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Upcoming Events

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Upcoming events in the next month at which I will be shooting ~

And then in December, still up in the air ~

  • Saturday December 20th: The Storytime Festival with Vau de Vire Society at the Palace of Fine Arts.

To New Orleans!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Photo by the inimitable Violet Blue at the Blogger Bungalow

It is but a scant few short hours before we depart for the Big Easy to join Jill Tracy and Paul Mercer for two shows, the Queen of the Damned Ball Saturday and Endless Night Saturday. I can’t think of a better place (or better company) to spend Halloween. We’re also fortuitously escaping the rain currently gracing San Francisco’s streets (though I like the rain).

If I can steal a laptop, I’ll post photos as I can from a cafe somewhere; if not, look for them Sunday upon my return.

Upcoming Events and photos from LA Decompression

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

October Events:

  • Tonight: Attrition, Imprint and Unwoman at the DNA Lounge
  • Saturday the 11th: Jill Tracy and Paul Mercer at the Hypnodrome
  • Sunday the 12th: San Francisco Decompression
  • Friday the 31st: Queen of the Damned Ball, New Orleans

November Events:

  • Saturday November 1st: Endless Night, New Orleans
  • Saturday November 15th: The Crazy Hay Maze in Half Moon Bay
  • Saturday November 29th: Bohemian Carnival at the DNA Lounge, San Francisco

There will be many more, so check back for updates.

Photos from Los Angeles’ Burning Man Decompression ~

This past Saturday I wandered down to the arid* Southron lands (*except that it rained on Decom — again) for their very own Decom. Gooferman and a few members of Vau de Vire were down there already for another gig, and they joined Mutaytor, the Wandering Marionettes of Cirque Berzerk, and Lucent Dossier Vaudeville Cirque on the Mutaytor stage. Pictured above is Eric Gradman of Mutaytor/Cirque Berzerk, clearly violating the “GLOWSTICK FREE ZONE” that Decom was declared to be this year. Silly clowns.

Burning Man 2008 — The Blight

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Double-rainbow over the Red Nose District at Burning Man 2007

The Blight will be located within Fandango this year, near 6 o’clock and Dart (directly behind The Wheel/Center Camp).

We arrive Friday the 22nd, and if all goes according to plan, will have an art car (acting as a mobile photo studio). We should be easily recognizeable.

What are you plans? Leave a comment below.

May’s Bohemian Carnival photos and upcoming events

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

See the photos here!

San Francisco’s much loved Carnival came out of hiatus last Friday for the latest installment of Bohemian Carnival, that raucous and sexy alternative to ZinZanni’s (since we won’t serve you dinner! (though the DNA Lounge will)).

Besides your hosts Vau de Vire Society and Gooferman, performances by Extra Action Marching Band, Blaze, Fou Fou Ha!, that silly German Torsten (an absolute riot), and the Cowboy Derby Girls rocked the night.

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Coming up…


This Saturday, the Death Guild Thunderdome fundraiser;

next Wednesday,


Jill Tracy‘s CD release party at the DNA Lounge;

and next Thursday,


Basura Sagrada, the fundraiser for the Burning Man temple (also at the DNA Lounge).

Tomorrow Night: Emerging Illusions; Tonight: Loop Station

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Emerging Illusions flyer

Tomorrow night at the DNA Lounge is Emerging Illusions, a fashion show with a plethora of local designers. I’ve been hired to supply clickclickclick.

And tonight at the Red Devil Lounge

Doors at 8, show at 9. I’ll be shooting. And there will probably be free donuts.*

*completely unrelated to me shooting but wholly related to Loop!Station having an obsession with them (it’s a loop, see?)

Bad Unkl Blight does Yuri’s Night

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Yuri’s Night flyer

I perform this Saturday with Bad Unkl Sista at Yuri’s Night Bay Area, at NASA‘s Moffett Field (map) in Mountain View (between Google and Yahoo). We’re on at 11, but will wander about all day.

See past Bad Unkl Sista performances at 111 Minna, Supperclub, and Eternal Spring.

Tonight! Gooferman Day

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

By official proclamation by the Mayor of San Francisco, tonight is Gooferman Day! And thus a celebration is in order. What better way to enjoy this day of Fools than with your favorite klowns?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 9pm-2am
Annie’s Social Club
917 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
$7, 21+, circus/carney attire more than recommended.

I’ll be shooting there tonight.