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Coney Music 2: Baby Dee
posted by Omar Robau @ 2/08/2008 01:52:00 AM
Since Kinetic Carnival first reported on the release of 'Safe Inside The Day'- the new album from former Coney sideshow performer, tree surgeon, church organist, and Antony and the Jonhsons sidewoman, Baby Dee- a couple of weeks ago, the album has gone on to win rave reviews, both nationally and internationally. Suffice to say, all this praise is well deserved.
In a recent interview with the London based paper, The Daily Telegraph, Dee revisited her 'difficult summer as a carnival turn on Coney Island':
"They billed me as 'The Bilateral Hermaphrodite'," she remembers. "My job was to pick out the most threatening man in the whole place - the one who hated my guts the most - and say: 'You're not going to be able to see from way back there, sir.' The more they booed, the better the act was."