Posts tagged Alice Bag
Posts tagged Alice Bag
Heading to Champaign for the @HipHopPunkFem symposium at University of Illinois. Full schedule here:
The Holidaze are upon us once again. Enjoy this traditional Christmas song, Los Peces en el Rio.
La Sad Girl’s tribute to Pedro Infante: Cholita’s version of Angelitos Negros, from the film of the same name.
Me in character as Sad Girl with Cholita, the Female Menudo, photo by Rick Castro.
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I had several older friends from other schools who did have permits and even driver’s licenses. I went to rock concerts with them or dancing at The Other Side and Rodney’s English Disco (at the tail end of its popularity), and later at the Sugar Shack and Gino’s. Those discos played glitter rock and alternative music like the soundtrack from the stage play, The Rocky Horror Show, which had been a big hit at the Roxy Theater on the Sunset Strip. I hadn’t seen the play, but my friend Paul had, and he knew all the dialogue by heart. He quickly cast me as Columbia and taught me my parts. He, of course, cast himself as Dr. Frank N. Furter. It wasn’t unusual to see the dance floor jammed with people doing the Time Warp. Many of my friends were in various stages of gayness; some were openly gay, some were closeted, still others — like me — were aware of bisexual feelings but in the exploratory phase.
I had my first French kiss on the dance floor of the Sugar Shack. She was a nice girl who was trying to make another girl jealous, and I was very happy to help out and discover what a French kiss felt like. There were no fireworks with her, but it was fun.
My annual yearbook dedications from this time reveal what my peers and classmates thought of me:
“To a freaky girl…”
“The weirdest girl I know…”
“A crazy girl I know…”
“You are a freaky, weird and crazy girl.”
I don’t know what they were talking about, because I don’t think I was that strange. The people who I hung out with after school and on weekends didn’t think of me as a crazy girl, they didn’t think I was strange; they also enjoyed dressing up, seeing bands, dancing, drinking, staying up late and feeling completely open to anything the world had to offer.
At the end of the summer of 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show pre- miered in West L.A. A bunch of my glittery friends and I dressed up in costume and carpooled to the United Artists Theater in Westwood for the opening. We waited outside the theater for hours, entertaining ourselves by reciting the play, singing the songs and making new friends. The movie was a smash hit. Half the audience had already seen the play or knew about it from someone who had. We sang along with the music, talked back to the screen and went back again and again.
L.A. had grown too small for us. We belonged in Transsexual, Transylvania.
~ excerpt from Violence Girl.
I will be performing a song with Chicano Son tomorrow afternoon for @eastsideluv’s Dia de los Muertos event in Boyle Heights. More info here, come on out! https://www.facebook.com/events/291253667683956/
"The wild tongue is the unrestrained messenger of truth. The machete that cuts through tangled webs of lies. It has a powerful thrust to push against those who would silence my words, my language, my thoughts. The wild tongue is a source of pleasure: cerebral, physical, spiritual." -
Join me tomorrow night in Santa Ana at El Centro Cultural de Mexico for Seeds of Resistance: Wild Tongue for a reading, musical performance and more. - Alice
Spooky fun - Bat Thing performed by Castration Squad, 1981. Enjoy!
Thank you to @CypressParkLAPL and everyone involved in tonight’s reading. It was my pleasure to perform for you and I had a great time meeting you all. Thank you for having such good questions! A big thank you to my good friend Angie Skull, I wouldn’t want to do it without her. - Alice