if you’re offended GOOD

That flannel was the best purchase idea. 69 vintage the week I moved into Adventurehouse. Keep it styling and layered in the cold. Also check our dope smiles.

I am owning the bucket list right now.

This poster Sean made is brilliant now I’ll tell ya more about HARTH FEST (OCT 26-99 SUDBURY 7PM) a little later (or you could just investigate on your own). Turns out I am “doing too much” and confusing friends and the universe. Sorry I don’t do just one thing, eventually you’ll all catch up and know that I am always doing something and you’ll figure it out. Oh I just remembered last night a guy beneath the Dufferin bridge said RAYMI THE MINX! at me and YOU’RE AWESOME! Thanks buddy! I think I am turning into that little british accent guy you see at shows all the time with the pube ‘stach, he’s hilarious. I am spacing on what his name is though but anyway, today I dressed like a freak again and it was a success. Again.

I was late for my nirvana tribute and totally bo jangles nervous about it and rob backtracked me to dufferin cos that drum band was pounding away (awesomely so might I add) at gladstone. My little moment with the film crew felt like Mr. Dressup AFTERDARK. Heehee.

I don’t have a voice anymore today. Well I do and it’s a cross between Lindsay Lohan and ScarJo. I tried to make Lilo my friend (she actually stared at me once IRL) but now that she has gotten a dose of humble pie realness maybe she is ready to be on team Raymi. She can teach us how to strip?

And before we move on here’s a better official Casby’s recap, Britt did a very good job as did my Camera crew. Look out for more RTM TV soon. alex-at-raymitheminx.com for brand placement/sponsorship.

And now without further ado, a brief history of rebellion.

It was such a classic high school teen angsty setting. Pure brilliance that.

Dying to see footage from the front row perspective. Hook it up media peeps please.

Chicks came up to me and were like wow. WOW! You’re like a Courtney Kurt BAM! I said yeah and the cheerleaders too. A modern twist. These are stills from the second performance. I didn’t wear the bear suit for it.

The band didn’t know what hit ‘em. Or did. Whatever right.

Reading my notes with my bear paw gloves on. Mind blanked. Was shaking. What is the capacity of that theatre? teacher is saying 3-400 people in attendance for my set, maybe 2, either way it was nerve-rackingly blissful to look out to all those people. I just say yes to everything these days and do it. I face my fears, I think haters don’t do that so it’s like a double diss to see me do? The thing is, I want joiners, I’m NOT alienating anybody here, there must be a disconnect. I should have filmed a monthly hello how are you vlog years ago.

I look hilarious.

Packaging is everything. I can be pretty on the inside all I want but I don’t sing like Susan Boyle so I gotta shine it up a tad. Think of your looks to talent ratio like a seesaw, react/act accordingly. Im not a rocket scientist or anything but it seems pretty straight forward.

How could I say no to this?

Check the smile on that guy’s face. they had their little Kurt happening. I’m glad I could do that for them. Blaha.

I was pretty smooth on the head banging moments and air drumming.

And the other Kurt guy waiting in the wings there. I felt sorry for everyone who had to follow my “performance” “art”.

Lots of punk kicking like so. I pulled out the punk show 101 arsenal. Bit-a skunking too.

OK you get the point. Here’s 15 pictures of the same scene with me jumping around.

On my way in to the Toronto Underground Cinema.

Not everyone is as good with mystery camera as I am.

I yelled out to a crowd of hipsters GOOD NEWS EVERYONE I JUST FOUND THE TREASURE MAP OF NUIT BLANCHE IT’S OK NOW EVERYONE CAN RELAX. Every time I said something ridiculous I’d beat it out of there before the punchline sunk in then several yards away, raucous laughter. Practising comedy at every juncture.

The weirdest thing about Nuit Blanche is all the people doing normal things, what weirdos! That guy is eating in a restaurant, look. How bizarre. You know?

Speed art critique. Funny. Only in that it is a negativity set-up. Pompous.

That guy was playing a flute with a helmet on and weird rainbow hair. I danced into this street dance circle BUT first accidentally stepped on an empty plastic cup which made a LOUD crackling scrape so my bear suit entrance was enhanced in the most stupid of ways. UGH.

Neat cars everywhere. Elite eccentrics too. Love that.

it’s really annoying that someone was shot and killed here last night in Bellwoods. There was so much joy and fun and creativity. Come on people knock it off. Having to be afraid when out on an art crawl, the point being carefree abandon and then having a fear in the back of your mind that some idiot might lose their cool, sigh.

Hey oh noes is that my brother you are wearing?

I teddy bear danced myself on in. Everyone went I love your hat then realized it was a full outfit and then wanted to squeeze me haha. Interesting social experiment. People think you’re a super human and let their guard down, they open up, it’s wonderful really. I am a total hippie.

See anyone you know?

Swedes trying to figure out the art. It was a statement about how much water waste soft drink manufacturing facilities create. Then the hot dog guy got in to a discussion with me about how meat eaters waste more water cos the animals we eat drink water BAHAHHAHAHA. I was like dude really? Some of the resources on our planet are there to be used for what they’re meant to be used for ie. DRINKING. You’d think meat eaters were saving water by eating all the animals THAT ARE ALLEGEDLY DRINKING ALL THE WATER. All in all at Nuit Blanche no one cares about your statement (according to all the friends I ran in to whom all said the same thing about this installation) they just want to mosh in to it. Me? I care. Soft drinks bad now lets go get one!

I thought it was a secret hidden advertisement for Pepsi cos obvi that is how my mind works and now look, it is. I once DREAMED about one of those mini chubby cans of pepsi, it worked, I bought one the second I woke up.

That part was cool. The girl seemed a bit pissed her installation was kind of destroyed. We later bumped into a couple guys I know who said they were throwing each other in to it, taking a ladder away and leaning it against a tree haha pretty funny. What do you expect, it’s Nuit Blanche, once you put rules in art you destroy it and expose that it’s not about art at all it’s about control and being right.

He’s holding my card. Do you think he’ll remember any of this?

HUNGRY BEAR. I told all girls who came near that I wound eat them.

That’s a nice one. Wonder if she was in attendance.

Nice lashes night. See that mark on my arm, it’s a burn from the oven. There’ll be a MINX tat there soon to cover it up.

A note to self shot that I want to go and buy this.

Loved this. Toronto should go South Beach on the regular.

This was fun. OK NIGHT!

oh well whatever nevermind

I want to blast all my pics up as usual but I also want to write my creative blabbity blahs along with so it’ll have to wait. This photo (above) was my UNKLE/radiohead video homage.

“That’s no way for a ladybear to be carried to the Teddy Bear Picnic!” from stew. I said, “IT IS NOW. especially since a guy was shot and murdered in this very spot 30 minutes later.”

“this is totally random but. a friend of mine was tagged in your photo and I recognized you from last night at toronto underground cinema. you absolutely rocked. I saw you perform smells like teen spirit and loved it. you were very entertaining. I did vocals for it much later in the night..like 3am haha it was fun!
I also adore your fuzzy animal sweater thing. you’re lovely “

I pull my shirt down halfway through and lose the bear suit, they loved it, made some new fans, was wicked. Have another performance too on video I’ll save for a rainy day. I couldn’t hear myself at all, had amnesia on the lyrics every four seconds. Teen spirit is the one song I tune out instantly when it comes on from over-playing it as a teenager it’s now like the Michael Jackson of Nirvana songs, you know the words but you don’t because you’re so certain that you’ll just know them. They had lyrics up for us that people moshed to shreds, I kicked a little Johhny Rotten at ‘em too. I’ve got 186 mystery camera pictures to share but I’m going to the brickworks pic-a-nic for 12ish. Had I known it would be 12-“ish” I’D BE IN BED STILL OMFG 0_o. We ended the night in Mcdonald’s, the parkdale one. Don’t think I saw one smile. In the streets though, I terrorized everyone and RAWR’ed at them. WAS very fun and well-received. Bumped into loads of friends and freaks, I love Nuit Blanche. I missed going up to U of T, that’s my fav NB stomping ground, did anyone else check it out?

Then I hung out with Vincent Gallo.

Punk overtook my body. Juicebox said I won for best outfit.

If I can’t show my nipples I will find a way around that.

They had full on bondage going on back here, Doug showed me a video of it. Puts our little cheeky fun innocent burlesque acts in a whole new safer category now, wow. A girl was hanging upside down from the ceiling, bound in ropes, naked, hardcore.

Have any questions for David Suzuki for me? Yesterday on twitter I said I would be all over David Suzuki like Mario and Tanooki and then everyone called me Tanooki last night. I even turned to stone when a fireball bounced at me and I survived thanks to my suit (nintendo joke you probably wouldn’t understand). That’s Eyeborg interviewing me, the first thing I ran into on our way out, can’t wait to see the video. I drew an orgasm and talked about sex. I’m sure it was their best interview. Bears have lots of opinions. This goes along with my new rule: don’t do anything unless it is filmed (in some capacity). My excellence is a waste if no one gets to see it and possibly forward it along Steven Spielberg.


NUiT BLANCHE TONiGHT Let me crowd surf into your heart

get up on the mic if you want!

This is an amazing song I found on Stew’s hypem channel, it’s a remix of my favourite song on the list of songs. amazing. My earring drops out halfway through this, it’s funny. Not wearing that pair tonight! and then when I put the bullets on i yell EWOK. After zipping up costume and saying FULL BEAR. HA. ha.

Watch history go down TONIGHT. NUIT BLANCHE 186 SPADINA AVE. I think about 11 or so I’ll head over. It’s going to be redonkulous. F- UP and tokyo police club. Penny lane is out on the scenes again. It already made pitchfork and I heard it was sent to RollingStone too. WOW! TEEN SPIRIT! Come mosh with me. I’m wearing docs.

My new know it all bestie Kat wrote some stuff about brands and blogging and she lost this stare down big time.

Uploading an adorably stupid dancing bear video. Gettin’ pumped! So nervous. Don’t know any words. BARF!


My last insane rock performance in front of a packed film fest crowd at wrong bar. only one who sang. Gave’r with terry of fubar ya ya. I solved a crime too with my photo skills. I do it all, really, I do. Then I saw F-d up at wrong bar for nxne, it was crayzay. They are on the same bill tonight with me so I am scared. This is a punk show PREPARE THYSELF ACCORDINGLY.


Drawing a Nuit Blank

rape me from raymi lauren on Vimeo.

PITCHFORK MEDIA also caught wind of it now. HUGE!

LOOK FOR ME DURING NUIT BLANCHE HERE I’ll be belting out Smells Like Teen Spirit over and over again until I throw in the towel. Gonna be wicked. The Juicebox kids invited me as a notable, we habitually engage in intermedia fuckery together (they also won a yacht fishing trip on my uncle’s boat at my 10 yr anniversary party) so I know it’ll be a slam dunkeroonie. I’m going to dress exactly like Kurt. Or maybe polar opposite and go Tinkerbell.

The above video is about 3 or 4 in the morning at the Central and I am balls to the wall obliterated, Teppei is on drums, clem is filming it and there are girls dancing all over the place. Meredith’s comment upon watching this was, how’s that feel? must feel great! It did and does. My tights are all slashed here and this was after a shift I believe. Good times that bar, my Kingdom for 8 months. The shirt is a gift from an internet admirer, it’s from UO before anyone else wore puffy sleeves, before they arrived at H&M or Lady Gaga’s adoption of it. FTW! ME!


Hey Raymi!

We’ve met a few times through Exclaim / Torontoist / Juicebox. And we
won a trip on your uncle’s fishing boat last winter at that Wrongbar

So we have this thing that started as a joke a few years ago and now
it’s real: we’re doing an art instillation for Nuit Blanche that
consists of us performing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” over and over and
over again for 12 hours.


It’s happening at the Toronto Underground Cinema (Spadina and Queen).
Nuit Blanche is Saturday, October 1, and runs from 7pm to 7am.

We’re looking for a few BIG NAMES!!! to come by and sing one or two
reps of the song. In return, we offer the opportunity to be a part of
something outrageously stupid.

Any chance you think this is bizarre / funny enough to get involved?
The plan is to have “notable folks” sing at the top of every hour. We
don’t need a firm commitment, since it’s obviously kind of a
clusterfuck of an idea, but if you’re in town, planning to walk around
that night anyway, and want to throw your name into this mess, let me
know. We’ll iron out details closer to the date, and if you can’t make
it or just end up not showing up… It’s fine, since we’re playing the
song 144 times no matter what.

Let me know what you think!