Monday, July 02, 2007


Gawd bless YouTube.. where I found this 5 minute clip of the most legendary Lord Buckley.

If you are not familiar with Lord Buckley children, well then, life still holds some surprises for you.

When young Spoonman was going through twisty smoked-out phase, listening to Lord Buckley albums was absolutely #1 favorite pastime. Track them down... they are sublime.

This clip is from some crazy show called Club 7 and is from 1949 - a truly rare piece of footage.

As always there is talk of some movie of his life being made, an occasional play re-enactment... let me tell you, actors LOVE to run his raps - but the man was an original - and therefore unique in all the world.


Saturday, June 16, 2007, The Flavor Group produced an event for carmaker Scion on Alcatraz. In addition to cute custom modified Scions, there was plenty to look at; a fashion show in the shower room, art exhibits around, and up in the hospital wing, an ambitious performance, dance and music experience - produced and choreographed by big & tall Mike and Shannon from Vau De Vire Society with the help of a whole amazing mess of sturdy circus folks.

(Somebody who did "serious" time should detail that story, either here in comments or write it up elseWWWhere, and I'll link to it.)

The larger room at the end of the long corridor was home to a supa-colossal seven-minute dance number that along with the cell installations was repeated six times over the course of the night.

This video (by Gabriella from M.I.S.S. Crew) roughly but accurately captures the dance number's rowdy up and out energy.

The jail cells leading to the big room were filled with performers and musicians engaged in a plethora of strange activities. Hoopers hooped, crazed clown surgeons operated, pharmaclownologists dispensed damaging drugs. Strobe lights and contortions dominated the x-ray room, a tragic clowny had his face scrubbed in the hydrotherapy room, the feathered Birdman stalked his cell on stilts, the mighty diva of dreams sang and over in solitaire, to the strains of Angel Meredith’s violin, waited Al Capone - played by none other than Spoon, in what critics are calling a “noticeably syphilitic” return to the stage.