Saturday, December 31, 2011
KOOK's exit from 2011
Welcome to my thoughts,feelings and experiences for 2011
"We all die the goal is not to live forever, but to create something that will"
2011 has been an adventure!
First I want to thank ERZULIE for helping my dreams come true I honor her everyday along with my "Teflon Sisters bond"-
I have been busy writing my Novella with POPS
" Bereavement Louisiana Socialite" which has been fun ,very challenging and very exciting!!!
Plus I have a new music project-
(after an 8 year hiatus)
"THE WITCHES TITTIES"
with Jen Gaye, Amber, Rio,
Neil Rogers and Xtina B
with backups by our "hype witches" Dustin Curtis and POPS
Teflon Sisters zine must also continue in 2012
I want to give alot of thanks and gratitude to DAMEBUILDER
and my tarot queen SCARLET FOUNDRY TAROT guru XTINA
and my BFF since 1986 KAREN
for sharing the magic of New Orleans to me it has changed my soul forever more....
Here are some show i curated/produced in 2011 or were a part of as a host/
* Babylon Death Party w/Fucshia Foxx*J9 Fierce*Chad Carver*Dame Builder
*Bang a doll with A STRANGE fist w/Sister Fist*Esmerlda Strange*CJ and the Dolls*Glitterbang and zine release of "Teflon Sisters"
*A century barbary eccentrics SF in doll form
(15 years with Miss Oblivious/Star Whore) a window installation in San Francisco that included every zine I ever published since 1994, dolls fashioned after SF icons and streaming 2 hours worth of video and film I directed!
*LEZBRO host in March
*Artstar fashion shows and holiday Diva Events
* Dark Socialite w/Phatima Rude,J9 Fierce,Kook on Saw, Gooby Hermes,Eliza Rickman,Wally Fields,Ronni Guitar,Dog Swan
*Popcorn,Blood & Glitter art inspired by Peaches Christ group show
* Boogaloo Blitz
w/Vocka Redu* HOOT n' HOWL* Lisa Dank* Jackie Hell* SAMBA* DJ NARK* HARDTIMES* 12 hour notice
(Fred's Wildlife Refuge/Seattle)
*Ragin Daisy for always supplying my art in their French Quarter shop
*This is Me dolls-n-drag SOLO SHOW
(Metro Gallery/San Jose)
* Austin Young*Squeaky Blonde*Tennessee Loveless*Sheri Debow*Vinsantos*Jackie Hell*JerBEr Jones
* GUM doll collection
w/LEE KYLE & SHERRY LYNN DOOLEY (New Orleans)
*Carnival of Saints
w/Christy Kane* Liz McGrath*Dame Darcy
*Darla Teagarden*Sheri Debow*Jennybird*Molly McGuire*
Mudlark Puppets*LOOPY BOOPY*Angeliska*Christine Benjamin*Jacqui*
(Poets Gallery/New Orleans)
UNCLEAR CABARET hosted by MISS OBLIVIOUSw/Phatima*Matt*Static People
*Creature -art by Vinsantos & Kook Teflon
*KOOK n Sterling Snows Voodou Parade- Oh the beauty of the dead (Rendezvous/Seattle)
Celebrate the Taurus- w/Moira Scar*Gerald Stokes*Peppermint Lounge*watch it Sparkle*Jackie Hell at
*Berkeley Art Museum I was transformed into a Tranimal
(Thank you Austin Young , Squeaky Blonde and friends)
Spent WILUM PUGMYRES 60th Birthday with him and JACKIE HELL in his basement
Surprise Birthday party for Armitage Shanks 50th
Diana n Ted said
Stella Rose moved to NYC and the NW got even darker with her absence!
CONRATULATIONS to Misha Huntting for completing her tarot deck and I am honored to have helped with naming the deck "American Obscura" ORDER ONE NOW!!!
SailorHank n I were in a Joriah Goad film (breathtaking)
plus SailorHank n I had our third annual art show at BOOTYLAND "Voodoo Moma"
Mister Chanel's bday Carnival of freaks-( PONY in Seattle) w/KOOK as host, Vinsantos,LA Kendall,VIVIVI od PDX
I also want to thank friends that have came and visited the fam...Uneven Steven, Gina,Joser
the Births of -Leo Valentino- Violet Black and
Violence GIRL book release by Alice Bag
Thank gawdess above that SISTER SPIT still tours and inspires with some of the queerest talented folks of our generation
At an Alabaster Choad rehearsal April 2010 Miss Oblivious left and KOOK Teflon took her place, I have explained this numerous times that through the Hecate' Tattoo that was drawn by Jack Shit- of me as Hecate' (witch goddess protector of outcasts of the night) guided this transition.
A video I produced for "Kelli's Starlite Wishes" The Swan Initiative
was featured on NME's British Mag Website
I missed Mardi Gras which really put me in a funk, but I let it go and moved on, I helped Vockah Redu get to Seattle for pride week witch was very very hard work and even more fun we even went to Sir Mix Alots recording studio!!!!!!
I attended my first Jazz Fest,
went on tour driving all the way down to L.A n back, that was amaze!!!
The Greer Lankton exhibit in Hollywood was exquisite and my fave of all year! Thank you Paul Monroe!!! Also I was on James St James web show!!!!! Got kisses from Holly Woodlawn and shared a hotel with DarbyJane and Lee Kyle!!! HIGHLIGHTS these are HIGHLIGHTS peeps!!!!
I also had my 5 year photo documentation exhibit at
Fred's Wildlife Refuge titled "1,825 days in Seattle"
Along with Lady Krishna and her flier display documenting her life for over 30 years....
Bonded with some new friends that are incredible human beings such as Dustin Curtis, Lee Kyle, Chad Carver,Jordan * Cassidy ,LA Kendall/Amy, Phatima to name a few.
I was lucky enough to be invited back as one of the 13 dolly artists to return to the October show in NOLA "Carnival of Saints" curated by the ever so talented and cutie pie Christie Kane!
My daughter turned 14 and my son 8years old! I have now been with Pops for 12 years in Feb 2011...(time Flies),
I started vending again, Skinny Dip, PunkRockFleamarket,
photographed- NOISEFORTHENEEDY shows
XTINA n NEIL have been sober for a year!!! CONGRATULATIONS-
J9 finally got to come to the Big Easy with me!
I was hired at my dream job as a Market Ghost/LUST tour guide,
I get to spend time with my lil Stella and Leo Valentino on a weekly basis!
Also I was part of Pastor Kalebs extravagant tent revival "Easter Choir" this year "what a blast that was"!
I look forward to 2012- I would love to finish my novella, POPS is attending his first Mardi Gras.....new dolls, photo-shoots and adventures.... travel to Chicago to hangout with JOJO and to Austin ,Texas for shows, and help create Jordans fashion line "Jonquil and Mr Black" LOOKBOOK
My goal is to be living in NOLA by 2014 We are working really hard to pay of any debts so that we can buy our dream home, I really want a southern structure that is at least 150 years old with high ceilings ,chipped paint doors and enough room to have continuous guests.Refurbished bathroom and kitchens a must.....
CHEERS and LOVE to all of you without your support I couldn't live the dream
"Roll out my coffin, drink poison in my chalice/ Pride begins to fade, soon you all will feel my malice."Dr,John