Friday, August 19, 2005

From Seattle to Purgatory

I just came back from an adventure in the Emerald City. Seattle. Jet City. It's a paradise in August.

That's me in the parasail with my gal pal swinging above Elliot Bay with the Seattle skyline in the background. The parasail captain strapped us up in a swing-like contraption and made a joke about buying the strap-on from a sex shop. Little did he know! It was incredible. Talk about fear and endorphins rushing through my body. I loved the rush. The late brilliant author and San Francisco leatherman Geoff Mains first talked about the link between fear/pain/pleasure and endorphins in the seminal book, Urban Aboriginals. It all made sense to me up there blowing in the breezes high above the Puget Sound.

While in Seattle I saw a hilarious spoof of Footloose at Re-bar, complete with a drag version of Lori Singer's character riding the tractors. The comedy group who put it on is called the Brown Derby, and they are spoofing various 80's dance movies all summer. Be on the lookout for hilarious comedienne Kim Nyhous in Flashdance! She's a Maniac!

Join Steve Diet Goedde and I in Purgatory at Hollywood's famous Goth club, Bar Sinister this Saturday. Steve will be signing and selling his new DVD, Living Through Steve Diet Goedde. Bar Sinister is down the candle-lit alley @ 1652 N. Cherokee Ave (next door 2 the famous steve boardner's) in Hollywood, CA just south of Hollywood Blvd and three blocks east of Highland. 10pm until the bar closes.


At 8/20/2005 1:22 PM, julio said...

When I was 16 years old, I lived on the island of Bermuda. Every Christmas, they do a giant "panto" show there, British pantomime... not the silent stuff, but the audience interactive, loud and lively type. Anyhow, the year I was there they did a production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and I had this massive musical number, opening the second act.

I wore a silver shiny dress, slits up the sides, had GIANT hair, backup dancers, fog machines, full orchestra... and I sang HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO from Footloose. The tractor race tune. The number was such a hit they put me in the newspaper.

Reading your blog just made it all come crashing back. Thanks for the memories, Lana.

At 11/09/2005 2:11 PM, Anonymous said...

LOL!! That was you in the American flag parasail? I was wondering who was doing that in august.


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