This is the soundtrack of today, but my “Coming Out” tonight won’t be quite like this, and you can stop listening after 3:10 mins.
For starters, I’m not Diana Ross and Pony is nothing like The Great Western LA Forum, but it will be crowded. For the last month I’ve been diligently working on my act for tonight’s almost Trannyshack, that was originally to be at Re Bar, but due to the venue being triple booked, we are at Pony which will be a bit of a cluster fuck to say the least, but what the Hell ! Right? I am honored that Trannyshack asked me to perform with them again, I feel it is apropos for me to debut myself as paulanow at this event, as my roots are 100% dingy gay bars. It feels authentic! It feels right! and yes I will be dancing on the bar in true Pyramid Club style.
This whole act evolved in the most organic and serendipitous manner, it is a distillation of many things that have been in my heart and rolling around in my mind for quite awhile. And being that October 11th is “National Coming Out Day” and “Day of The Girl”, it is ALL to perfect, though I am hardly a girl any longer.
Here is a synopsis of what’s to come out tonight, and a wee bit of insight as to what the heck it all means to me.
Firstly, I’m Coming Out of hibernation and my long time collaborator Oh Bear! is coming out as a member of Pussy Riot! Get it? And he also has some commentary about the illegal Trafficking of Bear Parts. Russia you got a lot of Blood on your hands ! Thank you Erik Andor for your amazing costuming, it has been such fun collaborating with you.
Secondly, many people are Looting the ladies of Pussy Riot by profiteering from exploitative sales of Pussy Riot T-Shits, come on donate to these ladies who still need support ! If you are making and selling t-shirts or propaganda using Pussy Riot! give something back. And then there’s Chelsea Manning who in IMHO has been exploited and Looted by the U.S. Government.
So, that’s part of it … come to Pony and see the rest of this “act”, that will be “performed” to music by Pussy Riot and Man Man bands new song “Loot My Body” a song that pretty much expresses how I feel about all of this. Thank you Ryan Kattner aka Honus Honus for your beautiful lyrics and music. Please buy On Oni Pond. And Ryan if you ever see this post, I hope you don’t mind that I am incorporating your music into this act, that will be part of my one woman show.
So, I leave you with this song and image.