Lori E. Seid… And How Was Your Day?

Selma says “You can have a new career!”

Posted in family, Kindness, Life by Lori E. Seid on 30 August 2012

My first ever manicure, thankfully, the kindness of my Mom made it successful!

Surviving Love and Death – John Bernd; 8 May 1953 – 28 August 1988

Posted in Art, dance, East Village, family, friends, Hero, Kindness, Legendary, Life, longing, Love, New York City, Performance by Lori E. Seid on 28 August 2012

Dear John,

Not a day has gone by in all these years (TWENTY FOUR) that i don’t think about you

Some days even more than others, but everyday.  YOU taught me so much about so much

Because of your friendship, love, wisdom and desire to share your life and your death with me,

i am  who i am 

THANK YOU

How wild that you named your show Surviving Love and Death.  In 1981. You knew you were sick but it was before ‘they’ even had a name for what it was.  YOU, the artist, knew though. You knew that there was many lessons to learn and as many battles to fight.  You taught me well dear John.

And the battles continue.

Every year on the day marking your death I think how many more years I have known you dead than alive and how little that actually matters  EXCEPT  i would give anything to see you grow old and continue dancing and making work and sharing your beautiful soul with the rest of us. 

But i do still feel you doing that, looking after us, and making me see things i would never had seen without you in my life.

the custom made road case John had built for his little red chair

Because of you John Bernd, there will forever be an endless supply of love in my heart

Photo of John Bernd dancing by Dona Ann McAdams. John’s little red chair is in the background.

In Honor of The GOP Convention Talking Points…..

Posted in Florida, human rights, IDIOTS, Life, Outrageous, Politics, Sad Reality, USofA, women by Lori E. Seid on 27 August 2012

Short Pause in Orange and Blue

Posted in Life, street, Tour by Lori E. Seid on 26 August 2012

Today, My Boy Becomes a Man; Squid E. Seid is 13…..

Posted in critters, family, Holiday, Life, Love, Squid by Lori E. Seid on 24 August 2012

SQUID STUDIES FOR HIS BARK MITZVAH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND

and

to those who sent checks and presents already- Squid always the gentleman says;

The Voluptuous GENIUS of Karen Black at Antony’s Meltdown

The absolutely phenomenal artist, Kembra Pfahler, and her Karen Black dancers’ backstage before and after the show of shows!

More Genius Meltdown Moments….Joey Arias & Chrissy Lux

Posted in Art, dance, friends, girls, Legendary, Performance, queer, Royality, Tour by Lori E. Seid on 20 August 2012

Chrissy Lux rehearses before show……Trust me, these plates are really spinning!

Chrissy Lux now in costume (still spinning plates) takes a pose with Joey Arias, before the show

The phenomenal Joey Arias and his equally fantastic quartet brought the sold out Meltdown crowd to another place and time

Diamanda Galás at Antony’s Meltdown; Sublime Genius

Posted in Art, family, friends, girls, Legendary, outlaws, Performance, Royality, Tour, Travels, World by Lori E. Seid on 19 August 2012

Ron Athey and Charles Atlas…post Diamanda glow

after show Johanna Constantine and friend make a Diamanda sandwich of love

Antony’s Meltdown; The Most Fantastic Festival Ever!

Posted in Art, celebrity, dance, Hero, Legendary, Life, Performance, Royality, Tour, Travels, World by Lori E. Seid on 18 August 2012

The most amazing and honorable Yoshito Ohno gazing upon his own name on the bigger than life festival poster