story is a crazy one; it's not like anything Michael Alig
ever gone before…
spin on this one; it's a tale of despair,love,
murder, friendship, hate, success,
betrayal, being fabulous, despondent;
tale of creation, sadness, light, wisdom
satori group worked on the project from
1997 through February 1999 when
made contact with Fenton Bailey
Los Angeles film and video company
of Wonder. WoW had made
Monster, a 55 minute documentary
warts and all! David and Fenton
throughout 1999. In late 1999
Productions sent examples of the
to Los Angeles.The
CD got into the hands of James St
confidant and Club Kid
of Michael Alig, who brought it to the attention
Michael Alig who had been sentenced to 10 -20 years
the murder of Angel Melendez and was
imprisoned at Clinton Correctional Facility,
New York State.
In January 2000 Blueprint received
letter from Michael Alig inquiring
the project and offering his services.
Lambert was particularly delighted with this
he had written treatments in the
person and had intended to employ
American to read/perform them.
now knew exactly who would read them!
wrote back to Alig explaining
project in more detail and suggested
visited him in order to record him for inclusion
the CD! Alig agreed and the next six months
taken up acquiring the necessary permission.
this period Lambert and Alig
writing to each weekly. Finally,
received a letter from the
York State Correctional System agreeing
let Lambert visit Alig for five hours.
prepared for the 4000 miles journey!
this time DISCO BLOODBATH by James St James had
published; Party Monster had been
on UK television and had received
reviews at film festivals throughout the world.
28 June 2000, Lambert flew to Montreal,
he picked up a car and drove across
US border to meet with Michael Alig.
entered the Facility with two video cameras,
minidisk recorder and small recording studio.
had briefed Alig as to what was expected of him!
two men spent five hours together recording
work as well as the first paragraph of
Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities,
later to become Alig's vocal on 'The Epoch of Belief'.
shot amazing footage of Alig talking
his life, the New York madness
the early to mid 1990s… and of course, the murder!
there were lighter moments… perceived
rivalry between him and James St
telling a joke, current reading material, the