modernistic mouse head!).



In a volley of tweets, Facebook and Tumblr posts, he blasted Madonna as a “fucking idiot” for sullying the reputation of electronic dance music!

Hold on, countered Madonna.  Her “Molly” remark, she insists, was about the song “Have You Seen Molly” by her electronic producer pal Cedric Gervais.  And for the record, she “doesn’t support drug use.”


My thoughts about this earth-shattering conflict:

*Of course Madonna was making a blatant reference to Ecstasy!  It’s the same reason she chose to name her album MDNA, one letter away from MDMA, the chemical name for Ecstasy.  She wants to be hip and edgy (cause drugs are hip)!  How ridiculous and dishonest for her to play naive!  (Gervais’ song is also obviously about E.)

*As far as DeadMau5, is he truly outraged at a silly drug remark at an electronic music concert?  Good Lord, 99% of the crowd at those kind of gatherings are flying high on some sort of substance.  Does he really think Madonna’s wink-wink pandering is going to tarnish his precious dance scene?  His mouse head must be screwed on too tight.

*Both Madonna and DeadMau5 have a distorted perspective about integrity and telling the truth.  They should definitely collaborate!

*Legalize drugs!



I spent yesterday afternoon at Roseland Ballroom, checking out the wares at the sex-themed Black Party Expo.  (Thanks for the invite, Bill!)

But I skipped the infamous Black Party itself.  (In fact, I’ve never attended.  Someday I’ll go… Maybe.)

Instead, I hosted the annual “We Love The Golden Girls” party at Stonewall Bar.  This was my third year, and it turned out to be my favorite, with lots of great acts and an enthused crowd.

Black leather and granny realness.  It was a versatile day.

EXPO Fresh from their recent sex scene for Cockyboys, it's porn star Kennedy Carter and his boyfriend Ivan.
GOLDEN GIRLS Lauren and Sharyn, the party's promoters, opted for Sophia and Dorothy looks.
GOLDEN GIRLS My mature look (Not so difficult to give these days!) and Angela Di Carlo channeling Sophia Petrillo.
EXPO Loved his modern fetish look!
GOLDEN GIRLS Amber Martin as Blanche peeks over the absolutely nutty singing duo Fantasy Grandma.
EXPO Porn superstar Colton Ford, who's pursing a musical career nowadays.
GOLDEN GIRLS Chic Nath-Ann served as DJ.
EXPO Ready and able to administer a firm massage.
GOLDEN GIRLS Angela Di Carlo, Shane Shane, Adam Feldman and Amber Martin squeezed into the Stonewall's dinky dressing room.
EXPO Tall bartender in a mini harness.
Sexed-up Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS). They could have been at either event!


Spring is in the air—time for another throw-down between performer Justin Vivian Bond and the media!

Last May, holding the #1 position on Bond’s shit list was writer Carl Swenson, after his six-page profile of Bond was published in New York Magazine.  It was the kind of extensive coverage that most downtown performers dream of, but Bond took to her website to deride Swenson’s effort as “transphobic,” “salacious,” “hostile” and filled with “snark and sarcasm.”  As far as she was concerned, it was another example of a New York article “written primarily from a patronizingly bourgeois, white gay male perspective.”  Oh, snap!

Almost a year later, it’s Erik Piepenberg of the New York Times getting a public smack down on Bond’s website.  After supplying a quote to Piepenberg about a LGBT movie that changed her life (Marlon Rigg’s Tongues Untied), Bond was appalled to find her nuanced critique whittled down to two sentences.  The changes, she says, “effectively make me sound racist, classist, condescending and rude.”  She also disparaged the Times’ entire “clueless, revisionist reportage.”  Yes, girl, she went there!

Hmm, I don’t want to stir the pot, but the recent Times book review of Bond’s memoir, Tango, wasn’t exactly a rave.  Could Bond still be feeling a little resentful toward the Old Grey Lady?

Uh oh, I’d better be careful or I’m gonna be next on Mx Bond’s media shit list!