Get Some: Jasper James’ Vibrator

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Get Some: Jasper James’ Vibrator

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Jasper James’ album release party for Vibrator at a club in New York City's meatpacking district. Walking west on West 27th Street, it was a sight I had never experienced before, not being a regular to the meatpacking club scene. It was 11 p.m. (which is early, even for a Wednesday night, apparently), and several clubs down the block featured velvet ropes and security guards, but not a single party-goer was in sight… until I arrived at Cain Luxe, which had a gaggle of eager Jasper fans waiting for the door host to return with her magic list. Inside, there was an open bar and a music mix by DJ Prince Peter of Beatrice Inn fame. I heard “Tainted Love,” “Fuck The Pain Away” and “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag” all in the same set, while sipping my free vodka soda on a plush velvet couch. Bliss.

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And then there was the crowd — glittery trannies of all ages in sparkling stilettos and hipster kids representing every inch of the gender/fashion spectrum. Even the femme go-go dancers were wearing boy briefs and converse sneakers. I paused and thought, "This is what post-gender looks like." Jasper herself looks like a gender-fucking, glitter-painted young Michael Jackson, flanked by sexy half-naked gay boys in skinny jeans. She sounds like the love-child of funk-soul legend James Brown and sexed-up electronic glam rocker Peaches. The title track of her album is a love song to her sex toy, but my favorite track is entitled “Get Some.” The whole album is the dance party you’ve been waiting for and it is now available for download on iTunes.

As Jasper’s party ended and the regular bridge-and-tunnel-like meatpacking party crowd started to arrive, the music changed to a typical Top 40 dance mix, and the fashion changed from vintage/glam/hipster chic to the ever-identifiable, uninteresting, LI/NJ uniform (some combination of jeans, heels and a knockoff purse). I was able to confidently assess that finally the dykes had better music and better fashion.



Comments [5]

Candi Shell's picture

The dykes and trannies were

The dykes and trannies were definitely conquering on the fashion front that night. Jasper James is TRULY AMAZING, and I am honored to know her. If you haven't bought the album yet, GET ON IT! This is going to be bigger than Scissior Sisters. She is a bona fide, gender-queer, dyke pop SUPERSTAR!!!

Not2Taem's picture

Just think of her as the

Just think of her as the little boi who pulled your braids in grade school. Sign of Love! And who doesn't love to be loved by Katie?

Wink

jasper's picture

Well you know Katie... I did

Well you know Katie... I did not write the press release, I have people who do that for me now *wink lol For some strange reason I miss you, even though I can tell you like to bust my chops. Say hello to filf for me.

Dornac's picture

Katie, can we read you (in a

Katie,
can we read you (in a blog) somewhere?

Katie Liederman's picture

Jasper James is a lovely

Jasper James is a lovely individual, and a talented one at that. However, I find it to be endlessly funny that she refers to herself as "statuesque" in her bio on myspace. To her credit, she kind of is, but that's not the point.