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February 13 2014

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Lushes LaMoan performing during the 25th Erotic Poetry & Music Festival

The Erotic Poetry Fest comes to the Tangent
Talking hard.

By Brett Callwood
February 11, 2014

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Tangent Gallery will host the 27th Erotic Poetry and Music Festival, tagged “an eclectic celebration of the erotic arts.” A zany lineup of clowns, dancers, musicians and, yes, poets will come together to perform and, in the process, titillate.

“It’s an experience,” says poet Dena Luckett. “While the Dirty Show is more about the visuals, this is an auditory experience.”

Luckett joins a lineup of poets that includes Jimmy Doom, Lianna T., Michele Lundgren, Veronica Frick, and Scott Boman. There will also be performances by Satori Circus, the Detroit Dizzy Dames Burlesque starring Lushes LaMoan, Audra Kubat, Stephanie Loveless, Margaret DollRod, Anastasia Gold, Olive Jus and Tara Lazaroff.

“I’m a voyeur,” Luckett says. “I like to watch people and sometimes I’ll write about the people in the room, on the spot. I like to make people see what I’m trying to get them to think.”

Artist Tara Lazaroff says that she will actually be performing three songs at the event, as well as displaying a few pieces of art. “This is my fourth year here,” Lazaroff says. “It’s at the Tangent Gallery, a larger venue than it has been at in the past, so we might see more art.”

Lazaroff says that the secret to good erotica is “being a little mysterious. I like writing with double entendres, keeping it interesting. See if you can interpret something a couple of different ways.” …

The 27th Erotic Poetry and Music Festival takes place at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Tangent Gallery; 715 E. Milwaukee [near Woodward and The Boulevard], Detroit; 313-873-2955; $10

NB: This article has several of Dena Luckett’s way cool poems too, also.

See you there, fellow Detroiters!

February 14 2013

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She’s outraged by the president, inspired by Occupy – and loves to compose for canines. Queen of the New York avant garde Laurie Anderson explains what drives her

You’d think there’d be a revolution in every single little town,” Laurie Anderson says. “You can do what? You can arrest people for no reason? And put them away with no notification, and no trial? The best would be a military trial. Why did no one say a thing? Why didn’t artists say anything?”

Anderson – performer, composer, artist and all-round superstar of New York’s downtown avant garde – has spent decades probing the bizarre customs and rituals of American life. But what has her worked up on this ice-cold New York morning is a specific piece of legislation: the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Obama signed at the end of 2011. The act gave the president the power to order the military to detain anyone, American or otherwise, without trial, for life. “On the face of it, unconstitutional,” Anderson argues. “That made me crazy. That’s why I wrote Dirtday!” …

… Anderson herself played an unusual gig during that Sydney festival: a concert for dogs. “It was probably the most fun I have ever had doing music. We thought a couple hundred dogs would show up. Thousands. Overflowing the area. They were all over the steps of the Sydney Opera House. You looked out and it was just a sea of dogs: a lot of rocker dogs, but also some droolers in the front row. And there was not one dog fight!

“It started out with an invocation for whales, ‘cause the whales are right there in the harbour. And why do animals sing? For whales, it’s to find each other in the ocean. And for dogs as well: it’s a kind of geolocation system.” She punctuates this with an impressive variety of barking sounds: a little spaniel yip, a St Bernard growl. …

Via Laurie Anderson: music for dogs and Obama | Music | The Guardian

December 08 2012

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