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Stolen and Forbidden: Bad Behavior, Good Times

All the rumors are true! Stolen and Forbidden — the event a particular Steven Reigns curated, and I mentioned in the not-so-distant past — is available for viewing, now : at no expense! In the comfort and privacy of your own home . . .

Crack open a fresh can of Crisco; slam-dunk those dentures in a fizz of Polident. It’s about to get real up in here — and by real, I mean really entertaining!

With . . .

Video Documentation, Featuring :

Intro by John D’Amico : 0:09

Steven Reigns : 1:31

Clint Catalyst : 14:47

Bernard Cooper : 30:07

Jonny McGovern : 40:40

Bruce Vilanch : 52:03

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Adding Psychic Wounds to The Art of Bleeding

October 2011 : Clint Catalyst

Readings/Spoken Word Performances

 

Saturday, October 29, 2011 (Hollywood, CA)

with
MARGARET CHO (Drop Dead Diva, The Cho Show)
KIM FOWLEY w/ NOIZEE & BRIANNA GARCIA
JIM TURNER (Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre, 2-Head Dog)
TOBY HUSS (Carnivàle, Adventures of Pete & Pete)
SELENE LUNA (The Cho Show, My Bloody Valentine 3D)
CLINT CATALYST (Cottonmouth Kisses, 1000 Ways To Die, The Adonis Factor)
MICHELLE CARR (Velvet Hammer, The Berber Show)
Emcee: BIENO SVENGALI (Svengali Magic)

The Vitals:

PLEASE NOTE : THIS IS AN EARLY SHOW (8-10 p.m.)

10/29/11
“Halloween Highway 2 : Art of Bleeding and Guests”
Art of Bleeding
Steve Allen Theatre
4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
8:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Linkature: Facebook Event Page , Facebook Group
All Ages (Though Not Recommended for Children)
$10 Admission
Contact: comedy@artofbleeding.com , abram@artofbleeding.com
❧ Or via Facebook (Please see links above)

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About Art of Bleeding:

“The Art of Bleeding is a uniquely non-accredited educational institution offering powerful and ego-destabilizing lessons in health and safety. Our presentations (often staged from an ambulance) utilize live performance, film, puppets, music, animation, and thinly veiled medical fetishism to explore the topic of catastrophic health emergencies within the framework of children’s television programming.”


Hemoglobin Hotties

Also, here’s a little
Animated GIF

via Mine Archives:

Bloody Cool ? Reverend Al Ridenour’s Antics Define ‘Sick’ In The Best Sense Of The Word

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Though I digress. More about
The Last Saturday of October!

“This Halloween weekend, The Art of Bleeding will once again transform the Steve Allen Theater parking lot into a ghoulish carnival of entertaining catastrophes featuring a SPECTACULARLY REAL MULTI-VEHICLE CAR-CRASH TABLEAU.

Against a smoldering backdrop of twisted cars, you’ll have the opportunity to hear TRUE STORIES OF MEDICAL HORRORS and ACCIDENTS from a rotating line-up* of storytellers including MARGARET CHO, ANDY DICK, JIM TURNER, TOBY HUSS, EDDIE PEPITONE, SELENE LUNA, DON BOLLES, STEPHEN HOLMAN, CLINT CATALYST, MICHELLE CARR, KIM FOWLEY, DUKEY FLYSWATTER, DANNY SHORAGO, KIM STODEL, BIENO SVENGALI, and more.

Providing dubious educational counterbalance to these tales of trauma will be THE ART OF BLEEDING’S “Magic Ambulance Theater,” a tragically misguided children’s show featuring gore-drenched actors, pedantic Safety Ape, bickering robot, and an ample array of attendant nurses in less-than-ample wardrobe.

FEMALE BLOOD WRESTLING, and a frighteningly live sound-performance installation by the enigmatic medical miracles of BOUNCEHAUSEN round out the evening.

And by all means, feel free to come in your Halloween costume! Doctors, nurses, and ESPECIALLY accident victims encouraged. Prizes for outstanding achievements related to our theme.”

(Again, there’s a high likelihood this show may not be appropriate for children.)

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TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA:

Steve Allen Theater

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*Please note: this event takes place three separate evenings.  I’ve listed the the night in which I’m a participant, for reasons that should be obvious— but hey! Maybe you’re not super-saturated with information on a daily basis, nagging like a steady succession of pop-up ads programmed to auto-start with a You-Will-Watch-Me insistence so gauche, your keyboard locks, a carcinogenic hue plagues your screen and sweeps it dark as

Oh, #whatever

I’m sure any of the nights will be fun.  I just hope to see you when I’ll be there, so we can . . .


Insofar as caloric value?  Of that I’m not certain

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AUTOMOBILE SCULPTURE: Clod Wrinkleman, Al Ridenour

ART OF BLEEDING MAGIC AMBULANCE THEATER: Randy Horton, Phil Glau, Al Ridenour, Eric Ridenour, Auriana Borealis, Jezebelle X, Harmony Rose, Tayler Jones, B.J & Eileen Winslow, Erin Robotmachine.

BOUNCEHAUSEN: Jason Hadley, Elizabeth Herndon, Joe Borfo, Cathy Gingerly, Rev. Mook, Rev. Dak J. Ultimak, Kel, Nicole Arneson, Matteo Oettam, Tim Wheeler, Esther Napastick, Michel Cicero, Todd Sterling

BLOOD WRESTLING: Auriana Borealis, Snow Mercy, Chrystal Skye

Projections by LUCID PROJECTIONS.

CADILLAC AMBULANCE AND GEAR courtesy NIK WHITE

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Salt Lake City: Beware!

Oh, Salt Lake. Over the course of the last decade, I’ve descended upon you as a spoken word performer, actor, and emcee . . . but now this? This promises to be something else, entirely.

Present Tense : All you need to know is : It’s a collaborative effort with comrades Paris Sadonis

And the multi-talented Miss Zoetica Ebb. † As for specifics? Well . . . we hope to see you there!

Friday, the 11th of June, 2010 † Area 51, 450 S. 400 W., SLC, UT
Doors at 8 PM † Performance at 9 PM † 10 Dollar Cover Charge
18 to Think † 21 to Speak In Tongues

Oh Yes: Mark Your Calendars, I Said!

June 2010 Clint Catalyst Readings/Performances

✷ EVENT ONE  of TWO ✷

Saturday, June 5, 2010 (West Hollywood, CA)

Catalyst and the stunning Julia Voth are the “featured readers” for Los Angeles’ incendiary new spoken word series: The Poetry Brothel.

This month’s theme is “The Best Little Whorehouse In Los Angeles.”

The Vitals:

06/05/10
“Clint Catalyst As A Commodity: Verbiage For Sale”
The Poetry Brothel
House of Blues, Foundation Room
8430 West Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
Doors at 8:00 p.m.; Event Concludes at 11:59 p.m.
Linkature: The Poetry Brothel via Facebookery
This Event Is 21 & Over, With A Valid I.D.
Entry Will Be $15 At The Door, $10 With RSVP via thepoetrybrothelrsvp@gmail.com
❧ Or via Facebook (link posted above)

And Now For Further Enticement, In The Words Of Madam M:

“Join us on June 5th for steamy readings, cold drinks and lovely ladies performing burlesque for your titillation. In the old fashioned style of everyone’s favorite Dolly Parton flick, dress to the nines and get ready to be sauced and saucy.

All of the resident ‘whores’ are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any good brothel need a furtive ‘front’ or cover; ours is part saloon and part salon, offering a full bar with music, burlesque dancing, fortune-tellers, and installations from our poets and other artists at each event. [In addition to the featured readers], each night we will also introduce several “New Girls”…[performers] who punctuate the evening with a few special public performances.”

Music provided by the ever spectacular Daniel Ribiat.

Featured visual artists: Joshua Burian Mohr and Zoetica Ebb

“The cornerstone of The Poetry Brothel is the event series. Bringing a new twist to the tradition of poetry reading, The Poetry Brothel showcases a diverse roster of emerging and established poets.

However, our events are also interactive performance art pieces based on the concept of the prewar brothels in the United States and Europe.”

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“As Far As Therapy Goes” by Clint Catalyst :: (the “Hiccup” remix/visit) ::

Beats, Blips & Spoken Word—Here It Is

in

Volume Four of Hiccup, the theme of which is

“Under The Influence”

∞ ∞ ∞

Hiccup is a live, multi-media performance series in the L of A, curated by wordsmith Eric Layer

Each ‘happening’ is accompanied by a literary magazine on-line, complete with a down-loadable podcast of Mr. Layer’s infamous

∞ ∞ ∞

Verse-slingers in Los Angeles—or traveling troubadours in search of a rad venue to ‘do [their] thang’—forthcoming themes are posted on the

Hiccup website, including a section on the where & how to submit

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April 2010 Clint Catalyst Readings/Performances

April 6, 2010  (Conway, AR)

Clint Catalyst is a guest speaker/performer for the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language series. This year’s theme is “Word and Image.”

04/06/10
“The Writer as Image: Words, Personae, and the Media Between”
Hendrix College
Reeves Recital Hall
Conway, AR
7:30 p.m.
Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Campus Events
All Ages
FREE and Open to the Public

“Clint Catalyst, a Hendrix alumnus, further examines this year’s theme with a presentation of the idea of personal image as relating to the writer.”

* Media Coverage in Arkansas Online, in association with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. *

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“Under The Influence” At HICCUP—Saturday, March 13, 2010: 9 PM

A new spoken word series in Los Angeles
(…& it’s long overdue)

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August 2009 Clint Catalyst Readings/Performances

August 8, 2009 (San Francisco, CA)

Clint Catalyst adds a few words of his own to a stellar line-up of authors at Charlie Andrews’ “Writers With Drinks,”the Bay Area’s highly-acclaimed ‘Spoken Word Variety Show’

08/08/09
Other magazine presents Writers With Drinks
(with featured wordsmiths Dorothy Allison, Adam Savage, Clint Catalyst, Mary Miller, Steven Barnes and special guest host Beth Lisick)
The Make-Out Room
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA
7 p.m.
Writers With Drinks Website
*This Event Is 21 & Over
$3-$5 sliding scale (all proceeds benefit non-profits)

Reader/Performer Bios:

Dorothy Allison is the author of the National Book Award finalist and Ferro Grumley prize-winning Bastard Out Of Carolina, the Lilian Smith prize-winning Cavedweller, and the short story collection Trash, plus the forthcoming She Who. She was an award winning editor for Quest, Conditions, and Outlook, early feminist and Lesbian & Gay journals. Her story “Compassion” was selected for both Best American Short Stories 2003 and Best New Stories from the South 2003. She’s been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Emory University and a writer in residence at Macondo in San Antonio, TX, and Columbia College in Chicago.

Adam Savage is a special effects expert who hosts the show Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel. He’s also worked on Star Wars Episodes I and II, Space Cowboys, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, the Matrix sequels, and A.I. among others. I’ve done R&D for toy companies, acted in commercials and films, and done props and sets for Coca-Cola, Dow Corning, Hershey’s, Lexus, and a host of New York and San Francisco theater companies.

Steven Barnes’s novels include the Aubry Knight series, the Insh’Allah series, plus Shadow Valley, Great Sky Woman, Charisma, Iron Shadows, Blood Brothers and the Kundalini Equation. With Larry Niven, he’s written the Dream Park Series, The Descent of Anansi, Achilles’ Choice and Saturn’s Choice. With Tananarive Due and Blair Underwood, he writes the Tennyson Hardwick novels. He also wrote the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novelization Far Beyond The Stars, and the Star Wars novel The Cestus Deception, plus two Assassin’s Creed novels. He’s written for The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Stargate: SG-1 and Andromeda, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Cable, Ace and Endeavor awards.

Clint Catalyst is the author of Cottonmouth Kisses. He’s served as contributing editor with Swindle Quarterly and Surface, a managing editor of Permission magazine, and editor-at-large of three literary journals: Praxis, Psychodaisies, The Aeonian. With Michelle Tea, he co-edited the anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache. He’s won the Isaac Andrew Campbell Memorial Prize for Poetry and the Congress/Bundestag Scholarship, the literary journal CFF deemed Catalyst both “Renaissance Man of the Year” and “Author With Most Anticipated New Release.”

Mary Miller is the author of Big World and the chapbook Less Shiny. Her work’s appeared in Storyglossia and elsewhere.

About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won “Best Literary Night” from the SF Bay Guardian readers’ poll five years in a row and was named “Best Literary Drinking” by the SF Weekly. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format. The event has been going since April 2001.

About Beth Lisick:

Beth Lisick has published poems, essays, a short fiction collection, and also wrote a weekly nightlife column for SF Gate for eight years. Her stage and screen collaborations with writer/performer Tara Jepsen have yielded some uncomfortable moments, the most recent being a short film called Diving for Pearls which played the international film festival circuit. She also co-organizes the Porchlight Storytelling Series, a monthly show for amateur storytellers in San Francisco. Her book Everybody Into the Pool, was a New York Times bestseller and made Entertainment Weekly’s list of Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2005. Her latest book about her adventures in the self-help biz is called Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, 10 Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone.

as provided by INDYBAY.ORG

Thanks!

August 14, 2009 (San Francisco, CA)

Clint Catalyst performs a multi-media spoken word performance at Homo-A-Go-Go!

08/14/09
SOMArts
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA
415-552-1770
7:40 SHARP! (Immediately Following Hunx and His Junx)
Homo-A-Go-Go Website
“Homo For A Day” Pass: $10 for Those Under 21; $20 for 21+
All Ages
(Please Refer To Website for Full Benefits of the Day Pass! Truly: The Talent + ‘Perks’ = FTW…)

Info listed at Homo-A-Go-Go Site, Click Through To “Readings/Performances”

Hope to see y’all there– I performed at H.A.G.G. three years ago in Olympia and had a wickedawesome time!

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Previous Reading/Performances 2008 & Earlier

Previous Readings/Performances:

May 2008 Clint Catalyst Readings/Appearances

May 20, 2008 (San Francisco, CA)

The Radar Reading Series presents Clint Catalyst

(Appearing to read new material and participate in an informal Q & A)

5/20/2008
The Radar Reading Series
Clint Catalyst
The S.F. Center
1800 Market Street (at Octavia)
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.865.5555
Email
Website
7 p.m.
All Ages
$FREE and open to the public…

August 2006 Clint Catalyst Performance Art/Readings

August 4, 2006 (Olympia, WA)

Clint Catalyst performs at the Homo A Go Go arts festival

(Other featured performers for the evening include musical acts, authors, and other marvelous miscreants such as Xiu Xiu, Lovers, Des Ark, Johnny Dangerous, Katastrophe, Tim’m West, Shelley Doty, Lisa Jackson, and Gina Young)

8/04/2006
Homo A Go Go!
Capitol Theater
246 5th Avenue, Southeast
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-5378
Email
Website
8:30 p.m.
All Ages
$ COST: Refer to Homo A Go Go website for ticket pass and package price options

July 2005 Clint Catalyst Readings

Friday, July 8, 2005 (Los Angeles, CA)

Clint Catalyst at Jennifer Blowdryer’s Anthology Release Party

(With featured writers James St. James, Alvin Orloff, Lenora Claire and, of course, Jennifer Blowdryer)

7/8/2005
Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages [Manic D Press]
Book Release Party and Hipster Make-Over Panel
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175
7:30 p.m.
All Ages
Free and Open To The Public

Editor Jennifer Blowdryer from Manhattan, who has more hipster advice than you can handle: Drugs, Rehab, What to Do If You’re Turning 40, When to Rock Down-at-the-Heel Bohemianism, How to Handle Being a Trust Fund Terror, How to Pick An Arch Rival, Helpful Hints for Documentation…What you wanna know?

Clint Catalyst, who’ll be dishing club door etiquette from his ten years working as Clip Board Bitch and Cash Box Cunt. If you’ve ever wondered what magic could be worked to get on The List-�or what not to do, in order to prevent humiliation in front of your friends-�then he’s got a tip or two for you.

Celebutante James St. James of Party Monster fame will spell out How To Work A Room So You Can Conquer Any Scene in High Style,

Club promoter and pin-up model Lenora Claire will give pointers on How To Be A Future Cult Icon,

and

author Alvin Orloff will explain How and Why To Be A Trendy Flunky.

Boundless fun!

September 2004 Clint Catalyst Readings

September 25, 2004 (Phoenix, AZ)

Clint Catalyst presents and signs Cottonmouth Kisses and Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache

(With featured writers M. Christian and Sage Vivant)

9/25/2004
The Root Seller
1605 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
Contact bookstore for any additional information
11am-2pm
All Ages
$FREE


September 25, 2004 (Phoenix, AZ)

Clint Catalyst performs at The Blue Ball: A Night of Erotic Art, Spoken Word, Performance, and Music

(With gallery photographs by Rick Castro and featured performers Clint Catalyst, M. Christian, Sage Vivant, and many more)

9.25.04
(Please see Blue Food website for a comprehensive list of activities.)
The Alwun House
1204 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ
602.253.7887
Website
Contact venue for parking information
8pm
21+
$15

April 2004 Clint Catalyst Readings

April 6, 2004 (Providence, RI)

Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea present and sign Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person

(With featured writers Jayson Elliot from Permission magazine and singer/songwriter Daniel Cartier)

4/6/2004
Pills, Thrills: East Coast Launch
(Daniel Cartier, Clint Catalyst, Jayson Elliot, Michelle Tea)
AS220
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
401.831.9327
Email
Website
Contact venue for parking information
6pm
All Ages
$6


April 7, 2004 (Boston, MA)

Truth Serum presents: A book release party and signing for the new anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person, edited by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea

(With featured performers Daniel Cartier, Clint Catalyst, DeWayne Dickerson, Talia Kingsbury, Ben McCoy, and Michelle Tea, with MC Heywood Wakefield)

4/7/2004
Truth Serum Presents: A Pills Party
(Daniel Cartier, Clint Catalyst, DeWayne Dickerson, Talia Kingsbury, Ben McCoy, Michelle Tea, Heywood Wakefield)
Zeitgeist Gallery
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square
Cambridge, MA
Email
Website
Contact venue for parking information
7:30pm
All Ages
$7


April 9, 2004 (New York City, NY)

Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea present and sign Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person

(With featured writers Lisa Archer, Daniel Cartier, Clint Catalyst, Jayson Elliot, Kathe Izzo, Shawna Kenney, Laurie Stone and Michelle Tea)

4/9/2004
Pills Party
(Lisa Archer, Daniel Cartier, Clint Catalyst, Jayson Elliot, Kathe Izzo, Shawna Kenney, Laurie Stone, Michelle Tea)
Barnes & Noble Greenwich Village
396 Avenue of the Americas
New York City, NY 10011
212.674.8780
Email
Website
Contact bookstore for parking information
7pm
All Ages
$FREE

April 11, 2004 (Brooklyn, NY)

Put on your Easter bonnet, and come out for an evening of spoken word confections!

(With featured performers Lisa Archer, Clint Catalyst, Daniel Cartier, Jason Elliot, and Jan Richman. Hostessed by Cheryl B.)

4/11/2004
Lucky 13 Saloon
273 13th St. (5th Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
718.499.7553
Website
Contact venue for parking information
7pm
21+
$FREE

April 13, 2004 (Toronto, Canada)

Glad Day Bookshop, Eye and Trade magazines present an evening of spoken word at the Drake Hotel

(With featured writers Clint Catalyst, Kristyn Dunnion, Sky Gilbert, Kathe Izzo, Michelle Tea, Scott Treleaven, and R.M. Vaughan

4/13/2004
Glad Day Bookshop Presents: Chills and Thrills� “The legality of providing pills is a tad dubious, and we figure you’ll probably want to skip the heartache!”
(Clint Catalyst, Kristyn Dunnion, Sky Gilbert, Kathe Izzo, Michelle Tea, Scott Treleaven, and R.M. Vaughan)
The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen West
Toronto, Canada
for more info, please call Glad Days at 416.961.4161
Email
Website
Contact bookstore for parking information
7pm
All Ages
$FREE


April 20, 2004 (New York City, NY)

Clint Catalyst and Cheryl B. featured at Dixon Place’s HOMOTEXT event, as curated by Kevin Wolfe

(With featured writers Clint Catalyst and Cheryl B.)

4/20/2004
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St. (between Stanton and Rivington)
New York City, New York
212.777.6028
Email
Website
Contact venue for parking/public transportation information
7pm
All Ages
$5

March 2004 Clint Catalyst Readings

March 1, 2004 (Costa Mesa, CA)

Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea present and sign Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person

(With featured writers Mark Ewert, Shawna Kenney, Eileen Myles, Alvin Orloff, Tara Jepsen, Jan Richman, Jackie Strano)

3/1/2004
Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First person
(Mark Ewert, Shawna Kenney, Eileen Myles, Alvin Orloff, Tara Jepsen, Jan Richman, Jackie Strano)
Book Soup (Orange County Branch)
South Coast Plaza
Suite 2400, 3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.689.2665
Email
Website
Contact bookstore for parking information
7pm
All Ages
$FREE


March 9, 2004 (San Francisco, CA)

Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea present and sign Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person

(With featured writers Thea Hillman, Trebor Healey, Tara Jepsen, Ricky Lee, Ali Liebegott, Eileen Myles, Alvin Orloff, Jan Richman, Loren Rhoads, Horehound Stillpoint, and Jackie Strano)

3/9/2004
Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person
(Thea Hillman, Trebor Healey, Tara Jepsen, Ricky Lee, Ali Liebegott, Eileen Myles, Alvin Orloff, Jan Richman, Loren Rhoads, Horehound Stillpoint, Jackie Strano)
City Lights
261 Columbus Ave. (at Broadway)
San Francisco, CA 94133
415.362.8193
Email
Website
Contact bookstore for parking information
7:30pm
All Ages
$FREE

February 2004 Clint Catalyst Readings

February 26, 2004 (West Hollywood, CA)

Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea present and sign Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person

(With featured readers Amelia G, Pleasant Gehman, Trebor Healey, Shawna Kenney, Alvin Orloff, Horehound Stillpoint)

2/26/2004
Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person
(Amelia G, Pleasant Gehman, Trebor Healey, Shawna
Kenney, Alvin Orloff, Horehound Stillpoint)
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3410
Email
Website
Limited street parking (Come early!)
7pm
All Ages
$FREE

Bookstore description:
Forty writers. One rule. Each story must be told in the first person. We invite you to a night of super-fresh local literary glitter as the wickedly
talented Clint Catalyst Cottonmouth Kisses and Michelle Tea The Chelsea Whistle kick off the publication of their new anthology that brings together a dream cast of literature’s new avant-garde, sandwiched alongside a few writers appearing in print for the first time. Catalyst calls the end product “a wonderful sampling of oddities, like a dangerous box of chocolates or an unmarked prescription bottle.” Care to sample?
(Alyson Books)


February 28, 2004 (Los Angeles, CA)

Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea present and sign Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person

(With featured readers Dennis Cooper, Mark Ewert, Kathe Izzo, Eileen Myles, Jan Richman, Steven Salardino, Jackie Strano)

Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person
(Dennis Cooper, Mark Ewert, Kathe Izzo, Eileen Myles, Jan Richman, Steven Salardino, Jackie Strano)
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175
Email
Website
Limited street parking (Come early!)
7:30pm
All Ages
$FREE

Bookstore description:
From these two exciting outsider authors/editors comes an anthology of intelligent observations from the margin. 40 pioneers and heirs of the
literary avant-garde excavate the funny, freaky, limitless, and all-too-real worlds rarely discussed and barely seen.
(Alyson Books)


February 29, 2004 (Early Evening — West Hollywood, CA)

Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea present and sign Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person

(With featured readers Mark Ewert, Kathe Izzo, Tara Jepsen, Ali Liebegott, Alvin Orloff, Horehound Stillpoint, Jackie Strano)

2/29/2004
Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person
(Mark Ewert, Kathe Izzo, Tara Jepsen, Ali Liebegott, Alvin Orloff, Horehound Stillpoint, Jackie Strano)
A Different Light Bookstore
8853 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310.854.6601
Website
Limited street parking (Come early!)
7:30pm
All Ages
$FREE


February 29, 2004 (Late Evening — West Hollywood, CA)

Open to the public: A book release party for Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person, edited by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea*

(Event includes: Contributor Q & A session, djs Rudy Bleu (from the punk bands $3 Puta and Hot n Heavy) and Dave White from Instinct magazine, spinning under hismoniker DJ Mrs. White in the Library with a Lead Pipe. Special musical performance by Tre’ Lux, the new band by Switchblade Symphony founder and lead singer Tina. This is the first time Tre’ Lux has performed in the United States.)

2/29/2004
Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person Book Release
(Rudy Bleu, Dave White, Tre’ Lux)
The Parlour
7702 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323.650.7968
Email
Website
Limited street parking (Come early!)
10pm-2am
21+
$FREE

* This event is sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

April-September 2003 Clint Catalyst Readings

April 26, 2003 (Las Vegas, NV)

Clint Catalyst performs new material from Turnskin at Convergence 9, the annual gloom cookie convention, held this year in Las Vegas!

4/26/2003
Convergence 9
Las Vegas, NV
Website
4pm


June 15, 2003 (West Hollywood, CA)

Trinidad, Jillian Lauren, Clint Catalyst, author of Cottonmouth Kisses, Gitane Demone of Christian Death (performing a solo set), James St. James, author of Disco Bloodbath, Bett Williams, author of Girl Walking Backwards.

6/15/2003
Scutter Benefit, Pt. 2
(Trinidad, Jillian Lauren, Clint Catalyst, Gitane Demone, James St. James, Bett Williams)
The Parlour
7702 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
7pm
21+
$3


September 2, 2003 (San Francisco, CA)

The Radar Reading Series curated by Michelle Tea featuring Peter Pizzi from East Boston, MA, Inga Muscio from Portland, OR, Clint Catalyst and Felicia Luna Lemas from Los Angeles, CA

9/2/2003
The Radar Reading Series
(Peter Pizzi, Inga Muscio, Clint Catalyst, Felicia Luna Lemas)
Main Public Library, Civic Center
San Francisco, CA
6pm
All Ages
$Free

February-September 2002 Clint Catalyst Readings

February 14, 2002 (Venice, CA)

Love Stinks
A night of romantic casualties, as shared by mod-prim performance art guru Ron Athey, the swish-hipped acerbic-lipped Clint Catalyst, former club kid royalty & author of the best-selling Disco Bloodbath James St. James, and Warhol superstar-turned-painter-turned-cult actress-turned-writer Mary Woronov. This assault on Cupid begins is a superb support of the arts & downright steal at seven bucks.

2/14/2002
Love Stinks
(Clint Catalyst, James St. James, Mary Woronov)
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
310-822-3006
7:30pm
$7


February 24, 2002 (Santa Monica, CA)

Poptarts presents a night of: Puppet Terror Sunday, February 24, 2002 at Highways

Hi kids! Do puppets scare the living daylights out of you? Are marionettes a phobia that1s been interfering with your daily routine? Have you ever had the suspicion that you might be a display mannequin and your days as a human are numbered? Do you think that tiny, evil mechanical clowns live under your bed and are plotting to kill you this very minute? Do small dogs in sweaters make you anxious? Do team mascots fill you with dread? Do mimes make you nauseous? Are you now or have you ever been sexually attracted to a ventriloquist dummy? Are you ready for some fun- no strings attached?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may need support and a forum for discussing your special needs. You will need unlimited access to information, advice and hands-on assistance in dealing with these issues from a caring and informed staff of professionals who have experience in this specialized area. Puppet Terror Magazine can help! A brand new fanzine (edited by Maid Marionette and Our Lady of Puppetual Hell) Puppet Terror is dedicated to anyone whose ever been terrorized by (or terrorized others with) hand puppets, marionettes and ventriloquist dummies. We also deal extensively with fears involving clowns, mimes, team mascots and the like. You are not alone! We understand!

To celebrate the launch of this innovative, important publication, Poptarts (curated by Marcus Kuilland-Nazario) is presenting a special night of Puppet Terror. On the bill are filthy, psychotic puppet master Paul Zaloom, the 3Muppets On Acid2 extravaganza of The Cinnamon Roll Gang, the Borscht-Belt dementia of puppeteer Howard Seth Cohen, the unbelievably enormous Celebration Arts Giant Puppets, and, direct from the Velvet Hammer, sinfully satanic puppetease Valentina Violette. There will also be readings (with testimonials to marionette mayhem and dummy decadence by Iris Berry, Clint Catalyst, and your hostesses for the evening, Shawna Kenny (aka Maid Marionette) and Pleasant Gehman (Our Lady Of Puppetual Hell). Just plain wrong videos, by Steve Hall and Jessica Newton-Smith, featuring bad puppets doing bad things will screen all night. Puppet-themed songs will be spun by the Vinyl Ventriloquist himself, The Millionaire, and more scary surprises will be announced. The first issue of the magazine, featuring true confessions, sick stories and puppet pin-ups will be available, as will as a limited edition of Puppet Terror designer T-shirts. There will be a bar, because in order to get through this event, you WILL need cocktails. Puppet fetish wear is heartily encouraged. Medical attendants will be on call, but we urge you to bring your own straight jacket!

2/24/2002
Puppet Terror
(Clint Catalyst, Paul Zaloom, The Cinnamon Roll Gang, Howard Seth Cohen, Celebration Arts Giant Puppets, Valentina Violette, Iris Berry, Shawna Kenny, Pleasant Gehman)
Highways
1651 18th St.
(north of Olympic)
Santa Monica, CA
310.315.1459 (to reserve tickets)
Email
8pm
$10


March 3, 2002 (West Hollywood, CA)

Craig Curtis, author of the scathingly hilarious speed queen novel Fabulous Hell and Clint Catalyst read at Dada: Unhappy Hour, a new spoken word series curated by the legendary sweet-and-sour word-slinger Lydia Lunch. There’ll be drink specials and fabulous hosts at this romantic bordello locale–

3/3/2002
Dada: Unhappy Hour
(Clint Catalyst, Craig Curtis, Lydia Lunch)
7702 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
7pm
$FREE


April 6, 2002 (Los Angeles, CA)

Fabulous Chicken Kisses: Words and Sex with Speed Queens and Sissy Boys
David Perry, author of Chicken: Self Portrait of a Young Man For Rent, Craig Curtis, Daniel Cartier, and Clint Catalyst tell it like it was and is.

4/6/2002
Fabulous Chicken Kisses: Words and Sex with Speed Queens and Sissy Boys
(Clint Catalyst, David Perry, Craig Curtis, Daniel Cartier)
The Harmony Gallery
5911 1/2 Franklin
(next door to Counterpoint Books, across Bronson)
Los Angeles, CA
323.957.7965
8pm
$5


May 5, 2002 (San Francisco, CA)

S.F. Versus L.A. Spoken Word Reading Series
Curated and MCed by the fabulously talented, flaming firecracker of a gal, Michelle Tea. S.F. readers include Cooper Lee Bombardier, Dodie Bellamy, and Erika Lopez; Smog City defense team includes Craig Curtis, Pleasant Gehman, Shawna Kenney and Clint Catalyst. All proceeds go to L.A. visitors!

5/5/2002
S.F. Versus L.A. Spoken Word Reading Series
(Clint Catalyst, Michelle Tea, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Dodie Bellamy, Erika Lopez, Craig Curtis, Pleasant Gehman, Shawna Kenney)
Amnesia
853 Valencia St (at 19th)
San Francisco, CA
415-970-8336
7:30pm (doors open)
8pm (showtime)
$5


May 11, 2002 (Los Angeles, CA)

5/11/2002
Ladyfest Benefit
(Clint Catalyst, Brenda Martinez, Rachel Kann, Monah Li, Shawna Kenney, Rudy Scutter, Nafeesa Monroe, Iris Berry)
Harmony Gallery
5911 1/2 Franklin Ave. (near Bronson)
323-957-7965
Dave [art], or Shawna [readings]/Website
8pm
$5 suggested donation


June 6-10, 2002 (Salt Lake City, UT)

Goths in Utah! Hey gloom cookies, if you’re in the UT vicinity or just feel like taking a little vacation into its shadowy regions, I’ll be M.C.ing and performing at the ‘Dark Arts Festival’ there from June 6-10, 2002. My pals Jared Gold and Dame Darcy will be venturing out from L.A., as well, & scads of other cool folks from around the country will be converging in the Mormon territory, too. Cruise on over to http://darkarts.utahgoth.net for all the sordid details… The SLC peeps are some of the nicest people I’ve encountered in my travels, & I greatly anticipate sharing this spookfest with them! Yay.

6/6-10/2002
Dark Arts Festival
(Clint Catalyst, Jared Gold, Dame Darcy)
Utah
Website


June 23, 2002 (Los Angeles, CA)

Clint Catalyst performs with a great line-up for Scutterfest, the queer punk rock festival. Woo woo! Come see me sling it with The Blood Arm, Boy Scout, Feelings on a Grid, Pleasant Gehman, Gravy Train, Hot N Heavy (my new fave local band!), Loudboy, Madame Morte, Operation Kitty Project, the wickedly adorable Radical Cheerleaders, and Radio Vago. Scutterfest is a non-profit event with a scholarship fund for queer youth; scholarships will be awarded at Sunday night’s show. See you there!

6/23/2002
Scutterfest
(Clint Catalyst, The Blood Arm, Boy Scout, Feelings on a Grid, Pleasant Gehman, Gravy Train, Hot N Heavy, Loudboy, Madame Morte, Operation Kitty Project, Radical Cheerleaders, Radio Vago)
Fais Do Do
5257 W. Adams Blvd.
323-954-8080
Email
Website
5pm


July 13, 2002 (Los Angeles, CA)

It is my pleasure and priviledge to be curating a room / two-hour slot in the incomparable mega-multi-media hyper-intellectual interactive art event known as Platinum Oasis. Platinum Oasis, the experimental wing of Los Angeles Outfest, is the brainchild of legends Ron Athey and Vaginal Creme Davis. The experiment I’m throwing together is entitled “Eight / Ate: Homos, Homonyms, and Speaking Italics.” I anticipate it as being comparable to conducting a storm. It is scheduled to take place from 8:30 till 10:30 p.m., featuring spontaneous performance and exploration from: Rudy Bleu, a latino/chicano queer cultural activist. Mr. Bleu is editor of the ‘zine Scutter and host of the annual Scutterfest, a benefit festival to raise funds for the Scutter Queer Youth in Arts Scholarship. He also spends his time making music in the bands $3 Puta and Hot N Heavy. Clint Catalyst, the Southern-fried sissy-fied author of Cottonmouth Kisses, freelance writer and public nuisance Jared Gold, a Mormon Shawna Kenney, a freelance writer, Mistress of Ceremonies at Hollywood’s Harmony Gallery, and author of the award-winning memoir, I Was A Teenage Dominatrix Larva, the enchantress from Los Angeles, who will be performing cabaret. She is a designer’s assistant at Jared Gold Couture and Black Chandelier. Her turn ons include: staring at candy, screaming diaherrea from the car window, and the progression of her six senses. Her turn offs include: Tattoos, the f#$@! parking patrol, and the over cooked “pasta” at Sizzler. Dito Montiel, author of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, who likes to fish (alone). Michelle Tea, Lambda Lit award-winning author of Valencia and punk rock dyke poster girl and Trinidad, the self-searching sadistic pseudo-masochistic spoken word artista. A tyro performer in OutFest, spinning the best of Latino erotica, world history, social genre, and human behavior. Using the power and wit behind words, distorting reality with the indifference of objectivity. Tickets are available through the Outfest Los Angeles website.

7/13/2002
Platinum Oasis
(Ron Athey, Vaginal Creme Davis, Rudy Bleu, Clint Catalyst, Jared Gold, Shawna Kenney, Larva, Dito Montiel, Michelle Tea, Trinidad)
Website


September 2, 2002 (Seattle, WA)

Clint Catalyst performs a chapter from Turnskin, his work-in-progress. Would love to see and meet you there!
xoxCC

9/2/2002
Bumbershoot Literary Arts Festival
(Clint Catalyst)
Seattle, WA
5:30-6pm
Website (for tickets & info)

June-July 2001 Clint Catalyst Readings

July 20, 2001 (West Hollywood, CA)

I’ll be slingin’ some word with the fagulous Thea Hillman from San Francrisco-disco, hot off the stilletoed heels of her nationwide tour for her new book, Depending on the Light, along with Shawna Kenney author of the best-selling, award-winning, soon-to-be-a-motion-picture (no lie! though she hates when I brag about this) scathing memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix. They’re both coolio chicklets; I heart them. So Come On Out & Give It Up For Us, fkrs! It’s in waaaay gay West Hollywood.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
(across the street from Tower Records)
Free parking in back
7pm


July 14, 2001 (Los Angeles, CA)

For July’s Outfest in Los Angeles, performance artiste/shrimp job princess (s)extraordinaire Vaginal Davis & legendary mod-prim NEA reject art guru visionary Ronathey are curating a special all-night interactive art installation event called ‘Platinum Oasis’ at the historic Hollywood seedy speed rumpwrangler motel, the Coral Sands.
These bitches have lassoed in one serious mthafkn’ line-up of performers for this 18-hour long (s)extravaganza of plushie porn & avant-garde Crisco-disco action, including Ann Magnuson, Bruce La Bruce, Divinity Fudge, Kembra Pfhaler, Dame Darcy, Lydia Lunch, Franko B. from London, burlesque troupe The Velvet Hammer, osseus labyrint, hip hopera star & roughneck gay rapper Dead Lee, and death rock demigod Ogre from Skinny Puppy, Oghr, et al. *I* don’t even go on until 1 a.m., but who gives a burning bunghole dropping; I’m so stoked to be included in this line-up, I might seriously soil myself! The festivities are gettin’ thrown down the eve of July 14th 2001, so tattoo the date to your inner thighs, Pigfuckers, Or Order Your Advance Tickets Now! –and natch, you want the all night pass. * + *

7/14/2001
Outfest
(Clint Catalyst, Vaginal Davis, Ronathey, Ann Magnuson, Bruce La Bruce, Divinity Fudge, Kembra Pfhaler, Dame Darcy, Lydia Lunch, Franko B., The Velvet Hammer, osseus labyrint, Dead Lee, Ogre)
Los Angeles
323.960.0636 (to order tickets)


June 27, 2001 (West Hollywood, CA)

Join us in night of Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and NO Censorship co-sponsored by LA Weekly’s laloveseat.com.

To celebrate LA Weekly’s very cool music week and Music Awards, HustlerHollywood’s Carnal Carnival has assembled a bunch of perverted punks to rant about Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll and NO Censorship.

The perverted punks are Etiquette For Outlaws authors Rob Cohen and David Wollock, Cottonmouth Kisses author Clint Catalyst, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints author Dito Montiel, I Was A Teenage Dominatrix author Shawna Kenney, Escape From Houdini Mountain author Pleasant Gehman and Motochrist guitarist, Marc Diamond. In addition to the rants there will be a few impromptu performances including a sing-along punk version of the Kinks’ Lola. So if you’ve had any experience with or views on Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll and No Censorship, show up and mouth off. There will be an aftershow party across Sunset at the Cat Club where more uncensored things will go on. You’ll find us out back, on the patio.

6/27/2001
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and NO Censorship
(Clint Catalyst, Rob Cohen, David Wollock, Dito Montiel, Shawna Kenney, Pleasant Gehman, Marc Diamond)
Hustler Hollywood
8920 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
310.860.9009
Website
Free parking in the rear of the store
8pm
Adults-only
$FREE


June 2-3, 2001 (Salt Lake City, UT)

Third Communion Dark Arts Festival
Featuring: Voltaire< – from NYC, Clint Catalyst – from Los Angeles, Apocalypse Theatre – from Minneapolis, Local acts: Domiana, Redemption, Tragic Black, River Head.

6/2-3/2001
Third Communion Dark Arts Festival
(Clint Catalyst, Voltaire, Apocalypse Theatre, Domiana, Redemption, Tragic Black, River Head)
740 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
$13(both days)/$7(one day)