Dayyyyyyy-oh, day-ay-ay-oh…

img. source: Official PSDs

Yup…Yup… some coarse language, maybe some drug references an’… y’know, stuff…

img. source: WishesQuotes

Heyyyy-ahhhhh… Hi Moms, all the Moms, Mothers everywhere… tomorrow is your day so lap it up…!!! When somebody asks you, “Where’s my…” Reply, “Day Off…!” or, when they ask, “What’s happening…” Reply, “Day Off…!” In fact whenever anyone asks, wants, needs or demands anything tomorrow… just say, “Day Off Buster…!”

Tell ’em I said…

Yep, right, so, yeah…Wow…! 6 days at work an’ I made it home on time tonight…!!! Wild right? Anybody else has punched six this week I feel for ya… so what’s been going on? Huh… what? Hell, Don’t ask me I just got here…! Lemme check with my beautiful assistant…

Uh huh, hmm, yep… right… okay, good, yeah, really??? Wow… okay, yep, righty-oh, yeah… good… okay then.

 

Img. source: Nitty Griddy

Oi, haha, sorry to keep you waiting, well the big news tickets this week just gone…

Why wait while you’re halfway there? Bad Things brings you Halloween in May! Performers and DJ’s TBA

COSTUME CONTEST!!

New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans… d’you guys EVER stop partying down there???

What else going around… ah, yes, the Chicago thing… that’s a biggun…

img. source: GCVC

Great strides since firing up, getting a lot of folks calling at the page to give it the thumbs up or say hi… all greatly appreciated. All the more so since a great many of you helped us to shrug off the nastiness with that Vampire Court thingy that appeared out the blue… seems to have disappeared back into the woodwork since the persona non grata declaration against its leader and his associates…

You can swing by the Coalition at 
The Greater Chicagoland Vampire Coalition on Facebook

Okay, Okay… let’s throw some long forgotten atcha… this week I’ve been cutting some new CD’s for me motor… dug out some old faithfuls that remind of some happy times, definitely party music…

Wellllllllllll… don’t blame me, I warned ya…!!!

 

Well, and yes, some uber-news for Chicago… there are rumours rampant of a “Vamp-Con” in the Windy City next year…!!! Yesssss… we can all dress up and get fanged and freaky… Me? Costume? Oh, Yeah… I’m gonna get me a big box, wrap it colorful paper and then get one of those funny floppy things that you play with in swimming pools, what are they??? Oh, yeah, a noodle… and I’m going as a…

Costume design by Mr. T.

…and on the back it’s going to say, “PUCKER UP BABY…!”

Alrighty… away down in Texas… here we go, to the Lone Star State…

The Glass Coffin: Vampire Parlour

Now Carrying Vampire Tarot Cards.
Stop by the shop today and browse our new stuff.
Open till 7pm. 

#TheGlassCoffin #VampireParlour
#VampireTarot #Oddities
#Curiosities
#Vintage
#Antiques
#MacabreAdornments #Austin #AustinVampires #KeepAustinSpooky
#HauntedAustin

…and one for the readers out there, need a new item for the library? Well, check this one out… author Nick Groom’s new offering…

“Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori’s publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom’s detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature.”

The Vampire
A new History

 

Get them dancing shoes on and meet us on the dance floor.
MASS, leave your inhibitions behind and bring your lovely, mortal necks or immortal fangs. With DJ DINOPaul Klov, open set by DJ Jason and guest Carlos Menendez spinning all night long and sensuous striptease with Ruby TeslaLila Starlett, and Miss Marina Elaine, this will be a night you won’t soon forget. $8 door $5 Rsvp MASS presents Vampire Burlesque at Voltaire
$5 Advance tickets sold ↓here. Get there early catch 4 bands/ best sushi.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1693462
 — at Voltaire WPB.


Wellllll…. whooo…!!! There ya go you darling dark souls, plenty to sink your… ahhh… teeth into eh?

img. source: ScienceAlert

Nyuk.. nyuk…nyuk…!!!

Well, wherever you gonna party at this weekend,
make sure it doesn’t turn into a…


 

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A real “Mix” up in Chicago…

Photo of Chicago at night (2012) by velgos.com

Researched, Written, edited and Presented by

Tim

Foreword

Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
This “Crossroads” editorial is published under my bye-line, it is one of the perks of working for J. that if something really, really important to one of his staff comes up they have individual spaces to write as they will, spaces that are, by and large, set aside from the main RVL stream.

This editorial reflects the opinions of a number of Chicago Vampires, real Vampires, it represents the point of view of some lifelong resident Chicago Vamps who are very proud of their city and the Vampire enclave in it.


 

In a culture such as ours it is often inevitable that things become magnified, sometimes out of proportion, sometimes the smallest issues seem to take on a life of their own… and grow, and grow and grow without any real feeding…

THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE TIMES

Let me ask you a question, have you ever been on the north side with around four or five hundred Irish lads at a Dropkicks gig? Ever been on a CTA at one am, alone? Ever been in a Westside parking structure at midnight? Ever been wandering around alone in Englewood at two a.m.? No? Why?

Chicago is a tough town, it can get real hard, real quick for a stranger who doesn’t know the city and that’s why people don’t generally march in here and start “laying down the law”… except for maybe one stranger that is…

This situation is real, it is now and it poses a real threat, a “clear and present danger” and a crisis for the Vampire community in Chicago and surrounding areas.

Recently RVL made reports in two publications, “A flamin’ good flipper and a new dance in Chicago” and “VVC Global Statement of Warning” regarding the establishment of a new Vampire Court in Chicago. We have, following on from the latter article, been conducting our own inquiries into events that are unfolding in Chicago.

The first thing that strikes us as curious is that a post, made by Loren Vargo (a.k.a. Jonathan Michael Butkovsky, Mix Tabal Bouda-Lycaon, Mix Bouda, “King” Lycaon) let’s not go with the King bit just yet eh? That stated, “Join us or die trying” disappeared after being captured by observers. This seemed to be in keeping with the “challenge” to a “fight to the death” that Butkovsky (as Loren Vargo) issued to Dr. Rev. Lord Aramond VanRahamdalph of Houston.

“Tombstone”
Hollywood Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
Entertainment, 1993

This is a very serious issue, it points both to the mental instability of this so-called “King” but also seems to be inciting or invoking criminal activity. That, readers, is NOT the manner of a well-balanced and normal operating person, be they were, vamp or whatever he is claiming to be these days. He has, we find, already been exiled and excommunicated from San Antonio, Austin, Houston and I am awaiting information from Denver as to his presence and time there.

I have obtained, and been given full permission to reproduce, the following comments from recent conversations and information available by the goodwill of Lord Aramond of Clan Rahamdalph.

Please see:

Clan Rahamdalph’s Community Offenders Registry and Archives of Evidence.

Reproduced by permission

 

In addition, we have ascertained, by direct contact with the venue, that the event that is claimed to be booked for the July 4th, this “Black Ball” has NOT been booked and the event Co-ordinators office there has no knowledge of this organisation nor anyone connected with it…

Why would someone lie about such a matter? Is this “Vampire Court” trying to lure people to a particular location for some purpose? If you attempt to buy a ticket for the event you end up being directed to a page for “King Lycaon” which informs you that you have to contact him, and it provides a telephone number. Again… WHY?

 

I know that hundreds of people, the “management” of RVL included, tuned in last week to listen to King Maven Lore of the Vampire Court of New Orleans broadcast the “telephone message” that he received from Butkovsky. Personally I found it difficult to make out anything coherent in between the swearing and cursing… real class eh? For those who missed it…

Special Re”Mix” Edition Broadcast

 

However you read and/or choose to interpret things we are, I would suggest, facing a real crisis here. Are we going to allow this person into our city, into our clubs, into our presence based on the fact that he “hasn’t done anything here”?

May I remind you of certain “tenets” of the new “Chicago Law”… according to this VCC…

The Chicago Law

Vampire progeny must be approved through the Vampire Council if the childe has not awakened themselves. Turning is forbidden until approval is gained.

All Vampires within the territories of Chicago are subject to this court’s laws and rulings.

All Vampires within the Chicago territories are expected to make formal introductions to the court through contact with a council member.

This self-proclaimed “King” set up shop here and the first thing that happens is we are TOLD that we are ALL subject to his Laws and Rulings… not sure how that made you feel fellow Chicagoans.

“Dead in Tombstone”
Universal 1440 Entertainment
Capital Arts Entertainment
Rebel Entertainment, 2013.

Seriously, in the main, we don’t even really like rival sport teams coming into our city – why would we allow an “outsider” to set himself up as “King”?

If the allegations and reports from Houston, Austin, NOLA, Denver and other ports are to be given credence; if the VVC’s Global Warning is to be given any credence – with all the proof which that organisation, among others, has amassed, then what we have here is a vicious and stealthy predator who is here to prey on both the community in Chicago and, heavens forbid, innocents outside the control, and therefore protection, of our Chicago enclaves.

 

Question is, what can be done about it?

As we know, and must recognise, legally, until he commits a crime the police will do nothing. That much has already been ascertained through personal experience of yours truly… (in two countries.)

What about a good old fashioned Chicago style welcome…?

“The Godfather”
Paramount Pictures &
Alfran Productions, 1972

Probably wouldn’t register the significance…

What about we just ignore and block everything that he and/or the VCC comes out with? Persona non Grata perhaps?

Now, whether he chooses to acknowledge, remember or recall, or not, some years back now I engaged with Mr. Butkovsky when he was neck deep in trouble in Texas, I spoke with people in the culture down there, I listened to ALL the sides of the matter and then I tried to help Mr. Butkovsky to see where he was, possibly, in error and by what measure he might recover the situation. My advice was refused, outright, until it came to the point where I could see absolutely no way forward. Today I am sitting here faced with the self-same situation and I realise that there has been NO learning from the mistakes of the past and that, in point of fact, the same mistakes are now being repeated in a different city. So, if you’re going to try and criticise me for speaking about something I don’t know about, don’t bother, this ain’t my first rodeo.

Mr. Butkovsky has, in my opinion, made the following critical errors of judgment;

1) He has waltzed into one of the toughest cities in the United States and started laying down “Rules” for us to follow while carrying the burden of a “Global Community Warning” issued against him.

2) If he had followed the advice his own Court has posted, in entering a new area respectfully, introducing oneself and abiding by the societal rules already in place, this whole thing might not have blown up in his face.

3) When faced with the knowledge of such mistakes, rather than attempt to correct them, he has continued to maintain an air at once both combative and disrespectful to the Vampires residing in this area.

“How much you can learn when you fail determines how far you will go into achieving your goals.” ― Roy Bennett

Thanks Roy but…ahhhh… what if you learn nothing?

Whatever path we in Chicago decide to take, individually, I believe that it is important that we, collectively, send out a strong message that no one gets to waltz in here and “TELL” us how things are gonna be, by posting a proclamation of “RULES”…

Quote: “The Vampire Court will govern the Vampire law for all of Chicago’s Vampires.”…

Uh… Chicago Vamps govern Chicago Vamps – END OF STORY MISTER BUTKOVSKY.

 

As an addendum to this report I made contact, once again, with Rev. Dr. Aramond VanRahamdalph, in Houston, and posed a few questions to get a better feel for what has been going on since I was in contact with Butkovsky.

RVL: My dear Rev. Dr. Aramond Sebastian Van Rahamdalph, welcome back to RVL, we appreciate, as always, you sharing a little of your valuable time with us. We would also like to thank you for assisting us in investigating the extraordinary, and quite bizarre, business going on in Chicago at present.

LA: You’re most welcome, It’s a pleasure to be back, and I will help as much as I can with any problems our community faces.

RVL: As you are aware the subject of our inquiries, one Loren Vargo (a.k.a Mix Tabal Bouda-Lycaon) has set up a “Vampire Court”, proclaimed himself King and posted the Court Rules for our city… can we ask, what is, or was, your immediate reaction to this event?

LA: It’s a disgrace to our community.
It’s a slap in the face of every leader that has ever worked hard bringing their community together, a slap in the face of all the new leaders who have started out doing things with the right goals and ideals, and a slap in the face of every community member in the Chicago & surrounding areas who wants a real organization to unite the local community.

RVL: Now, you, within Clan Rahamadalph, already issued, prior to the VVC’s Global Warning, a declaration of “Persona non Grata” against this person, can you give us a little insight into what prompted that action?

LA: Yes, Mix’s/Loren’s Excommunication/Exile was issued throughout the Greater Houston Area originally about four years ago when I was still the elected King of the Houston Court, and it was reissued about two years ago by my clan after I stepped down as the king to rebuild the Houston council with the other local leaders; most of whom (if not all) still uphold it to this day.
The initial decision for the Excommunication/Exile came after the fact that he had contacted, harassed, and either threatened or attacked many of our community’s female members. The second and final decision was made after the fact of after many months of mild threats towards myself and court members Mix/Loren decided to take it even further and make actual death threats towards myself, my family, my lovers/SOs, and the entire court and Houston community that he had any contact with him in the past.

RVL: Quite aside from the fact of the “challenge to fight to the death” you recently received from him, and the recent alliance with the notorious Michael Vachmiel, do you have any opinions as to the motives for the actions that are taking place up here?

LA: His motives are as clear as day, he created the court with the intention of securing a place in that city’s community so his actions there with community members could not get him removed even if he was excommunicated/exiled there as well.
You could say – he pulled a Vach.
His other intention (and main reason) is to use his new title to goad Logan, Maven, Myself and any other leaders within the community that dislike him. He wants revenge, and he found a small way to get it through this new “court”.

RVL: Yesterday, in making telephone inquiries, we, among others, ascertained that the July 4th “Black Ball” booking of venue that has been announced by the “Court” is a complete fabrication. Why, in your opinion, would any organization make such claims?

LA: I heard about that.
I honestly could not fathom any respectable organization making such false claims. Yet considering the individual we’re dealing with in this case, I would probably hate to know his real reasons for doing it.

RVL:…are you aware, at this time Lord Aramond, of any past or pending criminal proceedings or judgments involving Mix in Texas or any other State?

LA: I know of a warrant he has in Austin, though I don’t know what it’s for. Other than that, I don’t know of anything since he left Texas.

RVL: In closing, without wishing to put you on the spot, what advice would you give to Chicago’s Vampire community, and their friends, at this time?

LA: I would say to steer clear of Mix/Loren, come together and build something for the community that has real meaning to you and yours. Do not let him or his “friends/allies” intimidate you, or threaten you. Stand together, and stand tall. 

RVL: Rev. Dr. Lord Aramond van Rahamadalph we thank you for being here today, thank you for your concern for the real living Vampires in our area. We will, if you do not mind, continue to stay in touch with you as this crisis unfolds.

LA: You are most welcome, please do stay in touch, and I will let you know if/when I find out anything new.

It would seem, very much, as though we are not dealing with a one off flash in the pan situation here but the latest in a long line of anti-Vampire culture misdeeds by a serial troublemaker… LET’S NOT GIVE HIM THE ROOM ON OUR PLAYING FIELD CHICAGO…!!!

 

Copyright TB 2018

Ref: Clan Rahamdalph’s Community Offenders Registry and Archives of Evidence

NB: Where used, quoted portions of other works are reproduced by permission, or under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, wherein allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

This article may be linked to but may not be copied or reproduced, nor redistributed in any manner, including electronic without the express permission of the copyright owners.

The views and opinions presented in this article are the opinions of the author and/or contributors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of The Owner/s of RVL, their officers, assigns or agents. RVL and its officers do not personally, individually, or jointly necessarily recommend or condone any of the activities or practices represented.

For further information please see the RVL Website Disclaimer

 

 

Breaking News – A flamin’ good flipper & A new dance in Chicago?

Photo of Chicago at night (2012) by velgos.com

Researched, edited and presented by 

Tim

Good evening my Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In strange but true news this week…

img. source: www.mirror.co.uk

A burger-flipping robot has completed its first shift at major fast food chain – turning a massive 300 patties an hour. ‘Flippy’, the robotic arm device was bolted to the kitchen floor and tasked with flipping burgers at super-speed.

The mechanic kitchen assistant, dressed in its own chef uniform, worked alongside staff at American burger chain, CaliBurger, in the company’s California branch.

But while the technology has only been tested in one location, Flippy could soon be turning burgers in the UK as CaliBurger plans to open a London branch.

Unlike its kitchen colleagues, Flippy can work tirelessly for hours on end grilling the perfect burger to order before alerting its co-workers when to add cheese to the meat.”

I know, amazing things everywhere yeah???

In our next snippet, especially those of you whom reside in and around dear old Chicago town.

Breaking news for you all… WE have a new KING…!

or Queen, or ummm Tzar, Regent? Emperor? Hmmm not entirely sure yet, we’ll get back to you on that…anyway…

Coming online, or becoming “public” yesterday, as near as we can tell, there is now a Vampire Court of Chicago. Yes, that’s right… we are all under the benevolent and munificent grace of… ummm… of… hold on a minute…

Oh, sorry, can’t see who’s in there…

Okay, yeah, Loren Vargo (a.k.a. Mix Tabal Bouda-Lycaon, a.k.a. Johnathan Michael Butkovsky) formerly of Austin/Houston, created the page and has graced us with the new LAWS ruling ALL Vampires in Chicago in their new “sort of democratic” organisation…

Better take a look so I don’t screw up methinks,

“The VCC, despite certain terminology used, is mostly democratic. Every Vampire in this city has a voice and a time and place for that voice to be heard. We have a Council that will deliberate in order to ensure the will of our people and keep our relationships strong. Our bonds are deep, our trust is always earned, and our motivations are always clear. We promote being open, being free, sharing community, understanding, family and the support of our home. Chicago as a whole is our priority, we are not introverted and we wish to see good things happen for everyone in this city.

 The VCC works as a whole out in the open to do good for the community with such acts as charity and volunteer work.

Tenants of the Court

  1. The Vampire Court is a place for all of Chicago’s Vampires.
  2. The Vampire Court is to protect all of Chicago’s Vampires.
  3. The Vampire Court will govern the Vampire law for all of Chicago’s Vampires.
  4. The Vampire Court is to be both fair and firm.
  5. The Vampire Court is not to be disrupted with mundane affairs.
  6. The Vampire Court is to be treated with respect.
  7. The Vampire Court’s Council is charged with maintaining order.
  8. The Vampire Court’s Council members are to be show the proper respect of their offices.
  9. The Vampire Court is to be democratic.
  10. The Vampire Court shall never die.

 

The Chicago Law

  1. It shall ever be the Vampires of Chicago that decide their own fate.
  2. There shall be no rivalry with any person or group based on race, religion, bloodline or matters of sex.
  3. Feeding without consent, unless feeding from ambient energy, is strictly prohibited.
  4. No Vampire is to use any personal ability, physical or metaphysical to attack another member of the court.
  5. All Vampires within the court are expected to follow human law without exception.
  6. No Vampire is to share information of anyone’s Vampiric nature to a mundane without consent. That which has been made open knowledge is not restricted.
  7. Vampire progeny must be approved through the Vampire Council if the childe has not awakened themselves. Turning is forbidden until approval is gained.
  8. Any assault against any council member will be treated as an act of treason until the Court convenes to pass judgment.
  9. The Vampire Council will adjudicate all issues presented unless a vote is called for.
  10. The Vampire Council must always rule objectively. If one can not they may be asked to step down for the issue in question.
  11. The Chain of Command is always to be upheld and respected.
  12. Those found guilty of treason are to be excommunicated from the court.
  13. In a vote a majority Vampire ruling will always decide.
  14. Non-Vampires are welcomed, but they must be sponsored by a Vampire. Vampires must takes full responsibility for those they sponsor.
  15. Non-Vampire votes will be counted as usual unless otherwise protested for interfering with the will of the Vampire majority.
  16. Non-Vampires are to be treated as guests and shown respect.
  17. Non-Vampires are to show proper respect as guests.
  18. Any court member may call for a vote at any time.
  19. Votes must grounded for a month until they can be voted on again.
  20. All Vampires within the territories of Chicago are subject to this court’s laws and rulings.
  21. All Vampires within the Chicago territories are expected to make formal introductions to the court through contact with a council member.
  22. All Chicago Vampires traveling to another territory are expected to make proper introductions to those who rule in that territory with the exception of free states.
  23. All Chicago Vampires are expected to abide the laws of any territory they visit unless that law places someone in harms way.
  24. Enemies of the court are not to be received. Those proven traitors, those whom have been excommunicated, or those that wish us harm shall be cast out. We shall not acknowledge them in any way, they will become as ghosts without voices.”

Copyright VCC 2018

Well, it’s nice to know we’re being cared for and guided by a “sort of” Democracy now – sorry, must have missed the election/vote.

I was always under the impression that to be ruled over one had to give their consent and/or swear fealty to the monarch. All I can say is that there a lot of Vampires in and around Chicago who are on the fence, the fence between laughing hysterically and being furiously angry.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what develops here won’t we?

Oh, and just a note, I don’t think this “Court” is part of any other movement, project or organisation… seems to be a solo declaration of takeover.

Gotta love the sigil too, a single red star… oh, wait a minute, don’t the Chinese Communist party have dibs on that one?

Don’t worry everyone, we’ll keep watch over this startling new development and we will try and get a few words from… somebody in the organisation as soon as we figure out who they are…

 

How many of you guys and gals out there were…

 

…and a big shout out to all the folks in the Big Apple…

 

Copyright TB (unless otherwise noted) 2018

NB: Where used, quoted portions of other works are reproduced by permission, or under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, wherein allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

This article may be linked to but may not be copied or reproduced, nor redistributed in any manner, including electronic without the express permission of the copyright owners.

The views and opinions presented in this article are the opinions of the author and/or contributors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of The Owner/s of RVL, their officers, assigns or agents. RVL and its officers do not personally, individually, or jointly necessarily recommend or condone any of the activities or practices represented.

For further information please see the RVL Website Disclaimer