Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

That Time I Was in a Madonna Video

Costume Fitting

If you've known me for awhile, you may remember that I used to pick up work as a movie/tv/video extra. If you're fancy you can say I was a "background actor." I'm not that fancy. I wrote about it some years ago and you can read it here and laugh at my giant hair.

In some cases, an audition was required for a background role. One audition I went to was in 1992 for a Madonna music video called "Deeper and Deeper." I was asked to look like I was going to a 1970s dance club. I went to the apartment of my friend Arianne who is a costume designer. She was kind enough to lend me some 70s-wear including massive platform sandals. (Fun Fact: Some years later, she became Madonna's costume designer.)

Costume Fitting 

I booked the job.

I am in the video for approximately one second. Maybe 20 frames at the most. This is the result of 12 hours of sweating at the Roxbury Club. I am seen here in my Madonna moment of glory, dancing with drag icon, Chi Chi La Rue.


I'll let you figure out who's who. 

I did not meet Madonna, but I will say she seemed like she was having a good time. Of course she was. She's Madonna.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fender Bender-er

I will admit, I screamed when it happened. I was stopped at the light when a blue Prius rear ended my silver Prius  - because this is California and everyone and their housekeeper here drives a Prius.

Not a lot of damage to my perfect, new-to-me, 2006 vehicle, but it's no longer perfect. (Sad face.) No one was in the car with me, and the guy who hit me and I are were both not injured. (Happy face.) Well, I was a little injured - I have a sore-ish lower back but Advil and ice are dong their job. (Medium face.) I got the other driver's information and auto insurance. He has auto insurance. (Surprised face.)

Buckle up for safety, everyone.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dr. King

"No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters  and righteousness like a mighty stream."
Martin Luther King Jr

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Smacksy Sunday Links

Invite delight.

How this couple raised their 12 kids.

The most misused words in English.

Jewel is interviewed by Gary Vee. She's an interesting woman.

And a seal and his new best friend.

Happy Sunday.