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  • 24 May 2016
    Well I had my first appointment with the GIC today,after a sleepless night I went to the clinic full of fear and trepidation.The assessment went real well,lots of personal questions were spoken in a very blunt language,somethings said I haven't said to many people before,yet I was talking for England. The upshot is I have my 2nd appointment in 4 weeks time!!!! Probably because all my legal documents are in place,so it seems they are trying to pick up the pace a bit. Hopefully I will get the go a head by autumn Love Simone x
    45 Posted by Simone Jo
  • Well I had my first appointment with the GIC today,after a sleepless night I went to the clinic full of fear and trepidation.The assessment went real well,lots of personal questions were spoken in a very blunt language,somethings said I haven't said to many people before,yet I was talking for England. The upshot is I have my 2nd appointment in 4 weeks time!!!! Probably because all my legal documents are in place,so it seems they are trying to pick up the pace a bit. Hopefully I will get the go a head by autumn Love Simone x
    May 24, 2016 45
  • 22 May 2016
    Misses Park and Boulton had been seen attending the Strand Theater in London, where they flirted with the men in the balcony. This pair of seemingly attractive Victorian women were in fact two men, Thomas Ernest Boulton (Fanny) and Frederick William Park (Stella).   Fanny and Stella: The two Victorian gentlemen who shocked England
    33 Posted by Bebe Brum
  • Misses Park and Boulton had been seen attending the Strand Theater in London, where they flirted with the men in the balcony. This pair of seemingly attractive Victorian women were in fact two men, Thomas Ernest Boulton (Fanny) and Frederick William Park (Stella).   Fanny and Stella: The two Victorian gentlemen who shocked England
    May 22, 2016 33
  • 10 May 2016
    Oakly Dokely, here we go again, more ramblings and mutterings from a person dancing along the line of sanity and madness....well almost! You know it's has been almost a year since we last chatted............... (Sanity is defined as:- the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner. Madness is defined as:- a state of wild or chaotic activity.) So one would think as a mature(ish) person I would be adverse to act in a way that would/could place in some sort of danger. No. You're completely wrong. While enjoying a bout of fine, warm, sunny weather, I found myself strolling along my local canal path. Why? Cause I want to. Out, about and proud. Usually I hop into my car and drive the 10 minutes into the City Centre and have  little wander around and speak to no one. However on Friday I stepped out of my house, looked at my car, took in the fine weather, and decided on a whim to walk the 25 minutes into the City Centre down the canal path at the end of my road. Now I've down this a many a time in my secert identity as a man. But never as myself. So there I am strolling enjoying the sunny weather, pass the various Anglers, who ignore everything anyway. Passing the canal side development, with the dozen or so builders. Even got a 'Hello Darling', which was made me smile, mind you he could of been shouting at the angler. So into the City Centre, wandering around the shops, not caring if I was made or not. Brought a couple of tops and a skirt, tried on some sandles even chatted with the shop assistant. Enjoying myself. Probably got made once or thirce, one I fixed eyes with and smile at which point he seemed to back down, the shop assistant who was very nice and helpful and one who tried and failed to causually follow me around Primark, I nearly stop and spoke to her but I was having too much fun watching her pretend not to follow me. So back home once again along the canal path, pass the building site, no shout this time, feeling slightly dissappointed, why? Pass the engrossed anglers. Into my street, pass a neighbour and home. Why did I go down the canal path? Who nows and who really cares. Sometimes you need to lock sanity up for a few hours (in my case a its been a few years) and go with the flow, which some people I do too much flowing and should really take life seriously, 'There's no reset button!'. I say to hell with it enjoy life, I've been thro' far too much shite to care these days and if I had accepted myself early I still be ever so slightly unhinged. Thank you and good night from Him and it's good night from Her.
    62 Posted by Rachael Louise Blanche
  • Oakly Dokely, here we go again, more ramblings and mutterings from a person dancing along the line of sanity and madness....well almost! You know it's has been almost a year since we last chatted............... (Sanity is defined as:- the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner. Madness is defined as:- a state of wild or chaotic activity.) So one would think as a mature(ish) person I would be adverse to act in a way that would/could place in some sort of danger. No. You're completely wrong. While enjoying a bout of fine, warm, sunny weather, I found myself strolling along my local canal path. Why? Cause I want to. Out, about and proud. Usually I hop into my car and drive the 10 minutes into the City Centre and have  little wander around and speak to no one. However on Friday I stepped out of my house, looked at my car, took in the fine weather, and decided on a whim to walk the 25 minutes into the City Centre down the canal path at the end of my road. Now I've down this a many a time in my secert identity as a man. But never as myself. So there I am strolling enjoying the sunny weather, pass the various Anglers, who ignore everything anyway. Passing the canal side development, with the dozen or so builders. Even got a 'Hello Darling', which was made me smile, mind you he could of been shouting at the angler. So into the City Centre, wandering around the shops, not caring if I was made or not. Brought a couple of tops and a skirt, tried on some sandles even chatted with the shop assistant. Enjoying myself. Probably got made once or thirce, one I fixed eyes with and smile at which point he seemed to back down, the shop assistant who was very nice and helpful and one who tried and failed to causually follow me around Primark, I nearly stop and spoke to her but I was having too much fun watching her pretend not to follow me. So back home once again along the canal path, pass the building site, no shout this time, feeling slightly dissappointed, why? Pass the engrossed anglers. Into my street, pass a neighbour and home. Why did I go down the canal path? Who nows and who really cares. Sometimes you need to lock sanity up for a few hours (in my case a its been a few years) and go with the flow, which some people I do too much flowing and should really take life seriously, 'There's no reset button!'. I say to hell with it enjoy life, I've been thro' far too much shite to care these days and if I had accepted myself early I still be ever so slightly unhinged. Thank you and good night from Him and it's good night from Her.
    May 10, 2016 62
  • 04 May 2016
    Crossdressers are people who typically are not publicly visible, choosing to stay in the comfort of their home, and occasionally venturing out to a conference, meetup or even a gay bar where they feel safe. <!--more--> Transgender people who are transitioning want to change their gender from male to female, or female to male. A few transgender people choose to live somewhere in the middle of the gender spectrum while, in some rare cases children have both male and female anatomy at birth identified as intersexed. Most transgender people who are transitioning will go through a complete change while some will partially change their body to live as the opposite sex. Occasionally a crossdresser will go through some parts of transition even though they have no intention of transitioning full time. This person will have laser or electrolysis hair removal to improve their appearance when dressed. Other crossdressers will have their nails done, even lengthened, maintaining the long nails while presenting in their male gender. In rare cases, a few crossdressers opt to have breast augmentation to look more realistic when they dress as women. They typically will have a smaller implant making it easier to conceal while presenting as men. Even rarer, are men who have facial feminization surgery for crossdressing purposes. They don’t have breast augmentation or bottom surgery. Men who choose this option typically have mild facial changes allowing them to pass in either gender. The hormones help to reduce the hair on the body, but not facial hair. Stop male pattern baldness from getting worse, soften skin and even reduce muscle mass, while shifting body fat to more feminine places with limited results. Breast growth will happen, but is reported to result in an A Cup or B Cup. Some transgender have reported as much as a C cup. Transitioning is influenced by age. The medical community now practices introducing testosterone blockers at around age 12 for transgender children, with estrogen introduced around 16 years of age. The transgender child will develop accordingly to average height and body structures of the desired gender for their age. The Addams Apple does not develop, and the voice does not break in male to female patients. The body of female to male transgender youth results in a deeper voice, Addams Apple and body structure and height similar to a male of the same age. Lower body organs will still require surgery to transition completely. Males who transition to female after puberty will have to use voice lessons or opt for a voice box surgery that tightens vocal chords with limited success. The voice box surgery is somewhat controversial as it is risky, and may lower the voice. Older male to female transgender tends to have less breast development while receiving HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). The development varies due to several factors. In most cases, male to female transgenders opt for breast augmentation to enhance the breast tissue created through hormone therapy.
    79 Posted by lysureu bert
  • Crossdressers are people who typically are not publicly visible, choosing to stay in the comfort of their home, and occasionally venturing out to a conference, meetup or even a gay bar where they feel safe. <!--more--> Transgender people who are transitioning want to change their gender from male to female, or female to male. A few transgender people choose to live somewhere in the middle of the gender spectrum while, in some rare cases children have both male and female anatomy at birth identified as intersexed. Most transgender people who are transitioning will go through a complete change while some will partially change their body to live as the opposite sex. Occasionally a crossdresser will go through some parts of transition even though they have no intention of transitioning full time. This person will have laser or electrolysis hair removal to improve their appearance when dressed. Other crossdressers will have their nails done, even lengthened, maintaining the long nails while presenting in their male gender. In rare cases, a few crossdressers opt to have breast augmentation to look more realistic when they dress as women. They typically will have a smaller implant making it easier to conceal while presenting as men. Even rarer, are men who have facial feminization surgery for crossdressing purposes. They don’t have breast augmentation or bottom surgery. Men who choose this option typically have mild facial changes allowing them to pass in either gender. The hormones help to reduce the hair on the body, but not facial hair. Stop male pattern baldness from getting worse, soften skin and even reduce muscle mass, while shifting body fat to more feminine places with limited results. Breast growth will happen, but is reported to result in an A Cup or B Cup. Some transgender have reported as much as a C cup. Transitioning is influenced by age. The medical community now practices introducing testosterone blockers at around age 12 for transgender children, with estrogen introduced around 16 years of age. The transgender child will develop accordingly to average height and body structures of the desired gender for their age. The Addams Apple does not develop, and the voice does not break in male to female patients. The body of female to male transgender youth results in a deeper voice, Addams Apple and body structure and height similar to a male of the same age. Lower body organs will still require surgery to transition completely. Males who transition to female after puberty will have to use voice lessons or opt for a voice box surgery that tightens vocal chords with limited success. The voice box surgery is somewhat controversial as it is risky, and may lower the voice. Older male to female transgender tends to have less breast development while receiving HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). The development varies due to several factors. In most cases, male to female transgenders opt for breast augmentation to enhance the breast tissue created through hormone therapy.
    May 04, 2016 79
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  • 30 Apr 2016
    Hi,I'm in Blackpool Thursday/Friday daytime. x  
  • Hi,I'm in Blackpool Thursday/Friday daytime. x  
    Apr 30, 2016 45
  • 07 Oct 2012
    St Audries Bay holiday camp   This was my first visit to St Audries Bay and as the title suggest it a holiday camp but with a difference, a little bit of magic for every TG girl who has wanted to be whom they really want to be 24/7 set in the beautiful county of Somerset.   If you are familiar with Trans living or the Belmont Society, or tvChix then possibly you may have heard of this event which has taken place twice a year in May and September for the last 10 years. I only aware of this amazing situation through playing with the band KinkyMinx who I also accompanied at this year’s Sparkle.   St Audries is in a remote area and described as a wonderful, sleepy location by the sea on the north Somerset coastline. The holiday camp taken over by t girl’s, their partners and admirers for a week, have chalet, although basic , are very passable and the cost is very reasonable, basically about £160 for the week shared accommodation.   They have a Restaurant, bar and dance hall where they have a DJ plus entertainment.  There is self-service breakfast with a waiter who serves the food to the table. There are stalls selling wigs, dresses and beauty products and a reception shop which sells stationery.   In the grounds there is mini golf, or should that be putting green? Croquet, and tennis, there is also an indoor swimming and sauna, and to top this there are steps leading to a quiet secluded beach which I spent time enjoying as my photos show   Unfortunately rather than looking after this amazing situation, there are those who post negative write ups, mainly to do with disagreements between the entertainments management and various organisations     Most of the complaints seem to me to be from people possibly expecting too much and forgetting that it is far from a normal situation.   The nearest village is Willinton a couple of miles from the camp, with a pub called the Foresters Where I played with KinkyMinx on the 22nd September which can be seen again in my photos with some of the girls from the camp who support the band, and the nearest Town is Watchet where we played on the Friday at a pub called the Esplanade.   It really is amazing walking around in broad daylight and being accepted by shop assistances as though thing‘s are normal apart from a few humorous glances from passes by and I would recommend this holiday to everyone and I am in the process trying to reserve accommodation, and hope to be back in May    Hi, thanks for all the feedback I received for my blog. I am including the full address for those wanting to contact the camp and find out more.   Kentisbury week at St Audries St Audries Bay holiday camp West Quantoxhead Nr Minehead Somerset TR4 4DY  Telephone: 01984632515 Website: www.staudriesbay.co.uk
    10768 Posted by Jady Shaw
  • St Audries Bay holiday camp   This was my first visit to St Audries Bay and as the title suggest it a holiday camp but with a difference, a little bit of magic for every TG girl who has wanted to be whom they really want to be 24/7 set in the beautiful county of Somerset.   If you are familiar with Trans living or the Belmont Society, or tvChix then possibly you may have heard of this event which has taken place twice a year in May and September for the last 10 years. I only aware of this amazing situation through playing with the band KinkyMinx who I also accompanied at this year’s Sparkle.   St Audries is in a remote area and described as a wonderful, sleepy location by the sea on the north Somerset coastline. The holiday camp taken over by t girl’s, their partners and admirers for a week, have chalet, although basic , are very passable and the cost is very reasonable, basically about £160 for the week shared accommodation.   They have a Restaurant, bar and dance hall where they have a DJ plus entertainment.  There is self-service breakfast with a waiter who serves the food to the table. There are stalls selling wigs, dresses and beauty products and a reception shop which sells stationery.   In the grounds there is mini golf, or should that be putting green? Croquet, and tennis, there is also an indoor swimming and sauna, and to top this there are steps leading to a quiet secluded beach which I spent time enjoying as my photos show   Unfortunately rather than looking after this amazing situation, there are those who post negative write ups, mainly to do with disagreements between the entertainments management and various organisations     Most of the complaints seem to me to be from people possibly expecting too much and forgetting that it is far from a normal situation.   The nearest village is Willinton a couple of miles from the camp, with a pub called the Foresters Where I played with KinkyMinx on the 22nd September which can be seen again in my photos with some of the girls from the camp who support the band, and the nearest Town is Watchet where we played on the Friday at a pub called the Esplanade.   It really is amazing walking around in broad daylight and being accepted by shop assistances as though thing‘s are normal apart from a few humorous glances from passes by and I would recommend this holiday to everyone and I am in the process trying to reserve accommodation, and hope to be back in May    Hi, thanks for all the feedback I received for my blog. I am including the full address for those wanting to contact the camp and find out more.   Kentisbury week at St Audries St Audries Bay holiday camp West Quantoxhead Nr Minehead Somerset TR4 4DY  Telephone: 01984632515 Website: www.staudriesbay.co.uk
    Oct 07, 2012 10768
  • 13 Sep 2013
    I’ve just had one of the most amazing experience’s since my days as a professional musician in the 1980’s with a with a beautifully Transsexual called Lora G and GG Nikki Lunden and their Band, although Lora and everyone are now back in LAI will be returning to the UK next year, and hopefully I will be playing with the band then   It is funny how things work, if it hadn't been for Beckie running Transtastic which I joined a few years ago, and last year Fiona Cole accepted me as one of the DJ’s on Transtastic radio which reached worldwide and I invited people to send in their own music and had response from Columbia, the UK and the USA, which is when a friend of the Lora G band JONIE VOIX got in touch asking me to play Lora G’s music on the radio   Shortly afterwards Lora introduced herself in the hope that I could help to put her in contact others able to give the band work, or if I was able to help get them work. I haven’t been active in the scene she needed for many years and was unable to help. They came from the States on a promotion tour with just two London gig’s and one gig in Edinburgh   Although well-known on LA scene with the original singer being Nate Tao who was a top 40 male contestant on America Idol.   It would be easier to say who Lora G hasn’t been in contact with, she has 5 Emmy Awards, 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards, Scripps Howard Award, NAPTE IRIS Award, Community & Government Service honors.  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lora-g/51/259/8a2   Nikki Lunden merged with Lora G replacing Nate Tao as lead singer: Nikki Lunden opened for David Lowry and Johnny Hickman of Cracker, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Melissa Ferrick, Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey, sharing festival bills with Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, 7 Mary Three, and has recently performed with Micki Free of Shalamar.)   Although I didn’t have a lot of time to find out much about Kimberley Smith, who is an extremely good backing vocalist, again was such a great person to be with one couldn’t help but feel love all for those that made up the band   The Lora G drummer is Gerry Doot who was in a British Punk band back in 1977 called Animal Games and released an album by the same name, which was then included on the compilation album called ‘London The Punk Rock collection’   Andy Catt The bass player with the Lora G band is Norwegian living in the States and what a talented bassist, Joco, Stanly, Na Andy Catt and very cool   Description of the Lora G band The Lora G and Nikki Lunden Band is comprised of a group of incredibly talent musicians and singers—all who have their own bands and/or solo albums or individual recording projects. These core members come together because of their love of creating original music, love of each other and belief in the band. Because their material is so varied, they call it: Alternative Eclectic Rock The members of Lora G Band and Nikki Lunden who played in the UK are: Lora G—Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Songwriter, Co-Producer Nikki Lunden -Lead Singer, Songwriter, Guitar Kimberley Smith—Vocals  Andy Catt—Bass, Vocals, Guitar Gerry Doot-drums and percussion Business Manager: Dennis Kennelly   On arrival at Heathrow Airport they spent 30 hours trying to get through custom’s being held because they were here to promote the band instead of to earn loads of money from the gig’s No one would believe them which is when they first made contact with me, but again I was not in a position to help them, and all I could do was suggest they get in contact with one of the gig’s they were playing at to see if they would stand as guarantor, and they were fortunate the Landlord from the Patricks Bar Crystal Palace was able to help   Although it was slow going for them when they first arrived, and only had two gigs when they first touched down, through their own determination and hard work spending hours searching the net, managed to achieve more than many bands resident in London and the UK. They were here for 18 days and ended up doing 17 gigs, by the time they left, 2 of these on the same day. They played at the Edinburgh Fringe festival the world's largest arts festival, all the time staying in contact with the bands followers back in LA,   Nikki Lunden knackered still found time to smile whilst making a video of their arrival to Edinburgh, ‘after a 12 hour drive on the wrong side of the road in the rain, narrow roads, oncoming traffic, ugghh what a night!! Way to go Andy for getting us here and not knocking me out for my back seat driving!! – Nikki’   Returning to London, they played the New Cross Inn which was my chance to meet up with them. But before the band arrived this much taller person than I (being only 5’8”) introduced themselves, who was our very own Beckie Cannon in drab, who I didn’t recognise, never seen before lol I was also in drab, and Lora later in the week would asked where are all the TG’s in the UK not having met a single one the whole time she was here? and I had to agree with her that the Transgender scene in the States seems a lot more open than here.   Shortly after the Lora G and Nikki Lunden band turned up, which gave me a very brief moment to introduce Beckie who Lora thought was really handsome, and I introduced myself as Jady from Transtastic. Lora G was pleased to meet us, then went to work organising and setting up to play, and asked me to video the show which was a 40 minutes set which although not a Hugh audience went down really well, however I missed saying goodbye to Beckie when she left, becoming very involved with the band   Once the band had completed the set, I mentioned that I would really enjoy playing with the band and Lora knowing I was a sax playing through my profile on Transtastic said ‘what would you play’ Having played her music on Transtastic radio I knew one of the songs that rocked called ‘Hear Me’ which I suggested to Lora who turned to bass player Andy Catt, who had joined us, both said he knows the number, and Lora replied ‘yeah come on down to Patricks Bar in Crystal Palace on Saturday   Being a 67 OAP and at times feeling my age I almost didn’t bother to go but thought why not go along even if I didn’t play but as I walked into Patrick’s Bar Lora came forward making me feel part of what was happening by giving me a hug and straight away introduced me to everyone saying here’s our sax player.   They played 3 numbers before inviting me to play their song ‘Here Me’, and partly to cover themselves because they didn’t know me but were confident in themselves to give me a chance to prove myself Nikki Lunden introduce me by saying give Jady a big welcome it’s his first time playing with us so we don’t know what’s going to happen.    After the song finished which went down really well, she was full of praise and having been introduced to their finance manager who come up giving praise saying ‘wow you rock you really took the roof off’ and everyone made me feel so good, that when Lora invited to play their next gig in East London I was more than happy   Although I didn’t have too much time to ask Lora questions I asked her had she transitioned and she said ‘yes completely’ and was a woman, and the only thing she was unable to do was give birth, although she does have 3 grown up daughters, one of which is at University here in the UK   Lora G is such an amazing person I don’t think there was anyone she didn’t touch, who didn’t end up thinking they were sharing a very special moment. The next gig was at the George Tavern, which Pauline Forster an English artist, performer, musician, designer and landlady of The Tavern in the East End of London, and where Jamie Lovatt a singer and frontman of the band Romance works running the bar, was to meet Lora G and Nikki Lunden then  join the Abbey Road session backing vocals on Nikki Lunden’s new release ‘Where Love Lie’s’   Although I wasn’t asked at this time to go into the Abbey studio, I was invited to play at the club Proud in Camden which was the first of two gigs’ in one evening about 4 miles apart, so I decided to use my car to get to the first gig which is about 7 miles from me, to start at 8 pm, and then onto the 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street with some of the bands gear to originally start at 10,20 pm   We got to the 12 Bar club (2nd gig) at 10pm when as I pulled up to unload my car, an African traffic warden moved in and said ‘you cannot park there’ but I said 'I am only going to be a couple of minutes' his reply 'well make sure you are' we unloaded and went in the club just after 10 pm expecting to play at 10.20 but didn’t go on until gone 11..25 pm because another act was booked and Lora G was the main act of the evening   At 11.22 the c--- of a warden put a parking ticket on the car stating I was unlawfully parked in a disabled bay for 2 minutes until 11.24, however I’ve appealed against the ticket because 1/ there is no disabled bay in Denmark Street the bay I had pulled into was a Permit Holders Only bay and 2/ at 11.22 I took a photo with my mobile phone of the act performing before Lora G went on stage.   Then at 11.25 took another photo of the Lora G bands first number and then shortly after was playing with the band which the whole club could prove, that I was in the club taking photos of the band before performing the numbers that I was playing, and even have the time of the shot’s on the phone lol    The gig went great and Lora said are you coming to the Abbey Road studios? And thinking only vocals were being recorded for their new song said ‘I don’t know maybe if I can get there, but it would be later than they started. I decided to go and give support to the band   I thought I can’t walk into the most famous studio in the world without my instrument, you never know there may be a band that wants some sax, and even when I got to the reception desk I wasn’t sure if my name had been left, or if I would even get in and meekly said I’m with the Lora G band   She replied ‘oh yes you are expected’ (which made me feel really chuffed) ‘I will call them and get one of the studio staff to take you through’ when they came I said ‘Is there any where I can leave my sax cause I don’t think I am playing’ and he replied ‘You can leave it there but I thought they said that you are recording’, which made me perk even up more then said ‘oh alright I will bring it with me’.   The last time I stood in a studio at Abbey Road was about 1972 with a band called ‘The Soul Stars’ given a chance with a free recording session by EMI, but messed it up and lost out. So by now I am feeling really good, here I was having just meet this band, had played 4 gig’s and in the most famous studio’s in the world, All in just one week     By now my feelings for Lora G had grown so much for this very special person, I really can’t say enough about her or the whole band, and when I walked into the studio everyone who respected her automatically accepted me, and I was made to feel very welcomed by Lora who gave me with a hug   When I went down to play I had no idea what was expected. The bass player and second vocalist Kimberly had left the UK early, who’s parts were to be added at a later date once back in LA, so first Lora G and Gerry Doot the drummer had laid down a guide for the vocals to sing over, then Nikki Lunden and Jamie Lovatt had laid down their parts and finally I went down to play.   Being a Nikki Lunden composition I asked her to go down into the studio booth and conduct where she wanted me to play then it was 1, 2, 3, 4, blow, I think most artist are their own worst critics and I really didn’t think I played good, but we played through the song about 4 times and everyone said ok that’s sounds good, and that was it   Then Tony Billings Station Manager & Presenter at Exosphere Radio, Gerry, Jamie, Lora plus the two recording engineers, then came down into the studio and Nikki Lunden then got down on one knee and proposed to Lora G who accepted with the rest of us applauding and congratulating,   Lora then took us all out for a slap up meal with a magnum of Champaign, when I was able to learn a little bit about her past, those that she’s played with, plus some of the missions, beliefs, and the things that matter to her   She has an Amy of loyal followers, and helpers and although I’ve meet many ‘STARS’ during my 40 years of playing none have been as beautiful a person as Lora G. Her trails have given her strength without the nastiness that often ambitious people become and everyone agreed that we had shared a very special moment in time   It wasn’t to be the total end of my involvement with Lora G, on the Saturday I had gone to Denmark Street in the West End to take some photo evidence for the parking ticket Had I gone into the street the way I normally do which is from the other end; what happened next was so unbelievable it questioned my belief regards fate, I had cycled up to the street in the West End, and as I went into that end of the street I just about heard a voice call out Jady   Something made me look around and standing on the corner with a load of band gear was Lora G, Nikki Lunden and Gerry Doot, who should have flown to Paris but because they had so much gear had to rebook a flight from Luton Airport instead of Heathrow, and were in the process of selling gear unable to take it with having received sponsored from Hiwatt amplifiers who had given Lora a whole new bass stack, so I looking after the gear they couldn’t take back for them    I’ve never been one for fate but a string of coincidence or what? I do know my feelings well up inside when I think that I’ve had this amazing ride with very beautiful TS, and a great band, witnessed an engagement and just keep thinking wow, what a ride every time I think about having played 4 gigs and recorded in the most famous studio’s in the world, all in one week.
    8087 Posted by Jady Shaw
  • I’ve just had one of the most amazing experience’s since my days as a professional musician in the 1980’s with a with a beautifully Transsexual called Lora G and GG Nikki Lunden and their Band, although Lora and everyone are now back in LAI will be returning to the UK next year, and hopefully I will be playing with the band then   It is funny how things work, if it hadn't been for Beckie running Transtastic which I joined a few years ago, and last year Fiona Cole accepted me as one of the DJ’s on Transtastic radio which reached worldwide and I invited people to send in their own music and had response from Columbia, the UK and the USA, which is when a friend of the Lora G band JONIE VOIX got in touch asking me to play Lora G’s music on the radio   Shortly afterwards Lora introduced herself in the hope that I could help to put her in contact others able to give the band work, or if I was able to help get them work. I haven’t been active in the scene she needed for many years and was unable to help. They came from the States on a promotion tour with just two London gig’s and one gig in Edinburgh   Although well-known on LA scene with the original singer being Nate Tao who was a top 40 male contestant on America Idol.   It would be easier to say who Lora G hasn’t been in contact with, she has 5 Emmy Awards, 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards, Scripps Howard Award, NAPTE IRIS Award, Community & Government Service honors.  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lora-g/51/259/8a2   Nikki Lunden merged with Lora G replacing Nate Tao as lead singer: Nikki Lunden opened for David Lowry and Johnny Hickman of Cracker, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Melissa Ferrick, Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey, sharing festival bills with Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, 7 Mary Three, and has recently performed with Micki Free of Shalamar.)   Although I didn’t have a lot of time to find out much about Kimberley Smith, who is an extremely good backing vocalist, again was such a great person to be with one couldn’t help but feel love all for those that made up the band   The Lora G drummer is Gerry Doot who was in a British Punk band back in 1977 called Animal Games and released an album by the same name, which was then included on the compilation album called ‘London The Punk Rock collection’   Andy Catt The bass player with the Lora G band is Norwegian living in the States and what a talented bassist, Joco, Stanly, Na Andy Catt and very cool   Description of the Lora G band The Lora G and Nikki Lunden Band is comprised of a group of incredibly talent musicians and singers—all who have their own bands and/or solo albums or individual recording projects. These core members come together because of their love of creating original music, love of each other and belief in the band. Because their material is so varied, they call it: Alternative Eclectic Rock The members of Lora G Band and Nikki Lunden who played in the UK are: Lora G—Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Songwriter, Co-Producer Nikki Lunden -Lead Singer, Songwriter, Guitar Kimberley Smith—Vocals  Andy Catt—Bass, Vocals, Guitar Gerry Doot-drums and percussion Business Manager: Dennis Kennelly   On arrival at Heathrow Airport they spent 30 hours trying to get through custom’s being held because they were here to promote the band instead of to earn loads of money from the gig’s No one would believe them which is when they first made contact with me, but again I was not in a position to help them, and all I could do was suggest they get in contact with one of the gig’s they were playing at to see if they would stand as guarantor, and they were fortunate the Landlord from the Patricks Bar Crystal Palace was able to help   Although it was slow going for them when they first arrived, and only had two gigs when they first touched down, through their own determination and hard work spending hours searching the net, managed to achieve more than many bands resident in London and the UK. They were here for 18 days and ended up doing 17 gigs, by the time they left, 2 of these on the same day. They played at the Edinburgh Fringe festival the world's largest arts festival, all the time staying in contact with the bands followers back in LA,   Nikki Lunden knackered still found time to smile whilst making a video of their arrival to Edinburgh, ‘after a 12 hour drive on the wrong side of the road in the rain, narrow roads, oncoming traffic, ugghh what a night!! Way to go Andy for getting us here and not knocking me out for my back seat driving!! – Nikki’   Returning to London, they played the New Cross Inn which was my chance to meet up with them. But before the band arrived this much taller person than I (being only 5’8”) introduced themselves, who was our very own Beckie Cannon in drab, who I didn’t recognise, never seen before lol I was also in drab, and Lora later in the week would asked where are all the TG’s in the UK not having met a single one the whole time she was here? and I had to agree with her that the Transgender scene in the States seems a lot more open than here.   Shortly after the Lora G and Nikki Lunden band turned up, which gave me a very brief moment to introduce Beckie who Lora thought was really handsome, and I introduced myself as Jady from Transtastic. Lora G was pleased to meet us, then went to work organising and setting up to play, and asked me to video the show which was a 40 minutes set which although not a Hugh audience went down really well, however I missed saying goodbye to Beckie when she left, becoming very involved with the band   Once the band had completed the set, I mentioned that I would really enjoy playing with the band and Lora knowing I was a sax playing through my profile on Transtastic said ‘what would you play’ Having played her music on Transtastic radio I knew one of the songs that rocked called ‘Hear Me’ which I suggested to Lora who turned to bass player Andy Catt, who had joined us, both said he knows the number, and Lora replied ‘yeah come on down to Patricks Bar in Crystal Palace on Saturday   Being a 67 OAP and at times feeling my age I almost didn’t bother to go but thought why not go along even if I didn’t play but as I walked into Patrick’s Bar Lora came forward making me feel part of what was happening by giving me a hug and straight away introduced me to everyone saying here’s our sax player.   They played 3 numbers before inviting me to play their song ‘Here Me’, and partly to cover themselves because they didn’t know me but were confident in themselves to give me a chance to prove myself Nikki Lunden introduce me by saying give Jady a big welcome it’s his first time playing with us so we don’t know what’s going to happen.    After the song finished which went down really well, she was full of praise and having been introduced to their finance manager who come up giving praise saying ‘wow you rock you really took the roof off’ and everyone made me feel so good, that when Lora invited to play their next gig in East London I was more than happy   Although I didn’t have too much time to ask Lora questions I asked her had she transitioned and she said ‘yes completely’ and was a woman, and the only thing she was unable to do was give birth, although she does have 3 grown up daughters, one of which is at University here in the UK   Lora G is such an amazing person I don’t think there was anyone she didn’t touch, who didn’t end up thinking they were sharing a very special moment. The next gig was at the George Tavern, which Pauline Forster an English artist, performer, musician, designer and landlady of The Tavern in the East End of London, and where Jamie Lovatt a singer and frontman of the band Romance works running the bar, was to meet Lora G and Nikki Lunden then  join the Abbey Road session backing vocals on Nikki Lunden’s new release ‘Where Love Lie’s’   Although I wasn’t asked at this time to go into the Abbey studio, I was invited to play at the club Proud in Camden which was the first of two gigs’ in one evening about 4 miles apart, so I decided to use my car to get to the first gig which is about 7 miles from me, to start at 8 pm, and then onto the 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street with some of the bands gear to originally start at 10,20 pm   We got to the 12 Bar club (2nd gig) at 10pm when as I pulled up to unload my car, an African traffic warden moved in and said ‘you cannot park there’ but I said 'I am only going to be a couple of minutes' his reply 'well make sure you are' we unloaded and went in the club just after 10 pm expecting to play at 10.20 but didn’t go on until gone 11..25 pm because another act was booked and Lora G was the main act of the evening   At 11.22 the c--- of a warden put a parking ticket on the car stating I was unlawfully parked in a disabled bay for 2 minutes until 11.24, however I’ve appealed against the ticket because 1/ there is no disabled bay in Denmark Street the bay I had pulled into was a Permit Holders Only bay and 2/ at 11.22 I took a photo with my mobile phone of the act performing before Lora G went on stage.   Then at 11.25 took another photo of the Lora G bands first number and then shortly after was playing with the band which the whole club could prove, that I was in the club taking photos of the band before performing the numbers that I was playing, and even have the time of the shot’s on the phone lol    The gig went great and Lora said are you coming to the Abbey Road studios? And thinking only vocals were being recorded for their new song said ‘I don’t know maybe if I can get there, but it would be later than they started. I decided to go and give support to the band   I thought I can’t walk into the most famous studio in the world without my instrument, you never know there may be a band that wants some sax, and even when I got to the reception desk I wasn’t sure if my name had been left, or if I would even get in and meekly said I’m with the Lora G band   She replied ‘oh yes you are expected’ (which made me feel really chuffed) ‘I will call them and get one of the studio staff to take you through’ when they came I said ‘Is there any where I can leave my sax cause I don’t think I am playing’ and he replied ‘You can leave it there but I thought they said that you are recording’, which made me perk even up more then said ‘oh alright I will bring it with me’.   The last time I stood in a studio at Abbey Road was about 1972 with a band called ‘The Soul Stars’ given a chance with a free recording session by EMI, but messed it up and lost out. So by now I am feeling really good, here I was having just meet this band, had played 4 gig’s and in the most famous studio’s in the world, All in just one week     By now my feelings for Lora G had grown so much for this very special person, I really can’t say enough about her or the whole band, and when I walked into the studio everyone who respected her automatically accepted me, and I was made to feel very welcomed by Lora who gave me with a hug   When I went down to play I had no idea what was expected. The bass player and second vocalist Kimberly had left the UK early, who’s parts were to be added at a later date once back in LA, so first Lora G and Gerry Doot the drummer had laid down a guide for the vocals to sing over, then Nikki Lunden and Jamie Lovatt had laid down their parts and finally I went down to play.   Being a Nikki Lunden composition I asked her to go down into the studio booth and conduct where she wanted me to play then it was 1, 2, 3, 4, blow, I think most artist are their own worst critics and I really didn’t think I played good, but we played through the song about 4 times and everyone said ok that’s sounds good, and that was it   Then Tony Billings Station Manager & Presenter at Exosphere Radio, Gerry, Jamie, Lora plus the two recording engineers, then came down into the studio and Nikki Lunden then got down on one knee and proposed to Lora G who accepted with the rest of us applauding and congratulating,   Lora then took us all out for a slap up meal with a magnum of Champaign, when I was able to learn a little bit about her past, those that she’s played with, plus some of the missions, beliefs, and the things that matter to her   She has an Amy of loyal followers, and helpers and although I’ve meet many ‘STARS’ during my 40 years of playing none have been as beautiful a person as Lora G. Her trails have given her strength without the nastiness that often ambitious people become and everyone agreed that we had shared a very special moment in time   It wasn’t to be the total end of my involvement with Lora G, on the Saturday I had gone to Denmark Street in the West End to take some photo evidence for the parking ticket Had I gone into the street the way I normally do which is from the other end; what happened next was so unbelievable it questioned my belief regards fate, I had cycled up to the street in the West End, and as I went into that end of the street I just about heard a voice call out Jady   Something made me look around and standing on the corner with a load of band gear was Lora G, Nikki Lunden and Gerry Doot, who should have flown to Paris but because they had so much gear had to rebook a flight from Luton Airport instead of Heathrow, and were in the process of selling gear unable to take it with having received sponsored from Hiwatt amplifiers who had given Lora a whole new bass stack, so I looking after the gear they couldn’t take back for them    I’ve never been one for fate but a string of coincidence or what? I do know my feelings well up inside when I think that I’ve had this amazing ride with very beautiful TS, and a great band, witnessed an engagement and just keep thinking wow, what a ride every time I think about having played 4 gigs and recorded in the most famous studio’s in the world, all in one week.
    Sep 13, 2013 8087
  • 22 Mar 2013
    A male primary school teacher who began a new term as a woman has been found dead.Pupils at St Mary Magdalen's C of E Primary School in Accrington, Lancashire, were told in December that Nathan Upton should be addressed as Miss Meadows after the Christmas break.This week they were informed that their teacher, Lucy Meadows, had died. The 32-year-old was found at a house in Accrington on Tuesday.The teacher had thanked school governors and staff for their support when she announced her plans to return as a woman in January.A letter to parents read: "Mr Upton has recently made a significant change in his life and will be transitioning to live as a woman."After the Christmas break, she will return to work as Miss Meadows."Concerns from some parents were reported in the media with one father saying that his three sons at the school were "too young to be dealing with that".A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: "At 4.45pm on Tuesday, police were called by the ambulance service to a report of a sudden death at an address on Ramsbottom Street in Accrington."On arrival they found the body of a 32-year-old woman. There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared and passed to the coroner."In a statement on the school website, head teacher Karen Hardman said: "It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Miss Lucy Meadows."Our staff will be working closely with bereavement teams and are here to offer the children and yourselves any support in any way we can."
    7262 Posted by Bebe Brum
  • A male primary school teacher who began a new term as a woman has been found dead.Pupils at St Mary Magdalen's C of E Primary School in Accrington, Lancashire, were told in December that Nathan Upton should be addressed as Miss Meadows after the Christmas break.This week they were informed that their teacher, Lucy Meadows, had died. The 32-year-old was found at a house in Accrington on Tuesday.The teacher had thanked school governors and staff for their support when she announced her plans to return as a woman in January.A letter to parents read: "Mr Upton has recently made a significant change in his life and will be transitioning to live as a woman."After the Christmas break, she will return to work as Miss Meadows."Concerns from some parents were reported in the media with one father saying that his three sons at the school were "too young to be dealing with that".A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: "At 4.45pm on Tuesday, police were called by the ambulance service to a report of a sudden death at an address on Ramsbottom Street in Accrington."On arrival they found the body of a 32-year-old woman. There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared and passed to the coroner."In a statement on the school website, head teacher Karen Hardman said: "It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Miss Lucy Meadows."Our staff will be working closely with bereavement teams and are here to offer the children and yourselves any support in any way we can."
    Mar 22, 2013 7262
  • 26 Apr 2013
    The missus bought a paperback,down Shepton Mallet way,I had a look inside her bag;T'was "Fifty Shades Of Grey".Well I just left her to it,And at 10 I went to bed.An hour later she appeared;The sight filled me with dread...In her left she held a rope;And in her right a whipShe threw them down upon the floor,And then began to strip.Well fifty years or so ago;I might have had a peek;But Mabel hasn't weathered well;She's eighty four next weekWatching Mabel bump and grind;Could not have been much grimmer.And things then went from bad to worse;She toppled off her Zimmer!She struggled back upon her feet;A couple minutes later;She put her teeth back in and saidI am a dominatorNow if you knew our Mabel,You'd see just why I spluttered,I'd spent two months in tractionfor the last complaint I'd uttered.She stood there nude and nakedBent forward just a bitI went to hold her, sensual likeand stood on her left titMabel screamed, her teeth shot out;My god what had I done!?She moaned and groaned then shouted out:"Step on the other one"Well readers, I can't tell no more;About what occurred that day.Suffice to say my jet black hair,Turned fifty shades of grey.
    7238 Posted by diana spencer
  • The missus bought a paperback,down Shepton Mallet way,I had a look inside her bag;T'was "Fifty Shades Of Grey".Well I just left her to it,And at 10 I went to bed.An hour later she appeared;The sight filled me with dread...In her left she held a rope;And in her right a whipShe threw them down upon the floor,And then began to strip.Well fifty years or so ago;I might have had a peek;But Mabel hasn't weathered well;She's eighty four next weekWatching Mabel bump and grind;Could not have been much grimmer.And things then went from bad to worse;She toppled off her Zimmer!She struggled back upon her feet;A couple minutes later;She put her teeth back in and saidI am a dominatorNow if you knew our Mabel,You'd see just why I spluttered,I'd spent two months in tractionfor the last complaint I'd uttered.She stood there nude and nakedBent forward just a bitI went to hold her, sensual likeand stood on her left titMabel screamed, her teeth shot out;My god what had I done!?She moaned and groaned then shouted out:"Step on the other one"Well readers, I can't tell no more;About what occurred that day.Suffice to say my jet black hair,Turned fifty shades of grey.
    Apr 26, 2013 7238
  • 03 Aug 2013
    Hi everyone, I'm trying to find out just how many of us fit into another small community known as ASMR? If you don't know what ASMR is, there's still a chance that you get it but you've never heard it given a name before. ASMR is basically when a (usually) audio stimulus triggers a pleasurable response in your brain... the closest anyone's been able to get to describing it is a 'brain orgasm'... But it is NOT a sex thing... I first experienced this when I was about 13 and my geography teacher was talking in a really quiet way... I just sat there with this incredible fuzzy feeling in my head that lasted the entire lesson. I know I'm not alone in getting this but I know that a lot of people don't recognise it. So I wanted to ask you all... Do any of you get this sensation? I figure that as a community we have to be pretty open to admitting things that other people might not understand ;)
    7141 Posted by Juliette Noir
  • Hi everyone, I'm trying to find out just how many of us fit into another small community known as ASMR? If you don't know what ASMR is, there's still a chance that you get it but you've never heard it given a name before. ASMR is basically when a (usually) audio stimulus triggers a pleasurable response in your brain... the closest anyone's been able to get to describing it is a 'brain orgasm'... But it is NOT a sex thing... I first experienced this when I was about 13 and my geography teacher was talking in a really quiet way... I just sat there with this incredible fuzzy feeling in my head that lasted the entire lesson. I know I'm not alone in getting this but I know that a lot of people don't recognise it. So I wanted to ask you all... Do any of you get this sensation? I figure that as a community we have to be pretty open to admitting things that other people might not understand ;)
    Aug 03, 2013 7141
  • 16 Feb 2013
    I quit often go clothes shopping wth my wife, She a modern girl and into the days fashion, My probem is,, When I suggest clothes for her tp wear try on what im really saying is, I want to wear this but can't cause you don't know im a crossdresser.   AHH Sorry for the rant, I just an one frustrated girlie,   Debs xx   Its good to talk, any suggestions.
    6945 Posted by Debs Campbell
  • I quit often go clothes shopping wth my wife, She a modern girl and into the days fashion, My probem is,, When I suggest clothes for her tp wear try on what im really saying is, I want to wear this but can't cause you don't know im a crossdresser.   AHH Sorry for the rant, I just an one frustrated girlie,   Debs xx   Its good to talk, any suggestions.
    Feb 16, 2013 6945