Monday, November 17, 2008

El Show de Estrada

The holiday season is upon us and Carrie Donvan, rest her soul is no longer with us, but according to the PR Newswire:

Erik Estrada and Walter Mercado Welcome Hispanic Television Viewers To 'El Maravilloso Mundo De Old Navy'; - Cultural Icons Star in Old Navy's First Spanish-Language National Television Ads, Debuting November 23.

I vote for Sir Monte Rock III to be included.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Circus Finelli

I first saw this troupe at the El Vez cabaret. Later accordionist Luz Gaxiolo graced the Clarion Alley Street Fair with her bellows while balancing on a rolla-bolla. An uppity producer told the wonderful Finelli accordionist to stop playing so a talentless, death-rock band could ruin the bubbly atmosphere.
Last night I saw the full Circus Finelli last night with Junk Thief. It was a delightful experience even though I still feel bad about arriving so late for dinner. My driver overslept...again. When JT and I arrived at the theater Luz was acting as "security." She frisked me she found an empty candy wrapper in one pocket of my corduroy jacket and a copy of Eckhart Tolle in the other. She proceeded to pick a random passage from the book and read it to everyone in line. "That's heavy shit, man," she quipped. These teasing and clowning women were wonderful and played all sorts of instruments from beer bottles to the ukulele. Two of them did a dancing cow (illustrated here).

Friday, November 7, 2008

Separate the Church and H8

Across the state.thousands protested the passage of Proposition 8. See Junk Thief's slideshow of the San Francisco rally.

"The protest against California's Proposition 8 vote has come to Utah with a march in downtown Salt Lake City. Though the crowd started out small, police estimate it has grown to somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000 people."

Monday, November 3, 2008

Lana Turner has collapsed - Frank O'Hara

Sad news today about Yma Sumac. She passed away on All Saints Day. She was a saint to me and to many people. I will never forget seeing her perform in San Francisco betwixt two giant tiki gods. Amsterama called to tell me the news. Frank O'Hara couldn't have put it better: "Lana Turner has collapsed!"

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Krewe of Boo

I love New Orleans. For a while after visiting I was pronoucing it correctly, but I'm back to "New Orleens." No one pronounces it N'Awlins, the Amos & Andy show went off the air years ago, darlings. NOLA has a "Department of Parks and Boulevards." Don't you love it? They also have a Halloween Parade by the Krewe of Boo. You can also see picture of Dave on his Tugboat site (link is to your right).