Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prejudice in the East Village

Prejudice in the East Village
Written By:
Lady Zombie
October 29th, 2009


The East Village of New York City, and more specifically the street Saint Marks Place, has been an icon of the underground world as far back as I can remember. Even as a little girl, I used to wander the area with my father and marvel at all of the fascinating stores and more so, the strange and beautiful people. I would later grow up to become a figure in their community, known as the Goth scene. Time changes everything, though, and now so many places that were familiar to us are no more.

Last night, it was my fiancé Ali’s birthday, and we headed towards Saint Marks Place and 3rd Avenue to stop by a bar called The Continental, where we had gone with a large group of my rather corporate coworkers only 6 days prior, and where we have visited dozens of times over the years, alone, together, and with plenty of our friends. The Continental is infamous as a rock and roll bar, incredible drink deals and a boisterous patronage. We were dressed as usual, in a lot of leather, and had our IDs out and ready. The next few minutes would prove to be degrading, infuriating and outrageous, to say the least.

The bouncer looked at my ID, and refused to look at Ali’s ID as well, stating, “You do not have a shirt on, so I can’t let you in.” Specifically, Ali was clad in leather pants, leather boots, a leather corset that stops directly underneath his pectorals, and a leather motorcycle jacket. Ali and I exchanged an inquisitive look, and he said to the bouncer, “I was wearing the exact same outfit in here last week, but I can zip up my jacket, it isn’t a problem.” You would think that would appease the bouncer, but he went on to say something that proved his personal prejudice towards us went beyond dress code.

“I know, and I wasn’t so sure I should let you in last week, either. Your look is too extreme for this place,” he declared, making a point to refuse eye contact with either of us. I laughed, utterly astonished, and told the man it was Ali’s birthday. Ali was still holding his ID out to the bouncer, who finalized his judgment by saying, “I am not looking at that, and you’re not getting in here tonight.”

That is accurately, word for word, what was said to us. I recall it vividly, because I have never before been so deeply upset by such a blatant display of injustice inflicted upon some I love dearly. How could this, the bar where Iggy Pop has been a patron, along with countless other famous rockers and those of the alternative society, refuse entry to us? We diplomatically walked away and went elsewhere.

So I ask you now, what has become of the East Village? What has become of Saint Marks Place? How can a rock and roll bar turn away the very people that helped make it what it is today? Prejudice in the East Village… I would have never thought it possible. Thus, I wanted to bring this to your attention, along with a quote from Mr. Franklin Thomas: "One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

LadyZombie.com Halloween Updates!

OCTOBER 28, 2009 LadyZombie.com Halloween Updates!

Infernal Greetings my sexxxy demons, friends and family!!!

I am writing today to wish all of you a very Happy & Wicked Halloween, and also to update you on some new videos and upcoming events!

*HAUNTED HOUSE NYC: VAMPIRES* You may not be aware, but Ali [Ali's Savage Traits] was the fangsmith for this year's Haunted House NYC: Vampires! Ali is all booked up before Halloween, but if you're interested in a set of custom fangs, email me to book your appointment with him for November. We're attending the Haunted House tonight to celebrate Ali's birthday, and I'll be sure to let you know what I thought, most likely on my Twitter tomorrow!
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*VIDEOS* There is a new video available on LadyZombie.com! It is almost TEN MINUTES long and contains some of the best parts of my August performance at Personal Orgasm View with Felix the Latex Slave! Watch as we display the beauty of submission, domination, wax play and delicious torture! Subscribe to my videos on YouTube, as well!

*EVENTS* I am hosting THREE upcoming events! Personal Orgasm View 5 "Gotham's Kinky Halloween" is tomorrow night, October 29th, at Karma Lounge in NYC (amazing performers, play, music, fetish equipment and special guests). I am co-hosting Le Trample Ez on Friday night, October 30th, from 9PM - 11PM, with the Paradise Lost event following immediately afterwards. We will be celebrating Halloween at Dracula's Ball in Philadelphia. We're bringing November in with a bang, because on November 5th at Don Hills, I will be hosting Disorder - a rock and roll/goth/industrial night feature several of the scenes best DJs and amazing NYC bands such as Vera Beren's Gothic Chamber Blues and All Up in Arms! PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS ON LE TRAMPLE EZ and DISORDER!!! I've included the info for POV tomorrow evening here:

PERSONAL ORGASM VIEW 5
Gotham’s Kinky Halloween Bash


When: October 29th, 2009 @ 10PM – 4AM

Presented by: Babylon Entertainment
Hosted by: Lady Zombie
Co-hosted by: Mistress Dominae Drakonis

Where: Karma Lounge [downstairs lounge]
51 First Avenue
Between East 3rd and East 4th Streets
New York City

Cover: $5 before 11PM, $6 after
21+ to enter. Valid ID mandatory [US Passport or current state ID].

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Spinning the tunes you crave:
DJ Switchitter
DJ Dyztort
DJ Stalagmike

Special Guest: Mother Unique
Fusion Rope Bondage by: Master Vito
Performance by: Fallen Fayth
Fangs by: Ali’s Savage Traits [$40/set]
Fetish Equipment Provided by: Felix the Latex Slave

And many more kinky surprises throughout the night!!!

PLEASE RSVP:
On MySpace:
http://event.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&eventID=516356.1018
On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=156508068012&index=1
On FetLife:
http://fetlife.com/events/6506
On Going:
http://www.going.com/pov5halloween

*PHOTO TO MAKE YOU SCREAM* Here's an image out of the archive by FMA Photo Studio featuring Ali and I!!! I thought it would be suitable... tis the season to make you SCREAM!

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*INTERVIEWS* I recently completed an in depth interview with Fetish Cult Sirens that will be available on their website soon! Also, I will soon be featured on the men's site Don't Date Her, Bro! as their Choice Cut gal for Halloween! This might be available as soon as Friday, so be sure to check in and see.

BE SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN, MY DARLINGS!!! And have a HELL of a lot of fun, too! I can't wait to hear all your decadent stories!!!

Hugs, Kisses & Triple Sixes,

Lady Zombie

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Judith Regan Show Appearance on 10/21 by Lady Zombie & Ali Fangsmith!!!

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT

Ali Fangsmith & I will be appearing LIVE tomorrow on October 21, 2009 on the Sirius Radio broadcast of The Judith Regan Show during her Halloween Roundtable special.

We hope you will make a point to tune in and show your support!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 @ 11PM Est.

HOW TO LISTEN:
1. Have a Sirius XM subscription?
You can listen to the show on Sirius XM Stars, Sirius 102 and XM 155.
2. Don’t have a Sirius XM subscription?
You can sign up for a free week trial here: http://www.sirius.com/siriusinternetradio

We will be on the air sometime between 11PM & Midnight, so make sure you listen to the whole show and the other amazing guests such as: Dacre Stoker, Dennis Hoff , Elizabeth Miller, Timothy Haskell (Haunted House NYC “Vampires”), Joe Laycock and more!!!

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SHOW:
Visit the website: http://www.sirius.com/siriusxmstars

MORE ABOUT JUDITH REGAN, THE HOSTESS:
Judith Regan is the founder and CEO of REGAN, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. REGAN is a multimedia company engaged in the production and development of books, television, film, internet and radio content. Known for her innovative, bold, creative and risk-taking style, Regan has published hundreds of best-selling and award-winning authors, including Wally Lamb, Gregory Maguire, Michael Moore, General Tommy Franks, Dr. Barry Sears, Mario Puzo, Nicole Richie, Neil Strauss, Dita Von Teese, Catherine Crier, Ralph Nader, Jess Walter, Bernie Mac, Sean Hannity, Howard Stern, Eminem, Beyoncé, The Rock, Rachel Ashwell, Kelly Wearstler, and many others. The mother of two children, her television ventures have included hosting a talk show on the Fox News Channel and producing for A&E, VH1, CBS, Lifetime, and NBC.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Night of the Queens S&M Party - TONIGHT in NYC!

Babylon Intertainment & Laurent Lebeau present
the 3rd Edition of Laurent Lebeau's major event:

NIGHT OF THE QUEENS Fetish Play Party
"The Dark Debauchery"!!!


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PLEASE RSVP:
On FetLife - http://fetlife.com/events/7111
On FaceBook - http://www.facebook.com/ladyzombienyc#/event.php?eid=144399621607&ref=mf
On Going – http://www.going.com/NightoftheQueens3
On MySpace – http://event.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&eventID=515507.1174

Opened to all genders & fetishes:
Mistresses, Masters, subjects, Leather, PVC, Latex, Gothic, Vampire, naughty nurse, Kink of all kinds!!!

SPECIAL PROMOTION!!! ONLY $5 cover at the gate!

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15th 2009 @ 9PM - 4AM

WHERE: The PYRAMID Club, 101 Avenue A
Manhattan, NYC.
[This is an 18+ venue… valid ID is required to enter]!

Featuring:
Lady Zombie our Hostess
Mistress Cyber
and their fabulous personalities... the NYC Fetish Scene!

DANCE and PLAY all night.
Snacks served all night.
DJ FROST will spin the tunes you CRAVE!

FETISH PLAY EQUIPMENT provided by: Felix the Latex Slave

Foot Fetish play possible with select Mistresses (consult us)!

DRESS CODE STRONGLY ENFORCED - at minimun, please be dress neat & clean in ALL BLACK!

Please contact Lady Zombie or Laurent Lebeau with any questions, and submit your RSVPs ASAP!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Goth Cruise 6 "Noir Noir"

Hello my sexxxy demons, friends & family,

Ali and I have returned from Goth Cruise 6 “Noir Noir!” It was an incredible experience… full of romance, decadence, traveling, alcohol, cuisine and so very much more! It was our first time out of the country; our first time on a cruise, our first time meeting the Goth Cruise group… and we really did love every second of it. As promised, I will now proceed to share as much of the experience with you as possible, without boring you too much, I hope! If you don’t want to read about some of our experiences, check out this slideshow or skip to the bottom for a link to the hundreds of beautiful, wicked photos that I have accumulated so far!

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We got on a Jet Blue airplane our of JFK airport in NYC on Sunday, September 27th at 10:30AM, and landed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at about 1:30PM. The flight itself was awesome (thank you, Valium), and I pretty much spent the time writing in my journal and reading a new book I picked up at Borders before we boarded. Ali dozed off during the flight mostly. How he happily dealt with security stopping him constantly to wand him and search him because of all the metal on him and in his hair, I will never know!

Upon landing and getting our luggage from the carousel (which played music much like a merry-go-round… only in Florida, I swear), we hopped into a yellow cab and made our way to the Holiday Inn Express where we’d be staying for the night. We knew Serge, Karen and her hubby wouldn’t be arriving for another few hours, so after dumping our stuff off in the room, we did what any native New Yorker would do in this situation…. We hunted for the local liquor store!

I should mention that on the walk back from the liquor store (which sold cheese and meats and snacks… it was brilliant!) we got caught in a sun shower, so I had to pull off my flip flops and run on the steamy pavement back to the hotel. Once in our room, I hopped in the shower to clean off my feet, and they weren’t even dirty on the bottom! Had I done that in NYC, my feet would have been jet black and I’d probably have to go get booster shots from various medical doctors! Hah!

For the next several hours we binged on Tostitos, Creamy Spinach Dip and Malibu! On one trip outside to have a cigarette (no, you can’t smoke in Florida hotels either, for the most part), we finally bumped into Serge who was also on his way to the liquor store. Got to love the north eastern US mentality!

Sunday night was the pre-cruise dinner for the Goth Cruisers at a Pirate restaurant in the area. We were picked up by Ken and Nicole in their hearse (yes, their hearse… it was beautiful) and proceeded to the restaurant to meet some of the GC attendees in advance! Of course we drank too much, ate too much, made a ton of friends, and had incredible black out sex back at the hotel that evening (Too much information? I did say I’d recall everything!), still managed to wake up bright and early on Monday morning to check out of the hotel and hop in a cab with everyone to the ports where we would board The Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship!

Our first day on the cruise ship was wonderful! How big was it? I kept comparing it to the Empire State Building, except lying down on its side. Throughout the week, we never even saw the entire ship… there was just too much to do! We explored a bit on day 1, met all the Goth Cruisers at the meet & greet in the uppermost bar on the ship called The Viking Crown (where you could actually smoke inside, whoot!), had our first delicious meal in the dining room, and again, drank too much and had more black out sex (you will note this was a recurring theme with us during the vacation)!

Our second day on the ship, Tuesday September 29th, we docked in our first port of call, Key West, Florida. I am now a huge fan of the Keys! You’d be surprised what a macabre history that place has. The tour we chose was the Haunted House & Legends Tour, and we got to visit many places with heightened supernatural activity all over the Island, visited locations where strange occurrences were even happing to us and appearing in our photos! Joanne, the tour guide, was wonderful, and I have to remember to get some of those photos to her. Captain Tony’s bar was where she left us, and we got to wander the Island for several hours, shopping, drinking in the streets (just like Vegas!) and checking out some wicked fetish shops and “clothing optional” bars!

Tuesday was also our “Film Noir” themed dance, and the cruise formal dinner, so we decked out in our sexy 1930s getup, danced the afternoon away, and ate to our hearts content at dinner! The group photos were taken that evening as well.

Wednesday morning, September 30th, we docked in Cozumel, Mexico! The weather was gorgeous (yes, I mean hot as hell), and our excursion of choice was to go on a horseback riding trip past some Mayan ruins with a free beer bar at the end! Katerina Wylde, who had become our hang out companion at this point, was with us that day, too. Ali’s horse, and my horse “Rambo” just so happened to hate each other with a passion, so we couldn’t ride next to each other. We’re lucky we got them to pose for a photo with us! The tour bus took us back close to the port, and then we hopped in a car to meet Karen, Callie and a few others over at a bar called Carlos & Tony’s (I think that was the name).

This bar was completely wild! The margaritas were half my height tall and the waitresses would pour shots in your mouth, pinch your nipples and spank your butt while blowing whistles! We spent only about 45 minutes there, and let me tell you how trashed we were! I ate a jello shot off of poor Karen (I say poor Karen because I used more fangs than I should have, hehehe), too, and us girls got rather friendly in the heat of the moment. It was fun, don’t judge me!

We had to haul ass back to the port, because we didn’t want to miss the shop, and a terrible storm started (ten foot waves, etc.), and then I couldn’t find my Sea Pass card to get back on the ship! Ali and I were literally soaked to the bone, drunk, and I was panicking, which now is rather funny. It turns out that re-boarding the ship was also delayed because (this is on YouTube if you don’t believe me) our ship got hit by a Carnival cruise ship! The winds became so powerful that they slammed into us, blowing out their portholes and only causing our ship slight external damage. I wasn’t kidding when I joked to my mother about the chances of hitting an iceberg, I suppose.

We spent Thursday, October 1st, in Belize, Central America. The location isn’t so large, so the cruise ship had to drop anchor several miles offshore, and then we boarded a ferry that would take us to the mainland. Our trip for the day was to visit the rainforest where the huge Mayan ruins were located! After that, the plan was to have a unique Mayan lunch while watching a live band! Little did we know we’d be stuck on a bus with no air conditioner for two hours in heat that had to be well over 90 degrees. I’ll tell you right now, it was completely worth it to climb up into the sky atop the gorgeous ruins of temples that have been standing for thousands of years!

A holler monkey got so close to us during this excursion that I swear he was going to jump into Kat’s arms! We posed for me, too… smiling, stretching, and shaking his rather pale testicles at us. It was hilarious and so, so cute. The Mayan lunch did turn out being delicious, and it was there that Ali and I indulged in some delicious Belikin beer, and purchased some local cigarettes, too, which I must say I enjoyed thoroughly! The ride back was scalding hot, and most of us dozed off during the trip!

The first thing on our minds when we got back on the ship that day was a seriously long, cold, luxurious shower! We relaxed for a while and went to our open-bar cocktail hour in the Spotlight Lounge on the ship that evening prior to dinner. That was the beginning of another wonderful night with far too much drinking involved at Viking Crown! I did teach a few people how to dance, and DJ Franz kept yelling, “We’ve got Zombie on the dance floor!” in his heavy Caribbean accent! I also indulged in a little Goth Soup (definition: many Goths squeezed into a hot tub at night) until almost four AM and swam a few laps in the Solarium pools, while Ali slept back in our room.

The last full day on the ship was Friday, October 2nd, and we all slept late that day! Ali and I dragged ourselves upstairs for lunch at the Windjammer Café and trudged back to our room to dress for the last themed dance of the trip, “Future Noir.” Of course Ali and I decked ourselves out in armor, hair halls (Chris said to me, “Zombie, your hair is a celebration!”… It was so sweet, I’ll never forget it!), and shiny clothes for that one! This day went by far too quickly, and before we knew it, dinner had passed, we were all packed up, and having out last drinks of the night with the very friendly bartending staff that even balanced Martini’s on their heads for us!

It was sad to disembark back in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, but alas, time was up. We spent the afternoon at an Irish Pub with Duckie and Autumn before heading back to the airport, though, and that was a lot of fun and a great way to end a truly remarkable vacation. When Ali and I landed in New York that evening, my mom and Tio Eddie were there to take us home. I realized that I had almost missed the cool New York air, the dirty looks and my insane cat, Jinx… almost. :)

All and all, it was a trip we’ll remember forever. “We’re on a boat motha-fuckas!” It was wonderful to meet so many incredible people on the cruise, in the other countries, and all the beautiful Goth Cruise freaks from around the USA and the world! See you guys in 2010!!!

To view photos from Ali & Lady Zombie’s incredible first Goth Cruise experience (if the embedded slideshow doesn't work), please click on the following link: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AbOG7dq2ZN2TjA

Hugs, Kisses & Triple Sixes,

Lady Zombie
http://www.LadyZombie.com