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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Getting Higher with Lady Bunny

Drag icon Lady Bunny, whose appearance is inspired by Dusty Springfield, has been around since gay pre-history. I think I recall seeing her pass me by while we were riding our disco dinosaurs. She organized NYC's Wigstock in 1985, an event that lasted 20 years (and deserves to be brought back). It was pretty much a victim of its own success.

Bunny is truly a drag legend, out of Atlanta, starting her career there along with RuPaul and Larry Tee. She was in the movie, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.  She is a star!

I loved her dj work as she often spun dance music close to my own heart. I often danced to her appearances at New York City's LGBT Center. (http://www.gaycenter.org/)

I've also been a big fan of her dance cd singles; her covers of "Shame, Shame, Shame" and, especially, "The Pussycat Song" were marvelous. ("Pussycat" video posted below.)

But now, she returns with a new, original number that puts some adrenaline back in dance music, "Take Me Up High." The Lybra Records release will feature remixes by Subgroover, Wayne Numan, Timmy Loop, Sweet Team, Edwin Reyes, True2life, Tocco, Edson Pride, Klubjumpers and Julian Marsh.

It is #1 this week on Billboard's Dance/Club Breakouts chart and has cracked the bottom of the  official Dance/Club chart. Let's see how high she can take it! Hop to it, Bunny!

Hear the sample:



2013 version of "Pussycat Song" as a country number:






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