"I’m sure there was a compliment in there somewhere"

"I’m sure there was a compliment in there somewhere"

Into the Bierhaus for a drink and some food before the show. (at Beerhaus)

Into the Bierhaus for a drink and some food before the show. (at Beerhaus)

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Doing this show, there were a few times where I have stopped myself and gone, ‘can I say that?’ I was beginning to censor myself because of this new expectation on me. Proof of how the mainstream can bland-ify. So I have made a conscious decision not to think about that anymore. If I want to talk about semen, or Venezuelan guys who have left their children behind and are gay for pay, I have to tell that joke. It’s part of my job description.

I never make a silly joke thoughtlessly. If I make a joke about HIV, I’m making it for a purpose. People assume I said something to get a cheap laugh, that I am unaware of the gravity…but that’s never the case. I always think about the atmosphere I’m creating. If you are sensitive about being gay or straight or trans, a drag show is not the place for you. The humour comes from a place where we are all excluded.

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- Panti Bliss interview -  The Irish Examiner

This album is fucking brilliant, and I’m loving her live shows right now too.

Also loving that keyboard stand in the back there. Kinda want something similar. I dislike how keyboard stands usually look - they’re never even a tiny bit as beautiful as a piano, but interesting stands like that one are a lot better. 

in which Tori Amos adds Mary Lambert’s “Same Love” chorus to Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” and doesn’t switch the gender of either song. 

It’s quite a beautiful combination too, I gotta say. 

bayoubash:

I promised myself when things like this would happen I wouldn’t cry. But I did. Elaine Stritch had a good, long affair with showbiz. She’s ran the gamut a to z. Rest in peace, you brassy broad. 

If you’ve never heard of Elaine Stritch, you should watch her “Live At Liberty” one woman show from when she was in her late 70’s and still as sensational a performer as ever. 

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“I was reading [a self-help book] yesterday,” she says, “and it said: ‘Make your own bed.’ I said to the book: ‘Fuck you! I don’t have to make my own bed! That’s why I live at the Carlyle.’ ”

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