Thursday, November 01, 2007

Literary Witch and Hook

Some of you requested a pic of me in costume. That's me as Hook, posing with my friend Nancy. Those of you familiar with Los Angeles pop history, may know the witch as Atomic Nancy. She used to run Little Tokyo's Atomic Cafe, which was a gathering place for the punk scene back in the day. Nancy has had the pleasure of serving noodles to people like David Bowie and Debra Harry. She used to have a dish on the menu called Go-go chicken. She said that's how the band The Go-Go's got their name, from eating at her restaurant.


The Atomic Cafe had been mentioned in several literary works documenting life in LA in the 70's and early 80's. Recently, Atomic Cafe was described in Janet Fitch's latest novel "Paint it Black."


10 comments:

Peter Varvel said...

Applause!
You don't need an excuse when you look that good in a big hat, wig, and ruffles, ARRRGH!

No desire for that pencil-thin John Waters/Prince moustache, even penciled in?

Prince Gomolvilas said...

It would've been more appropriate if YOU were the witch.

Jason Phoon said...

yarrr .. an eyepatch or a parrot would have been nice.

I bet it was fun speaking in pirate language the whole night. Wish I could do the same :(

Joe said...

Adorable.

Rich said...

The long hair suits you somehow...

Cheryl said...

I guess I don't know L.A. pop history so well. Thanks for the very cool info. I think you should call yourself Nuclear Noel.

Angelo said...

way cooool costume, noel!

Liz said...

"For only 19.95, you too can get this awesome hook and be like me!" LOL!
The costume is fantastic on you. And thanks for sharing the backstory on Nancy. I'll bet she has some great tales to tell.

Sundry said...

What fun! Thanks for posting!

Pete said...

Damn! What a hot pirate! :)
Pete