Lori E. Seid… And How Was Your Day?

My Childhood Hero

Posted in Art, celebrity, Hero, Legendary, Life, New York City, Performance, women by Lori E. Seid on 26 September 2013

for as long as i can remember I have been a pop-culture hag.

i have more useless crap in my headbut it’s what i do…it’s who i am.

One of the biggest influences on my life started early – i read Liz Smith’s column everyday and yes it was gossipbut long before the nasty snarky horrible abusive crap published non stop today.

Because of Liz Smith I developed a love for show business and a curiosity for what happened behind the scene.

Last night I got to tell her  that. It made us both very happy.

les & liz smith

thank you to Katherine Copeland Anderson for taking such a fantastic photo


RIP- Taylor Mead; Underground Super Star / Downtown Legend

taylor-meadeThe beautiful Taylor Mead talking to Squid as he walked down E. 1st Street.

Taylor use to walk all thru the East Village feeding the ferrel cats while listening to his walkman.

RIP dear Taylor- Beloved Bohemian and Gentle Man

Oh If Only I was in London – Charles Atlas + @ The Tate Tanks!

Posted in Art, celebrity, dance, family, friends, Hero, Legendary, Life, magic, Performance, Royality, Tour by Lori E. Seid on 19 March 2013

If you are in London- a pox on you if you miss seeing this!

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Charlie @ MOMA

Tate Live: Charlie Atlas and Collaborators

A Happy Memory for Today- March 12, 2013

Posted in celebrity, family, friends, Hero, Legendary, Life, magic, Performance, Royality by Lori E. Seid on 12 March 2013

(Pre-Show) ICONS

Posted in Art, family, friends, Hero, Legendary, Life, Love, New York City, outlaws, Performance, queer, Royality, Theatre, World by Lori E. Seid on 20 January 2013

Kate B&D

Legends. Heroes. Artists. Family.

(Post Show) ICONS

Posted in Art, celebrity, family, friends, Hero, Legendary, Life, Performance, queer, Royality, women, World by Lori E. Seid on 11 January 2013


Elizabeth Streb and Peggy Shaw.


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 


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.

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

Birthday Goddess

Posted in celebrity, family, freedom, friends, Hero, Kindness, Legendary, Love, outlaws, Performance, queer, Royality, Tour, Travels, women, World by Lori E. Seid on 5 July 2012


Posted in desire, family, freedom, friends, Hero, human rights, Legendary, Life, Love, magic, New York City, queer, sexy, Truth, USofA, World by Lori E. Seid on 24 June 2012

Today’s just the parade- these are our lives everyday….

Happy Pride Parade with Beloved Grand Marshall Cyndi Lauper