Saturday, March 28, 2009

Last minute gig 2nite & singing @ Pegasus next Thursday!

Hey beautiful people! This weekend I thought I was visiting my father in Ohio, however with the Amoeba down with a cold and nephew Oliver feeling under the weather as well, we decided to postpone the trip just now.... So what do you do when things don't go as planned??? Sing for belly dancers ... *obviously*......
My good friend Maria (Zafira Dance Co.) is having a student show, featuring students from the Boheme Center for Dance, as well as students of Zafira, and their concert, "Habibah!" Also joining the reindeer games will be Nick Ragheb, master drummer of Kirik Hava and our friend August Hoerr of Mezmer Society (North Carolina).
The show is TONIGHT (sorry for late notice, I thought I was in Ohio, today!!!) , doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, $5, all ages, 12 and under are free, BYOB. Your Inner Vagabond is located at 42nd and Butler St in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. More info can be found at

And in trade for my emceeing for Maria, she is dancing for me at Pegasus next Thursday April 2!!!
Pegasus Lounge is located at 818 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Doors 10 pm, showtime 10:30 pm, 18 + with ID, $3
Celebrate Spring with Phat Man Dee in Pittsburgh’s favorite nightclub, Pegasus Lounge! Special guest Maria Hamer Douglas of Zafira Dance Co.

Until then enjoy my friend Southside Vinni's and his brother Jay's video blog of the Ides of March March!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dreams of Hope and 14th Annual Ides of March March

Hey friends,
Just a quick blog to remind you about this weekend, tonight I am stopping by the New Hazlett theater to sing at Dave Bjornson's open stage, he is hosting an evening, and the benefit to the performers is a dvd of their set... I can always use new video, I am working out some new tunes, so if I don't see you tonight, I will post links after I get it up on the net, I always like feedback about the new music.

And tomorrow I singing for "Banding together for Dreams of Hope"

Dreams of Hope is an organization focused on providing support for the creative initiatives of GLBT youth and their allies.

Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 PM at the The Edgewood Club One Pennwood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA , Doors @ 7:00 PM

Performances by: Dreams of Hope, Etta Cox, Lisa Ferraro, Mark Lucas,Patrick Arena and Phat Mandee with Mike Murray.

Featuring: Auctions, Complimentary Wine and Beer, Desserts and Appetizers

Tickets available February 1st at Square Café, Regent Square and A Pleasant Present, Squirrel Hill for $35, Cash Only

For more information: Visit

And then Sunday the 14th Annual Ides of March March!!
March 15, on South Side, @ Birmingham Square 12th and Carson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
The cost is free but for the price of your soul.....ladies and gentlemen, the time has come, it is now upon us...... The 14th Annual Ides of March March!!!!
Meet us at 12th and Carson, we meet at 6:30 pm, but we leave at 7:30
sharp, so don't come crying to me if you get left behind.....

Love and honey, see you there, and see you aware,

PS I just joined Twitter, my handle is @phatmandee for those of you
who tweet.... and for those of you who don't all I can say is the best
way I have heard it explained is "It's like the whole world is having
a conversation with itself and we are the medium" I kind of like the
idea of the internet as more than just a place for porn and pancakes
(though, for the record, I do appreciate both) I like the idea of the
internet as a place where we can contribute to the world's and our own
growing sentience. This morning I tweeted about something that is
appalling to me, apparently the energy companies are blasting off
mountain tops in W VA looking for coal. Great. Awesome. More pollution
and destruction in the name of profit and 19th century style good old
fashioned toxic coal heat!! Of course, 16 hours before that I tweeted
a video of me and Tommy dancing around like bears to Tim Minchin's new
song "Bears Don't Dig on Dancing" so it's a grab bag, but I am
curious to see what is in it...
Example of my tweets:
They are blasting mountaintops in W VA

Video of me and Tommy dancing as bears

It's just a new thing, not sure what I think of it yet, any tweeters
out there?

They are blasting off the mountain tops in West VA.....

Just got this email from my friend Vince Eirene..... I have to say it is upsetting to say the least.


folk from far and wide are invited to "climate ground zero citizens action camp"
to oppose mountain top removal in southern West Virginia, 4 hours south of Morgantown, near Beckley.

the contact person i have so far is guin / 304-854-7372 /,

more info as i get it / get ready for a road trip soon to meet these folk and figure how we best assist the resistance to this destruction.

vincent scotti eirene / cell 412-537-8716

articles about it all:

West Virginia: Direct Action star hosts Summer campaign to oppose Mt. Top Removal

Roselle's Goal: End Mountaintop Mining

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Marching forth with PMD and friends!

So it's 13 degrees outside? What better time to dust off the parade
gear and make preparations for the 14th annual Ides of March March?
Let the dog heads hang high as you press and steam your cumbersome
bumbleshoot in wild and frenzied preparations for music and mayhem in
the streets.... but between now and then, come to a show, I have been
getting complaints that I only ever play in California, and that's
just not true, I just make more $$ in California and we burn alot more
stuff out there than we do here..... though I think these things are
changing.... I digress, come to a show, I would love to see your
shining face! Singing the classics and new, with fresh mixes by Omar
Abdul and live musicians when I can afford them and drrrty punk rawk
pain proof klowns when I can't.

This Thursday! March 5, 2009 @ Pegasus Lounge
818 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224
Cost: $3
When Phat Man Dee sings, young drunks listen, and you should too! This
Thursday March 5 at Pegasus Lounge! PMD has special guest Andrew the
Impaled, Pittsburgh's premiere pain proof clown as he wows us all with
his brave feats of fortune and pain! Beautiful music curated by Brian
Staley at the DJ booth and original tunes by Phat Man Dee herself.
Ages 18 and over with ID welcome!

This Saturday! March 7 @ The Rex Theater,
Bellydance Show for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
1602 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
Door at 7 pm, show time 8 pm done by 10 pm so be on time!!!!
21+ show; under 21 is allowed as long as they are accompanied by a
real parent or guardian!

Join us for this great cause!! Help bring awareness of Cystic
Fibrosis. Check out for more info about the disease.
Performing this evening are: Zafira, Sadiqa, Lizzie and Hailey of
BelliBeautiez, Phat Man Dee, and more! Tickets are $10. And who would
miss the Bellydancer Bake Sale??
*All proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!*

Next Saturday on March 14 @ Dreams of Hope Charity @ Edgewood Club
One Pennwood Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$35 cash only, live entertainment, wine , beer, deserts, appetizers,
auction and raffle
Tickets available at Square Cafe in Regent Square and A Pleasant
Present in Squirrel Hill.

Dreams of Hope develops lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied
youth leaders who promote social change by educating audiences. With
Patrick Arena, Mark Lucas, Etta Cox and Lisa Ferraro! One Pennwood
Ave, Pgh, PA!

And last but certainly not least, on March 15, on South Side, @
Birmingham Square
12th and Carson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
The cost is free but for the price of your soul.....ladies and
gentlemen, the time has come, it is now upon us,
The 14th Annual Ides of March March!!!!
Meet us at 12th and Carson, we meet at 6:30 pm, but we leave at 7:30
sharp, so don't come crying to me if you get left behind..... be sure
to wear your dogs heads high and let your bannerjees fly! Fling your
wherewithal to the tattersall and join us in our annual pilgrimage up
and down South Side’s E Carson for no apparent treason but to warn the
good neighbors and passerby to BEWARE! BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH
MARCH!! All ages, legal for the most part and there will be cake.
Always with the cake, like these hips need more cake......BEWARE!

As a last note, I put a new video up online:

It's about a girl I adored, she passed on this past year, she was a
circus sideshow entertainer who travelled the country with her Wild
West show.... The video work is done by Isaac•Rullo Studio's , they
helped me make it in trade for my being in their "Zircus des Zelbst"
production, which I believe is to be screened in full on March 21, at
Chatham University.

Be well, stay safe and I hope you see you out and about anytime this
Love and kisses and warm wet raspberries to you all,
I remain affectionately yours,
Phat Man Dee