If you remember dancing through the ’70s, then you were definitely there.
And DJ/journalist Paisley Dalton — who surely wasn’t even alive then — has just the new CD for you.
It’s My Chiffon Is Wet, Darlin, which consists of “kunty kuts from NYC underground discotheques, ’73-’78.”
Well, I just kalled Paisley for some kunty kut talk, so here goes:
MUSTO: “Hi, Paisley. What are your personal favorite tunes on the CD?”
PAISLEY: “My fave tracks are: Candi Staton‘s ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ — the warning to all young lovers about the pitfalls of unrequited love. And MFSB‘s ‘Love Is The Message.’ MFSB can deliver the best melody without any lyrics! You can’t find session bands like that anymore!”
MUSTO: “This is off-topic, but what’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done after midnight?”
PAISLEY: “When I lived in Berlin, I supplemented my income by working as a female escort. I had dressed up in drag before, but never thought I was that convincing.
One evening around 11:30 p.m., I got a call for a job. I had to meet my first client at a hotel on Kurfurstendamm, which is kind of like Madison Avenue in New York.
I was terrified that my makeup wasn’t pretty/passing enough, that my gaff wasn’t holding my package tight enough, and worst of all, that my wig would fall off!
I spent most of that night constantly holding my wig on with one hand and the other hand on his member! Ha! I was sooo young and naive!
I actually thought that men really cared about my authenticity, being ‘real’. Not sure how wild it was, but looking back, it makes for the perfect Disco song!”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 10, 2010