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Dear VICE - Larry Tee Has Lost His Fucking Mind

He sent me an email at 6 AM with this subject line: "15 Dogs in Wigs! Chihuahua Del Rey!"

by Dipsy McNichols
Jun 25 2012, 4:00am

Dear Vice,

I was never big into Electroclash. Avenue D were fun, but the rest of it was one of those things where I felt like "This isn't my scene—at all—but these folks all seem to know what they're doing and appear to be nailing it." Larry Tee, Electroclash's coiner and impresario, wasn't quite an Alan McGee or Tony Wilson-level genius, but he had maybe a Bill Drummond, demented maniac thing which I assumed he'd parlay into an interesting career. I mean he invented his own music movement, albeit short-lived and kinda insular, that's gotta take something special right? After receiving this email at six this morning, however, I'm wondering if his creative powers might be on the wane. Or if he's just a million years ahead of his time, again.

- Dipsy McNichols

From: Larry Tee
Date: June 25, 2012 6:24:38 AM EDT
To: Larry Tee
Subject: 15 Dogs in Wigs! Chihuahua Del Rey!

Hey There,
I have something VICE readers would LOVE! VICE photographer from London, Alexander Sebley, Has shot the video production of the outrageous video CHARLIE by notorious nightlife legend Larry Tee. It features 15 dogs in wigs styled by hair couture genius CHARLIE LE MINDU! The dogs are styled to look like stars like Chihuahua Del Rey, Madogga, Stinky Minaj etc. Hilarious! The video is for Larry Tee, the inventor of the term 'electroclash' and MC from the club DISCO 2000 featured in the movie Party Monster, as well as a world famous recording star/DJ (me). I have attached some of the pics to the email and here is the video. Let me know if you want to use either online at vice.com or in print. I would LOVE that!
Thanks, Larry Tee