Last night was all kinds of shenanigans for Ray at his store on Avenue A. On his 80th birthday people gave him the gift of FOUR burlesque dancers! And a fancy cheesecake on top of that! Well, the cake was not on top of the dancers just next to them and enjoyed by all. I went there early at 9pm and Ray was tired and said he had had a busy day..but he perked up when the ladies made their entrance one at a time and showed him how much he is loved. I could not buy a cake this year for him or even chip in due to my current state of affairs but I am really glad others could and did. I never grow tired of the shade of bright red Rays face turns when the tassles begin to twirl.
I am a slum goddess. I flit about all day spreading joy and happiness. I lived in C squat for a decade. I also sing and play in Eden and John's East River String Band with Robert Crumb and John Heneghan.