Category Archives: Events

HORROR DRAG-Dina Martina

Anyone heading to P-Town this summer? You must go see Dina Martina perform. She lives in P-town for the summer and her shows are nightly. Last year I was greeted by her on the street giving out flyers for the show. I was like what type of crap is this?? Little did I know that this was cheerful and dark at the same time. She gives you gifts, but full of blood and poop. I have never heard such #$*&$*% up versions of rock classics from the 70’s. Chicago…Billy Joel…Alice Cooper… to Oasis’s “Wonderwall”! Don’t expect La Cage here! This is creative, funny and charming. I was lucky to catch her sold out shows in New York in June. She is my darling!!



Depeche Mode made New York’s Madison Square Garden their home last week for two evenings. I was lucky to attend this concert. This group I have been following since 1982. They are still as emotional as ever and have paved the way for so many bands.  The most touching moment was the song- HOME:

Here is a song from the wrong side of town
Where Im bound to the ground by the loneliest sound
And it pounds from within and is pinning me down

Here is a page from the emptiest stage
A cage or the heaviest cross ever made
A gauge of the deadliest trap ever laid

And I thank you for bringing me here
For showing me home
For singing these tears
Finally Ive found that I belong here

The heat and the sickliest sweet smelling sheets
That cling to the backs of my knees and my feet
Well Im drowning in time to a desperate beat

And I thank you for bringing me here
For showing me home
For singing these tears
Finally Ive found that I belong

Feels like home
I should have known
From my first breath

God send the only true friend I call mine
Pretend that Ill make amends the next time
Befriend the glorious end of the line

And I thank you for bringing me here
For showing me home
For singing these tears
Finally Ive found that I belong here



What a night… Does everyone know what “channeling ” means? Well, this was a great example. On a wonderful summer night I went down to Battery Park to see this very talented performer John Kelly sing from the Joni Mitchell songbook. Woodstock this was not!!  FYI, Joni was not at Woodstock anyway. John was dressed in full 70’s hippie garb and he sang almost the entire “Court and Spark” album. His version of Joni’s music is not only a tribute, but also a beautiful rendition of her wonderful songwriting and magical voice.  His passion for his idol was “channeled” loud and clear.



to the opening for a wonderful exhibit at the wonderful F.I.T museum. I recently went to see the Isabel Toledo 25 -year retrospective. Now America knows who she is…from the famous “yellow dress” that Michelle Obama wore. As I walked around it was more like a fashion insider retrospective. I saw lots of old friends, new friends and fashion’s famous players. Joey Arias was there! One of my favorite characters. I couldn’t keep my eyes off the people. What about Isabel’s beautiful clothes? I think I will return  to the show in the daylight when they leave.. My eyes will then be able to focus.

The Decemberists- Warm over Radio City Music Hall


This was an EPIC show for this band. It was in two parts…the drama of the new and the comedy of the old. This band has talent. I recommend the old first to get a taste of the tame and then the drama of the new. The influences are there: R.E.M, Belle and Sebastian, Jethro Tull, among others. This band has talent and this was a breakthrough concert. They tell stories from an older time and place. This Band from Portland will tingle and tangle your senses.