The Wiki page says enough (too much, really), but in brief, I'm best known as the organ-shredder(!) in the No Wave band The Contortions, and lead singer of all-female punk-funk band The Bloods. My alleged infamy springs from both truths and spurious tales. And contrary to what most internet music sites claim, I was not born in Germany.
How do I spend my time today? Telling stories. Helping others tell theirs, too. Forever learning how to weave a stronger, finer fabric.
Way back when, (and we're talking ancient herstory — the mid-to-late 1970's and 1980's) I was half-Piaf, half-Hemingway, wishing I could sing and write as well as both whilst dancing and brawling my way through Cleveland, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, London and points beyond. Wrestling in public with quite a few demons I should have dragged into a therapist's office taught me a thing or two. Having calmed down since, I've a new four-letter weapon and have learned how to flip it like a pancake… and, to go ninja Houdini when necessary.
I've always danced and still do, as much as possible. You never know when a girl might be called upon to break out her Viennese Waltz.
Check in now and then and I'll try to stay up to date on current events, thoughts, & meanderings.
Here are a few videos of me performing in the 'olden days'.
Once I was a boy… dancing with Janet Stein at Nan Goldin's loft, being filmed by Vivienne Dick. That's Nan in the BG snapping.
If you move the cursor a good ways away from each featured photo, it won't be obscured by the horrid pink veil.