Friday, September 19, 2014
A surreal erotic examination of an intimate relationship of need. 1989. For my poem that this is based on, go to eroplay.com/chappedlap/outofisolation.html
Footage recorded June 19, 1987.
See the edited video here: https://vimeo.com/24667293
Posted by Michael LaBash at 10:12 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Recorded at Burnt Ramen Studio, Richmond, California on February 15, 2007.
Visit the new channel for this series: https://vimeo.com/channels/goingdeep
Posted by Michael LaBash at 10:41 AM
Monday, September 15, 2014
Recorded December 20, 2013 at the studios of Berkeley Community Media, home of B-TV, Berkeley's public access channel.
Celebrating the Life and Work of Frank Moore
Frank Moore was a revolutionary thinker, artist and provocative performer helping to keep the vision of Free Speech alive and well at Berkeley Community Media with his show "Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities." We are gathering in his honor to share our stories of him and what he has meant to our community!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 11:22 AM
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Recorded as part of Barb Golden's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 party.
Now for the party of real slut artists who have fun with sex in both their lives and art. Our friend, Barbara Golden had a party to celebrate her new cd/book package at the HOTEL UTAH in San Francisco.
She invited her musician friends to play covers of her songs. Barbara had us go on first [even before my guitarist had arrived] so that we would set the level of outrageous freedom for the other acts.
I had Bonnie on trumpet, Corey on piano [they are my ISOLATION cast], and Toyoji Tomita on slide trombone [he has played with John Cage].
I sang CLIT ENVY straight....Bonnie sitting on my chair. As I sang BONER BOY, i played with Michael’s appropriate parts...if you get my drift. Then for TRASHY GIRLS, my voice became a horn. Linda did a going all the way strip to it which brought the house down.
The other acts were great musicians of very different styles, getting down funky...everybody getting inspired by the others...everybody eating Barb's food.
For the finale, Barb had us do an encore of our TRASHY GIRLS strip act.
It turned out the sound guy was the HOTEL UTAH's booking guy who has refused to book me, calling my demo video tape the most disturbing thing he has ever seen [I’m flattered!]...and why don't those [disabled] people stay in their place?! He sat through my set mouth open and hands over ears. After my set, he told the bartender, "After that, if need a drink!" I’m flattered!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 11:41 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Recorded at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, California.
Well, finally I am getting to writing about this performance! For the last week I had to focus on doing an in-depth interview for an online art magazine.
During the eighties I did a performance series at the University of California Berkeley for over three years. Sometimes we had a roomful of people. Sometimes as few as one! And sometimes I just had a cast who thought one another were the REAL audience [besides the janitors who kept sweeping outside of the room so they could peek in]. My favorite performances were when few people came, but when they came willing to play.
Last week’s performance was like that. It has been years since so few came. And right away the older couple who found themselves in the wrong reality [when a guy started undressing Linda, Erika and I] left… Well, actually the CIA agent left before they did after I blew his cover! Who were left were Marc the depressed artist and Eric the musician who came to audition to play at the performances. Both came to play! When I asked Marc to create a sculpture using Linda, Erika and I, he didn’t stare dumbly at me like most people do when I ask them to do similar things. He just went to work and stretched the form into a parade to the great music of Eric. And he was willing to play drums with Eric even though he didn’t think he could play drums! Mmmmmm, did Marc blow his cover as a depressed artist?
A very satisfying performance indeed!
More photos, etc.: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/uzof/uzof-mar2011/index.html
Posted by Michael LaBash at 11:37 AM
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