Friday, January 11, 2008

The Saint
1980 - 1988

Interesting article on The Saint, the private mens' nightclub which ruled the gay party universe from 1980 - 1988, according to Wikipedia, referenced in toto below:

The Saint (club)

The Saint opened in the old premises of the Fillmore East, a former theater turned classic rock and roll venue of the late 1960s and early 1970s, on Second Avenue in New York City's East Village. The Saint was opened by Bruce Mailman on September 20th, 1980, with Alan Dodd as DJ. A 50,000 sq ft, three-story space, it opened initially as a private membership gay nightclub (returning the idea of a club to "club"), and set the standard for disco presentation, lighting, sound system, hydraulics and technical support, until it closed in 1988. The club re-opened briefly in the same location for a while, minus the planetarium dome and most of the more elaborate architectural touches, which had been dismantled after the "official" closing in 1988.

The Saturday night DJ at The Saint was at the top of their career: Jim Burgess, Roy Thode, Alan Dodd, Robbie Leslie, Mark Thomas, Terry Sherman, Shaun Buchanan, Michael Fierman, Warren Gluck, Wayne Scott, Chuck Parsons, Nao Nakamura and Sharon White all had their time in the booth. The lighting was operated by Richard Tucker, Mark Ackerman, Jorge Villardell, Richard Erskine, Tony Devisia and Richard Sabala.

The Saint was technically and creatively one of the best dance clubs of its era. The circular dancefloor was topped by a perforated seventy-six foot(planetarium]] dome. In addition to hiding the speakers, the dome served as a spectacular palette for the lighting effects, which included a Zeiss projector. A circular opening at the top of the dome could be automatically opened and closed to allow a large mirrored disco ball to be lowered into the room. The speaker cabinets were located and attached directly to the outer surface of the dome, creating a very euphonic "surround sound" effect. Directly underneath the dance floor level was a large lounge with several juice bars. Beer on tap was sometimes served for free to avoid the licensing oversight of the New York State Liquor Authority. Above and outside the dome, were balconies which overlooked the dancefloor through the scrim of the dome, and where men relaxed and indulged in the sexual mores of the time. Several times during the year themed parties such as the "Black Party" and the "White Party" attracted celebrities from around the world. The Saint is considered by most disco historians to be the precursor to the Circuit party.

The closing party for the "original" planetarium version of The Saint lasted three days from Friday night through Monday. There was a live performance every hour culminating in Marlena Shaw singing "Touch Me In The Morning".

Start your Friday with a GREAT joke...

Voted best joke in Australia

Charlie walks into his bedroom with a sheep under his arm and says:
"Darling, this is the pig I have sex with when you have a headache."

His wife is lying in bed and replies: "I think you'll find that's a sheep, you idiot."

The man says: "I think you'll find that I wasn't talking to you."

Thanks to Deev for this one!
Oink! Oink!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Google Kiren Chetry and you get...

This just in...

Sir Edmund Hillary, 88, has bought the farm.

Presumably, it was high in the mountains.

Owen's still a hottie!

A little too pretty for my taste. He looked best when first thrust into the media spotlight.

You know, before he learned to "work it, work it good!"

AdRants Daily is stalking OrangeMercury!

I posted about this (as referenced below) on December 16, even noting I wasn't the first person to blog this ad.

Seems AdRants Daily is running dry on material (writers' strike?) as they (Steve Hall, specifically) posted today on the EXACT SAME THING.

Ya think?

Look what happens when they google THIS!

Here's the kicker!

Someone from AVON CONNECTICUT googled it...and landed on my blog!


Dear CNN:

CNN's resident pit-bull Nancy Grace's twins are NOT news.

Let me repeat myself:

I don't care if she breeds (although it's a scary thought) and how she does it, or why. That's her business.

But when you trumpet this as the Second Coming of the Twin Christ Children, and parade it on Larry Bling Jive as NEWS...
Well, back to Comm 101.

Note on Nancy Grace's son:

Who knew they were into Depeche Mode! They must've loved TOURING THE ANGEL (and prolly rec'd comp tix) based upon this quote online:

According to Grace's rep, John David is named for his father and John the Revelator.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Coop slips!

Anderson just said "forMIDable" rather than "FORmidable."

Is it me?

Here's the girls...

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

OrangeMercury targeted by Buzz Tracker
TurboTax Intuit Mac Discrimination!

Lovin' the Decapitator!


If I could make a wish
I think I'd pass
Can't think of anything I need.

The Lost Polaroids
circa 1989
David Vance

needs serious retouching before I post the entire original, shot from a Hasselblad back. Seems the Sharpie on the back scribbling the exposures finally bled through after, what? almost two decades?

The Studio is haunted!

Shave? Fortune cookie, how to say "to shave" in Take-Out.
The Saint 1985 streaming (part 3) smooth ride through Jimmy Sommerville to the Pointer Sisters' NEW ATTITUDE and "the tables being turned" as I reached for the brochures on the desk, which happened to have been about the turntable.

Some other stuff.

And if your teeth ache,

(change in title)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Honey? Call the dentist.
I mean, the gynecologist.

I resolve...
It's all about Freddie Mercury.

to, from both 110mm color negative strips (as viewed), make a minimum of one (1) canvas print with a minimum height of 34" while maintaining aspect ratio on a roll of paper.

1. size of original negatives
2. dust, dirt, smoke and dog hair
3. absolutely flat transparency scan, both negatives
4. dpi
5. conversion to grayscale
6. sharpness
7. use of color ink for a super-rich black,
or to use a combination of photo greys and blacks

1st day of Spring 2008

to place on eBay for sale; price to be determined by length, and use of color ink for a super-rich black, or to use a combination of photo greys and blacks.

TurboTax Intuit Mac users discrimination!

Seems PC users of Quicken and TurboTax are being lured with a combo-discount of $20 if they buy both Quicken and Turbo Tax...

and Mac users can pony up an additional $10 over the PC users, saving $10 on the purchase of both, but paying $10 more than their PC counterparts.

I smell a rat. A big fat corporate rat.

Mac folk? Care to comment?

Anonymous Comment
Doesn't like this blog!

Thanks for your anonymous comment.
At 2:21am, I should hope you were about to close your computer,
and get a good night's sleep.

I'm sorry you didn't leave the address to your blog.
I'd really like to see something great, with a point,
and now I can't take your blog as an example.

Thanks for writing.
Stay tuned and tell me if I'm getting any better!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Amaryllis. 2008.

Annie Lennox|COLD

Come to me run to me
do and be done with me
(cold cold cold)
Don't I exist for you
don't I still live for you
(cold cold cold)
Everything I presents
giving with tenderness
wrapped in a ribbon of glass
Time it may take us but God only knows
how I've paid for those things in the past.

Dying is easy it's living that scares me to death
I could be so content hearing the sound of your breath.
Cold is the color of crysal the snowlight
that falls from the heavenly skies.
Catch me and and let me dive under
for I want to swim in the pools of your eyes.

I want to be with you
slip me inside of your heart.
Don't I belong to you baby
don't you know that nothing can tear us apart
Come on now
come on now
come on now
telling you that I loved you right from the start.
But the more I want you the less I get.
Ain't that just the way things are.

Winter has frozen us
let love take hold of us
(cold cold cold)
Now we are shivering
blue ice is glittering
(cold cold cold)

Cold is the color...
And you know it's cold

In the parking lot outside the studio!

That's Route 8 Southbound behind the snowbank.
Route 8 Northbound is further beyond that.

Sex Change
Theo Vaness
Bad Bad Boy|1979

Aural Sex
Been there. Done that.

Albeit not lately.

Aural Sex
The Saint at Large
The White Party 1985

Part 10 starts
with Billy Idol's
I wonder where and how the evening started, as well as ended.

And where it took you, most importantly.