He contained so much art and vision as to be a scene unto himself. Then he faded from view.
After alienating lovers and collaborators alike, Eastman was evicted from his apartment in the mid-’80s. Most of his scores were bagged and carted away—eventually lost to history. Details from his homeless period are sketchy (or contested), but it’s generally agreed that he lived in Tompkins Square Park and also suffered from some form of addiction. After he died, alone in a Buffalo hospital at age 49, it took eight months for an obituary to be published. Continue reading →
I got on the subway in Manhattan tonight and found a Swastika on every advertisement and every window. The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do. Continue reading →
David Mancuso: DJ and dance culture pioneer, dies aged 72
Unlike the commercial clubs that existed to make a profit, Mancuso and particularly his event Love Saves the Day, offered a space for its members, often an LGBTQ audience, to celebrate nightlife without police interference.
“For me, the core [idea behind The Loft] is social progress,” he said in 2013. “How much social progress can there be when you’re in a situation that is repressive? You won’t get much social progress in a nightclub.
via David Mancuso, DJ and dance culture pioneer, dies aged 72 | The Guardian
So if you’ve read this post, you’ll know that things have grown well past dire, and generally moved in the direction of a real-life horror flick. Yet don’t despair, I’m not. It is a darkly comic sort of horror. It won’t probably have a happy ending, but may just end like a cliffhanger. We’ll just have to see. [Updated list of posts related to this #NoFundMe subject]
TL;DR: Life’s a bitch. But guess what, so am I. You might have ‘marked me down’ as being done, or out for the count. Yet you’d make the mistake of all my haters, detractors, or the other ne’er do wish-you-wells, but guess what. Bitch I’m back!
It might be a swan song, and you can either stand on the sidelines and cheer (either for or against) but you’d be a fool to bet against me. Slaying dragons, dragging while slaying, and other such talents are precisely what I do best. But if you dare to get with the winning team h… Continue reading →
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