The New York Times Fashion and Styles section has a great feature on Motherfucker, the spectacular New York party for freaks, fashionistas and party animals of all stripes: Looking for a Way to Keep Rome Burning.
Confessions from the Velvet Ropes is mentioned in the article, as doorman Thomas Onorato -- the subject of my book -- has been working the velvet ropes there for six years. Confessions from the Velvet Ropes is chock full of wild, hilarious stories from this now-legendary party: From the chaotic night The Rapture performed in the midst of monsoon-like weather and gun fights at the party next door, to the book's entire first chapter which documents Motherfucker's outrageous circus-themed Fifth Anniversary party. The chapter takes you from the madness of Onorato's night herding rock 'n' roll circus freaks through the velvet ropes, to the inner sanctum of Michael T.'s DJ booth.
If you've read the book but never been to a Motherfucker party, now's your chance: On Sunday September 3rd, the Motherfucker Labor Day Party will be held at Avalon (formerly the Limelight) in New York City. You can book your tickets for the party at www.motherfuckernyc.com.
I'm extra excited about this party, because one of my favorite bands of all times, The Cramps, will be playing a special show. If you've never seen this notorious "punk-abilly" band live, now's your chance! During the 80s, when I was but a wee child, my favorite documentary was a film called Urrgh: A Music War in which The Cramps are featured. Below is the must-see-to-be believed clip for your viewing pleasure......
Thanks for reading and see you at MOTHERFUCKER!
(PS - There was also this very amusing article about the book in the Village Voice recently.)