Black Flamingo

Black Flamingo

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

“black flamingo has a daring, homegrown sound with a punk rock heart. her music gets to the point, while rudely dancing around and mocking the rules of traditional rock”…village voice

Biography

When playing with her band these dayys they go by the name of 'FLACK BLAMINGO'....often compared to 'the velvet underground' 'courtney love' 'blondie' 'the donnas'
'liz phair' 'sonic youth' 'pj harvey' the list goes on & on...

Black Flamingo played at SXSW '06, Jazzfest '05, NMC10 '06, & continues touring allover the country. Whether solo, duo{RewBee} or in her full band, she steals your heart & your mind realizing you are not alone...

Flack Blamingo came together organically...Wolf was a fan, Billy is his friend & ashley saw us play & asked to join in...
the chemistry speaks for itself & in less than one year we have had over 50 gigs... we get booked alot to play...& rebooked....we are recording & in the studio right now capturing what we have...it's been one hell of a ride...& should be done in 2006...

we are a really deep...sometimes dark ...sometimes cheerful energy connecting with the music... sour & sweet...we have a raw chemstry that goes right through you...our influences are infinite...from Meeshell Ndegéocello to the Ramones to Billie Holiday to Sonic Youth to X to Johnny Cash...
Billy Ficca is the most seasoned drummer there is ...he continues touring the world with Television & adds such a heartbeat to the band. Wolf is the crazy fun loving teddy bear with the fullest sound you've ever heard in a guitar....he literally makes the machine talk & feel... ashley owl is adorable and keeps up with her bass driving everything forward,, & me Black Flamingo...i'm the one who wears my heart on my sleeve...spilling out life experiences through my songs. Kimya Dawson {moldy peaches} told me once that i sang like a guy because of my lyrics being so honest...not frilly at all....i like that....
my most favorite gig for now was in connecticut in the fall of '05 for a television show...i felt like the red carpet was rolled out...& i was treated like NYC royalty...so nice... it seems out of town gigs are often that way...
also sharing the stage with Joey Ramone was a real highlight in my life...what an angel he is...

Black Flamingo's release ***5 songz*** was produced by Daniel Rey{Ramones. Misfits, White Zombie, etc} 'addicted 2 sleaze' & 'sometimez' both on many compilations...are songz off this release....

she founded MUSIC & LOVE...an organization producing many benefits over the past decade....
AIDS related..children related...Greenpeace...
etc...performers sharing her stage have been...Joey Ramone, Patti Smith, the Spin Doctors, & David Johansen...to name a few...

she regularly performs for Musicians On Call in hospitals throughout NYC...
John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Avril Lavigne also perform w/ MOC....
She is an active organizer w/ MAMAPALOOZA....the annual international festival for MOMS THAT ROCK...
& so much more....
an indiegrrl ... a gogirl elite...
always striving to the next level...
her show is full of energy...sexy...& always leaves you with a BIG smile....

Lyrics

addicted 2 sleaze

Written By: black flamingo

juggular veins
when it rains
makes me remember
makes me remember
all that junk
all those punks
that were so attractive
oh so attractice

addicted 2 sleaze
addicted to crazy
it all ran out
got so hazy
all those flashbacks
all the stories
all the disasters
was there ever glory?

every time i see good veins
they make me remember those crazy days
made me what i am today
that's all i really really really
want to say...

addicted 2 sleaze
addicted to crazy
it all ran out
got so hazy
all those flashbacks
all the stories
all the disasters
was there ever glory?

it all ran out

sometimez

Written By: black flamingo

Each nite I go to sleep I say a little prayer
I pray that every day for you
I’ll be there
sometimes it gets so hard
So hard for me I swear
Just remember when it’s about you
I’ll always care…
BUT

Sometimes I cry
But I still luv you
Sometimes I just wanna die but I hold on to you

Each & every day we argue & we play
But I know down deep in my heart, we’re ok
There’s no greater luv than the luv I have for youooo
It’s ingrained in my big big heart
I want the best for you…
BUT

Sometimes I cry
But I still luv you
Sometimes I just wanna die, but I but I still luv you
Sometimes I cry, for all that I do
Sometimes I just wanna die
But I but I hold on to you

Chorus

Sometimes I cry
But I still luv you
Sometimes I just wanna die, but I but I still luv you
Sometimes I cry, for all that I do
Sometimes I just wanna die
But I still luv you
hold on to you

u suck

Written By: black flamingo

U piss me off make me so mad
Can’t even wish that you were glad

Chorus:
U suck… I wish we would just fuck, {again}

U’r on u’r off, I put up w/ u
I shoulda known better…but you know you know I’m a fool

Chorus:
About you---- u really suck
So why can’t we just fuck, {again}
Ooooh why do you have to be so cruel all the time
U pretend u pretend and make me feel like u’r mine {u suck}

U’r up u’r down, treat me like a clown.
Tell me sweet things, & treat me oh so mean…..

U suck….u know u do, take pleasure in making me so blue
U claim that u’r wicked anyway
But still I’d come around any day…..{u suck}…

….music….

U suck, I wish we could just fuck, {again}
U suck, I wish ewe could just have lunch…again

U call me back up; u woo me back in
U make me partake in the biggest of sins

U suck, motherfucker u do…
So why the hell can’t I just get over you
Tell me baby tell me baby tell me baby tell me baby tell me baby
Tell me baby tell me baby tell me baby tell me baby am I crazeeee?
U suck, why can’t we just fuck…{again}
Tell me baby tell me baby tell me baby tell me baby tell me baby…
{u suck}

Discography

black flamingo released 2000
***5 songz*** released 2003

both available @ cdbaby.com and on itunes

Set List

a set ususally runs 45 minutes give or take...
we throw in an occasional cover...

u annoy me
skeletonz
something rite
sedated{ramones}
u suck
think about
gotta go
i'm gonna make you love me{diana ross}
the more i think
megan
this time...
u persued me
I use to luv her{guns and roses}
you can't always get what you want{stones}
sorry
answer
don't do me like that{tom petty}
easy like sunday morning{lionel ritchie...nicole ritchie's father}
ooo ooo