9.30.2004

Thanks again to Pat McCarthy for capturing another SpeakEasily on digital memory. Below are his photos from Fez Night at Speak Easily, two weeks ago…

Yeah, nothing but class…Jen encourages Sailor Billy the right way…with money. Check out the size of that fez.


MR. MYSTIC’s grand finale!


The Indra and Cracker Jack Salteen’s rendition of Lily Marlene.


Odessa Lil and Cracker Jack Salteen work out technical difficulties with microphone height.


Eva von Slut had ‘em begging for more!


What sort of convention was this, Pat?


Rose Pistola and Comfy Chair!




9.22.2004



It’s official! TUESDAY is the new Friday!
And how!
This Tuesday, September 28, 2004, SpeakEasily welcomes back:

TIPPY CANOE AND THE PADDLEMAN!
Yes! Shake a leg with TIPPY CANOE AND THE PADDLEMEN, the 1920's jazzcountrydoowoppop uke/upright bass duo!
AND
Burlesque beauty THE FLYING FOX brings old-time Hollywood glamour to the SpeakEasily stage…but just when you thought we were becoming civilized…
HERE COMES
Bombshell Betty's "Burlesquercise!" Bonanza!

AND, of course, THE MILE HIGH METER DANCERS are FOR RENT…their
dance-floor affections are all yours for a few dollars a dance. Getta load of these gold-diggers! They’re hot stuff!

http://www.oaklandmilehigh.com/index.html
to view pictures: http://www.wolfmann.blogspot.com

The Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland CA
Doors and Meter Dancing at 8, Show starts 9-ish
$5
Info: speakeasily@gmail.com

Oakland, Baby…Oakland,
~Odessa Lil~

AND WHAT'S DOES THE FUTURE HOLD???
http://www.oaklandmilehigh.com/cal/2004/09/index.html

9.20.2004

Check this out:

WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDAY! (September 22nd)
it's TIPPY CANOE & THE PADDLEMAN(*uke & bull-fiddle duo*)
displaying their audio wares live and lively on KZSU Radio 90.1FM
http://www.kzsu.org
Stanford University with The Big Chief!

For all of you far and farther please direct your computer box to:
http://kzsulive.stanford.edu/ for a live webcast.

Wednesday, KZSU Radio
9 o'clock pm- Pacific Standard Time

Tippy may be giving out a few free tickets to the upcoming SpeakEasily show, so tune in!

9.16.2004

High Holy Days, Batman!
SpeakEasily is throwing a BURLESQUE BLOWOUT this Tuesday, September 21st!
Dig on this: Three beautiful ladies of the burlesque, one swinging slamswing band, one mystical comedian, a disgruntled uke-playing sailor, AND all the Meter Dancers you can grab!
All for just $6!
BUT WAIT…there’s a SPECIAL DEAL: Wear a FEZ and get in for just $4!!! (Why? Why the hell not?)
You and your fez will shake a leg or three with COMFY CHAIR!The worlds last, and first, time traveling band, COMFY CHAIR is a high voltage tribute to the Jazz Age, peddling their own patented genre of music: SLAMSWING, a hybrid of hot swing jazz et rock moderne!
AND YES, like I said before -- it’s a burlesque blowout with EVA VON SLUT and the DEBAUCHEROUS DOLLS! These girls have the curves and the moves and they are not afraid to use them! And how!
But what would a night at SpeakEasily be without a sailor?! CRACKER JACK SALTEEN is dropping in! Did The Ramones and Rudy Vallee have a lovechild?
AND a special appearance by MR. MYSTIC! Beware: he might hypnotize you into buying him a drink.
AND, of course, THE MILE HIGH METER DANCERS, those ravishing rowdy rabble rousers, can be all yours for the duration of a song (in exchange for just a few bucks tucked discreetly in a garter or perhapsin a more creative place). They are professionals! Professional whats, I don’t know.
For crying out loud, let's get hot!

The Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland CA
Doors and Meter Dancing at 8, Show starts at 9
$6
http://www.oaklandmilehigh.com/
Info: speakeasily@gmail.com

I think my horse got towed,
~Odessa Lil~


9.15.2004

9.10.2004



TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY!
This Tuesday, September 14th, SpeakEasily brings you the father, the son, and the holy ghost of jazz:
THE WAX TRIO
Starring "the world's greatest guitar player" Gennaro Cannelora, these three wise men will get you jumpin’ with their collision of soul, surf, jazz and flamenco.
AND
There may be only one SpeakEasily burlesque sweetheart ROSE PISTOLA, but this hot number comes on like a triple barreled gun…POW POW POW! Who’s ever heard of a triple barreled gun? Who cares! Look at the girl!
AND, of course, THE MILE HIGH METER DANCERS are FOR RENT…their dance-floor affections are all yours for a few dollars a dance. Getta load of these gold-digging beauties…these Bearcats will eat you UP! AND HOW!

http://www.oaklandmilehigh.com/index.html

The Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way,
Oakland CA
Doors and Meter Dancing at 8, Show starts 9-ish
$5
Info: speakeasily@gmail.com

As if the universe lifted it’s hemline and I beheld the ankles of G-D,
~Odessa Lil~

AND WHAT'S DOES THE FUTURE HOLD???http://www.oaklandmilehigh.com/cal/2004/09/index.html

9.03.2004

Come on folks! Let’s get Frisky! And How!
This Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at SpeakEasily -



Everyone’s favorite Tin Pan Alley Troubadours THE FRISKY FROLICS!
These boys are armed with ukuleles, kazoos, and straw hats…and they’re not afraid to use them!
Once voted “Best Band for the New Depression” by the Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay, they’ll certainly get you jumpin’ and get your mind off of our nation’s teetering future. Did I just say that?

Desiré d'Amour, The Creole Queen of Burlesque! Grrrrrrrrrrrwowwwwwww!
She’s modeled for photographers Charles Gatewood, Eric Kroll, and Steve Diet Goedde AND you’ve seen her in the Zombie Beauty Pageant, Dane's Dames Burlesque, and Spectacular Spectacular! NOW see her grace Oakland’s own night of Weimar Perversions…SpeakEasily!

AND, of course, THE MILE HIGH METER DANCERS are FOR RENT…their dance-floor affections are all yours for a few dollars a dance. Getta load of these gold-digging baby grands and baby vamps…these Bearcats will eat you alive!
AND HOW!

http://www.oaklandmilehigh.com/index.html

The Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland CA
Doors and Meter Dancing at 8, Show starts 9-ish
$5
Info: speakeasily@gmail.com

Klassy with a K,
~Odessa Lil~

AND WHAT'S DOES THE FUTURE HOLD???
http://www.oaklandmilehigh.com/cal/2004/09/index.html

9.02.2004

The very gifted artist and audience member Daniel Martinez brings us his first in the SpeakEasily Meter Dancer series: