So the winter solstice looms large; It’s coming this coming week, on December 22). The nights are longest this time of year, which always makes me cheerful. I love the night so much, I should be cast in True Blood. I don’t actually burst into flames when struck by daylight, but the night always has me on fire. This year’s solstice is particularly intriguing because it’s rumored to be the last one before the big one. Some Mayan dudes calculated, way back when, that the world would end at the 2012 Winter Solstice. We have one more year before Armageddon. What to wear?
Although I don’t recall ever getting bad advice from a Mayan I just can’t accept "The End." I will hedge my bets and endeavor to have a great year, but just might hold back on giving my landlord next January’s rent check early.
The people over at District 36 have the right idea with a Pre-Launch party for DMFAO, which is short for Dance My F*king Ass Off. I can’t stand pre-launches and pre-openings, previews and sneak peaks. Get your shit together and let me see it. Well tonight, Mark Nelson, Michael Formika Jones, Yusef Xtravaganza, Dina Marie, and a gaggle of other fabulous folks (almost enough to fill the room) will give us early birds a look at their party. The realio dealio event is December 30th. I would think it unwise to launch anything the night before New Year’s Eve, but what do I know. I think they should have asked a smart Mayan or someone about this decision.
This end of the world stuff has me in a house-head mood. I will certainly attend the opening of Shelter at 37 Vandam. That’s the W.i.P. space that’s all the rage. This party features legendary DJ Timmy Regisford in one room and legendary DJ Junior Vasquez in another. Sometimes people introduce me as "Steve Lewis, he’s a legend." I immediately check my pulse. These guys are very much alive and kicking it. It’s a 1pm to 10pm blast with a quick turnover, clear of the room, and on to Susanne Bartsch’s and Kenny Kenny’s Blind Tiger soiree in the same space after. I’ll probably stay on for that, but I hear that I’ll have to leave and come back in as the theory is the Shelter crowd won’t mix with the Blind Tiger crowd. Again maybe a wise Mayan should have been consulted.
Speaking of smart guys, which in my day we used to call wise guys or wise asses, someone has booked me to DJ at the The Westway Hannu’Cam party. Beni Zooted and Mint & Serf (not sure if they have any Mayan in them) think it will be swell if I offer up deep punk and such at this ultra private event. My wise-as-a-Mayan princess/assistant Lindsay Maharry, put them up to it. Cam’ron and special guests are performing, and again I have no idea what to wear. The flyer dress code says "diplomatic." I wonder what Henry Kissinger would wear? I’m gonna find myself a wise Mayan and ask.