Tenacled sawfish and the can can club
thankyou can can for a dlightful night! I am sure to return
shortly, it was high noon before an eye was winked!! ouch!!!
so I anticipated this night and returned early from my canadian trip! I was honored to be asked to join these charactors at The can Can to show my dolls and to witness this esquisite experience!
Armitage Shanks contacted me 2 weeks prior about possibally having a doll exhibit and I thought ahh sure I have a month i will make some clever lil tenacled sawfish and a doll of his likeness.... well a week later I heard from him and it was actually Feb 17th not march 17th!
So I started stitching and cutting!
I arrived a bit early and was escorted into the Can Can by Kyle(the manager/owner?) I set my table up and shortly realised that I had NO ATM card!! Ouch! well I had $11.00 to hold me over til Xtina would be meeting up with me! So I sipped down a pint as to make it last as long as possible!
An angelic young lady walked up to my display and bought a dolly!
To my surprise Ken Lee an ol pal showed up to keep me company! He was kind enough to buy me a drink!
The show was about to begin and they grabbed an audiance member whom looked as if she was clelebrating her day of birth! A silly strip tease by two young gentelmen!
With the red lighting and moulin painted walls, you were sure to be in a mystical mood!
Tentacled sawfish appeared and I was able to show Armitage his Paynecreation I feel he was very pleased with what I had made! I met the other members that complete this ensamble!
Ann Atomic took the stage in her breathtaking physique and naughty demeanor! She Gave us a classy burlesque tease!
Magic was lined up next by Seattle's own Scotty! Which brought the lovely Valerie seamstress and jewlery designer of the bizarre out for this occasion! Card tricks and mishaps filled the room!
It was time for the almighty "Tentacled sawfish", four men whom play anything from the washboard to musical saw. Accordians and ol' world sounds filled the air! I was in sure heaven! I had found my people where I belong and yes, you may recall my bliss at the Undisclosed , and yes it can surely compare to this and more!
Disinegrating dolls and toys filled the drum kit! A fancy boy and girl holding brass horns took a vacancy on the side and , joined in about half way through the set! Including a vocal contribution from the sassy blonde horn player!
Yes the sound and facial expressions from front-man Drew resembled Tom Waites being tied to a trintrack by the devil! Brilliant in otherwords!
Piano man smoothly moved on to a vintage accordian and delighted us residing next to the stand up bass fink with decor' of rubber sea creatures and toys to help him in his crime!...
I sat afoot to capture any magic in my digital device, TS took a brief intermission and I wandered into the alley to stumble upon the brass marchers warming up.. Could the night get better?
Well as TS re-enetered the ralm, frontman Drew grasped onto a shark jaw and clinked and clanked to make unique sounds come to life only reaffirming the feel of the underbelly with the atrraction of a snake charmer under the sea.
Did I mention we were literally underground, above us the 100+ year-old sidewalks and buildings as our shelter in the emerald city. It was clever, it was dark and it was throbbing.
As soon as they had finished their mistique Shanks bought Miss O a nice tall ale and the marching band pranced in as soilders of the dustbowl.
My gal of the night was ready to prance onto the next event and I was not sure that I'd ever wanted to depart this atmosphere, but agreed to join her. I knew deep in my "Ill fame harlot" mind(the name of my new band, wanna be init?),that this was only the begining of a new chapter in the "underground Mishaps of one MIss Oblivious"