Squiggly Vaudeville IV recap

July 21 we had a fourth edition of squiggly vaudeville with clowns, comedians, dancers, singers, a cellist and a baton twirler! Vanilla Jills is a perfect home for us, being all ages, outdoors, and having great food and beverages (including ice cream cocktails, or alcohol infused milkshakes). It may even be worth a drive)


I debuted a new clown act where I'm a square accountant who just wants to learn how to play bongos! ( but I'm a little scared of my bongos)

Mike Sevigny informed us which Pokemon moves he can and can't do.
The controversial and sarcastic emily doerr.Kailey mckay did baton twirling for us! (She said I could pick her music so I chose Perez Prado and Ursula 1000)

Owzzla had an enthusiastic volunteer!

It was very classy to have a classically trained cellist playing for us. I don't have photos of bijou Nix or ms muffit, but they both did two numbers. We had a blast, please join us next time, August 18. We will be joined by Jon deline, Trudy Bauchery, dame peaches Von killingsworth, and more!

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I HONK! Fest Environmental Encroachment 

This band is totally fun and dresses in wacky costumes. They played for us on the grass in skinner’s butte park. Check them out here. I enjoyed their originals about elephants and bunnies and their cover of Radiohead’s “national anthem.” I feel I really got loose for these drawings and drew them in a Jules Fieffer and or William Blake kind of style. Shaded with copics.

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Texture explorations with black ink

Though it’s often good to plan a drawing out with pencil before the process of inking, this assignment just has you ink right away. Make a grid on yor paper 5×6 is a fine way to do it. Fill in each square with a unique texture. If you are familiar with zentangles, it’s similar to that.

When each square has a unique texture they might look something like this: 

Then we put food coloring and water in spray bottles. We cut out stenciled and put them on photocopies of our original art and sprayed color on them.


Wowwwwwww so pretty!

Busted monks

This wild two piece blues band rocks the house!


Check out their recordings here.

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Candace

candace.gifPortland Witchpop/ stargaze dream pop band Candace shook the roots at Luckys in Eugene, on tour with The Shivas.

These are swirling huge pop songs with shimmering guitars and wavy variable tempos.

I asked how their sound is so huge, and Sarah Rose told me it was a secret. She also said their drummer moved from Minneapolis to Portland and the whole band for followed her. They have songs posted online but i liked nearly every one of their songs live and didnt like the recordings nearly as much.

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Squiggly Vaudeville Recap

 

We had many performances from local entertainers who volunteered their time to support two local establishments that help make Eugene special:  Tsunami Books for Network Charter School.

Eccentric clown John Roy read us some ee cummings and played some silly music.

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Mary Leighton and Maya Rabasa are running for school board and told us some words to convince us their a good fit for the position.

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Jon Deline did magic, sang us a song and juggled! what a triple threat.

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Student band “Feeble” played for us songs they have been practicing at school with their instructor Mara.

 

Ari and her Banjo is always a delight, such fast fingers.

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Local Poet and rabble rouser Jorah Lefleur

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Owzzla the OK and Stellar the Shaky are creative wacky clowns.DSC_0030.JPGDSC_0005.JPG

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18142805_10211365143537947_1145972155_n.jpg Nicole danced for us, she teaches belly dance, dances at MEDGE events and is often in Trek Theater Productions.

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I think Gabby Jesus is one of our funniest and most unique local voices. She told us about her problems dating.

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The beautiful and exotic Souzana danced for us with her wings and her finger cymbalsDSC_0125.JPG18157665_10155490147953690_1853719634190074026_n18198652_10155490148228690_7602823161677442280_n18194570_10155490147633690_3793339723139333643_n

My next squiggly show will be may 27 at Vanilla Jills. There again we will have Owzzla the OK, Invincible Vince and Cienna Jade and special guests Eden Powell and Mike McGowan.

 

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