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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Art of a Shaman - Part 1



A new video presentation of Frank Moore’s book using photos, film and video footage from Frank’s life and performances. In “Art of a Shaman”, originally delivered as a lecture at New York University in 1990 as part of the conference, “New Pathways in Performance”, Frank Moore explores performance and art in general terms of them being a magical way to effect change in the world. He looks at performance as an art of melting action, ritualistic shamanistic doings/playings. By using his career and life as a "baseline", Moore explains the dynamic playing within the context of reality shaping. He brings in concepts from modern physics, mythology and psychology.

The full text of the book available here: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/ArtShaman/artsham.html

CREDITS:

“A Lucky Guy”

Readings by
Gerald Smith & Martha Wilson

Background music:
“bomg”
by Stephen Emanuel

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“A Wounded Healer”

Reading by
Stephen Emanuel

Chapter Title Animation:
Ink Paintings by Russell Shuttleworth
Photos by Stephan Lupino
Music by Barbara Golden

Background music:
by Sander Roscoe Wolff

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“Art of Reshaping Reality”
Reading by
Michael LaBash

Chapter title animation music:
by Michael LaBash

Background music:
by Sander Roscoe Wolff


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“Roots of Performance”

Reading by
Annie Sprinkle

Chapter title animation music:
by Michael LaBash

Background music:
by Sander Roscoe Wolff


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“A Channel, not a Creator”

Reading by Kayla Moon

Chapter title animation music:
“Silenced”
by +DOG+
from the album, "the misery of endless suffering"
LEM-162 2015

Background music:
by Phog Masheeen


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“Learning the Trickster's Art”

Reading by
Kirk Lumpkin

Chapter opening:
“Blind Leading The Blind”
by Spirit in Flesh

Background music:
by Sander Roscoe Wolff


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“Nonfilms”

Readings by David Steinberg & Paul Escriva

Background music:
by Michael LaBash
(Thanks to Phog Masheeen for the film reel sound effect)


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“Art of Risking”

Readings by
Linda Mac & Tha Archivez

Chapter opening:
Excerpt from “Chaos Love Play Jam”
Erika Shaver-Nelson - vocals
Kirsten Rose - vocals & instruments from her bag of tricks
Michael Peppe - vocals
Stephen Jones - moog
Carlos - guitar
Skye - guitar
LX Rudis - moog voyager
Frank Moore - piano, vocals
Michael LaBash - mix/fx
recorded live on Frank Moore’s Shaman’s Den
October 29, 2003

Background music:
by Sander Roscoe Wolff


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“Time, Community, Inter-Relations”

Readings by
Richard Kerbavaz & John the Baker

Chapter title animation music:
by Michael LaBash

Background music:
by Sander Roscoe Wolff


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“Theater Of Human Melting”

Reading by
Paul Couillard

Chapter title animation music:
by Michael LaBash

Background music:
excerpt from “I Can See The Sky”
by Sander Roscoe Wolff


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Opening/Closing music:
excerpt from “Body Music”
performed by Frank Moore’s Chero Company
Leigh Gates, Michael LaBash, Alexi Malenky & Rourke Smith


Photos by:
Jim Appleton
Les Barany
Julian Cash
Craig Glassner
Ken Jennings
Tracy Kauffman-Wood
Eric Kroll
Michael LaBash
Daniel Lorenze
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Debbie Moore
Dave Patrick
Kevin Rice
Annie Sprinkle
David Steinberg
Barbie Sue
Mary Sullivan
Wolfgang


Illustrations by:
David Hochbaum
Lee Kay
Charles R. Knight [Public Domain]
Michael LaBash
Frank Moore
Justin Page
John Seabury


Additional footage:
One Got Fat: Bicycle Safety (1963) [Public Domain]
First Year Anniversary of the Berlin Wall (1962) [Public Domain]
One World or None (1946) [Public Domain]
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) directed by Robert Wiene [Public Domain]
The Night Of The Living Dead (1968) by George A. Romero [Public Domain]
Life and Passion of Christ (1903) [Public Domain]
“Five Minutes To Live” [Public Domain]
Washington D.C. and San Francisco footage: Prelinger Archives
“High Cost of Letting Go” by Carlisle (Robert W.): Prelinger Archives
Gould can 5227.3: Early San Francisco Vaudeville Act: Prelinger Archives
Santa Fe footage from David Santino Scott
Stock footage: Mitch Martinez www.mitchmartinez.com


Editing, Animation, and Titles:
Michael LaBash


Produced by
Linda Mac & Michael LaBash


Directed by
Frank Moore


Thanks to all of the readers so far ...
Tha Archivez
Kenneth Atchley
Attaboy
Dr. Susan Block
Paul Couillard
Steve Davis
Stephen Emanuel
Paul Escriva
Edna Floretta
Barbara Golden
Fred Hatt
John the Baker
Dr. Richard Kerbavaz
Michael LaBash
Lob
Kirk Lumpkin
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Jake McGee
Kayla Moon
Corey Nicholl
Carl Off
Vinnie Spit Santino
Erika Shaver-Nelson
Russell Shuttleworth
Linda Carmella Sibio
Gerald Smith
Megan Soriano
Annie Sprinkle
David Steinberg
Veronica Vera
Martha Wilson


And thanks to all of the musicians who have created and contributed music for this project so far …
K. Atchley
Stephen Emanuel
Father of Skins
Barbara Golden
Phog Masheeen
Vinnie Spit Santino
Sander Roscoe Wolff
Jerome T. Youngman (Mutant Press)


From the web series, LET ME BE FRANK.
https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank
http://frankadelic.com

Monday, January 14, 2019

Episode 12 - Outrageous Beauty Revue - Let Me Be Frank



"Art Of A Shaman" Chapter 12 text: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/ArtShaman/artsham12.html

Follow the Let Me Be Frank Channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank

Readings by:
Vinnie Spit Santino & Steve Davis

MUSIC
(in order of appearance)

“Warning” music:
Piano by Frank Moore.
An excerpt from a live performance,
“Sing Along, Jam Along, Play Along, Dance Along,
Rub Along, Move Along with Frank Moore”
for Leslie Baker's Salon, Montreal, Quebec, Canada via Skype
Recorded March 10, 2012

“Let Me Be Frank” (the song)
written, arranged, performed and produced by
Vinnie Spit Santino
recorded, mixed and mastered at Vinali Creative Group, Van Nuys, CA by
Vinnie Spit Santino
Vinnie Spit Santino - lead vocals, all guitars, bass
Frank Moore - vocals on bridge
Rebecca Kyler Downs - backing vocals and all harmonies
Gary Ponder - drums
Drake Peterson - trumpet
Tony Rinaldi - trombone

Chapter title animation music:
excerpt from “Rock N Roll Weirdos”
performed by Leila & The Snakes
written by Jane Dornacker

Chapter background music:
By Michael LaBash

Transition/bio music:
by Frank Moore & Vinnie Spit Santino

“How To Handle An Anthropologist -
Black Flag’s Audience”
Voices:
Frank Moore by Linda Mac
Russell Shuttleworth by himself
Opening title music:
“Special Rate Sherry”
written, arranged and produced by Vinnie Spit Santino
from the album, “At War With Nature”
“Black Flag’s Audience” background music:
“Dirty Sanchez (Caffeine Take)”
written, arranged and produced by Vinnie Spit Santino
from the album, “At War With Nature”

Vinnie Spit Santino and Gary Ponder laying down tracks for “Let Me Be Frank”

Closing credits music:
Mr. Lucky
recorded live on Frank Moore’s Shaman’s Den
August 5, 2007

“To Be Free”
written and performed by Tha Archivez
Longhorn Entertainment

Photos by:
Jim Appleton
Ken Jennings
Tracy Kauffman-Wood
Eric Kroll
Michael LaBash
Daniel Lorenze
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Debbie Moore
Dave Patrick
Kevin Rice
David Steinberg
Mary Sullivan

Illustrations by:
Lee Kay
Michael LaBash
Frank Moore
Justin Page
John Seabury

Additional footage:
Dave Swan’s Dog House
Betty Boop: “Minnie The Moocher” by Max Fleischer [Public Domain]
Betty Boop: “I Heared” by Max Fleischer [Public Domain]
Three Stooges: “Disorder In The Court” [Public Domain]

Editing, Animation, and Titles:
Michael LaBash

Produced by
Linda Mac & Michael LaBash

Directed by
Frank Moore

Thanks to all of the readers so far ...
Tha Archivez
Kenneth Atchley
Attaboy
Dr. Susan Block
Paul Couillard
Steve Davis
Stephen Emanuel
Paul Escriva
Edna Floretta
Barbara Golden
Fred Hatt
John the Baker
Dr. Richard Kerbavaz
Michael LaBash
Lob
Kirk Lumpkin
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Jake McGee
Kayla Moon
Corey Nicholl
Carl Off
Vinnie Spit Santino
Erika Shaver-Nelson
Russell Shuttleworth
Linda Carmella Sibio
Gerald Smith
Megan Soriano
Annie Sprinkle
David Steinberg
Veronica Vera
Martha Wilson

And thanks to all of the musicians who have created and contributed music for this project so far …
K. Atchley
Stephen Emanuel
Father of Skins
Barbara Golden
Phog Masheeen
Vinnie Spit Santino
Sander Roscoe Wolff
Jerome T. Youngman (Mutant Press)

Thanks to Vinnie Spit Santino for the title!

See other episodes at
http://frankadelic.com

Episode 5 - The Beginning of the Outrageous Period - How To Handle An Anthropologist.



From the soon-to-be-published book, How To Handle An Anthropologist.
True stories, as told to Russell Shuttleworth PhD, from the life of shaman, performance artist, writer, poet, painter, rock singer, director, TV show host, teacher & bon vivant FRANK MOORE.

This ongoing animated segment was created for the web series, "Let Me Be Frank": https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank

Voices:
Frank Moore by Linda Mac
Russell Shuttleworth by himself

Opening title music:
“Special Rate Sherry”
written, arranged and produced by Vinnie Spit Santino
from the album, “At War With Nature”

“The Beginning of the Outrageous Period” background music:
“The Chocolate Trombone”
written, arranged and produced by Vinnie Spit Santino
from the album, “At War With Nature”
Frank’s T-shirt art by John Seabury

“The Beginning of the Outrageous Period” appears in Episode 11 “Workshop of Demands” of “Let Me Be Frank”:
https://vimeo.com/304514986

How To Handle An Anthropologist album: https://vimeo.com/album/3375648

Deep Core Magic #96



Recorded May 6, 2005
“Exploring with Erika” Part 2
More episodes: https://vimeo.com/channels/deepcoremagic

An Open Letter to Senator Jesse Helms



Written by Frank Moore, 1990.
Frank was investigated by Senator Jesse Helms as an "obscene" artist, along with Holly Hughes, Tim Miller, Annie Sprinkle and John Fleck back in 1990.
Read by Edna Floretta
Music by Jerome T. Youngman (Mutant Press)
Read the letter here: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/helmsopenletter.html
A segment from the web video series LET ME BE FRANK, Episode 11, “Workshop of Demands”
Website for the series: http://frankadelic.com/
Watch episodes: https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Episode 11 - Workshop of Demands - Let Me Be Frank


"Art Of A Shaman" Chapter 11 text: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/ArtShaman/artsham11.html

Follow the Let Me Be Frank Channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank

Readings by:
Russell Shuttleworth, Linda Mac & Edna Floretta

MUSIC
(in order of appearance)

“How To Handle An Anthropologist -
The Beginning of the Outrageous Period”
Voices:
Frank Moore by Linda Mac
Russell Shuttleworth by himself
Opening title music:
“Special Rate Sherry”
written, arranged and produced by Vinnie Spit Santino
from the album, “At War With Nature”
“The Beginning of the Outrageous Period” background music:
“The Chocolate Trombone”
written, arranged and produced by Vinnie Spit Santino
from the album, “At War With Nature”
(Frank’s T-shirt art by John Seabury)

“Warning” music:
Piano by Frank Moore.
An excerpt from a live performance,
“Sing Along, Jam Along, Play Along, Dance Along,
Rub Along, Move Along with Frank Moore”
for Leslie Baker's Salon, Montreal, Quebec, Canada via Skype
Recorded March 10, 2012

“Let Me Be Frank” (the song)
written, arranged, performed and produced by
Vinnie Spit Santino
recorded, mixed and mastered at Vinali Creative Group, Van Nuys, CA by
Vinnie Spit Santino
Vinnie Spit Santino - lead vocals, all guitars, bass
Frank Moore - vocals on bridge
Rebecca Kyler Downs - backing vocals and all harmonies
Gary Ponder - drums
Drake Peterson - trumpet
Tony Rinaldi - trombone

Chapter title animation music:
“The Blues Chaos”
recorded live on Frank Moore’s Shaman’s Den
September 25, 2005
Frank Moore, Erika Shaver-Nelson, Dr. Gruve (Russell Shuttleworth), Michael Peppe and Tomek Von Schachtmayer

Chapter background music:
By Michael LaBash

Transition/Russell Shuttleworth bio music:
By Dr. Gruve (Russell Shuttleworth)

Linda Mac bio music:
“The All-Star Jam”
recorded live on Frank Moore’s Shaman’s Den
December 12, 2004
Frank Moore, Erika Shaver-Nelson, Dr. O, Dr. Gruve (Russell Shuttleworth), Andrew Poisoner!, Geoff Walker, Keith Adams and Michael Peppe

“An Open Letter to Senator Jesse Helms” background music:
by Jerome T. Youngman (Mutant Press)

Closing credits music:
The Family Curse
from Seattle, Washington
recorded live on Frank Moore’s Shaman’s Den
October 12, 2009

“To Be Free”
written and performed by Tha Archivez
Longhorn Entertainment

Photos by:
Jim Appleton
Ken Jennings
Tracy Kauffman-Wood
Eric Kroll
Michael LaBash
Daniel Lorenze
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Debbie Moore
Dave Patrick
Kevin Rice
David Steinberg
Mary Sullivan

Illustrations by:
Lee Kay
Michael LaBash
Frank Moore
Justin Page
John Seabury

Additional footage:
Dave Swan’s Dog House
Betty Boop: “Minnie The Moocher” by Max Fleischer [Public Domain]
Betty Boop: “I Heared” by Max Fleischer [Public Domain]
Three Stooges: “Disorder In The Court” [Public Domain]

Editing, Animation, and Titles:
Michael LaBash

Produced by
Linda Mac & Michael LaBash

Directed by
Frank Moore

Thanks to all of the readers so far ...
Tha Archivez
Kenneth Atchley
Attaboy
Dr. Susan Block
Paul Couillard
Steve Davis
Stephen Emanuel
Paul Escriva
Edna Floretta
Barbara Golden
Fred Hatt
John the Baker
Dr. Richard Kerbavaz
Michael LaBash
Lob
Kirk Lumpkin
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Jake McGee
Kayla Moon
Corey Nicholl
Carl Off
Vinnie Spit Santino
Erika Shaver-Nelson
Russell Shuttleworth
Linda Carmella Sibio
Gerald Smith
Megan Soriano
Annie Sprinkle
David Steinberg
Veronica Vera
Martha Wilson

And thanks to all of the musicians who have created and contributed music for this project so far …
K. Atchley
Stephen Emanuel
Father of Skins
Barbara Golden
Phog Masheeen
Vinnie Spit Santino
Sander Roscoe Wolff
Jerome T. Youngman (Mutant Press)

Thanks to Vinnie Spit Santino for the title!

See other episodes at
http://frankadelic.com

A Midsummers Night Freakout [AUDIENCE CAMERA]



Recorded at The Space, Sacramento, California, July 15, 2006.

SPACE is a great little theater with bleacher seating. Lob put the show, A MIDSUMMERS NIGHT FREAK OUT, together. Lob and I have been doing things together for over 8 years. The night started rather peacefully, rather calmly, with Instagon playing jazzy trances. Like my band, Instagon is never the same line-up and never rehearsed together. This time Instagon was Lob on bass, Steve on guitar, Jim of The Shenanigoats on drums, Danny on trumpet, and another guy on the didgeridoo. Except for the didgeridoo-er, the rest would join my band for the night. When all was peaceful, BOTCHII messed it all up, blasting ultra-high energy punky noise assault. They are a trio of guitarist Tom Skowronskif and drummer Matthew “Lobster” Graybiel and Kevin Meecrob on pedals. They were simply mind-blowing great! Lobster would join The Cherotic All-Stars later, trading his drums for a mean guitar. Then after Botchii, a scary bunch of weirdos started setting up huge steel drums, power saws, giant puppets, etc. I smelled fresh danger of destruction. So I asked a member of UBERKUNST if we were safe sitting in the front row. We moved to the side! And Erika still got wounded in the chest by a flying shard of vinyl from Mary Martin’s South Pacific! UBERKUNST bills itself as “offensive fun, experimental music, noise ?music?, huge clumsy amateur theatrics and the scariest 13 person band on the planet.” Basically they presented your post-apocalyptic world where evil robots butt-rape and then disembowel humans (the disemboweling was rather whimpy!) … leading to a total chaotic destruction with a lot of banging, bashing, power saws grinding on metal drums, creating red hot showers of sparks. At the end everything was in ruin! Wendy O Williams would have been proud! From UBERKUNST, the “filthy bass” of Dire Deparra would join The Cherotic All-Stars’ jam!

So I had my work cut out for me! By Lob creating a brilliant line-up, he was forcing us to stretch, expand … take the night into soft, intimate, erotic trances … which is the opposite of UBERKUNST … but building on what had been created through out the night. To start I sat nude under strobes and slides, doing an emotional vocal solo for several minutes, moving, dancing, rocking back and forth. Then Linda and Erika naked except for pearls joined me in the moaning chant. They danced together, moving, pleasure rubbing deep into each other within infusion, soon enveloping me into the intimate body. Soon the rest of the band appeared, forming a semi-circle … Danny on Trumpet, Lob running around the stage banging on the tambourine, Steve Davis plucking his bass, Dr. Gruve blowing his harmonica, Dire pounding the bass, Lobster pushing his guitar, Tomek squeezing his accordion and playing other instruments, Jim beating the drums. At a certain point, Linda and Erika left me to cuddle with each band member, and then they went into the audience to cuddle with people as I wailed with the band. People are hungry for that deep human touch! When Linda and Erika got back to the stage, Erika tried to play clarinet…but quickly started moving with Linda again! The jam lasted over an hour.

ON-STAGE CAMERA: https://vimeo.com/31356334

More: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/freakout/index.html

Download free audio of the performance here:
https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2006-07-15
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