April 1st, 2005

ECC, TradeMark, Thimbletron

ECC in the Bay Area this weekend...

Oop, I always forget to use this thing to plug what I'm doing. Anyone in the Bay Area this weekend, two chances to see what The ECC is made of...

-=-=-=-=-=-

So THIS is how The ECC spends their "lull period", where we're supposed to develop new material?

Creating bunny-oriented Laugh-In variants last weekend?

DJing AND performing this weekend?

As non-lullish as it may be, this is exactly what's going on. To wit, The ECC's DJ Pantshead will DJ Friday (as in today, if you're reading this punctually enough) for April Fool's Day and The ECC will perform Saturday, April 2nd for the Dustfish fundraiser.

First and most foolishly: Today, April Fool's Day, sports the stupendous St. Stupid's Day Parade -- you won't miss that will you? -- followed by a gaggle of various after parties. Although The ECC won't be full force at any, The ECC's DJ Pantshead will spin some fun tunes between 8pm and 9pm at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center as part of the first Flambe Lounge of the season. Details below! Sadly, we were invited to be part of the awesome Subgenius show at 12 Galaxies later, and couldn't make it -- but you should!

Secondly: Saturday, April 2nd, brings the Dustfish fundraiser. Dustfish, you say? Wuzzit? While we were camped at Gooferville during Burning Man 2004, our caddy-cornered neighbors at Dustfish were providing fantastic first-rate entertainment on the esplanade all burn long with a full stage, bar, and everything. And boy, are they paying for it! Pity, because it was great and they shouldn't have to foot the bill all themselves. On top of that, they want to do it again! Well, April 2nd is the day where all those fools that were born yesterday can get the push they need to be foolish all over again. Check the details below to see the fantastic array of entertainment offered -- it's truly a treat and a bargain as well. The ECC will perform at the stroke of midnight, stroking our Thimbletron to make beautiful thimbletronic melodies including some new material not heard before in the Bay Area!

Full details for both shows below. Drop in -- no more Bay Area ECC shows for the rest of the month!

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

THE FIRST FLAMBE LOUNGE OF THE SEASON:
an intimate gathering of the absurd, not to be missed!!! Flambe Lounge takes over Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center and presents a costumed ICESCAPADE and BLACKLIGHT BOWLING extravagargantua mixed-up mixer!!!

APRIL FOOLS SK(b)OWLING NIGHT!
At Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center
http://www.skatebowl.com
(Take elevator/stairs on Folsom St side between 3rd and 4th Streets up a level)
$10 in Stupid/FOOLish costume or blacklight sensitive clothing; $15 street clothes
(includes cost of ice skate rental.)
Those who come early enough can bowl and skate!
This is below usual cost. A great chance to catch up with playa friends and make new ones­whether you sk(b)owl or not!
ATTEND AT YOUR OWN RISK AND RISK YOUR OWN ATTENDANCE!

SCHEDULE: 7:30-8:00 Gather with friends in playground outside skating rink
8:00 sharp-10pm Blacklight Bowling (wear blacklight clothing! Limited to 110 people/hr)
9:00-11:00 Ice Skating (can enter rink 8:30pm and accommodate 700 skaters on ice at a time and 1100 in the rink.)

DESCRIPTION: Join April fools and festive tricksters as we take over BOTH the Yerba Buena Bowling alley AND Ice Skating Rink and refurbish them with costumed revelers, games, wacked-out Black Rock City djs, and all manner of burner tomfoolery!

Dress in blacklight reflective clothing and play Survival Bowling (instructions provided upon arrival). But who’s keeping score! Lane changing
is encouraged at this two-hour mix and MIS-matched championshipwreck bowl-off! Bring your own bowling shoes or rent for $3.

Then skate on over to the Ice Skating Rink for figure skating and go round and round and round to musical skating madness and fun fun FUN! Expect random Burning Man Emergency Broadcasts, old school funk and 70s roller disco ice music by the Godfather of Skating and The Black Rock Roller Disco ON ICE!, polkas, exotica and other musical prepostera! We’ll also unveil the map with the new city layout and have other
helpful playa info on hand! (If skating, wear athletic socks. They suggest long pants, sleeves and gloves, but not required. But earmuffs are
always stylish!)

Beer and food may be ordered in the bowling alley; food available in ice skating rink.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

DUSTFISH FUNDRAISER

This EVENT is happening April 2, 2005 at NIMBY www.nimbyspace.org 9pm-sunglasses

I know it's in Oakland, but, you're not going home till Bart starts up again anyway. Believe me!

$5 before 11pm $10 after that........ it's a great space with great peeps....trust me!

and, here's what we have for you so far:

ON THE INDOOR STAGES: LIVE!

GOOFERMAN www.gooferman.com , DR. ABACUS www.dr-abacus.com , FUNKY BEULAH! , ARTEMIS www.artemis.com, ALT TAL www.alttal.com , KURT WAHLBERG (oh yeah!), ECC (EVOLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE) www.evolution-control.com , !1 MAN BANJO!, LA MALINCHE (the best flamenco dancing i've ever seen!) FIRE ARTS COLLECTIVE , and....I have a hard time believing this, but....a FLASH & LORD HUCKLEBERRY DUET singing a medley just for you!

OUTSIDE DJ PLAYGROUND: Tag Team, Scratch Happy DJ MAYHEM featuring:

OOAh...and... SPACECOWBOYS--- SMOOVE...KAPT'N KIRK...MANCUB...RODMAN--and.. LARON AKA SWAN, and our own BASSCADETS.....SHRIMP...NoMe...LEO...DAISY CRAVE....and more.........

FIRE ART AND ROBOT by THERM......VISUALS: SATSI, RAINBOWPUDDLE, and INTERACTIVE SMUT by DR. FRIENDLY!

and....yes, there's more!

A Raffle: WIN A TICKET TO BURNINGMAN!!!!!

THE WHIP OR WHIP-IT RING TOSS with our Naughty Nun, MISS PACO VIRUS (suffer the lash if you fail)

NoNo THE NAUGHTY NAKED APE! (YOU get to be the MONKEY!)

BOOTIECHECKPOINT #11 (FREE YOUR BOOTIE, and the rest will follow!)

and......A HOT TUB MADE OUT OF A SPEEDBOAT ON WHEELS!!!!!! (I'm not kidding)

A Fire HoolaHoop standoff between SWIVELHIPS AND SEXYBITCH!!!

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BODIES IN THE WORLD IN CAGES HANGING FROM THE OVERHEAD CRANES.........

Kinky Klowns, Stilters, Cage, Rope, GoGo and FIRE dancers GALORE, Massage.....and, of course, more!

A FANTASTIC ART INSTALLATION by JOE MANGRUM!!!

Erotic Art, lots of other stuff too..........

I know i'm forgetting stuff.....did i mention the ROBOT? SEX? LOL.......

Oh, wait! For the truly hardcore morning people.....A BACON AND PEANUTBUTTER WAFFLE BREAKFAST! YEP!!! WE'RE FRYING UP A SHITLOAD OF BACON IN THE MORNING!!!!

and, of course, REFRESHMENTS BY THE BEAUTIFUL, BUT DEADLY DUSTFISH CREW!!!

I know I'm forgetting stuff, but, you get the picture, don't you?

This is THE PARTY not to miss!!!!! This is not a test.....it's the real deal!!!! so c'mon!!!!

Let's spread the LOVE and have FUN doing it! (and help our poor, trashy camp get back on the Esplanade so we can keep providing you with high, live....entertainments and trashy good times!)

did i say, WE LOVE YOU? WE DO!

oh, yeah. directions: you can find a map at www.nimbyspace.org, or, coming from SF, take the first 880 exit just off the bridge. stay in the right lanes. take the west grand exit and go a couple stoplights to Mandela Parkway and turn left. Go to 28th St. and park. You won't have any trouble finding us from there. It really is just a hop and skip from SF.

Much love, and many, many thanks in advance................X0X0X0X0X0X0X0X0X