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Saturday, December 26, 2015

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 11


Recorded January 23, 1998

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Chapped Lap - The Video


Recorded August 25, 2001.

We just discovered this reading of most of Frank's book of poetry, "Chapped Lap" at The Passions' Conductor performance in Brooklyn, NY. See the full performance here: https://vimeo.com/24674961

For more information about the book "Chapped Lap": http://www.eroplay.com/chappedlap/index.html

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Deep Core Magic #80


Jen Wilson: “Vivid Fusion – Explicit Work” pt. 2 / Intensive 12/04 pt. 1

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Hot Fudge Jam


Recorded May 19, 1999 in Frank's Curtis Street studio, Berkeley, California.
With Plate & Dr. Rectangle (Kat Pukas & Reuben Vinal), Jim Haedt, Giovanni Moro, Teresa Cochran, Coralhei (Corey, Alexi & Heidi), Takayuki Nakano, Michael LaBash, Linda Mac and Frank Moore.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Xmas 1999


A really fun tour of our house and Frank's studio, including close ups of Frank's oil paintings and Mikee's ink drawings as well as other people's art that hangs on our walls. It also includes us cozy hanging out together with our three cats. The last segment features Frank singing some of his favorite holiday tunes including Back Door Santa!

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 10


Recorded November 4, 1997

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

William Florian & Christina Sophia - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den


Tantric dancers.
Recorded September 9, 2001.

XMAS 1995



Recorded in 1995, 8 months after we first moved into our house.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Beyond Erotic - Café International, San Francisco



Recorded January 24, 1997 at Café International, San Francisco, California.
Featuring readings by Barb Golden and Frank Moore & Linda Mac with music by Kenneth Atchley.
Includes a reading of the prose poem, Out Of Isolation by Frank Moore upon which the video is based https://vimeo.com/24667293.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

How Berkeley Can You Be? Parade and Festival 2007


Recorded September 39, 2007

10/1/2007
Yesterday, as a part of our presidential campaign’s enough tour, we were in the how Berkeley Can you Be parade. It turned out to be one of the most effective pieces I have ever done. It was sheer fun! Below are the write-ups of it by Erika, and Corey and Alexi [A.K.A., Da Boyz] to flesh out the details. But it was amazing to see Dr. Richard Kerbavaz…now just “Rich”…my ear doctor of 20+ years outside helping Erika decorate our cars before we headed off to the parade…amazing that Carl L. who is building next door to us [he owns about half of our neighborhood and we had fiery battles with him for years], stopped working so that he could drive one of cars in the parade [Rich drove the other]…amazing that Carl Bryant, a labor activist, manned our booth in the park for hours until the parade had reached the park. What is amazing is the quality and the range of people that this campaign is bringing together!

The whole day blew me out. Linda and Mikee took turns pushing my chair close to the lines of people along the parade route so I could shake hands, look into people’s eyes, hear their responses, interact one on one…all of which would have been impossible if I sat on a truck. I was moved when people thanked me for running, when whole sections started clapping and chanting “GO, FRANK, GO!” Erika, Corey, Alexi, and sometimes Linda or Mikee gave out over 1,200 copies of the platform. And people didn’t throw it away as is common, but started reading it, shouting out planks they were moved by. I can see that “pressing the flesh” can be addicting! And a lot of people are devoted viewers of the public access shows of Suzy and mine.  “I WATCH YOU EVERY NIGHT!”  “WE TIVO YOU!”  “I LEARN FROM WATCHING YOUR SHOWS!”

Camping out in our beautiful booth…designed by Erika and set up by Da Boyz…was only slightly less intense. People got the tribal body that the 6 of us [Linda, Mikee, Erika, Da Boyz, and me] are together!

Read more & see photos here: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/howberkeleycanyoube07/index.html
http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/

Deep Core Magic #79


Jen Wilson: “Vivid Fusion – Explicit Work” pt. 1
More episodes: https://vimeo.com/channels/deepcoremagic

Friday, November 13, 2015

Frank Head Shave



Recorded July 6, 2002

We were on our way to Los Angeles to show our movie FEISTO at a film festival so Frank was getting shaved to be in character! Lob also booked us to perform at Liquid Den in Huntington Beach and Suzy had us as guests on her show! See more about the L.A. tour: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/LA2002/index.html

And in September we went to New York to show FEISTO at the New York showing of that festival and did a bunch of amazing things. See more about the New York tour: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/NYC2002/index.html

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 9



Recorded October 31, 1997

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Frank & Med-O



Recorded January 2, 1996
Frank & Med-O jam at our house. Linda joins Frank for a Sonny and Cher song. Frank also sings some of his hits.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Linda Head Shaving



Recorded June 22, 2001

Haircut & Shave



Recorded June 5, 2002
Frank gets a haircut and shave in preparation for his performance as Extreme Elvis at the Stork Club.
See the performance here: https://vimeo.com/24745504

Sunday, October 25, 2015

On The Road - Los Angeles, August 2005



Recorded August 2005
1) Freight elevator @ Dr. Susan Block's
2) Loading out of the van at the Bel Age hotel in Los Angeles
3) Recording session at Vinnie Spit’s, August 14, 2005

Frank Moore For President 2008 - The Claremont House, Oakland, California



Recorded August 16, 2007
http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Home Movies Xmas 1982

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 8


Recorded October 24, 1997

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Extreme Elvis - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den


Recorded November 18, 2001

This show was recorded the night after the Fuck The War Ball at Burnt Ramen in Richmond, California where Frank and EE both performed. You can see the performances referenced here: https://vimeo.com/25333978

More Extreme Elvis performances with Frank Moore:
Extreme Elvis at the Stork Club: https://vimeo.com/24745504
"Love Me Chicken Tenders" a DadaFest 2001: https://vimeo.com/30813356

More episodes at the Frank Moore's Shaman's Den Channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/shamansden

Going Deep To The Core at Ramen with Frank Moore #36


Recorded January 27, 2001 at Burnt Ramen, Richmond, California
This episode features Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band (pt. 2), Corpse Fucks Corpse and Tragedy.
Visit the channel for this series: https://vimeo.com/channels/goingdeep

Deep Core Magic #78


Jen Wilson "Shaken Deep to the Core" Pt. 2 / Liquid Den excerpt [ https://vimeo.com/28137567 ]
More episodes: https://vimeo.com/channels/deepcoremagic

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Around The House 1995-1998


Some "home movies" recorded from 1995 to 1998.

These are some really fun "home movies" that we started taking shortly after Mikee, Frank & I moved into our house with our three cats. You can see Alexi and Mikee painting the outside of the house, Corey at the very beginnings of working with Frank & Frank digging in the back yard. Connie, Frank's mom, who paid the down payment on our house which made it possible for us to buy it, drove up here from Southern California with Frank's brother Jerry to visit and see the new house. You can see Jerry singing and playing the guitar and Connie and I dancing. Barb Golden also shows up and plays the piano.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Frank Moore's 60th Birthday Party Jam



Recorded June 25, 2006

... around 8 p.m., the formal entertainment shock treatment started. First Jesse Beagle read her “Nude” poem for me. Then Kaye read a poem. Then Steve and I did a Zen/Zappa duet together... Steve playing his stand-up bass while I did vocals. Then the All-Star Jam faded in when Bob Madigan, Ann Madigan, Chris Cortese, Barney, Adam, Erika, Linda, Kirk Lumpkin, and Russell (a.k.a., Dr. Gruve) joined us to shift the joint into a surreal trance. Then our 13 year-old rocker neighbor, Adam, and his mom fled when Bob stripped and blew up a he-sex doll! A night to remember all of your life. And I for one will!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Russell Shuttleworth’s Human Sexuality Studies: Critical Perspectives in Disability and Sexuality, S.F. State University


Recorded May 11, 2006 in Berkeley, California.
Frank was the guest at this online session for Russell Shuttleworth’s "Human Sexuality Studies: Critical Perspectives in Disability and Sexuality" that he taught at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Saturday, August 15, 2015

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 7


Recorded October 17, 1997

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Deep Core Magic #77


Jen Wilson "Shaken Deep to the Core" Pt. 1 / Liquid Den excerpt (full performance: https://vimeo.com/28137567)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Out Of Isolation - Rehearsal - 1986



Recorded February 20, 1986 at Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley.

Frank originally wrote the play to have something to do with a guy, Gary, who would direct it. He wrote it as a prose poem.

From Frank’s diary, January 1, 1986:
Gary and I held auditions for our project. The actor who we picked does have good instincts … but we are worried about her limits in depth and insight. We have dropped the nude scenes because of her. But still she is having problems being as vulnerable as we need her to be for the piece.

From Out Of Isolation:  A History of the Video, Thursday, September 19, 1996:
Anyway, when we were ready to cast the play, the director just chose an actress from the very first audition because he didn’t think we could get what we needed, so he settled...even though I told him when I direct I usually spend months finding the willing person for a part. But he was the director. The actress made it very clear from the start she wouldn’t do nudity. So the director threw out the nudity, not realizing that the nudity was not the real problem. The woman had a hard time even touching me! But the kicker was the actress saw the play as the nurse getting JIM out of the institution and into “the real world”. She kept making Jim look out a window to motivate him. I finally suggested to the director that he should tell her there ain’t no window. She totally freaked out and wrote us a Dear John letter. At that point he gave up on the project.

(This is a video of one of the rehearsals with this actress.)

It took me a year after that to cast it. Linda Sibio had been in several of my ritual performances in Los Angeles ... and she is a great performance artist in her own right. When I couldn’t find anybody in the San Francisco bay area, I asked her. She is very picky about what she enters into, but once she commits, she will do anything. We went down to L.A. for a week to shoot it. I had planned the first day to rehearse the whole piece ... but when we were on the mat ... without my board or Linda Mac ... Linda Sibio just took off her clothes and eroplayed with me for two hours ... and of course I’m flexible! Afterwards she said it was what she needed to get into the space/role. So we just shot the piece straight through each day for four days. I just spent a half hour before each day’s shooting going over with her the needed changes. The rest was improv.

Here is final edited video with Linda Sibio: https://vimeo.com/24667293

Text from original poster:

LITTLE SHOP OF PASSIONS
free series of live performances
supported by a grant from
The National Endowment for the Arts

7 p.m. at Rm. 125 Dwinelle, U.C. Berkeley, 1986

Frank Moore is internationally known for his mischievous avant-garde performances which at first appear childishly simple, but which devilishly suck the audience into a surreal and sensual underground where even serious can become silly without taboos to spoil their fun. Each piece is designed to goose your mind and morality … among other things.

Thursday, February 20
Out of Isolation – A passion play, directed by Gary Thomsen, about two special people unlocking each other from their prisons. A dance of melting communication, an opera of noises.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Frank Moore at Open Mic, Café International, San Francisco, California



Recorded May 21, 1999

Open mic poetry reading with Teresa Cochran on flute, Plate (Reuben Vinal) on guitar, Takayuki Nakano on drums, Corey on keyboards, Linda  & Frank .

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Deep Core Magic #76


Jen Wilson "5 Days in Lila" / Liquid Den
More episodes: vimeo.com/channels/deepcoremagic

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Frank Moore at Café International, San Francisco, March 1999



Recorded March 26, 1999
with Teresa Cochran on flute

from the Café International poster:
Café International
Friday Night Performance Series
Open Mic & Featured Performers
March & April    8pm

March 26 Frank Moore - Shaman performance artist. bon vivant.
“… a revolutionary and highly respected artist of the underground community …” fAZE3 Magazine
“… one of the U.S.’s most controversial performance artist …” P-Form Magazine
“… a true sexual revolutionary …” Annie Sprinkle

Poem list:
1.          Rant on an Open Mic
2.         Jesse
3.         Passions Don’t Burn Out
4.         Art is a Bitch
5.         River Vision
6.         Art of Reshaping Reality
7.         Tortures

Sunday, July 19, 2015

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 6


Recorded October 3, 1997.

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Deep Core Magic #75


More episodes: https://vimeo.com/channels/deepcoremagic

Excerpts from Frank Moore’s Cherotic All-Star Jams 1995-1996

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Relationships - Jack & Mary


Recorded October 25, 1985.
For a short time we videotaped "couples" talking about their relationships.

Global Erotic Warming


“Global Erotic Warming” May 30, 2009. An hour long jam as part of a 24 hour music marathon
http://www.nonstopmusicplanet.com Paris, France
http://www.pointephemere.org/

Press Release:

SPECIAL LIVE EVENT THIS SATURDAY!!
On LUVER.COM Saturday May 30th at eight P.M. Pacific time
FRANK MOORE'S CHEROTIC ALL-STAR BAND will perform GLOBAL EROTIC WARNING, an hour long jam live on luver.com ... Psychedelic intimate journey into a shamanistic dreamscape.

It is a part of a 24 hour online global Marathon.
http://www.nonstopmusicplanet.com/?lang=en

It will be fun! And if everything works, we'll be on a big screen in Paris live!... "All your performances will be casted in a public venue on 3 screens (mixed by several directors at Point Ephemere in Paris- on the web:
http://www.pointephemere.org/ - where a sound system also a final output will be displayed and available on the web (it can be used as a source for anyone who wants) every hour there are people streaming from another time zone." But here we shall just be playing together!

Cherotic All Star Band Members:
Lob, bass
Tomek, keyboards, roto-toms, accordion & clarinet
Ava Bird, vocals, toys
Jen, vocals, toys
Frank, piano, vocals, toys
Mikee, mix, live fx
Linda, video

Here is what Frank wrote:

Ah!  I loved jamming in the early morning in a hip club in Paris live and having people around the world see and hear us…  And we did not even have to leave our house in Berkeley Ca.!  We were asked to be a part of a worldwide online live streaming musical Marathon, THE NON STOP MUSIC PLANET.  This Marathon was a 24 hour journey around the world, streaming musical performances back to Paris.  It turns out we were one of just four acts from the United States.  The other performances were in Europe, South America, etc. So our piece was an hour jam, The Global Erotic Warming.  In Paris, they were fast cutting back and forth among various acts…  Until we came on.  Then they stayed with us for 45 minutes!  They even got a better player for projecting us on the big screens.  We also streamed the jam on LUVeR.  Funny, in the room here, it was intimate and cozy.  Most of us have played together for years.   And the new player, Ava, melted right in and played within the trance.   But it was then injected into what I imagine was a very hip scene.   Funny where we pop up!

Here is what DA BOYZ wrote:

We were checking out the Non Stop Music Planet website, which was really neat, watching them flip between different musical acts in progress in different areas of the world ... Mumbai, India, to Italy, to Poland...

Soon the jam was starting ... NSMP was trying to tune us in ... really neat to watch the whole process unfolding.  The jam was really neat, and seemed to just get more and more trance/dreamlike ... we imagined that it was just the perfect thing to listen to/watch in Paris at 5 in the morning after almost 20 hours of nonstop music ...  Beautiful cam shots of everyone!

Meanwhile we ate, and the sauce cooked away ...  NSMP kept the jam tuned in for 45 minutes straight ... and the jam went on ... it felt like it didn't want to stop after Linda named the band members!

Alexi continued on the sauce, and Corey sent cam shots, handed back the stream ... soon we were coming down to break down the set ... a fun conversation going on in the mac room ... histories and long friendships and Ava Bird's first jam!  What a fun night!

Stoney Speaks with Frank Moore


Recorded December 13, 2000 for B-TV, Berkeley's cable access channel.

Frank and Stoney go way back to the mid to late 1970s where they both were regular fixtures on UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza. Stoney was a bit of a celebrity always gathering a large crowd of students around him as he read from the daily newspapers and made his commentary and kicked students' butts to get out there and protest the injustices he read about. Meanwhile Frank was wheeling up to students to talk, and invite them to be involved in whatever our latest project was from videoing to performances. This show is many years later. Stoney had been a guest on Frank's Shaman's Den five months earlier where he told Frank he was discouraged and ready to sell out. Here we see Frank kicking his ass about that!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wrapping/Rocking @ The Intersection



Recorded March 14, 1986 at The Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, California

This is the Wrapping/Rocking ritual toward the beginnings of it's life. We called this performance at The Intersection "The Ritual Cave".

Frank's description:
The Ritual Cave is a throw-back to a time long long ago when art was not just to view, when art was a magical release into a realm of all possibilities beyond time and limitation. Come into THE RITUAL CAVE and be pulled into the cozy semi-darkness of childhood dreams.

From their event calendar:

PERFORMANCE INSTALLMENTS
March 4 & 15

Frank Moore presents THE RITUAL CAVE, an exploration of childhood dreams and a time when art provided a realm of endless possibilities. Congenitally disabled and wheelchair-bound by cerebral palsy, performance artist Moore creates unorthodox works that evoke child-like playfulness and freedom from the emotions of isolation and fear.

A performance by Frank Moore
With Mary Esch & Linda Mac.
Poem "Wrapping/Rocking" by Frank Moore read by Gary Thomsen
Video by Dean Briggs
With paintings by Debbie Moore

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 5


Recorded September 22, 1997

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Reality Shaping History of a Performance Artist in Dirty Pictures II


The title says it all!
A second streaming slideshow of over 30 years of Frank Moore performance photos.
Music:
Frank Moore's "Rock Of Passion"
Vinnie Santino & Frank recording session, August 14, 2005 , Los Angeles, California

Larry Rodriguez "Recording Session" - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den



Recorded March 2, 2008
with Larry Rodriguez (Flower Vato), Erika Shaver-Nelson and Frank Moore.

Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities - Closer



The closer for Frank's public access cable TV show that has been running on Berkeley's  channel 28 since 2001.
Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities website: http://www.eroplay.com/fmup/index.html
B-TV website: https://www.bcmtv.org

Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities - Opener



The opener for Frank's public access cable TV show that has been running on Berkeley's  channel 28 since 2001.
Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities website: http://www.eroplay.com/fmup/index.html
B-TV website: https://www.bcmtv.org

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Deep Core Magic #74

Passion Dancing into Skin Intimacy


Recorded July 24, 2004
Wild Cat Studio, Berkeley, California

Well, last night’s performance is the kind of thing where I don’t think much happened, but years later, somebody will come up to us and say that night changed his life.

Oh sure, there was an audience…which covered the studio rental…which means we can do another one there.  Sure, there was great live music by Dr. O., Keith, and a great guitarist…to which Erika, Kirsten, Linda and I nude skin explicitly, intimately danced together. Sure, living sculptures were created by and with audience members. But I had to struggle hard to get there! It was a night of “no’s”…even to simple requests. They were there wanting magic to happen. But they weren’t willing to invest themselves to make magic happen. For example…after an easy time getting someone to undress Linda…I had to pull teeth for about an hour to get people to undress the willing Kirsten and Erika! Figure that one out!

Frank Moore

poster text:

PASSION DANCING INTO SKIN INTIMACY:
an inter-active journey into deep love
by shamanistic performance artist Frank Moore,
friends, lovers, special guests, and you.

Saturday, July 24, 2004
8pm til 11pm
$5-$50 sliding scale

Wild Cat Studio, Berkeley
2525 – 8th Street (at Dwight Way)
Studio #15 Berkeley

bring pillow/blanket, musical instruments.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Dream Singer



Created February 1993. Recorded 7.26.92 at L.A.C.E., Los Angeles.
An excerpt from Frank Moore's Cabinet Of Dreams
Watch the entire performance: https://vimeo.com/24693011

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

John The Baker & Frank Moore @ The Erotic Campaign


Recorded at 8th Street Studio, Berkeley, California, September 13, 2008

This was the climax of my two year presidential campaign.

A performance can be built on a good title…like THE EROTIC CAMPAIGN…FEEL, TOUCH THE POSSIBILITIES. The title creates a bubble of expectations that set off reactions which build a reality. The excuse for this performance was the U.K. Eurotrash TV show SEXARAMA…the title tells it all…wanted to do a piece on the campaign. I grabbed onto this excuse to do a 3-hour inter-active ritual. For the last few years I have been only doing band gigs. I knew probably the TV people would boil the hours of magic down to 5 minutes of sleazy fluff. But I am willing to risk! The difference between a band gig and an inter-active ritual is the band gig has fairly defined frames. But in an inter-active ritual I don’t know what will happen from one minute to the next. I do enter the performance with pictures. But it always becomes quickly obvious those pictures ain’t what is going to happen….so dive in and float!

Everything clicked. Great band full of my long-time Cherotic vets…a great space…an audience ready to combine politics, erotics, music, and personal magic.  I had to just not block it!

Watch the complete performance: https://vimeo.com/28976940
More info: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/erotic_campaign/index.html

Gestures Ritual



An excerpt from Frank Moore’s The Uncomfortable Zones Of Fun
Recorded Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, California

Below is what I wrote after this performance:

Ah!  How do you measure success in a performance?  Maybe when the audience [the people who come to the performance] start crying uncontrollably over releases of blocks that just disappeared just by walking through them with willingness and trust.  Or maybe when a young sexy co-ed rocks nude on your lap, arousing all kinds of new possibilities.  Or maybe when you attract a wide range of people, all ready to go all the way into the volcano, melting into a cozy little joyful community, willing to be uncomfortable and whatever else it takes to go into adventures of fun, floating on the mood music of Kene-J and a psychology grad student… The community so strong that they [most of them] kept staying, playing together, long after the “performance” was “over”, and then most of them went to an apartment of one of them to continue hanging out together!  And I’m not even getting into what they said of how the performance effected them! [See the full write-up at the link below for that!] I am just glad I didn’t get in the way of the potential of the night!

Yep!  It was a great deep success! And the series is clearly building, tapping into the young art school student community, among other groups. Ah, yes, very dangerous and subversive! You need to do something for at least a year to start this kind of building. And it goes in waves. The art student came months ago. She went home all shining and open and vulnerable and creative. Her roommates and friends saw the changes in her. So when they came, they were ready to go into it explicitly. This audience was the most explicitly ready in over a year!

Watch the complete performance: https://vimeo.com/25648447
More: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/uzof/uzof-feb2010/index.html

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 3


Recorded September 11, 1997.

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Deep Core Magic #73



To watch more episodes go to: https://vimeo.com/album/2025278

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Dancing Nude Erotic Playful Ritual


Performance series at University of California, Berkeley
Recorded April 4, 2003.

This is one of the most jam packed nights of this underground series we did for two years on the university.  This night included the world famous photographer Eric Kroll doing a shoot with a beautiful nude model (she ended up whipping me!), a mad naked woman keening, a guy who looked a lot like Extreme Elvis who I got to sing IN THE GHETTO with a trance band (including Lena the Jaw Harp Queen)  backing him as most of the "audience" danced nude erotically playfully together.  What a night!

Watch the entire performance here: https://vimeo.com/25264473
More: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/UCB2003_FebApr/index.html

"Sexuality and Illness in Disability" with Russell Shuttleworth


Russell Shuttleworth's "Sexuality and Illness in Disability" online class
University of Sydney, Australia
Recorded via Skype, June 4, 2008.

Deep Core Magic #72


To watch more episodes go to: https://vimeo.com/album/2025278

Monday, May 4, 2015

Creativity n Shit feat- Linda Mac and Mikee LaBash by Future of Minds



Recorded April 30, 2015.

Kayla came knocking at our door one week ago, carrying her infant baby and asked, "What is going on with this house?! What are you guys about?!" She told us she was a journalist. We invited her in and ending up talking for 40 minutes, showing her some of the house and telling her some of our stories. She asked if she could come back with her camera and interview us. She left with a copy of Frankly Speaking and urls to our websites.

Kayla came over yesterday for what was supposed to be a 35-40 minute video interview and ended up being here for 2 hours! She's great. She did her homework. She spent eight hours watching videos, reading Frank's writings, exploring the websites and being blown away by Frank & our lives. She asked good, deep questions. She's inspired. She moved here from Fresno when she got a large grant to go to CCA, but dropped out when she experienced the combine at work, stifling the art, discouraging or not "getting" the visions of the students. So now she just DOES the art, her "journalism" which is really about creating community.

Here is Kayla's Future Of Minds Youtube channel: http://youtube.com/channel/UCuRdtofYeVW20WF2XnjATxA

Thursday, April 30, 2015

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 2


Recorded September 4, 1997.

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Rubbing Deep Intimate Skin of Tribal Love - Complete Performance


Saturday, May 1, 2004 at Wild Cat Studio, Berkeley, California.

This was the kind of night that at first it looked like nothing would happen.  But then it turned out that a guy in the audience was a butoh dancer.  So he and I did a long surreal slow naked dance together.  This erotically enlivened  the whole tribal body into direct explicit participation!  You never know!

Poster: http://www.eroplay.com/posters2/pgtwo40.html

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 1


Recorded September 4, 1997.

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Deep Core Magic #71

A Rant On An Open Mic


Frank Moore and Corey Nicholl reading Frank's poem "A Rant On An Open Mic" at Spasso's Cafe in Berkeley, August 1995.

We found out that the host of this very popular, very influential poetry series was the person who was going around town and removing fliers from the telephone poles. Putting fliers up on telephone poles is the most effective and sometimes the only way of letting people know about an event if it is not mainstream and covered in the newspapers. Frank had had Corey "out" this host at a previous night's readings (the host denied it was him) and as a consequence the host had banned Corey from reading at the open mic portion of his series. So, we showed up at the next reading and Frank had Corey sign Frank up to read as part of the open mic and of course had Corey read his poem. As you can see the host was extremely gracious to both Frank and Corey.

As part of Frank's introduction to his poem being read he says "I am starting a series of art and poetry posters that we will put up on telephone poles all over the Bay Area. I am accepting stuff for it." You can see a poster with a poem written by a local poet from this series here: http://www.eroplay.com/posters/poster15.html. And here is the poem Frank wrote for this series called "Naked Poles": http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/Writings/naked-poles.html.

Frank's poem that Corey reads in this video is here:

a rant on an open mic (from http://www.eroplay.com/chappedlap/rant-on-an-open-mic.html)

the open mike
is the most democratic channel...
well maybe except for hyde park sproul soapbox freedom.
anyone can sign up
to step up to bat,
step up to the mike
and into the sacred belljar
where art poetry is free to expose truth,
free to use whatever it takes,
whatever style it takes to expose truth...
that is, until your given time runs out
and hooks you around the neck and yanks you
from the belljar stage.
but in the belljar channel
you are in danger testing, crying, being so sucking bad that both
you and they curse your birth, sharing found ideas, listening to
the silence and the polite clapping greeting your bombs or to your
ravings of rage that hit too close to home, messing up the nice
polite parlor.

entering the open mike belljar is a leap into uncontrolled
possibilities, uncomfortable quest through good bad boring
embarrassing and sometimes magical.

nobody owns the belljar,
except when you are in the channel,
in the pipe behind the mike,
holding the modern talking stick
until it is time to pass it on to the next.
but the talking stick is everyone's,
for anyone with something to express.
if one is banned, censored, from holding the talking stick
just to punish, just to protect a neat fragile nice order,
we all are banished from the sacred talking stick which becomes
just a cock that we rub.

i get worried if my words and images fit through veins clogged
with fatty taboos of polite appropriate of comfortability.

i get worried...is the art that small that it fits through that
pinhole of a hole...so small that nudes on the walls, words on
telephone poles, any shift in the social power structure threatens
the very reality fabric.

i'm too proud to admit the art poetry is that small.
so my art becomes a roto-rooting balloon covered in razors
tipped in draino acid,
pushing pressuring uncomfortable unsocial grinding against the
grain until the killer fatty clots of taboos burst out the other end
and go down the drain like trouble.

i don't really go after the hitlers, the mccarthys, the helms,
or their brown shirts.

they are just limp-dicked power-junkies with swiss-cheese egos,
each hole filled with inferiority. they are just moons with no
power light of themselves, just reflecting fear.

no, i go after the nice people who never asked where the trains
were going, boxcars filled with people. didn't have to. only
suspected, only heard rumors...after all, the general is a friend.
never said, excuse me, i am a jew too, a jap too, a gay too, i've negro
blood running in my body, aids too. i'm a commie who took home
movies of our nude kids. so better put me on that train too. better
put us all on that train. there ain't no train big enough!

i go after the nice people who keep going to work after seeing
their friends missing, after hearing rumors of blacklist and
blackball. must write something about that subject to THE TIMES.
he used to be such a pleasant fellow...but now he is a whining
paranoid...not a sort to have to tea. he is like a wet messy fart.
not in my backyard!

yes, i go after nice people. but my time in the belljar is about over.
so i'll leave you with this. what is happening in your backyard is
what really matters. so be sure to weed!

© 1995 Frank Moore

Barrier Free TV



Recorded in 1992.

This is the first thing we did with Pamela Walker. She told us off camera during this shoot that even though she acknowledges Frank's historical importance in that he was doing art before most disabled people even thought of themselves as people let alone artists, it doesn't mean she has to like what he does!!

Pamela went on to include a section on Frank in her 2005 book, Moving Over the Edge, Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap. You can read the excerpt here: eroplay.com/Cave/pamelakaywalker.html
Pamela guested on Frank's Shaman's Den show in 2006.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Performance Segments 1990


This is a hidden treasure we just dug out of the very bottom box of oldest tapes!

It was something Frank edited together when we were trying to get booked to perform at spaces to show them what we had done.

It starts out with our classic singing of the Sonny & Cher song "Somebody" from the Berkeley Square show in 1988. Then it goes into the Cave segment of the ritual performance "Inner Traveling" that  we did at the Northwest Artists Workshop in Portland in 1989. The next segments are from "Journey to Lila" when we performed it for 2 weekend nights at EZTV in Los Angeles. One of the segments from this performance features Carlos chanting Frank's writings in one of the last performances Carlos did with us. Frank had him playing the Dying Man, wearing a sign around his neck "I HAVE AIDS". Frank believed in type casting. Although not seen in these segments, at the beginning of this performance Frank had people individually led into a small tent at the beginning of the performance where nude Carlos with his I HAVE AIDS sign around his neck would talk to them about how dying is not something to be feared and is not something that is painful in and of itself.

The final performance included in these segments is the performance ritual Wrapping/Rocking that we did at The Sixth Sense Gallery in N.Y.C. in 1987 that was featured in the film MONDO NEW YORK. Veronica Vera rocked with Frank while Annie Sprinkle and Sabina wrapped them and I read Frank's poem.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

+DOG+ - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den


Recorded July 20, 2008.
Featuring Steve Davis, Lob, Eddie, Night Nurse, Andrew (Chopstick), Tate, Erika Shaver-Nelson, Jen Wilson & Frank Moore.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Frank & Jonathan "King Lear"


July 1986, Walden School, Berkeley, California
Frank & Jonathan “King Lear” with Suzanna and Mary

We met Jonathan when he answered one of our CALLBOARD ads. CALLBOARD is a straight Bay Area theater listing publication that we would sometimes list in.

Our ad read:
Cutting Edge Productions is casting for males & females for THE EDGE, a company of experimental theatre and performance art.

Jonathan had moved to San Francisco from the mid-west with his wife and was scheduled to study at ACT (American Conservatory Theater) in the fall and had been looking for something to do for the summer and signed on to work with Frank as part of Frank’s weekly workshop in Performance that we did at a local private kids’ school in a space we rented.

We met Suzanna when she attended one of our first “Wrapping/Rocking” performances at The Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco in 1986. She worked with Frank for a few years.

Mary was living with us at this point. She had been working with Frank since the 1970s and had been part of the Outrageous Beauty Revue.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hot Sex Jam - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den


Recorded August 10, 2008
Featuring Larry Rodriguez (Flower Vato), Dan (Art Lessing), Walter Funk, Troy, Erika Shaver-Nelson, Jen Wilson & Frank Moore.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Deep Core Magic #69


Recorded 11.02.04

These are the instructions that Frank gave Erika for this ritual:

A DANCE RITUAL

Frank Moore

1/26/03

Lower the lights.

Squat in the center of the room, holding yourself very tightly, rocking, fully dressed, maintaining boundaries, making whatever sounds, all tight, all “self-contained.”

When you are ready…it doesn’t matter how long this takes…let yourself expand into the room, while still squatting and rocking. Relax.

Let yourself expand into me when you are ready…it doesn’t matter how long this takes…and take me into you when you are ready…it doesn’t matter how long this takes…all the while squatting and rocking.

When you are ready, move around the room, making deep sounds within a relaxed freedom. Slowly remove your clothes… when you are ready…it doesn’t matter how long this takes. Let yourself expand outside of the studio, taking everything into you.

When you are ready…it doesn’t matter how long this takes…dance with me, drawing everything in the room into the rapture state of our combine being, making deep sounds within a relaxed freedom.

When you are ready…it doesn’t matter how long this takes…sit on me and rock/rub our combined being into a rapture state, making deep sounds within a relaxed freedom. Remain in this state.

Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band - Burnt Ramen January 27, 2001


FRANK MOORE’S CHEROTIC ALL STAR BAND
at Burnt Ramen, 111 Espee Ave, Richmond, California
Saturday, January 27, 2001, 8pm, $5
Tragedy (ex members of His Hero is Gone), Corpse Fucks Corpse, Fluff Grrl, and Dead and Gone

From Frank to the e-salon, Monday, January 29, 2001:

We here have been fighting the Kimo’s virus for the last two weeks … I got it from Fluff Grrl’s Bob at the Kimo’s gig. That is why the esalon has been so quiet. The only thing I did during that time is the Shaman’s Den and a poetry reading at Café International … the show has to go on!

In fact, I didn’t feel completely better until Bob kissed my cock (… or was it when I felt Barb up … or when Linda tansexually writhed on me?) on stage Friday at John the Baker’s Burnt Ramen … go figure! Awesome 10-person band … Bob, Barney and Goeff/Kristen from Fluff Grrl, Barb, John, Gio, Teresa, Linda and me … and Anne, Bob’s wife, whom I drafted into the band after I heard her sing during Fluff Grrl’s set before ours. We took the wall of sound to a new level. People even clapped after the set … a rarity at a “punk club”!

I have to say Burn Ramen is about the best club I have played at! It’s pure underground! And the dogs running everywhere are a nice touch!

I am so much better that I took on a new age “anti-racist” racist last night!

In Freedom
Frank Moore

The Cherotic All-Star Band:
Barb Golden
Gio
John the Baker
Teresa
Geoff Rowland (Fluff Grrl Bass player)
Barney (Fluff Grrl Theremin)
Ann Krist (Bob’s wife)
Bob Madigan
Linda
Frank

Lava Rocking Erotica - Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band


Al's Bar in downtown Los Angeles, Friday, January 30, 1998

THE CHEROTIC ALL STARS were next. Ki-lin on guitar, Lob on bass, Barb and Corey on keyboards. Me in my rock star role belting out songs. Besides the band, I had a tape of the songs playing ... sort of audio subtitles. Cher (Linda) in a topless fake leopard hot non-covering play suit and wide open fringe leather vest joined me for THE BEAT GOES ON. (That act has transmuted since Sonny's death.) Then Heidi ... dressed only in ribbons, a little blue scarf, and a black see-through net top ... appeared on stage, dancing very sexy, rubbing me as I tried to focus on singing. In the middle of this, a woman from the audience (nope, she wasn't a plant) got on stage to join in the dancing and to sign the songs for any deaf people in the audience! Heidi and the signer left the stage. But the signer came back to sign my pleas and threats to the heartless and trashy RUBY (mini-skirted Linda) in the Kenny Roger's song. Lob and the two women left the stage while I did MIND GAMES. But he joined back in on MAGIC IS AFOOT, the last song.

More: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/alsbar/alsbar.html

Lava Rocking Erotica - The Jam


Al's Bar in downtown Los Angeles, Friday, January 30, 1998

So it was time for the jam! Most of the audience was gone. The floor was flooded with newspaper, chairs piled in front of the stage. I first collared the would-be artist and had him dismantle his sculpture. Then I had everyone who had stayed move close to the stage. THE CASIOTONES merged with THE CHEROTIC ALL-STARS. I loved vocally jamming with this huge band. But I will break down and get a head-mike before the next gig so I can dance while singing. We all jammed with Linda (this time clad only in a black see-through dress) as she read my poetry. Unfortunately the vibes weren't right to do the planned erotic ritual ... maybe next time!

More: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/alsbar/alsbar.html

CAL-ACT Benefit, Humanist Hall, Oakland, California


Recorded December 5, 1992.

Another forgotten gem!

This is one of two benefits for Berkeley-based CAL-ACT (Californians Against Censorship) that we performed in in 1992.

The first one was at the Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theater on June 14, 1992 where Frank danced erotically nude on stage with Nina Hartley. Unfortunately we were not able to document that one for legal reasons!

At this one while Frank sang along with Queen's song, "I Want it All" and Beasts of Bourbon's "Lonesome Bones" nude Mikee and Tina (Frank's student at the time) danced erotically together while covering each other in glitter, chocolate and whipped cream, and almost nude me (Linda) stalked the audience with my monster, nude Alexi, who was on all fours, until we found our victim who was devoured by Alexi while she laid on the floor next to Frank in the strobe lights. (The "Meat Act" from the OBR days!) It ends with the victim being resurrected and we all stand together and sing Sonny and Cher's "Somebody" (You've got to have somebody!!)

From the poster:
CAL-ACT (Californians Against Censorship Together) will hold a benefit on December 5, at 8 PM at the Humanist Fellowship Hall, 411 28th Street, Oakland, California. At this “Uncensored Evening With …” The performers include Stoney Burke, street comedian and political commentator; Bobby Lilly, Chairperson of CAL-ACT; Mark Pritchard, performance artist and editor of Frighten the Horses; Carol Queen, writer and performer; Frank Moore, controversial Bay Area performance artist known for his erotic ritualistic performances; Richard Pacheco, writer and former adult actor; Marcy Steiner, writer and editor of ON OUR BACKS; and SHAR associate editor of ON OUR BACKS and San Francisco’s Hottest Femme dancer.

The readings and performances at this event are sexually explicit and Not Politically Correct!

Deep Core Magic #68

Monday, March 2, 2015

Phog Masheeen Jam - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den


Recorded November 16, 2008

with Phog Masheeen, Frank Moore, Erika Shaver-Nelson & Jen Wilson.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fred Hatt - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den


Recorded August 31, 1998.

This was the second Shaman's Den show that we did!
It was on August 31, 1998 and we were on FAKE Radio. This was before LUVeR.
This was even before we were recording the shows, so we were very happy to discover this seven minute video of Fred and Frank dancing together. WOW!

Read the beautiful piece that Fred wrote, "Creating a Masterpiece: Frank Moore" 2/23/14
http://fredhatt.com/blog/2014/02/23/creating-a-masterpiece-frank-moore/

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sonny Bono Plays Dwinelle - University of California, Berkeley - Camera 2


Recorded September 11, 1984.
Camera by John Rossovich

The A.S.U.C. Presents =
 Recycled Dreams

the second year of the
 performance series 
by Frank Moore
1984
Every other Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., Mr. Moore turns a classroom (125 Dwinelle) on the U.C. Berkeley campus into a bubble of reality in which even grown-ups can let go of their silly limits and play like kids. This magic is called forth by combining Mr. Moore’s live performance and video art with the works of other artists, dancers, musicians, actors and designers.

September 11th Sonny’s Greatest Hits *
 Sonny Bono will sing all of his hits personally for you … live guests T.B.A.

Sonny’s Set
Frank songs:
I’m Not Like Everybody Else
All or Nothing
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Animals)
Laugh At Me
Cheryl’s going Home

Sonny & Cher Songs:
I Got You Babe
Little Man
The Beat Goes On
United We Stand
Boots (Live)
What Now My Love?
Ruby

Frank Songs:
Better Sit Down Kids
Kicks (Paul Revere)
I’ll Be There (4 Tops)
Stronger the Man
This Door Swings Both Ways (Herman’s Hermits)
Eve of Destruction

Mary Song:
Green Berets (live)

Linda Song:
Give Him a Great Big Kiss (live)

Frank Songs:
Loose Change
Jailbait
Mary Song
Red Baron (live)
Frank Strobe Songs
White Rabbit
Someone to Love
Feel Me / Listening to You

The End

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sonny Bono Plays Dwinelle - University of California, Berkeley


Recorded September 11, 1984.
Camera by Linda Mac

The A.S.U.C. Presents =
 Recycled Dreams

the second year of the
 performance series 
by Frank Moore
1984
Every other Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., Mr. Moore turns a classroom (125 Dwinelle) on the U.C. Berkeley campus into a bubble of reality in which even grown-ups can let go of their silly limits and play like kids. This magic is called forth by combining Mr. Moore’s live performance and video art with the works of other artists, dancers, musicians, actors and designers.

September 11th Sonny’s Greatest Hits *
 Sonny Bono will sing all of his hits personally for you … live guests T.B.A.

Sonny’s Set
Frank songs:
I’m Not Like Everybody Else
All or Nothing
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Animals)
Laugh At Me
Cheryl’s going Home

Sonny & Cher Songs:
I Got You Babe
Little Man
The Beat Goes On
United We Stand
Boots (Live)
What Now My Love?
Ruby

Frank Songs:
Better Sit Down Kids
Kicks (Paul Revere)
I’ll Be There (4 Tops)
Stronger the Man
This Door Swings Both Ways (Herman’s Hermits)
Eve of Destruction

Mary Song:
Green Berets (live)

Linda Song:
Give Him a Great Big Kiss (live)

Frank Songs:
Loose Change
Jailbait
Mary Song
Red Baron (live)
Frank Strobe Songs
White Rabbit
Someone to Love
Feel Me / Listening to You

The End

The Party - University of California, Berkeley


Recorded October 23, 1984

The A.S.U.C. Presents = Recycled Dreams
the second year of the performance series by Frank Moore 1984

Every other Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., Mr. Moore turns a classroom (125 Dwinelle) on the U.C. Berkeley campus into a bubble of reality in which even grown-ups can let go of their silly limits and play like kids. This magic is called forth by combining Mr. Moore’s live performance and video art with the works of other artists, dancers, musicians, actors and designers.

In these performances, Mr. Moore combines his live performance art and video art with the sound/music of Steiv Dixon and the works of actors, designers, and dancers to create bubbles in reality in which grown-ups can let go of their silly limits and play like kids.

October 23rd The Party
Come to the party and get dressed up in designer’s originals which you keep! Plus be in a film.

Friday, February 20, 2015

LX Rudis Xmas 2002 - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den


Recorded December 22, 2002

This starts out with Frank & LX doing a "holiday jam" and is followed by a powerful conversation covering things like copyright laws, radio royalties and more.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

B-TV 20th Anniversary Live Cable TV Special


Recorded December 6, 2014.

It is always so much fun reading Frank's amazing poems and last night was no exception.

After bragging about Frank's almost 15 years of producing his 2 1/2 hour weekly show, Unlimited Possibilities (this week's show is episode #600!) for B-tv and mentioning the other two shows that still play as replays on B-tv (Going Deep to the Core at Burnt Ramen with Frank Moore and Deep Core Magic) and then mentioning that Frank brought Dr. Suzy to Berkeley and continues as sponsor of Suzy's weekly, very popular show, I ended by reminding people that Frank was on the forefront of the fight to keep uncensored adult programming on B-tv.

I introduced the reading of the poems by saying that I have been reading Frank's poems for almost 40 years but up until a year ago Frank always read them with me, so ...  That was Erika's cue to hit play on the CD player and out came Frank's voice booming and then I started reading. Super great!! Our wonderful Tomek came and set up his rig of music-making contraptions and played along in that amazing way that he does with the poems and Frank's voice.

I read three poems (instead of the four that we had planned). Brian cut us short because he fell way behind schedule and it was a live TV show. Perhaps I tried to bully a bit to read that last poem, but he didn't go for it!!

Then to our surprise, Kirk Lumpkin was the next performer and he started out with an intro about knowing who he would be following and so read his amazing poem that he wrote for Frank after Frank's passing.

It was a great night.

Gestures - University of California, Berkeley


Recorded July 24, 1986
Camera by D.D.Downer

Gestures: A Dance of Gestures moving towards intimacy. This piece is based on Desmond Morris’ book, MAN WATCHING.

From the poster:

Friends of the Studio presents The Edge in Frank Moore’s Awake Dreams
Free series of live performances supported by a grant from The National Endowment for Arts
7 P.M.
Rm. 125 Dwinelle, U.C. Berkeley
Thursday – June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 1986

Awake Dreams are improvised mischievous avant-garde performances which at first appear childishly simple, but which devilishly suck the audience into a surreal and sensual underground where even serious can become silly without taboos to spoil their fun. Each piece is designed to goose your mind and morality … among other things.

Frank Moore is a well-known performance artist who always tries to create a dream reality in which anything is possible.

The Edge is an avant-garde company of actors and artists founded and directed by Frank. The Edge is focused on subversion, on magic, on altering reality … and is not afraid of combining individual arts together.

Of Frank Moore’s Performance Art

“Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience.”
 - L.A. Reader

“Raucous and startling”
 - L.A. Times

“Important, sensual, spiritual”
 - Rachel Rosenthal

“Frank Moore succeeds in pulling us into his world … he turns in one helluva performance.”
 - Chiori Santiago, East Bay Express

Treasure Hunt - University of California, Berkeley


Recorded June 26, 1984

From the poster:

A.S.U.C. Presents
The Playful Plot
the third season of

the performance series
by Frank Moore
1984

7p.m. at Dwinelle Rm. 125

PERFORMANCE ART
In these performances, Mr. Moore combines his live performance art and video art with the sound/music of Steiv Dixon and the works of actors, designers, and dancers to create bubbles in reality in which grown-ups can let go of their silly limits and play like kids.

Tuesday, June 26 Treasure Hunt
Mr. Moore has always been known to give things away in performances; but in this one he has hidden a secret treasure for somewhere in a ten-block square. Some clues are free, others will have to be earned.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Frank Moore For President Campaign Stop, Cafe Leila, Berkeley, California



Recorded January 21, 2008

I swear, I’ll die from having a rich life! Last night quite a few people showed up for my campaign speech...especially considering it was a rainy holiday night. A guy came with a campaign song he had written for me…I had him sing it. Then Tom Sanders read his introduction of me.

Here’s what DA BOYZ wrote:

"It was lots of fun setting up for the gig, putting up all the banners, etc., seeing Tom Sanders arrive, Carl Lasagna! ... and then before you knew it, it was beginning!

It was very cozy in that little alcove, and Tom's intro to Frank was fiery, poetic and right on!  And then Frank's "speech", which, translated into our reality, was more of a journey into an alternative model of reality, through Frank/this life into new governing models, new social models, new approaches to public service, and then back again into Frank and us ...  What other candidate does, or even could, use his own family/community as an example in this way?  It was really deep, and we were saying later that it took a certain special kind of person to be able to grill a candidate presenting such a vision.  We felt that most people, including ourselves, were too much overtaken by the feeling/vision of these possibilities to even begin to think critically about them, or maybe also, wouldn't want to!  Carl Bryant or Gerald were people who could do it!  It was amazing that the young guy and gal had been following Frank's campaign that he had even bought the t-shirt, and came to the event from a flier!  And we loved what Stefan said about Frank's piece, after spending two hours watching the "leading" democratic candidates say nothing, and take a lot longer to say it.  It was neat to find out later that there were several other folks sitting in the main eating area who had come specifically for Frank's campaign stop ..."

And tomorrow the Swedish TV crew is coming back for more shooting. And now a British disability magazine has asked me to write a piece [for pay!] about my running for president. Amazing!

In Freedom, 
Frank Moore

Monday, February 9, 2015

Frank Moore at the Earthpeople Comedy Club, Harbin Hot Springs, California, July 16, 2003


We have survived another performance! It was a weird one. It was another EARTHPEOPLE COMEDY CLUB show. We were in an ECC show in Berkeley a couple of months ago where I sat nude beckoning to the audience as Linda read my poem BOUNDARIES KILL. After 2 minutes, Kirsten who was sitting in the audience, slowly undressed then joined me in a slow, sensual, soft dance as Linda read my two poems about bodies merging. The whole piece was just 10 minutes. Afterward the producer, Mur, booked us to do the dance in a show at Harbin Hot Springs, a clothing-optional resort/retreat/community 2 hours north of here. We got 24-hour passes to be at the resort as payment. A good deal.

But on Tuesday we get a call from Mur. He broke a basic rule of doing shows. He showed a video of our piece to a higher-up at Harbin…who vetoed it…can’t have such an “x-rated” dance at “family-friendly” Harbin!

Well …at the Berkeley show Kirsten did rock on my lap for about a minute in the dance between other moves, circling me, lying on the floor, playing with my hands, looking into each other’s eyes. I hope it was sexy. But it wasn’t SEXUAL. It wasn’t meant to be SEXUAL! We did not have time to be SEXUAL! Never fear….THE NEXT 3 PERFORMANCES WILL BE HOT PANTANIC DANCES! 10 minutes just ain’t enough time to get HOT!

Anyway…Mur then broke a second rule of doing this kind of show. He actually told me what I could do [read poems “with heart”] and what I couldn’t do [dance!…with Kirsten!]! Normally I would just say HELL NO and not waste time. But there was some question about whether he was just a dumb guy in way over his head or what! So I decided to read poems that address the censorship… IS THIS APPROPRIATE?, Out of Isolation, and Family Friendly Poetry Reading. Truth be told, we all felt grossed out. But we four drove to Harbin.

Once there, things got much more fishy. Harbin is the ultimate of hippy-new age culture…for good and bad…very white! It was very enjoyable…if fragile…very pc-laden. But the nudity was laid-back. People were heavy petting on the lawn…HEY, HOLD THE PHONE! WHAT HAPPENED TO PG-RATED? I wasn’t on the poster, but a “SEXY CAVE DANCE” was on the poster! We couldn’t get satisfying answers from Mur, who kept trying to get Kirsten alone to “explain the changes.” She kept side-stepping him…getting grossed out being seen by him as “the weak link” of our unit, our tribal body. It was obvious that the problem that MANAGEMENT had wasn’t really the content of the piece, but my body! They didn’t think the people could handle it! Frankly I didn’t feel this from anyone there! Just management’s bigotry [and probably just one asshole!]! Ron Jones, who was the “headliner” of the night, encouraged us to dance anyway, after we told him the story. Over dinner [the food there was exceptional!] we decided that Kirsten would read the first poem as Linda and I dance, that Linda would read the second poem as Kirsten and I dance, and that Mikee would read the third poem as the 2 hot babes and I dance together…all nude of course! We did not tell Mur this! So if the shit came down from the management, he could say he told us not to dance…also so he couldn’t stop us. We ended up going on second after a keyboard player because the SEXY CAVE DANCERS got sick at the last minute. The keyboard player backed us. People loved our dance. Mur was livid after our dance, just saying “That’s enough, Frank. We’ve got to move on!” but the theme of the rest of the show became “inappropriate behavior.” By the time the show was over, Mur was speaking to us! He was saying, “Frank, you always stretch my limits, and I like that!”

At dinner before the show, I looked at the woman at another table. She looked very familiar. It was Tami [now a.k.a. Luna], my co-star in FEISTO! She ended up coming to the show, topless of course. After the show, she and another woman rolled around the floor together sexy contact dance style as people packed up and left. When only us and the keyboard player remained, she asked how the dance we did was different than the banned dance. She has always been mischievous…so she demanded to see the banned dance. So the keyboard player set up again…and Kirsten and I did a 10-minute dance. It wasn’t “sexual.” But it was more direct, focused, “personal” than what we did for the show…for a quite a few reasons.

The trip was really another 24-hour performance. Usually Linda, Mikee, and I are a tribal body, a unit that functions very smoothly, etc. But Kirsten merged with us, even/especially on the practical/mundane level. We are a very good team! This is very rare. Makes a lot more possible!

After we came to our senses about sleeping on the deck up a very steep hill in the dark, a kind security woman let us bed down in the room of the show.

WHAT A LIFE!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pantanic Dance Ritual - Sacred Profanities, Berkeley, California


Recorded July 24, 2003.
Frank Moore with Kirsten Rose and Linda Mac.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Feisto Raw Footage - Bar Scene - Chip & Lily


This is raw footage from the film FEISTO [ see the whole film at https://vimeo.com/24595844 ].

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Feisto Raw Footage - Wheelchairs of Berkeley


This is raw footage from the film FEISTO [ see the whole film at https://vimeo.com/24595844 ].

Andy was Frank's wheelchair repair guy from when Frank moved to Berkeley. He was a big fan of Annie Sprinkle, so we got a lot of points in his book when Frank got a autographed photo from Annie for Andy with a big red kiss on it!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Intimate Gestures


Recorded July 11, 1985. University of California, Berkeley.

from the flier:

The A.S.U.C.’S STUDIO presents
Frank Moore’s
Going Over the Edge
the 7th season of the free performance art series
7:00 P.M. at Rm. 125 Dwinelle, U.C. Berkeley

1985

Live art for daring people who like to be taken just outside the normal reality.

Mr. Moore is known for his intimate performances which are personal, sometimes intensely silly, sometimes softly sensual, sometimes loudly tacky, and almost always involving audience participation. In the Passion Plays, the private innocence of kids in their hideout playhouse and the blanket caves after lights-out is brought back to adults.

Thursday, July 11 – Gestures: A dance of gestures moving toward intimacy, magic and at-oneness. This piece is based on Desmond Morris’ book, Manwatching.


Frank's instructions for this performance:

An Intimate Gesture, a Performance by Frank Moore

Every time a person enters this room, Mr. Moore will pair or re-pair people in this room to perform a series of gestures which will get more and more intimate. This series will start over from the beginning anytime a new person enters this room.

Every time a person leaves this room, Mr. Moore will re-pair who are left, and the series will continue.

Follow the directions if you enter this room.

You can leave at any time.

This performance will end exactly at 10 pm.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Shorr's "Sex and the Disabled"


Featuring Frank Moore and Linda Mac, October 1987, The Playboy Channel

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

John The Baker & The Banned with Frank Moore



Recorded on August 10, 1999 at The Boomerang, San Francisco, California

Friday, January 23, 2015

Little Egos Hot Shit Jam


Recorded on August 10, 1999 at The Boomerang, San Francisco, California
The Cherotic All-Star Band:
Frank Moore, Linda Mac, Corey Nicholl, Teresa Cochran, Giovanni Morro, Walter Funk, Heidi, Ambrosia and the members of John The Baker & The Banned

Monday, January 19, 2015

Frank Moore's 61st Birthday Jam



Recorded June 24, 2007.

Yep, what a great birthday party and jam! I’ll let Erika and Da Boyz tell it in detail. But it was a mixing of some of the important [not the right word] people/characters of the last 37 years of my 61 years…back to 72 with David Patton from the commune all the way to the present…sitting with Linda watching all of the aspects of our life intermingling together, jamming/playing together…even the rich guy who owns half of the neighborhood and with whom over the years we have had heated battles. He and his wife joined lustfully in the jam and afterwards talked about how it transformed him! Hey, that is the kind of parties and dinners we will have in the White House after I’m elected! My running for president was the theme of the party! Erika and Da Boyz worked hard to create the set/environment that transformed everything! But, hey, they are professionals. And we had many veteran cherotic all-stars jamming. So that the new people…including the 8-year old neighbor kid...could slip right in.

Everything blew me away! I’m lucky to love these people! Fuck! Read on: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/61st/bday.html

Friday, January 16, 2015

Pornography, No?



Recorded April 10, 1984. University of California, Berkeley.

This is what Frank wrote for this performance in 1984:

Finding alternatives to pornography, exploring the line between limiting sexism and liberating eroticism, and creating an environment through art where this alternative can take root are the themes of this performance.

It is a battle, a sensual fight against all odds, a naked battle against Hollywood, against romanticism and advertising and the church and sexism and the state and isolation and pornography. This is a war … a war of playful eroticism … a war of creation and of play and of art. It is a war to create a beach head in the society and in our minds in which the erotic possibility of adult physical play in child innocence exist. This is the aim of eroart.

It is somehow easier to fight, to get injured, to even die for your ideals than it is to play for your ideals, to be vulnerable and naked for what you believe in. This is why there is a lot of anti-porn protests, but there is very little alternative erotic art.

So tonight, if you like the ideas, if they sound like what you feel like … think about putting your bodies and your creativeness behind your erotic ideals … tonight … but also in the real world. There is no pressure to do anything, except the pressure of the logic of the ideals. If you don’t agree with the erotic ideals, you are off the hook. But if you agree with the erotic ideals, the challenge to put your body where your ideals are may be uncomfortable. But all is fair in love, war and art. This is an art war!

Magick Orchids - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den



Recorded August 8, 2009. Includes a jam with Magick Orchids and Frank Moore.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Going Deep To The Core At Ramen with Frank Moore #10 - Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band



Recorded November 30, 2006 at Burnt Ramen, Richmond, California
Visit the new channel for this series: https://vimeo.com/channels/goingdeep
More: http://www.eroplay.com/goingdeeptothecore/nov2006.html

Well, last night’s going deep to the core at ramen shooting…not to be confused with the 5 gun shootings in that area the night before … was a great noise show. The GUEST BOOKER was STEVE DAVIS of +DOG+. It featured +DOG+ [of course] from L.A., and the Sacramento bands INSTAGON, KLOWD, NIGHT NURSE … and of course, FRANK MOORE’S CHEROTIC ALL-STAR BAND. Actually the musicians floated among all of the bands all night. Because of the freezing cold, the all-stars broke from tradition and went first … because cold/nudity required it! Everybody was in the all-stars! Steve and Lob were on bass [hey, I played Steve’s bass!]. John the Baker beat the roto-toms and anything else he spied! The masked Night Nurse and Klowd seduced their mad scientists’ machines as the Nurse’s theremin player made passes. Of course, Linda, Erika, and I rubbed naked erotic songs, going farther into the explicit wilds. In fact the musicians brought a lusty innocent abandonment … a curiosity to search out new altered states of vibrating sensation. In fact for the rest of the night each band induced such subtle states. And I filled in with interviewing the bands, giving John and Lob well-deserved hard times, and singing with Screaming Jay Hawkins, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, etc. WHAT A SHOW!
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