Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Make Up
lisa smolkin did make-overs and quick energy healings as a cool performance/decoration the other night at Trampoline Hall. (get it: decorate the audience members).TH is one of my favourite things to do in Toronto. It is a monthly curated lecture series with set dec @ um..Sneaky Dees. Three lecturers. It usually sells out in about three seconds and people line up for 90minutes plus. I've seen some hilarious sheet go down there. For some reason i kept showing up starving but i was able to eat my dinner while the lectures were going on (vegetarian burrito @ sneaky dees. okay. kind of gross to do that..well, i mean - most people are drinking so..). One of my favourites was this guy (well known music critic whose name escapes me..well the last part cos..well read on) who drove from New York (Unpaid Labour!!!) to do a powerpoint presentation about the history of..his..name - JODY. I almost died it was so hilarious...i guess he got harassed for having a girl's name from The Get Go. (My friend Holly had a little scruffy dog named Jody. I thought that was the cutest thing ever). Jody harkened back to days of slavery and chain gangs..where JODY came to life. (In the armed services, a military cadence or cadence call is a traditional call-and-response work song sung by military personnel while running or marching. In the United States, these cadences are sometimes called jody calls or jodies, after Jody, a recurring character who figures in some traditional cadences.I practically fell in love with the guy. Well, for about 10 minutes.
Lisa made up some posters of 'Before And After' shots. She set up her make-up in the back. It was fun to watch people be transformed. They loved it. It was fun to watch Lisa work. It was like watching Picasso (only way more interesting). The text she wrote on the posters is as follows:
precious and semi-precious gems
heavenly earth states
ya lisa smolkin! kick ASS! Take names!!!
Lisa and I have been calling each other GUY since 1991. Seriously. We met in a women's studies class.