A Minx for all Seasons: Killer Kollage from Rocker Luis Drayton “Queen of all Pus” (London)

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Mail-art by Luis Drayton “Queen of all Pus” (London)

She Rocola, kindly step aside. MinXus-Lynxus has found a new British rocker to adore! (And who would we be without one British rocker in the flock?)

MinXus is about who has the best hair. So our new and greatest heart throb could only be Luis Drayton. Not only is Luis a FAB musician, she is a fantastic artist – a fact we discovered when we first encountered her work at Yoma (of all places).

Luis sent MinXus USA a busty fan kit full of her original art, sample recordings, fan info and a personally hand-written note, which we will not share. Tenderfoots, this is a censored version of what Luis Drayton sent us. There are, we confess, some pics involving the insertion of various objects into what our friend Vizma Bruns in Australia calls the “bum” which we did not think suitable to share with those engaged in the search for beauty and truth. However, we will not file any complaints with our Yoma “Mentors” (now deputized as Mail-Art Mall Cops).

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The work of Luis Drayton is also historically instructive. Before things like Yoma, Codes of Conduct, and Mail-art Cops, this is the kind of material you would very likely receive if your address circulated in the Eternal Network. Luis is definitely now. But the Punk aesthetic is clearly evident, and mail-art felt the influence of Punk and post-Punk for several decades.

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The network has been a conduit for various kinds of music for a long time. Some notable types that found a supportive audience long before achieving popularity were industrial, hardcore punk styles, and notably the alternative or Grunge music that exploded in Seattle.

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Here is an interview with Luis Drayton:

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We will pass along fan material about Luis to our friends. We urge you to check out her out:

Website:

http://luisdrayton.wordpress.com/

Youtube:

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dark wall
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 20:13:00

    Now Marie is an Empress. Miss Luis is a Queen. But I reckon Empress Marie aint a Queen.

    Now Miss Luis does have right fine hair.

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  2. Luis Drayton
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 20:23:57

    Oh, wow! Thank you so much for the article – it’s brilliant! Really, I feel seriously privileged to be the subject of such a piece, and I’ll make sure to add a new post to my blog, fbs, twiiter etc., linking to it and praising your cool-ass site for all I’m worth!
    Again, thanks a million – you rock!
    πŸ™‚
    Lotsalove, Luis XXXX

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  3. luisdrayton
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 20:28:31

    Reblogged this on Luis Drayton – The Queen of All Pus and commented:
    Thanks a billion to MinXus-Lynxus for this fab article praising me to the skies! πŸ™‚

    Reply

  4. minkrancher
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 20:29:46

    Luis – thanks for sending the wonderful fan kit to DVS in NY. We love you!

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  5. Dark wall
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 21:04:01

    Miss Luis Drayton posted comments right here on MinXus-Lynxus as if we was just sittin together. Imagine that. Luis Drayton right here with the tenderfoots.

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    • Luis Drayton
      Dec 30, 2012 @ 23:06:11

      Hey, Dark Wall – if you really want some of my stuff (CDs, badges, whatever), just msg me with your address, and I’ll be more than happy to send you a package! πŸ™‚

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  6. minkrancher
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 21:05:57

    Dw, you aint been so excited since CrackerJack Kid drawed your pitur.

    I have the autographed personal letter from Luis Drayton.

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  7. Dark wall
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 00:44:04

    Miss Luis, we have your cd “Pretty Sick” & the “XXX Radio Sessions.”

    All of us here in the Bunk House are composing a gang-fan letter to you.

    We are big fans of your art too – now that is overlooked.

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  8. Dustin Ray Hamby
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 01:36:52

    Luis Drayton is a god. How badass! Thanks for the very enlightening post, DVS. I am doing some hardcore research on Luis now.

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  9. Dark wall
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 02:05:56

    Glad you share the love, Dustin.

    As I always like to tell folks: Back in the day, when heaps of stuff started showing up in my mailbox from the (original) RayJo & Fluxus folks, my initial response was FEAR. Not warm & fuzzy.

    M-A was, at least originally, very radical.

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  10. Luis Drayton
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 18:23:50

    Aw, thanks! You wanna hear more of my stuff? It’s all free to download at my bandcamp: http://luisdrayton.bandcamp.com/
    – And if you dig my artwork, you can find more at my flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/luisdrayton/
    (Been doing record covers for other musicians, lately, in case anyone’s inarrested…)
    – You wanna contact me or chat – find me on fb!
    https://www.facebook.com/luis.drayton
    And if you can spare a sec to like my fb page, I’ll love you forever! (243 likes so far – all of ’em extracted at knifepoint! :p )
    https://www.facebook.com/Luis69Drayton

    – How’s THAT for self-publicity! πŸ˜‰

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