The Union of Erotic Passions
Sunday, September 5, 2004
Cherry Lounge
917 Folsom Street @ 5th
San Francisco CA
Gentleman's Club • Violent Discharge • Fluf Grrlyman •
Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band

From: "Evan Hart"
To: Frank Moore
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 8:31 PM
Subject: RE: about tonight's (sunday's) CHEROTIC ALL-STARS' gig

Well I'm bummed guys. Fuck ageism. And for that matter, fuck the law too. But anyway have fun guys, I hope the show goes well.

-In peace, love, freedom, and sometimes anger,

Evan "discriminated against because of his age" Hart

Well, Evan ... righteous outrage is a very healthy reaction to injustice and stupidity. Funny, we never have run into this age thing before (except at a couple of "all-ages" clubs that protect sweet young punks from nudity). Most clubs are cool. I'd have normally told you to come and risk it. But Boom made such a point of saying you wouldn't get in because of their high up-tightness...he is there by a thread. But in running hard-core shows, there is the fact that many of such bands and their fans have "under-agers" in them ... not all old farts like me! So it spells doom for THE CHERRY as a home for hard core shows. They did in fact check the band members' IDs. We are supposed to play there Hell-o-ween weekend. But punks there Sunday night thought Boom (hence the hardcore shows) won't last the month at CHERRY.

Apparently there was a controversy around our appearance. On RAMPAGE RADIO (the hard core all-night show hosted by Dirty Dave, Boom, and Bob) on KUSF early Sunday morning a "management" guy from CHERRY said "Frank Moore will not be nude at THE CHERRY" ... or some such nonsense. The fates prevented me from knowing about this until we got there ... LUVeR couldn't carry the show because their stream was down ... then Bob couldn't reach us to warn us because our phone was out. So I enter the club not loaded for bear. Hey, when Boom booked us, he told the lesbian owner what we do, and she said it was all cool. So I'm not clear about the power dynamics. But, although everyone was nice, there was a definite vibe that the whole hard core scene (not just us) were freaks from the wrong side of the tracks. Hey, we "queered the place," to use a term that our lesbian neighbor is fond of ... it was a night of TRANSFORMATIVE TRANGRESSION!

All through the night Bob kept muttering about what happened on RAMPAGE...but he always mutters like Popeye. So it wasn't until in the set of FLUFF GRRL(YMAN) ... which was their most powerful set I have seen ... that Bob in/as a song outlined what happened ... and that he bets that they wouldn't be able to stop Frank Moore! So what choice did I have?

When I had my clothes off, Boom gave us the official NO-NUDITY word ... that absurd duty over with, Boom half-jokingly (or was it quarter-jokingly?) said "well, no penetration then!" To that, Anne Madigan asked if that meant that she couldn't stick her finger in my ear. And I don't know if Bob's sucking / blowing my cock as a flute violated this no-penetration rule. Bob didn't do much of that Sunday night. He said that was because my balls were sweaty. That has never stopped him before! It was the first FLUFF GRRL gig I've seen that Bob didn't drop his pants and set fire to his pubes. Was it because of the threatened limiting vibes? I don't know. Did the nude explicit sweaty orgasmic rubbing rocking erotic dance Linda and I did together violate the no-penetration rule? I won't tell! That's what the slow motion and zoom buttons on your player are for! But a lot of what we do in bars is breaking actual laws covering venues serving liquor.and not just penetration. Of course in the 30+ years that we have been "transgressing" in clubs, there has not been a single raid, etc. (DARN!) But the club should be committed to the risky art presented. I talked to Boom tonight.and he assured me that CHERRY wants the scene there and has no problem with what we did. notwithstanding what I wrote above. I hope he's right!

I started the set singing alone on the floor I AM WOMAN.hey, CHERRY was supposed to be a lesbian bar. Then Bob did the skin flute on me as the rest of the band took their positions. I heard a real flute. It wasn't Bob, but Erika in an open robe. She was prevented from erotic dancing by an evil case of poison oak. Only half of the band, numbering 15 members, could fit on the stage. So the other half spilled on to the floor on either side me. After Bob had his way with me, I turned around to face toward the band, creating a communal ritual circle. Musically and erotically it got sweaty fast, people playing off, feeding off, of one another.changing instruments, doing vocals, becoming a molten musical mass. We had all of FLUFF GRRL plus Anne, the bass player and the lead singer of Violent Discharge (the second band of the night).who poured blood on me! Andy brought his Sousaphone and his guitarist friend Joel to be in the stew. Topless Dr. Gruve blew himself and his harp into one giant sweat bead trance of bliss, followed close behind by the madman Michael Peppe.

Things kept being melting down to bluesy intimate touch moan exchange for about an hour. It was the deepest into the musical unknown we have ventured into in our jamming.

The Blue House Report

There were bands still playing from the afternoon show, and Boom was doing the sound for them, even though he didn't book them. He was excited about having this new gig. We got to see the last band, Trip, who were really fun, funky. We all danced, which they appreciated because we were the only audience they had in that room! We got their CD afterward.

The night was really fun. It was fun seeing Joel again after a long time. Corey had played music with him in L.A. when Corey was going to UCLA, and then spent some time with him up in SF when they had both moved up here. He had come to one previous show of ours at Kimo's, which is how Corey knew he was friends with Andy. Joel remembered a time when the two of them had went to play an open mic in Culver City, playing something they made up called "Dream of the Beaver Clan", a joke name for a wacky song.

We just loved the bands, really loved Fluff Grrlyman, loved Anne spanking Bob during their set and holding him under her boot. Our set was really amazing. We talked on the way home about how neat it was that Frank was turned in and it was all one big circle. There was really no feeling of there being audience at all, just a warm circle of friends jamming. Everybody had been so passionately playing. Corey said it felt like it was a really close group ... that everyone felt very close to each other, together ... and talked about some neat shots he was getting of the jammers, lining up people separated physically, close together visually, like seeing Erika jamming between Linda and Frank's playing bodies. We said it was a bummer Evan couldn't be there, that he would have really loved it. And talked about how great Fluff Grrl's set was.

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