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Frank Moore Live Audio Archive at Archive.org

Frank Moore Collection on archive.org

We have uploaded a still-growing collection of live performance music to the Frank Moore Collection on the Live Audio Archive at archive.org. This collection features live recordings by Frank Moore’s Cherotic All-Star Band. It also includes recordings of his jams on his live streaming internet show, Frank Moore’s Shamans Den, that were not always official Cherotic All-Star performances, but featured many members of the band. All of the recordings are available to download for free in a variety of audio formats.

Here are some samples:

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“SING ALONG, JAM ALONG, PLAY ALONG, DANCE ALONG, RUB ALONG, MOVE ALONG WITH FRANK MOORE”
a live solo concert: piano, vocals & chimes as part of Leslie Baker’s Salon via Skype, March 10, 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2012-03-10

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“Dying is Sexy – The Jam – Part 1”
from Dying is Sexy, a 48-hour performance for FADO’S “TIME TIME TIME” in Toronto, Canada, August 27-29, 1999.

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore1999-08-27

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Hot Marshmallow Jam
Recorded live on Frank Moore’s Shaman’s Den
May 19, 2013

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2013-05-19

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The Rage Of Passion Tour 2005 – Il Corral
Frank Moore’s Cherotic All-Star Band
Friday, August 12, 2005
Il Corral, Los Angeles, California.

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2005-08-12

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THE FETISH RITUALS OF OBSESSION OF MUTANT MOTHER LOVERS OF THE MOTOR CITY AND OTHER ARMPITS OF CIVILIZATION!
Frank Moore’s Cherotic All-Star Band
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, 2004
Kimo’s, San Francisco, California.

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2004-05-09

Fuse

August 26, 2003

We are standing
before a gate,
On the edge
Of newness,
Holding hands.

All bodies desire
To merge with,
To fuse with
The core of every body
Within closeness,
Core within all cores.
This is the hidden secret
Of Gravity.
It is not a mere attraction
Of bodies…
Not sexual.
But this desire
Has been long
Thought of as impossible
In this reality of divisions…
Impossible
Because of unwillingness
To melt bodies and forms,
To melt through skin,
To melt beings
With the Other,
Going through layers,
Until cores fuse
Into just life.

But the time has come
For fusion,
A blend of explosions
And implosions
Outside of time and space,
Deep within our body,
Peeling away layers
By deep friction
Of warm love.
Time has come
To start to fade out
The reality of division
By lighting the fuse
Within the small hidden cave
Between our bodies,
Going within the warmth.

The reality of division
Started when the cell of Life
Divided and kept dividing.
This reality of difference
Released the possibilities
Of personal love and creativity,
The possibility of personal responsibility
And being in aware relationship
with THE OTHER.

But before the Pyramids…
A blink of an eye
Within an evolution…
The reality of division
Became CIVILIZATION,
Becoming a filter
Used by the elite
To turn evolution
Into progress
That benefited their
Empires of isolation.

Yes, we are standing
Before a gate,
On the edge of newness.
When we light the fuse
Within the hidden cave,
It will release unimagined
Possibilities.
It will release what has been
Locked up and away for so long.
Get the foot off the neck
Of dreams.
Get the weight of the world
Off the little kid’s back,
Release the deep beating heart
From the tight cage.
It may release blasts
Of tears, pain, joy, giggles.
It will release life
Full of wonder
deep inside our body.
Together we will take
The blasts within us,
Expanding us
In all directions.
We don’t even know
What fuse is.
It may not be any particular act.
We are just following it deeper,
Going past taboos,
Going beyond language…
Just going on a journey
Within between our bodies
Within our trust.
We will make our report
After we return
From the merge core,
And after we discover
A new language.

Life itself
Survives at all
Because of the secret journeys
Of the dismissed
Within small caves
Of love,
Personal trust,
And passion
Beyond taboo.

“Fuse”
A poem by Frank Moore
Read by Edna Floretta
Art/Animation by Michael LaBash
Music by Sander Roscoe Wolff
A segment from the web video series LET ME BE FRANK, Episode 10, “Theater of Melting”
Website for the series: http://frankadelic.com/
Watch episodes: https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank

Old posters

It feels like things are just roaring along and we are running to catch up … !

We had started talking about resuming work on Frank’s multi-volume, full-color, coffee table Performance Books, but we didn’t know it was starting right away … and then one thing led to another …. and we were trying to figure out which year a Gilman Street performance was that just showed up on Facebook … and in the course of searching the internet, we came across this Cornell U. collection of punk flyers … which led to their collection of flyers that included Frank … BOOM! … work on the Performance Book has resumed!

Gilman Street Project, September 1987

New Generic – Swedish American Hall, September 1984

Gilman Street Project, April 22 – June 11, 1988

Gilman Street Project, September 1987

Gilman Street Project, May 27, 1988

This is what is written under Frank’s name on this poster that we found posted on Facebook:
“Several yrs back the paraplegic God type on VideoWest?
He’s back, and boy is he something.”

Posters from: https://digital.library.cornell.edu/?f%5Bsubject_tesim%5D%5B%5D=Frank+Moore

Another layer of moving in …

Today Erika, Alexi and Corey drove here to Sacramento in a 20 ft. U Haul truck filled with Frank’s oil paintings, and the framed art / photos! The oil paintings were neatly packed in the wood structure/box they created for it. The day was spent unloading the truck, but we did manage to hang the neon peace sign in the front window and the first piece of art … Superman!!!

Alexi, Erika and Corey arriving in the U Haul!
Alexi, Erika and Corey arriving in the U Haul!

Alexi opening up the paintings' box
Alexi opening up the paintings’ box

Frank's nude statue in its new home in the garden
Frank’s nude statue in its new home in the garden

Superman!!!
Superman!!!

Way Bay 2

Linda Mac and Michael LaBash in front of Patti Smith paiting

Mikee and I were in Berkeley yesterday and finally got to go to the Way Bay 2 show, which we loved, and saw Frank’s “Patti Smith” painting on display!

It was a very moving, kind of surreal experience for us … it is great!

The photo was taken by Frank, one of the museum staff people, who we ended up talking with for 1/2 hour!!

Linda & Mikee

Frank Moore’s oil painting in Museum show

One of Frank’s oil paintings, “Patti Smith”, is included in the current exhibition , “Way Bay 2” , at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).

“Way Bay 2” is the second exhibition in a series covering artwork from the San Francisco Bay Area over two centuries. Way Bay 2 runs from June 13 – September 2, 2018.

See https://bampfa.org/program/way-bay-2 for more information.

Two of Frank’s oil paintings, “Patti Smith” and “Mariah” were added to the museum’s permanent collection earlier this year.

Photo by Keith Wilson

Photo by Keith Wilson

Photo by Keith Wilson

Photo by Keith Wilson

BAMPFA picked up Frank’s two paintings today for their collection!

The BAMPFA crew of Scott and Mike came this morning with their large truck to pick up Frank’s two paintings for the museum’s permanent collection.

See all of the photos from today plus a short video:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eroplay/albums/72157690367098080

“Mariah” from Frank’s studio wall

“Patti Smith” in our living room

The two paintings secured in the large truck!

“Living Sculpture”

A live performance by Frank Moore 1982-1983
U.C. Berkeley Art Museum, Bancroft Way

From Frank: In “Living Sculpture” I sat for six hours in my position in the museum, waiting for people who were willing to take the time and the energy to talk to me on my word board, letter by letter. I do my art to be with people in a deeper, slower way than normal, polite, social interaction allows. My body is a great tool in this.

See more photos and read reviews of the performance on Frank’s website:
http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/living-sculpture/index.html