Welcome To The Freak Show!

AHS Freak Show TitlesOctober, October, October!
My favourite month of the year!
Clown GIF
Not only is it Halloween Month, it’s the month in which American Horror Story returns!
We’ve visited the Murder House, been locked up in the Asylum, searched for a Supreme in Coven and now it’s time to go down to the FREAK SHOW!!!

Hit play before you read down! Melanie Martinez’s Carousel is awesome!

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In season one, all of the characters, dead and alive, were odd and decidedly quirky. The murder house itself was, perhaps, the strangest of all and this structure of wood and brick was yet another member of the cast with secrets and a scary backstory.

Season two took place in Briarcliff Manor and involved not just the insane but the Devil and angels of death right alongside serial killers and aliens from outer space. Jessica Lange pulled off a masterful performance as the woman viewers loved to hate at the start of the season and then got the audience to feel for her doomed character later on. Lange proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that her acting chops were big and sharp.

The third season of American Horror Story featured modern day witches in The Coven. This was, perhaps, the quirkiest and most tongue in cheek season yet. Bringing in Oscar winning actress Kathy Bates as the horrid Madame LaLaurie, who also manages to become a sympathetic character after a horrific introduction and Angela Bassett (an Oscar nominee) as her arch nemesis.

That this story of witchcraft was never meant to be taken too seriously was proven with the introduction of Stevie Nicks, playing herself, as witch. Season three ended with a few questions unanswered and the show’s fans were already clamoring for more from Murphy’s twisted pen.

Season four of American Horror Story: Freak Show steps more fully into ‘people are strange’ in the literal sense by focusing on that part of carnivals and fairs that were very popular “back in the day.” The bearded lady, the pin-head, midgets, and so on will take viewers into a world reminiscent of Tod Browning’s 1932 film Freaks. The big difference between Browning’s and Murphy’s worlds will be the inclusion of a terrifying clown. One that, according to the actor playing him, John Carroll Lynch, will put Stephen King’s Pennywise the Clown out of business. Fans will have to watch the season four premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show on October 8 to see if Lynch is right.

Twisty

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.”

Returning cast members from previous installments of the series include Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Jamie Brewer, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Naomi Grossman and Gabourey Sidibe who will be joined by newcomers Wes Bentley, Jyote Amge, Matt Fraser, Erika Ervin, Skyler Samuels, John Carrol Samuels, Finn Wittrock, Michale Chiklis and the legendary Patti LaBelle!

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Kathy-Bates-Ethel-Darling

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Angela-Bassett-Desiree-Dupree

Evan-Peters-Jimmy-Darling

Denis-OHare-Stanley

Emma-Roberts-Maggie-Esmeralda

Finn-Wittrock-Dandy-Mott

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This season, once you die, you’re dead.” – Ryan Murphy

#WirSindAlleFreaks

Freak Show Title Gif 1American Horror Story: FreakShow premieres on FX in the US on October 8th
and FOX in the UK on October 21st.

Shit That Cheryl Says

Shit That Cheryl Says

I LOVE CHERYL TWEEDY-COLE-FERNANDEZ-VERSINI!!!

Fight For This Love

She’s AMAZING!

Cheryl is Amazing

I also love the SHIT that Cheryl says!

Cheryl's Eyebrows

LOVE YOU CHERYL!

Okayyyyy

Some people liked mine and Chris’s wee video!

Facebook Video Likes

And the one and only Michelle Visage gave her seal of approval!

On that note…

Michelle Visage Byesies

The Rewind: April – July 2014

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So… It’s only 5 months til Chr***mas…

Alaska Face

People have tried to have conversations about Chr***mas with me.
People have been buying Chr***mas presents.
People need to stop with this  Chr***mas madness.

Bianca Get The Fuck Out

Please. Don’t talk about Chr***mas. It’s still the fucking summer.

Hand of No

So while these pesky little elves are preparing for the annual shit storm of fun and snow and turkey oh my…

Bianca mmhmmm

…some of us have been guddling away, doing things and stuff, enjoying the summer months and ignoring the fact that winter is coming. And that is where this narcissistic little blog comes into play. Following on from the first Rewind blog I wrote back in April where I collated my blogs and things and stuff, I thought I’d do a May – July collation of my blogs and things and stuff.
It’s my blog and I’ll blog if I want to!

APRIL

April was quiet on the old blog.
I had a few Sugar-y things to take care of and LORD it was fun!
Moving on. :)

As mentioned, I wrote a Rewind blog covering January to April and if you click on the image below you can have a read!

RuPaul’s Drag race had a WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA and RuPaul went to see Hedwig on Broadway!

Talking of weddings, the amazing Drag Queens of London had a sort of wedding…

And YES Vanity Von Glow, you looked thin GURL!

MAY

Well… May began with my birthday!
Happy Birthday ME

And I wrote my 31st birthday inspired blog…

JACK CAME BACK!!!!!!!!

24 LAD

Conchita Wurst

Did I win Eurovision?!

Nope! Conchita did!

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 came to an end…

And it was marvellous!

In fact… the entire month of May was Marvellous!

The Marvellous Month of May!
And what a marvellous month it was!
Things began with thing called ‘My 31st Birthday‘.
I mean. 31. Thirty One. Thirty Fucking One.

Latrice Lord Jesus

I could have had one of those OH WOE IS ME I’M OLD BOOHOOOO moments but bitch please… I’m one year older to peeing myself and not having to give a shit about it. I’m glad I’m not in that perky, annoying 18 – 25 or 25 – 30 tick box any more where they’re all BUZZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! about shit.
You’re not buzzing. You’re a twat. Behave.
I may have a few grey hairs in my beard, an ever-increasing unempathetic disposition and an intolerance for pretty much anything that doesn’t interest me, but I have a career, a house, and a wonderful Coven of Cunts that I call friends who keep me entertained with wine and shenanigans.

We Are The Weirdos Mister

I’m 31 years old and I’m fucking fabulous.
‘Oh he thinks he’s fabulous does he?’
Yes. I do. Eat it.

Willam Hair Flick

May. Marvellous May. What made May so marvellous?
Well, for purposes of alliteration, Marvellous works with May.
I haven’t blogged in a while because I’ve been far too busy with my work and my travels and my projects and… wait for it… SOCIALISING! ME! Socialising! With ACTUAL people! This old age is doing weird things to me.
Here’s a wee run down of what made May so marvellous for me!

AMERICA’S NEXT DRAG SUPERSTAR

Team_Bianca

After 13 weeks of shade and shit, Bianca Del Rio was crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race 2014! I was on #TeamBianca from the very start of Season 6. Hurricane Bianca obliterated the competition this season with her acerbic tongue and style, winning three challenges along the way and never having to lip sync for her life.

“Bianca is my kind of entertainer.
She is totally fearless, bust-a-gut hilarious, and yet she’s still managed to touch the hearts of Drag Race fans around the world.”
- RuPaul

Bianca was crowned by last year’s winner, Jinkx Monsoon who passed on some advice to the newly crowned Queen B…

“Revel in every single second of it… mind your Ps and Qs, and, when the bitches come for you, let that bullshit be water off a motherfuckin’ duck’s back!”

Bianca & Jinkx

 

SISSY THAT WALK – The Video

SICKENING.

WHAT’S THE TEE?

If you’re a fan of RuPaul and Michelle Visage then the What’s The Tee podcast series from them is absolutely worth a listen! It is hilare! With episodes such as ‘Disco Jesus, Facelifts and Juicing’ and ‘Beyonce, Monogamy and Let The Music Play’ there’s something for everyone! If that’s your thang that is! :)

MENERGY MOMENTS

Lady Munter. Glasgow’s First Lady of Drag.
She knows how to throw a party!

We met Michelle Visage at Menergy’s Fierce ruling Divas Ball.

Brandon Emma Michelle John

If we look drunk, it’s because we were.

Michell Autograph

We spent my birthday at AXM Glasgow seeing Manila Luzon!

Manila Luzon

Emma and I got our picture taken by the amazing Michael James.

John & Emma Michael James Photography

And we had a great time with some great people along the way!

Group 1
Group 2

Menergy is hosted by the ever amazing Lady Munter at AXM in Glasgow!
Check the website for upcoming events and tickets!

RADIO ONE’S BIG WEEKEND

We also attended Radio One’s Big Weekend in Glasgow which featured an amazing line up of artists, bands and performers!
The Friday night event at George Square saw Danny Howard, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Martin Garrix and Tiesto entertain a 15,000 strong crowd in rave of epic proportion!

R1 Rave

The music was as expected from the DJ’s playing, the light show against City Halls was spectacular and the bagpipe rendition of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ was quite the treat. BUT! The true highlight of the evening was that I was in the company of the one and only Beth Ditto herself. God bless you, random lady!

Beth Ditto

MY QUEEN COLLECTION

Two more additions to my ever-expanding collection of Chad Sell artworks!
They’re pretty fierce!

Bianca Jinkx Chad Sell
Queen Collection

I WON EUROVISION!!!

Well. I didn’t really. But bravo to beards and Conchita Wurst!

Conchita Wurst

THAT WAS MARVELLOUS MAY!

The month of May was indeed marvellous.
Over the next wee while I’ll be posting about some new music things I’ve been working on which I’m really impressed with so far if I don’t say so myself, artworks and commissions that I’ve been working on, gigs we are heading to, gigs I’m doing, some TV and film stuff and a few interviews that I have lined up!

JUNE

June. The month The Hayfever hit. NOT A GOOD LOOK.

I learned that Paddington Bear is a bit of a creep.
Click the photo! Have a read! I’m tellin’ ya! He’s a creep!

I also had an Oreo induced meltdown when I discovered that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos were an actual real life thing…

Joker Yum

JULY

Well… THIS HAPPENED!

Me! Beard of The Day! Thanks Happy Bear Co! :)

I got my paint on in a blog called…

I kinda like the finished work even if I do say so myself!

Finished Shower Scene

Bianca Del Rio came to Menergy Glasgow and she was one pussy mouthed muthafucka!

It was a good night!

I developed beard envy…

WERK!

the Queens

I also made  a donation to Hurricane Bianca because I NEED THIS MOVIE TO BE MADE!

And July ended with my Scissor Sisters blog making another comeback thanks to a wee segment on STV Glasgow about the Barrowlands venue in Glasgow! Yeah, that’s me in the middle without a beard, my friend John on the left and the one and only Jake Shears on the right! We broke the STV Glasgow TV thing. Sorry! (Not Sorry!)

And that was The Rewind from April to July 2014!
Until next time!

Sissy That Walk

Shower Scene

Shower Scene

I’ve been painting again!
This time it’s based on Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho!

Psycho Titles

If you’re not familiar with this masterpiece, then shame on you!
I wrote a spoiler heavy fanblog about the film a while ago and if you click on the picture of Hitch’s face below, the magic of the internet will take you to that very blog!

hitchcock psycho

I vaguely remember seeing a series of abstract artworks based on classic film posters a long time ago and decided I’d give it a go myself using a blank canvas, masking tape, a piece of card and some black, rich red and china clay coloured acrylics that I had lying around the house.

Shower Scene 1
Measuring out the distance between each stripe and applying masking tape was a bit of a pain,but it worked out!

Shower Scene 2
Red paint! Easy.

Shower Scene 3
Colouring three of the stripes red was ok.

Shower Scene 4
Painting the black stripes and removing the masking tape stripes was not so good. The black paint seeped under some of the tape…

Shower Scene 5
Which resulted in some tricky touch ups to try and keep the lines as straight as possible. I have no patience for painting in straight lines.

Shower Scene 6
A few more touch ups…

Shower Scene FINAL
And it’s done!
Hurrah!

Finished Shower Scene

Psycho Shower

:)

Beard Of The Day!

Happy Bears

This is my 150th blog post!
And it’s dedicated to me and my beard!

The Happy Bear beard care brand from Niven & Joshua have made me their
Beard of the Day on their Twitter account!

I feel fancy!

Iggy Fancy

Cheers Happy Bear Co.!

Dancing Bear
:)

Oh! Oh! Oreos!

Oh Oh Oreos

Hello. My name is John and I’m an Oreo-holic.

HI

Oreos. Oreos. Oreos.
mmmm oreo

Joker Yum

Look at this glorious Wall of Oreos.
It’s a fucking Wall of Oreos.
AN ACTUAL WALL OF OREOS.
It’s almost pornographic.
Wall of Oreos

Look at all the Oreos…
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Banana Split! Berry Burst! Strawberry Milkshake! White Fudge! Birthday Cake! Cool Mint! Neapolotin! Golden Chocolate!

This is the mythical Watermelon Oreo…
watermelon-oreos

Do you see this? DO. YOU. SEE. THIS.
HALLOWEEN OREOS!!!
Halloween Oreo

And then there’s this…
Reeses-PBr-Oreo

Miss J GIF

That is a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo.
The Holy Grail of Oreo.

Miss J

however

They are not available to buy in Scotland.

Jinkx HELL NO

They are not available in Scotland.

Rizzoli HELL NO

Not… Available… In… Scotland…

Elsa Distrubs Me

I need Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos in my life.
I tried improvising…
John's Oreo Sandwich
But I’m pretty sure it’s not what a real one looks like.

Ariel fuck it

Reese’s Peanut Butter people gave me some hope…

But there’s been nothing from the Oreo people.

jinkx upset

Dear Oreo People,
I hope you find it in your heart to share the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Limited Edition Special Edition Magical Mythical flavour Oreos with the world. But more specifically me. I need them in my life.
From John the Oreo Addict.

Lion King Please

:)

Creepy Paddington

Creepy Paddington Header
Paddington GIF 2

There’s a new Paddington Bear movie coming soon! Hurrah!
I like a bear, I do! :)

Paddington GIF 1

I do love the wee Duffle coated, marmalade loving, well mannered lost bear and his misadventures in trying ‘so hard to get things right!’. Paddington Brown is beyond cute! Look at his wee Duffle coat! Look at his wee hat! Look at his wee suitcase and wee PLEASE LOOK AFTER THIS BEAR tag! AWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Please Look After This Bear

If you don’t believe me, watch the trailer!
It actually is my favourite thing right now!

HOW-ever…
The internet has decided that wee Paddington looks a bit creepy in his photo shoot outside Buckingham Palace…

Paddington Bear

…and I completely agree and approve!!!

Creepy Paddington

Thank goodness for Photoshop!
Horror films + Paddington Bear makes John a happy boy!

Best of Creepy Paddington

Paddington Psycho 2

Paddington Psycho

Paddinngton The Omen

Paddington The Shining 2

Paddington The Shining

Paddington Scream

Paddington The others

Paddington The Ring

Paddington Para Activity

Paddington Hostel

Paddington Hellraiser

Paddington Hannibal

Paddington Evil Dead

Paddington Alien

Paddingtion Night of the Living Dead

Paddington GoT

:)

Paddington GIF 2

Marvellous May

mARVELLOUS mAY

The Marvellous Month of May!
And what a marvellous month it was!
Things began with thing called ‘My 31st Birthday‘.
I mean. 31. Thirty One. Thirty Fucking One.

Latrice Lord Jesus

I could have had one of those OH WOE IS ME I’M OLD BOOHOOOO moments but bitch please… I’m one year older to peeing myself and not having to give a shit about it. I’m glad I’m not in that perky, annoying 18 – 25 or 25 – 30 tick box any more where they’re all BUZZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! about shit.
You’re not buzzing. You’re a twat. Behave.
I may have a few grey hairs in my beard, an ever increasing unempathetic disposition and an intolerance for pretty much anythning that doesn’t interest me, but I have a career, a house, and a wonderful Coven of Cunts that I call friends who keep me entertained with wine and shenanigans.

We Are The Weirdos Mister

I’m 31 years old and I’m fucking fabulous.
‘Oh he thinks he’s fabulous does he?’
Yes. I do. Eat it.

Willam Hair Flick

May. Marvellous May. What made May so marvellous?
Well, for purposes of alliteration, Marvellous works with May.
I haven’t blogged in a while because I’ve been far too busy with my work and my travels and my projects and… wait for it… SOCIALISING! ME! Socialising! With ACTUAL people! This old age is doing weird things to me.
Here’s a wee run down of what made May so marvellous for me!

AMERICA’S NEXT DRAG SUPERSTAR

Team_Bianca

After 13 weeks of shade and shit, Bianca Del Rio was crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race 2014! I was on #TeamBianca from the very start of Season 6. Hurricane Biance obliterated the competition this season with her acerbic tongue and style, winning three challenges along the way and never having to lip sync for her life.

“Bianca is my kind of entertainer.
She is totally fearless, bust-a-gut hilarious, and yet she’s still managed to touch the hearts of Drag Race fans around the world.”
- RuPaul

Bianca was crowned by last year’s winner, Jinkx Monsoon who passed on some advice to the newly crowned Queen B…

“Revel in every single second of it… mind your Ps and Qs, and, when the bitches come for you, let that bullshit be water off a motherfuckin’ duck’s back!”

Bianca & Jinkx

 

SISSY THAT WALK – The Video

SICKENING.

WHAT’S THE TEE?

If you’re a fan of RuPaul and Michelle Visage then the What’s The Tee podcast series from them is absolutely worth a listen! It is hilare! With episodes such as ‘Disco Jesus, Facelifts and Juicing’ and ‘Beyonce, Monogamy and Let The Music Play’ there’s something for everyone! If that’s your thang that is! :)

MENERGY MOMENTS

Lady Munter. Glasgow’s First Lady of Drag.
She knows how to throw a party!

We met Michelle Visage at Menergy’s Fierce ruling Divas Ball.

Brandon Emma Michelle John

If we look drunk, it’s because we were.

Michell Autograph

We spent my birthday at AXM Glasgow seeing Manila Luzon!

Manila Luzon

Emma and I got our picture taken by the amazing Michael James.

John & Emma Michael James Photography

And we had a great time with some great people along the way!

Group 1
Group 2

Menergy  is hosted by the ever amazing Lady Munter at AXM in Glasgow!
Check the website for upcoming events and tickets!

RADIO ONE’S BIG WEEKEND

We also attended Radio One’s Big Weekend in Glasgow which featured an amazing line up of artists, bands and performers!
The Friday night event at George Square saw Danny Howard, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Martin Garrix and Tiesto entertain a 15,000 strong crowd in rave of epic proportion!

R1 Rave

The music was as expected from the DJ’s playing, the light show against City Halls was spectacular and the bagpipe rendition of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ was quite the treat. BUT! The true highlight of the evening was that I was in the company of the one and only Beth Ditto herself. God bless you, random lady!

Beth Ditto

MY QUEEN COLLECTION

Two more additions to my ever expanding collection of Chad Sell artworks!
They’re pretty fierce!

Bianca Jinkx Chad Sell
Queen Collection

I WON EUROVISION!!!

Well. I didn’t really. But bravo to beards and Conchita Wurst!

Conchita Wurst

THAT WAS MARVELLOUS MAY!

The month of May was indeed marvellous.
Over the next wee while I’ll be posting about some new music things I’ve been working on which I’m really impressed with so far if I don’t say so myself, artworks and commissions that I’ve been working on, gigs we are heading to, gigs I’m doing, some TV and film stuff and a few interviews that I have lined up!

Until next time…
Sissy That Walk

#DragRace: The Final 3

DragRace 6

This year, 14 Queens entered the race to become America’s Next Drag Superstar and the Final 3 is an ABC HUNTY!!!

Drag Race 6 Contestants

With some amazing guest judges and a stellar cast joining RuPaul, Michelle & Santino… SHADE: The Rusical… DRAG RACE ME TO HELL…  a little Rolodex of hate… SH* M**L Gate… I’m glad it was a nice day for a drag wedding! Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race has absolutleeeeeeeeeee been a RUpersized adventure and I cannot wait to see who takes the crown in this year’s grand finale!

RuPaul_Silence

The time has come… to HASHTAG… for your life!!!

May the best woman win!

Panther On The Runway

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND I’LL BLOG IF I WANT TO

Happy Birthday MEIt’s my Birthday on Saturday 3rd May and I am gonna be 31 years old!
Upon turning 30 last year I was a bit like…

Frank hmmmph

But a surprise birthday party happened and I was like…

Yay

This year, turning 31, I’m like…

Bitch lets eat cake

I LOVE BIRTHDAY CAKE!
It’s one of my favourite things!
This was my birthday cake last year. It was fabulous.

Cake

And on that note, this year’s birthday blog is a random list of
31 of my favourite things in the world right now!

31 fAVOURITE THINGS

Let’s start the list with where my fabulous friends and I are going for some birthday celebrations on May 3rd…

1. Menergy’s Bank Holiday Special starring MANILA LUZON!

2. This Queen whose birthday is the day after mine! Happy Birthday Maeghan!

Maeghan

3. These Queens. Otherwise known as Emma Strummer and Brandon Paton.

Emma and Brandon

4. This instructional video

5. This tweet from Ms. Ana Matronic

6. These shorts from slickitup.com

Shorts by SlickItUp

7. The Real Housewives of Miami – I LOVE THIS SHOW!

RHoM

8. Elsa Patton from Real Housewives of Miami

Elsa wants coffee

9. Elsa Patton is everything

Elsa patton who the hell

10. I LOVE ELSA PATTON

Elsa Patton will hit you

11. This little dress up E.T. / Willam Belli toy

Dress Up ET

12. Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Gif

13. Bianca Del Rio as Judge Judy on this year’s SNATCH GAME

Judge Bianca

14. Everything about Bianca Del Rio

15. Further Twitter conversations with RuPaul

16. This fancy sign

Sissy That Sign

17. Adore Delano’s favourite words

Adore's Favourite Words

18. Brandon & Emma buying me tickets for this FABULOUS event

19. Tickets for Radio One’s Big Weekend in Glasgow

20. This Lana Del Rey song

21. This Patrick Cowley & Sylvester song

22. This fabulous dinosaur

fabulous dinosaur

23. My Little Jon Snow and his Little Direwolf

jon & ghost

24. Jon Snow in general

jon snow

25. The world uniting through mutual hatred AKA The Purple Wedding

Dead Joffrey

26. Everything about Season 3 of Scandal

Scandal

27. Everything about Season 3 of Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf

28. This screenshot taken by a friend

Singin On The Bus

29. My Paul Frank bag that looks like me

Paul Frank Bag

30. My well groomed beard

J

“If you can’t love yourself how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” – RuPaul

31. THE AGE I’M TURNING THIS YEAR!!!
Happy Birthday ME

And this ends my 2014 Birthday Blog!
I can’t wait to see how this year’s celebrations turn out!

Adore

:bear: :) :bear:

PARTY