29 Nov 08

I'm in a Play Tonight in Manchester

I am going to be on stage tonight at the mercy of extreme clowns who have put together a short play based on their uniquely-warped interpretation of my prison experiences.

Here are the clowns:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lfD5kYk5CMY&feature=related

If you viewed that link, you can see I'm getting into something that may leave long-lasting psychological damage. In the prison shower scene, I drop the soap and have to bend over to pick it up. The female clown, Kunst Bride, will be wearing a strap-on. I just pray they go easy on me. In handcuffs, it's going to be hard keep my clothes on and defend my honour.
I hope to have pics and video footage I can put on the Internet.

I figured this was the best way to conquer stage fright before I start my job speaking to audiences of youths.

It's at the The Deaf Institute in Manchester. There are a few acts, and I’m expecting to be on with the extreme clowns around midnight.

Here’s the info for anyone interested in attending:

The UK’s Premier Ladies’ Organ Quartet - The Sisters of Transistors

Extreme clowning and anarchic play, courtesy of the Dirty Honky Frathouse. Starring Alexis Milne, Richard Shields, Sue Fox and writer (and ex-convict) Shaun Attwood.

DJs Jayne Compton, Debbie Jump and Dolly P & The Beacon of Hope.

The Deaf Institute
135 Grosvenor Street
Manchester
M1 7HE
Tel: 0161 276 9350

http://www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk/

Doors 10 – 3 am £5/6

WE ASK YOU TO COME TO THE GIG IF YOU DARE! Strictly transgressive content.

The Sisters of Tranistors are an organ quartet performing surf symphonies, baroque disco and horror film sound tracks.

The Sisters of Transistors, Graham '808 State' Massey's latest musical project, has been much-touted of late. And much of said touting has been done by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, who picked them as his Favourite New Band in the NME and featured them on Simian's recent Fabric mix.

Alexis Milne - Dirty’s Frathouse
"My experience within the Graffiti art movement was one of ritualized anarchy and rebellion, which provided an outlet for powerful, destructive emotions. Clowns have traditionally had a license to push boundaries and express human paradox in a social arena, which is why I have chosen to explore the clown alter-ego in performance."
http://www.thefuturecanwait.com/2008-alexis-milne-artwork1.htm

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Shaun P. Attwood

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good morning my friend. at least here it is.
Just don't stay bent too long !! Or put a cork in it !!

Hope you are doing good.
That sound like you will have fun !
Just have a good time and leave your good panties and leather mask at home and you should be OK.

Love ya buddy

Barry in Tonopah

Anonymous said...

theyre the scariest clowns i've ever seen

ghost

Anonymous said...

Good luck!

Man-to-man.

You repeatedly come up against this issue!

Zen :-)

Anonymous said...

strap ons!

Hey now !! Thats what i'm talkin about !! Grrrrrr !

Anonymous said...

cool!

JJ4Ever

M2 said...

Haha!That is so up my alley! I hope there is a vid. Creepy clowns rule.

Anonymous said...

how did this happen?

kags

Jon said...

I met one of the extreme clowns on the Internet and she dared me to join them on stage.

The club was packed. The clowns were maniacs. I hope to have some pics soon.

Shaun Attwood

Sue O. (aka Joannie, SS) said...

Dena would love it. Her first performance with a burlesque troupe she's a part of is in a few weeks-I'm invited. The horror element is definitely something she's into-I'll have to send the link. Yeah, I'd have to agree with Barry, you crazy man. Have fun with it.

Anonymous said...

I know people who have a horrible fear of clowns. Now I know why. That's one scary bunch of clowns.

If anything can rid you of inhibitions, it sounds like this play can do the job. Then again, there's not any privacy in prison, so inhibitions be damned! Did you at least get to hide behind extreme clown makeup too?

In any event I hope you had fun!

Linda