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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

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