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From Bore-lesque to brilliance: a compendium of favoured subversive performers.

carnival of mysteriesRecently a friend asked me of performers I admire.

This was after I had ranted at her in a bar after another un-inspiring Bore-lesque show in Melbourne, Australia.

Oh how boring I find these little show ponies.  Not only are these shows based on gimmicks but mimicked gimmicks. Pure derivation. Oh, you are naked beneath your clothes? Who woulda known… :/

Now I could be considered an ex-carny (4 years in a circus, and a dozen more in theatre and other performance), so I may be a little over the tricks of the trade, but I do know when I see something that comes out of a person’s own genius. Even if it isn’t the most impressive accomplishment I have ever seen, it is always proferred with a dollop of soul, a twinkle of mischief and spiced with the piquant confidence of a performer who has dived for a pearl and managed to fetch one.

And I love it. I’m the one, at this point, hooting and yawping and waving madly in encouragement. How rare, how lovely, how vulnerable, how real.

As for burlesque, I know a few National champions of this art. Have worked with many others – in my job as stylist – and some of them are excellent at what they do. A few of them truly bring something new and delicious to the table. But I’d have to say that this is rare and these artists would be good artists in any dance/theatre / performance/ cabaret setting. ‘Burlesque’ just seems to be an umbrella term these days that includes copy-cat, look-at-me, cutesy stripping. Tre Boring!

Bring back the cabaret! Bring back the vaudeville! Yes! But may it straddle the divine and the ridiculous, may it make a mockery of mainstream homogenised representations of female sexuality. And for that matter, may it stop telling us what men (or women) desire! The mainstream can’t speak for men’s (or women’s) desire! Desire is vast and strange and wonderful and unique to the one who is having the desire. For that, queer cabaret is delectable.

Ah there are so many fantastic talented performers. I’m so excited to learn of so many more.

So in answer to your question Charlotte, here are just a wee few of my favorites.

The hilarious comic genius of Ursula Martinez:

The incredible Moira Finucane and her bevvy of compatriot performers including Maude Davey, who bring new meaning to the word Provocative:

Amanda Palmer is a good to explore – darling that she is. Not only is she helping to revolutionalise (is that a word?) the music industry (See Below) …

…but just days ago, in London,  Amanda also has a fabulous response for the Paparazzi’s (and the people’s) obsession with perpetuating the evaluation of women with youth, sex and beauty.

Oh there is the recent incident between Erykah Badu and Flaming Lips that you may know about, and why Amanda Palmer stepped in, I do not know. But it is all an interesting situation. What I find most interesting is that – via the internet- we can all be a part of, or privy to these important conversations and that voices can be heard that speak out of the bounds of the confines of the media. Really, they had the run of it for too too long!

Oh so many fabulous performers and thinkers and dreamers and geniuses… I leave my compendium there for now.
I hope this answers to your enquiry Charlotte, and you have a nice time trawling through these many links.

My love,

Fun Woman Sex Mother.

 


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Chocolate: Raw and Warm

Chocolate:  Raw; Hot

Good and warm hellos.
Welcome to Fun Woman Sex Mother. First, I have for you my simple hot chocolate recipe.

Treated right, it is technically a ‘raw food’ hot chocolate.

But hey, the only technicality I’m concerned with here

is that this baby is hot and good and edifying yo!

Please make yourself one of these and sit down with me.

So glad you’re here.

Kissnhugg,

Fun Woman
xo

CACAO HOT CHOCOLATE:

Shave off 1 tsp Cacoa butter with a knife,add a splash of hot water from the kettle. Add 2 heaped tsp Cacoa powder and 1 tsp of Agave nectar (or maple syrup, coconut sugar, honey or any kind of quality organic sugar really but agave gives a silkiness) Omit agave and use stevia for candida diet. Warm 3/4 cup of milk ( or use soy, rice, almond, oat…etc) – I personally froth mine using the coffee machine. Add it to the Cacao mixture. Stir and …oh yeh…  

Spicy Variations can include a 1/2 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg, and a pinch of cardamon.

Chili hot chocolate: Add enough cayenne pepper so that when you taste it, you don’t get the hit of chili at first, but in the back of the throat after you’ve swallowed. Trust me…you’ll see. 

cacao pod

Notes on Ingredients: Cacao butter and powder are simply the parts of the cacao bean. The cacao bean has historically been processed (roasted, dried and to some extent de-natured) to become cocoa and chocolate.  There are many now who acknowledge this little bean to be a mighty ‘superfood’ . To learn more about Cacao check this out.  If you do not have an awesome wholefood place around that sells these products, contact https://lovingearth.net or source your own. Same with Agave. If you havent played with these ingredients before, you will not beleive the taste difference and the mouth feel. It’s ecstatic.

Now really, you can substitute the ingredients for stuff you can get at the stupormarket, but now, just dont do it! You wanna know the difference between the chocolate cake your amazing aunty made and the one at [insert generic bakery chain]? Your aunty uses fresh stone ground, unbleached flour, quality cacao (or cocoa) and chocolate, freshly ground spices, fresh organic, free range eggs (from her chooks) and Fresh Milk and butter; organic and free of hormones and pus! (There I said it.)  Hey…do you need that chocolate cake recipe? Gimme a yell.

Enjoy…xx

Technicalities: if kept under 40 degrees celcius this is considered enzyme intact.