Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I HAVE MOVED TO HOLLYWOOD!!!

Corner of Santa Monica Blvd. & La Brea.
I'm standing outside of Target store.

WHEW!!! I'm a little behind in writing but it's a lot to move from New York City to California.
I got an apartment in West Hollywood, CA with my roomate/ friend Diana Coney. And I have to say things are VERY busy for me here. I'm working on many projects and having many meetings. I still have dreams I want to see happen.

After living in New York City for 15 years, I felt it was time for me to come back to the Arts & Entertainment Capital of the World! My decision to move was a difficult one. While agonizing over whether or not I should make the move... I just happened to rent the documentary "MAN ON WIRE" (it won the Acadamy Award for Best Documentary 2008). It's about the guy who illegally strung a wire between the Twin Towers in NY (1974) and walked and danced across it for 45 minutes. NO HARNESS! NO SAFETY NET! This film spoke to my soul. It was almost a metaphore for what I was trying to do - walk across the tight wire from New York to LA. I was so afraid of leaving NY.

YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM IF YOU NEED SOME INSPIRATION IN YOUR LIFE!

When I saw this I was so moved I cried. I thought, if he can do THAT, then I'm NOT going to be afraid to do anything. I had been dreaming of a change. I was dreaming of going back to LA to be part of SHOW BUSINESS again (I used to live in LA: 1989-1993). Since coming back, I have been very busy with projects and things feel very exciting for me. Stay tuned, fingers crossed. Wish me luck.

Last night was Cinco de Mayo and we went to RAGE see Chad Michaels "Dream Girls Revue." The show was a lot of fun with Old School and New School Drag. The place was packed, I met lots of people and the show was a lot of fun! I was in the VIP booth and I went backstage to say hi to the gurls. It's a long show (Two and 1/2 hours) but there's seating and nobody left. No cover charge!

West Hollywood is lined with so many new venues and as far as I can tell they were all packed with people. And Santa Monica Blvd. has become a more pedestrian-friendly street. When I las lived here, you were looked down upon if you walked the bulevard, if you know what I mean.

I'm back to my evening jogs (lots of jogging areas and sidewalks around LA) and I feel good and happy.

Cinco de Mayo decorations inside RAGE















'Dream Girls Revue'













Raja 'Frida Kahlo'













Chad Michaels 'Cher'













Raja












Some of the Gurls
video
Finale for "Dream Girls Revue" @ RAGE in West Hollywood, CA. (only some of the cast).
This club has reeeeally changed since I lived here in the early 1990's. It's now totally remodeled and kinda fun. The stage is very Las Vegas. West Hollywood is kinda jumpin' (Sorry NYC) or maybe I'm still on my SoCal honeymoon.

Jun was up in the VIP room @ RAGE too. She used to come to my NY apartment to perm and tint my lashes. She was sad that I was moving to LA and I felt sorry for her because she was having a rough time in the NYC. But suddenly she met a guy in the music business who offered her a room and a promotional job in LA. On blind faith she came to visit him. Luckily things are looking up for Jun. I've gone to visit her and she's happy.

She can't believe she got the chance to come to California. I can't believe the bitch doesn't have to pay rent! I love June. She's a sweetheart.






I'm just starting to decorate my room. I'm NOT keeping this furniture. I'm going to make everything mid-century and white.
And I HATE black TVs! That has to go too. I want silver or white.
My bedroom is almost BIGGER than my whole NY apt. I love the Cali Sunshine.

The only thing from my NY apt. is the painting on the wall.



I want to replace the air conditioner to white.
I gotta replace the boxes too with real night stands. I love the 3 arm lamp from Target: $20.

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