Wicked Clown Love is the sixth full length show in my pop star/pop music based performance series. As I’ve been working on this show I’ve been thinking about the elements I’ve worked with as I’ve made this series of pieces. I’ve decided I’m gonna put up a variety of lil essays about these thoughts for you as they relate to my work in general and my upcoming Insane Clown Posse based show (Feb 2-4, 2012 at the Kitchen! Be there!!) in specific so that you, the American public, can read all about it, if you so desire… Here is Part 6, entitled:
NEAL MEDLYN’S WEIRD DUDE ENERGY
When I first talked to the Kitchen about doing this show, I talked to Matthew Lyons about my interest in men, together, feeling feelings and creating communities. He told me about this blog Weird Dude Energy, which, in addition to being a regular source of inspiration, was almost the name of this show.
I decided against it, for various reasons, but I decided in its honor to regale you with my own Weird Dude Energy stories: (more…)
So here I am and here this blog is and here we’ll be talking about the Juggalos and the Insane Clown Posse and the show I’m making about them.
There’s a lot to cover already, you guys.
The six Joker’s Cards:
Weird dude energy, which is the name of a fantastic blog Matthew Lyons told me about, but which I’ve been thinking of as representing all sorts of things I’m interested in and researching in its various iterations in movies, books, and such. It includes Harry Crews, Robert Bly, general men’s movement research, etc.
I also went to see Insane Clown Posse here in New York:
I spent a week upstate, in the woods, rapping and drinking tequila and experiencing katabasis.
Other than all of this, and thinking about wolves and wizards and swords and body hair and poverty and class warfare and sadomasochism and horror movies, I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen in this show, but I think I will figure it out over the next six months or so until it happens.
I’ll have more to tell you guys in a minute.
Thank you for looking at this.
(Much Mother Fucking Clown Love)