Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A Bit of Pain...A Splash of Fox and Dabble of Stardust.

So Saturday was my first show back after the 'arm incident' that I mean elbow thingy fracture. Clearly that makes more sense....ok maybe not. So knowing that it may be a bit difficult to perform I decided to rest said arm as much as possible....driving was slowly undertaken much to the annoyance of one speeding Peugeot 106 (how can that speed?!) who was desperately trying to get through the traffic as fast as possible. Crazy idiot.

Getting into my costume was fine but the pain hit me no less than 4 seconds into my act. I simply found it impossible to use my right hand feather fan. I had rehearsed and the arm seemed up to it...i wonder if the rehearsals may have been my limit....Undeterred I proceed to perform not one but TWO acts. Though admittedly after the first act I was in near tears mainly from frustration but also at the pathetic situation I had let myself get into. I mean who honestly performs when they are injured like this?! Surely I was going to do more harm than good???

After the show I just releaxed (after downing my painkillers) and spent the rest of the night chatting to audience members and even signing the odd autograph (someone thrust a Dodgem Logic under my nose to sign). I met some uber lovely people which is always good.

Before long I was tucked up in bed with the lovely Mysti Vine (HYSTERICAL LADY) as we were topping and tailing at chateaux Eato that night. Joe Black was keeping us amused with Honey Wilde with his Walton family impressions: good night Mary Ellen etc etc.

By midday Honey and I were in the burly mobile (my appallingly awful star covered suzuki wagon r+) dont laugh but its the only car that would fit my giant top hat in without bending it. Which reminds me I need to get it serviced and my fan belt adjusted...oooohhh how technical was that? Ok not very but I was mildly impressed. Honey and I were momentarily enthralled by the wonders of Telford with their tourist attraction. Well we would have been if we could figure what the hell it was (see pic below) the plaque next to it didnt even say!

What is it?!

Whilst I was in Telford I did pick up a great present from Ms newest addition to the Khisses household: Ernest. Yes I know he is a headless golden dog manniquin thingy but he used to adorn the windows of Tommy Hilfiger boutique! Not sure what head to put on him? Osama? Obama? Thatcher? Bush? Queen?

By Monday though I was back to work...vanilla work that I thought I would share with you what the lads put in my mail slot in the loading bay....buggers!

A bloody fox!

Made me giggle but wasnt pleasant when I first put my hand in and felt the dead bugger! GROSS!

I did however do something that has really perked up my week....I picked up from Burldoir my newest prop for my new act Dark Before The Daawn. This act is taking sometime to put together after I kept changing it....the props are amazing and light feather fans for this act now I have my large stars!

sneaky peeky.....

Anyway I have to go rehearse as I am at Southwark Playhouse this Saturday performing...come along it will be awesome...naturally.



PS Valentines Day was a dud...not one card or pressie. No bother though I spent some pennies on new pretty things.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Broken But Not Out

So whilst my arm is slowly healing I am working hard on rhinestoning and prepping for my show in Telford next weekend. If my arm is not healed enough I have spoken to the doc and he showed me a rather pretty way to make my arm more secure though pretty none the less. It involves some fancy material and clever knots.

I did go out on friday night to the Brick House to the Jitterbug Jive. It started quiet but soon picked up. The band were good though their name has escaped my memory. The hula hooping girl really got the crowd going. She worked hard to. I didnt stay long as too many people kept knocking into my poor arm so went home but not before dropping into the 24hr Ponti cafe near Liverpool Stn. A good cup of tea!

taking on my phone using the 'polaroid' function.

Yesterday I took another trip to Brick Lane as I was once again yearning for a glimpse of the real world after being pretty much flat bound as my arm was pretty painful. So along with a good mate I ventured into the vibrant bustling world of Brick Lane. I adore all the markets that are there. I poked my head in on the vintage mark at 85 Brick Lane but didnt find anything that took my fancy strong enough to part with my hard earned pennies. I did have a rummage through the record shop in the tea rooms and nearly bought some Billie Holiday vinyl but was pulled away to the jewellry stall. I ended up buying a fantastic beaded necklace for my new Dark Before The Dawn act. I almost bought a beaded head band as my friend is getting married with a 1930s wedding theme though it wasnt quite right.

I did pop into my favourite bowling alley/50s dinner All Star Lanes for an alcoholic milkshake. The Baileys milkshake was divine! GO! Its all rather fake it is 50s kitsch but I like it right down to the vinyl seats n gingham table clothes.

On my way out of Brick Lane I decided to pop into Rough Trade. I do love this shop as its FULL of vinyl and it has kitsch items like an old 70's space invader wasnt until I was browsing through the nu disco vinyl I noticed a lad looking at me. First I thought he was staring else where but when he motioned for me to look behind me that I realised why I had caught his attention. Behind me on proud display was my cover of Dodgem Logic!  I laughed and was very excited, quickly snapping my cover before going back to grab the covers of my other mates. (3 collectable covers for the Feb issue). As I paid the lady said this was the last one of my covers as people had been buying them. Talk about a head swelling moment! She looked up and looked embarrassed as she asked me if it was me on the cover. I nodded and then said 'clearly photoshopped'. Hey its the truth.

Anyway I also noticed an old photo of me on their wall. They have this great black n white photobooth and about a few months ago I pratted around in it and low n behold there on their wall was my photo.
apologies for the rude hand gesture.

I rather like it...I am all chav like in I? LOL

I splashed out a bit on my camera (again) today whilst shopping in Uxbridge with a mate. I ended up buying a flash gun to play with. Not an overly expensive but enough. So I tried it out on a trip to my local lido. Its going to take some getting used to but will post my images (after editting of course) in due course. I also popped into Accessorize and bought some fantastic net opera gloves for £3.60 a pair! Great sale buy!

Right back to my rhinestoning. Night all!