if i ain’t got you



Some people live for the fortune
Some people live just for the fame
Some people live for the power, yeah
Some people live just to play the game
Some people think that the physical things
Define what’s within
And I’ve been there before
But that life’s a bore
So full of the superficial
Some people want it all
But I don’t want nothing at all
If it ain’t you baby
If I ain’t got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain’t got you, Yeah
Some people search for a fountain
That promises forever young
Some people need three dozen roses
And that’s the only way to prove you love them
Hand me the world on a silver platter
And what good would it be
With no one to share
With no one who truly cares for me
Some people want it all
But I don’t want nothing at all
If it ain’t you baby
If I ain’t got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain’t got you, you, you
Some people want it all
But I don’t want nothing at all
If it ain’t you baby
If I ain’t got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain’t got you, yeah

If I ain’t got you with me baby
So nothing in this whole wide world don’t mean a thing
If I ain’t got you with me baby

(If I ain’t got you)
Alicia Keys

road to nowhere


WELL WE KNOW WHERE WE’RE GOIN’  BUT WE DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’VE BEEN
AND WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE KNOWIN’  BUT WE CAN’T SAY WHAT WE’VE SEEN
AND WE’RE NOT LITTLE CHILDREN AND WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT
AND THE FUTURE IS CERTAIN GIVE US TIME TO WORK IT OUT

We’re on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin’ that ride to nowhere
We’ll take that ride

Feelin’ okay this mornin’
And you know,
We’re on the road to paradise
Here we go, here we go

We’re on a ride to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin’ that ride to nowhere
We’ll take that ride

Maybe you wonder where you are
I don’t care
Here is where time is on our side
Take you there…take you there

We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere

There’s a city in my mind
Come along and take that ride
and it’s all right, baby, it’s all right

And it’s very far away
But it’s growing day by day
And it’s all right, baby, it’s all right

Would you like to come along
and you could help me sing this song?
And it’s all right, baby, it’s all right

They can tell you what to do
But they’ll make a fool of you
And it’s all right, baby, it’s all right

We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere

ROAD TO NOWHERE ( by TALKING HEADS)
from the 1985 album Little Creatures

gazeLLe at cazweLL’s outlaw party before going to vamp

I missed the first one last year…but here I am in full Club Kid(lol), and this time Cazwells’ outlaw party took place at Dunkin Donuts two blocks from Element, where everybody was going after since it was VAMP night…and of course at the door the very gorgeous and fabulous Bianca Cimo was giving me ” who’s watching your back? ” she is gorgeous all the way…it was a fun night !! Allanah’s Vamp was amazing !!!

mats kniven uDD

Existensminimum – Fuglesang from Mats Udd on Vimeo.

Mats Udd is from Sweden and spends most of his time in Stockholm. His inspirations comes from simple things like good music, good movies and great people. Mats dreams most of the scenes that we see in his videos. His girlfriend broke up with him after she watched the video Existensminimum Fuglesang (above), he doesn’t know why, and I wouldn’t know why either. ” If people like what I’m doing I get very happy , I am always trying to show things in a different way, like the four-leaf clover who is so perfect but is suffering for his greatness. So even if in many of the videos have this funny external, there is also a painful under the surface.” he adds. I asked Mats how he defines beauty and he answered me by saying that beauty needs its pain to survive in his form. ” Some people sees women with horse masks, but I would say they are more horses than anything else” . I think Mats Kniven Udds is just brilliant. He is in New York City at the moment.

geTTing to the end once again in stileTTos

I once again closed the presentation of the Brazilian contingency at the New York Pride Parade; it is not always easy especially because I chose to wear stilettos(sorry but I can’t give up the glamour). And when the walk gets really tough, I think about what our “sisters” had to endure 40 years ago during Stonewall… so it becomes easier walking and dancing through all 55 five blocks , when I finally get to Christopher Street I can’t even feel my legs, only the love and energy of everybody watching the parade. Yes I sound like a tired queen, and I am tired…see you again in 2010 !!

vamping at vamp !!



In my strange world, the first impression of any party starts at the door, so when I got out of the car in front of Element and saw the gorgeous, tall & thin Bianca Cimo in charge of it for the Vamp opening night, I could tell that the event was promising! The beautiful and smart Allanah Starr gave New York City a hell of party that for a while reminded me of the great small balls given by Regine Choukron in Rio during carnival at her elegant club Regine’s( yes my friends, I am that old), of course this time with a twist. For a moment there was a sense of chaos, which is the perfect touch for a great party…from go-go boys to tranny chasers, from hardcore fashionistas to boys in dresses with funny make up…from the really beautiful to the beautiful by association… the only thing left to do was to really have fun in a party where you were invited to ” Experience the decadence of 1920’s Berlin in New York City 2009 ” . Vamp was hosted by Kenny Kenny, Amanda Lepore, Jordan Fox, Joey Israel, Lady Fag, Kimber James, Danni, Persia Lace, Tobell Von Cartier and of course Allanah Starr. Music by Serge, Peter Presta and Cazwell. Lisette Melendez perfomed live…unfortunately I lost her performance…but I can’t wait for the next edition of VAMP, New York City IT event.