Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Barbara is back! As we have seen before (Barbara nonfilm [http://vimeo.com/34476155] and Barbara GESTURES [http://vimeo.com/25435395 ] ), she was very willing to erotically explore with me. This time we talked about the kind of physical play I was trying to explore at the time. I hadn’t coined the word Eroplay for it yet.
Eroplay is intense nonlinear physical touching, rubbing, licking, exploring for physical pleasure for its own sake. Eroplay is foreplay which is released from the linear goals of reaching genital orgasm.
Barbara understood what I was trying to explore, as did Holly [see http://vimeo.com/25488049].
One more Barbara: https://vimeo.com/45269130
Posted by Michael LaBash at 6:13 PM
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
This is another rehearsal mid- week between the weekends of the play. I was still trying to figure out why the performances before audiences frankly sucked and had little erotic juice when the rehearsals were about the most warmly erotic thing I had ever done. After the run was over, Bonnie finally admitted she didn't think people could handle it full strength, so she kept watering it down for the audience! I NEVER WATER ANYTHING DOWN!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 5:49 PM
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Recorded Saturday, October 7, 1978.
A couple of weeks ago we here discovered in our closet a box filled with reel to reel videos of our performances from the seventies. We thought they were stolen. So nobody has watched this for about thirty four years! we just received this back from the transfer place.
This is the very first OUTRAGEOUS BEAUTY CONTEST which was the seed for the OUTRAGEOUS BEAUTY REVUE [see http://vimeo.com/24485912]. This was supposed to be a one time event. But we filled the legendary San Francisco punk club the Mabuhay, and the first two rows were photographers! So during the show, the Mabuhay's manager dirk Dirksen pressured me into announcing I would do a weekly show.
I wanted to do a really outrageous show. But, although I collected thousands of dollars in prizes from the bay area stores, etc, I could not get real contestants who would be as outrageous as I wanted. So I planted members of my troop to up the intensity. They couldn't win the contest. See if you can tell which they are! I think this is one of the most outrageous shows ever!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 5:52 PM
Recorded at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, California.
Funny. Saturday’s crowd was the polar opposite of last month’s crowd. Last month people came willing to risk and go into risks that were uncomfortable in the way expanding is uncomfortable. They did it because they wanted to get to the deeper freedom and fun which they realized was beyond what is now popularly called COMFORT ZONES. So they took personal responsibility for doing whatever was needed to get there. And in doing that, a magical fun was created within a real flexible comfort which was not limited by fragile zones! I really didn’t have to do much!
But Saturday most of the people seemed to have come to be entertained with tricks which would somehow lead to them being transformed in someway without them having to do something, having to go through being uncomfortable, risking, pushing, etc. So they kept saying NO… I AM NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THAT! Not all did this. A few pushed themselves and had fun! But most didn’t put their chips into the experience. This is especially true of the people who had come before and had a fun, life-changing experience. They came back to have another amazing experience. But they weren’t willing to give, to push on from what they did last time, even to read GESTURES! So for them, things obviously felt flat. They would have ignored this flat feeling. But I stopped the performance to heighten this flat feeling! To have a transforming experience, you need to put yourself into the pot! And I know when to play ‘em, when to fold ‘em, when to walk away, and when to run… Especially when this performance series is clearly becoming a popular thing to go to, I will play some poker!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 5:50 PM
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