BY Sammy Dwenzington
I can always appreciate a good performance. Art is Art. But it has to be real art, none of this interpretive dance or painting a wall orange and then watching the beret army stare at it for hours trying to figure out why no one in high school liked them. I need something substantial, something that grabs me in its muscular grasp and shake me like a can of lavender paint. I don't need the flash bang of pyrotechnics but something that shows expertise and real emotion.
Art and performance is like a fix that I need to survive, like the way James Belushi
needs the memory of his dead brother to get pity laughter, the way Cher
needs to continually introduce herself as Cher so people don't just think she's a tranny street walker and the way Suzanne Somers
needs infomercials ... Read More
By Sammy Dwenzington
To me, politics is like a second language. Not like Latin or French, but like "House Keeper" or "Cab Driver." I get the gist of it, I make assessments, but in the end, do I really care whether my Club Monaco shirts go to Majestic Cleaners on 75th or Dunhill a few blocks north? So I get politics, I just feel that there are more pertinent things in my life, and I can't get all worked up about them like the angry guy in Union Square who said that Barack Obama was like Hitler. And I'm like, "Wow! Haven't the Jews been through enough!?" Then the guy said Obama's health care plan was 'Hitler-esque'
. "Ohhhhhh," I said, "Well, what was Hitler's heath care plan like?" Because I've never ever read about his heath care plan, just that he was so mean to everyone in Europe. Except Switzerland, ... Read More