When I was living/working in New York
and visiting Atlanta, I was sure to catch local cable TV to see this bizarre and
fascinating show with the one and only DeAundra Peek. DeAundra is a captivating
and surreally charismatic persona. Her zest and humor is infectuous. She has the
same affect on me as a particularly famous Tibetan monk. And in a way, she IS
a guru.... A high point for me was when DeAundra and Duffy Odum (DeAundra's
talented sidekick) participated in the opening segment of the last ever U.S.A.
Swans concert in 1997 and later made a special appearance at my birthday party
(in 98) -bringing out a huge chocolate cake to a dining room of 46 stunned and
joyous guests. However, the person who created DeAundra is the one
I wanted to interview for my journal because he is what I love- revere- and absolutely
respect : a seasoned and thoroughly professional world-class entertainer.