In early January, it will mark one year since the reported passing of Lisa Baumgardner Falour, an underground artist of tremendous wit, variety of talent, and powers of observation. We covered her here to great response in March with the Remembering Lisa Falour post (which includes a few videos and other resources with information about her), and at some point by early next year, I’m planning to release some of our correspondence. I feel confident that her spirit is in agreement with me doing this because several of the people in our YouTube circle experienced her BCCing (blind carbon copying) other individuals in her emails, often without our knowledge, if she felt that somehow relevant information was going to be passed. She was not discrete in this regard, and yet somehow it is for our entertainment and shock in these subsequent years. She often wrote to me and others in emails “Leave it to my biographers to sort out!” So that’s what we’ll do and perhaps others will be inspired to pick up her story.
As a preview of what to expect in these exchanges (actual names will be removed where necessary and appropriate), I found a lengthy video of hers that I had somehow missed, probably because of its length. This is her scrapbook which corroborates much of what she disclosed, which is phenomenal in that so much of what she told seemed embellished but wasn’t – it was all so varied and larger than life. So we’ll catch you again soon with the informal release of ULTIMATE LISA. In the video below, she mentions Keith Haring, William S. Burroughs, Jack Handey and Saturday Night Live ties, and shares related notes and scraps placing her firmly in the hippest and most edgy settings of New York in the 1970s, 80s, and early 90s.
PLEASE BE WARNED – SOME OF THE IMAGES SHOWN MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS AND VIEWERS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS 19-YEARS-OLD OR YOUNGER (I have not seen every moment of the clip, but rather listened to it in its entirety):