(who remembers what that means, even … am I just dating myself? :)
So much love to all the folks at D.C.’s Phase 1 (“oldest lesbian bar on the east coast!”) for welcoming and treating Body Heat so kindly! We had the fiercest kind of love for & from y’all, esp. given that this was our first show with our Celestina back (no pun intended there, folks…)!
Angela, Kris & all the rest of y’all — thank you thank you thank you. The Phase opened specially on a Wednesday night, just for our show, and we hope it was more than worth it! V. got to come home into the loving arms of friends & community — it’s just what we need as we’re pushing down through into the final two shows!
Much love and many thanks, too, to the folks at the Tritone in Philly! We had an intimate and dear crowd, many of whom stuck around after the show to chat us up and make offers some of us found difficult to refuse… :)
… or could be.
It’s 2:30am and we have to be on the road at 7, and still…
What a show — so so many thanks to Shannon Blowtorch & Tara & Bennie at the Pi Bar. PEOPLE — when you’re in Minneapolis, get you to the Pi Bar. An amazing performance venue/bar/restaurant & music that will not let you get off the floor if the dancing is happening. Thank you Annie for the goodie bag!
Thank you Blowtorch & T. for the quarters & hospitality & tunes!
The Pi & the Twin-Cities Femme Mafia hosted V & I tonight for the third leg of the Body Heat tour — Kathleen rested her ailing self for one more day and so we brought her CD & her words, as we did with Celestina’s — we miss you both!
Thunderstorms in Columbia, MO this morning — it’s s gorgeous to be in the midwest in the spring!
Today we’re off to Minneapolis for our show up there, then tomorrow we head back down to Columbia for a postponed/rescheduled show here! The weather goddess conspired against us on Sunday: snow in Vail meant a slower start than we needed to comfortably make the originally-scheduled performance in Columbia, so we’ll be coming back here for an earlier gig on Wednesday.
Please send your good, healing thoughts to Kathleen, who is having to rest and sleep to recover from some sick!! Kathleen says to call this “The Sick C*ck Tour.”
Unfortunately, we *won’t* be going to Milwaukee — we hadn’t heard that anyone had registered for our workshop there, and had to make the difficult decision to cancel that show! I really hope we can make it back there for the next tour!
I’m writing to you from Vail, CO, where we were SNOWED IN last night (I-70 closed & highway patrol directing folks off the road at 1am). Fresh! helped finagle us a room in a hotel& spa, so though we’re not terribly rested, we’re at least clean and good-smelling! :)
We had a small show in San Diego at this wicked cute sex shoppe, The Rubber Rose, and it was beautiful! Now we’re pushing through our second long long day of driving, from Colorado to Missouri. We were supposed to stay at my dad’s place last night, just outside of Denver, but were thwarted by the weather goddess. The pass is open now though, and so we can get back on the road. Maybe we will be able to see my dad the interstate just for a hug… :)
Incredible scenery yesterday, and the kinds of conversations you can only have in the car.
I have the great privilege of being a part of the Body Heat: Femme Porn Tour, which kicks off here in San Francisco tomorrow, 4/3, at the Center for Sex and Culture at 7pm.
Femmes, as some of us know, still bear an interesting burden of invisibility — our right to call ourselves dykes is called into question sometimes even still, because we don’t bear the masculine markers of more “visible” dykes (which turns into an interesting paradox), and our sexual agency is still, I think, considered to be determined by our lovers, rather than by we ourselves.
There are LOTS of fierce femme writers & performers who are calling into question these and other misunderstandings around femmeness, and I get to be on tour with three of them — Vixen Noir (aka Veronica Combs of the incredible Liquid Fire fame), Celestina Pearl (di-va writer, filmmaker & performer!) and kathleen delaney (spoken word artist out of Atlanta & a dear friend from back when I lived on the East Coast!)