Episode from the podcastDrag Time with Heklina

Ru the Day!!! ft. Flloyd

Released Wednesday, 24th June 2020
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We hear from New York’s Flloyd, a visual, musical, and performance artist living and recording with us from the East Village. He tells us all about coming to New York from Atlanta in the mid-1980’s, where he met and collaborated with a pre-VH1/Supermodel RuPaul. First, Flloyd regales us with an historic tour of his memories from inside the club and party scenes of NYC, including a particular account of “the most glamorous party of all time” captured in the Nelson Sullivan tapes. We talk about Leigh Bowery, Anohni, Hattie Hathaway, Marti Domination, and Black Lips, the Butthole Surfers, and Larry Tee’s Now Explosion. Then Flloyd gives us his account of his twenty-year relationship with RuPaul, from cohabiting, struggling for and sharing resources, and Ru’s stony-hearted climb to mainstream solo-success. Listen-in to find out the three books that Flloyd found on RuPaul’s bookshelf when they first met and her attempts to exercise complete mind control (!) and become the Queen of the Universe! This episode features two songs, “Sugar…” and “You’re So Mean” from Flloyd’s band 3puen.

Episode Artwork Photograph by José Guzmán Colón and graphics are by Nancy French. Underscore sounds for this episode is by Free Sound contributor Arturo Bandini. 3peun songs are played with permission from Flloyd.

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