Luke Nero and CHARO
Cher, Barbra, Dolly, Madonna, Gaga... What makes certain music divas demand adoration -- and one word mention-- particularly from gays? Sex appeal, flamboyance, stirring musicality and most importantly, a mouth. The wailing women who garner unyielding worship from boy's boys never, ever censor themselves. And we love 'em for it too.
Tuesday night, another legendary lady who always says what she means and means what she says (when you can understand what she's saying) made a rare club appearance at Mr. Black at Bardot to hype her new song: CHARO!
Interviewing the wacky and wondrous Spanish singer and guitarist was more challenging than we thought, not only because the club was packed to the rafters and it was hard to actually get to her, but because of that famous accent.
Flashbacks of '70's Love Boat episodes floated in our head as we sipped champagne with the fast talking performer before her mini-set in the center of Bardot's patio area.
Here's what we were able to decipher from our conversation. Charo's son Shel Rasten is a musician (his new record titled The Boulevard comes out this month). He wrote a song for Britney Spears called "Sexy, Sexy," and when Charo heard it, she demanded he give it to her.
"Fuck Brinnee Aspear!" she told us as she was getting ready in her dressing room. "I toll him I your mama, you gimme the song or I show you my ceasar scar [caesarian scar from giving birth]!"
by: Lina Lecaro Nightranger