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San Francisco Wrap-up! The #aFoxalypse2015

Can I rave a bit?

Ok.

San Francisco was great!

The Red Hots Burlesque show at Beatbox on Wednesday was fantastic. Great cast, professional venue, and fun audience. I highly recommend checking out one of their shows if you are in the Bay Area.

Fox at Red Hots!
Fox at Red Hots!
Red Hot mic check!
Red Hot mic check!

Thursday I mucked around San Francisco proper. Mostly at the Fisherman’s Wharf. I checked out the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien. It’s pretty amazing how they’ve kept the ship in running order for 72 years. The thing was built to last!IMG_5923

 

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And Sea Lions!

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Then there are the Greenwich Stairs of Telegraph Hill… You know me, if it’s hard I have to try it out. Three hundred and seventy-eight stairs. Took me 10 minutes up, and after checking out Coit Tower, 6 minutes down…

Greenwich Stairs
Greenwich Stairs

 

And hangin with my friend at the White Horse Inn, the oldest gay bar in San Francisco!

White Horse Inn
White Horse Inn

Being wild at heart I took a drive on Friday and visited Big Basin State park then made my way over to Half Moon Bay. I have no words for how beautiful the mountains, Sequoias, and Ocean are. Here’s a few pics that may give you a sense.


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SATURDAY was my big day. My first hosting of an erotic poetry open mic. We had a few poets and I peppered in my own work. The event took place at Wicked Grounds, San Francisco’s bdsm coffee joint. Me and them, nice fit eh?  I was impressed with the poetic talent on display. A good time was had by all! I also have the feeling there may be other hosting gigs in my future.

Counting Calories at Wicked Grounds!
Counting Calories at Wicked Grounds!
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Tangled

And present @Gerbilfluff with the award for best twitter poem in the #aFoxalypse contest! Congrats The Gerbil!

Learning a little blues fusion dance later that evening was something too. Hi to the ever so patient people I met and danced with into the small hours that evening! *waves* You all made my night!

Sunday I had a good chunk of time to check out a bit more of the city. Haight-Ashbury, the botanical gardens, the AIDS memorial grove, and the Golden Gate at sunset were all showstoppers in their own ways.

AIDS Memorial Grove
AIDS Memorial Grove
AIDS Memorial Groves
AIDS Memorial Groves
Fox trumpet in an Angel's Trumpet
Fox trumpet in an Angel’s Trumpet
The Haight-Ashbury intersection
The Haight-Ashbury intersection
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No words!

Add to all that coolness, my host TeaseBlossom and her partner who were warm and welcoming and I thank them sincerely. It was through their hospitality that I was able to make the trip. I hope to see them again!

So there is the wrap up for all those random travel pictures I’ve been peppering my social media with for the last week! I am by no means done performing for the summer, but I’ll be staying local. My next show is at the Mounds Theater in St Paul for the Top Drawer Burlesque Expo.

Top Drawer 2015
Top Drawer 2015

More info on that soon!

 

 

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ND fun!

Had a fantastic time in my first ND show with Bad Weather Burlesque last night! So much fun hanging with Enchanting Erica and company!

I highly recommend the next time you’re in Fargo that you look this crew up!

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And I’m so tickled to be on the poster that I selfied with it.. >_>

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BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

B.J. Armani, last night’s MC, has acquired me as a surprise guest at B.J. Armani’s Cabaret in Grand Forks tonight!

bj armanis vday showClick here for the FB link!

So Grand Forks, I AM IN YOU! And you are my Valentine! I have some poetry and puppetry for you!

 

 

 

The Next Ep of The Art Of Burlesque is Up!

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Raven Boylesque and Jeez Louise are on this week’s episode. Along with segments from Hussy Hautepants and Fox Smoulder.

Mercury Stardust’s weekly interview this week is with Jeez Loueez the Honey Badger of Burlesque.. Along with an amazing interview with the well spoken and artistic Raven, the original Mr. Boylesque of Australia. Also some erotic poetry from Fox Smoulder, burlesque tips from Hussy Hautepants and the controversial thought of the week with Mercury Stardust.

Click here to Listen!

FARGO PEOPLE! Find a sitter and lock up your animals! I’m coming for you!

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Lookit! I’m coming your way in two weeks. Are you ready to get Foxed? This is your chance to see me live and pick up a copy of my CD if you haven’t already bought it on iTunes or Amazon! If you have already bought a digital copy, just show it to me on your device and you still get a free magnet!

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(And yes I’ll sign it for you 😉

Click here of the Facebook event page for FATAL ATTRACTION: A Bad Weather Burlesque Valentine!

The Art of Burlesque Podcast erotic poetry spot!

The Art of Burlesque Podcast by Mercury Stardust  will be live next week and my Foxy poetry has a regular spot in it! The first episode includes interviews with special guests Tigger! and Moxie Rhodes, with burlesque tips by Hussy Hautepants.  Go check out the fan page and give it a like to stay informed of release dates and more shows. The art of Burl

Edit: It’s up! Click here for the Art of Burlesque

Art of Burlesque Podcast Facebook fan page

Thankful I’m a Woman

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I am a woman who doesn’t own a dress

I am woman and I can’t stress

How much I need to confess

That I can fix a drain and kill the spiders, but I still like to be held from time to time

And being treated like a petty girl in bed on occasion is sublime

Even dirty,

Cos I’m masculine of center but only just
I’m right in the middle and I feel I must

Bust the crust of this dichotomy just to be me

And free

I am a woman redefined, coloring outside the lines of genderly pictures people have in their minds

You can call me Butch, that’s fine, he she thee ze they

As long as you’re being kind

And sometimes this poem might be the only sign you get

But don’t fret,

Cos I’m a woman.

Damn it Mr. Williams

Fox at Kieren's Erotica Slam 2014 Photo credit: Allison Broeren
Fox at Kieren’s Erotica Slam 2014 Photo credit: Allison Broeren

Well, I’ve never broken down in tears on stage, but this one hit me hard right in the middle.This is a departure from my usual work, but, it’s something that I think needs to be said.  I said sometimes it seems like having the soul of a poet is like having an open wound.  I just feel things, very deep, so deep that when I try to shake it, it rattles around, but won’t get out of my head until I write it or perform it…and even then.. it isn’t always exorcised.

 

 

Damn it Mr. Williams

 

Damn it Mr. Williams

 

Why the fuck.

 

Why don’t we cry for a person

When they’re still alive?

Why when they’re hurt,

Can’t we do more than make a face

and say ‘I sympathize’

 

 

Why doesn’t another person’s pain touch us until they’re gone?

 

Why can’t take away another person’s pain at all?

 

And why are people with such a depth of empathy, the tenderest caring souls who let the world truly touch them,

treated as though they’ve lost their minds,

Even before they lose their minds.

 

The end of life is death,

and death should make the story arc complete,

but sometimes,

it doesn’t.

it feels as if when a person commits suicide their lives become a book with the last chapters torn out.

 

Damn it Mr. Williams, Damn it Ms. Monroe,

Damn it Hemmingway and Mr. Conaway and Gray

and Thompson, Plath, Hutchence, and Woolfe and Cobain

And Van Gogh

And everyone who ever killed themselves,

because, there was more story

 

And Damn it Justin

And Damn it my cousin

And Damn it my friend in high school

 

And I can’t judge

 

Damn it Me

 

I considered it too, so many times,

Stood right at the edge and looked down,

It looks so easy on TV

 

But it’s not

It’s hard to override the body’s overwhelming need to self preserve

When a person truncates their own fate, it has taken every last part of them to fight for that break.

 

I’ve driven blind,

and sped through bottles of pills,

 

never really attempting

still challenging death to take me

but I’m not hers yet.

 

I took the fear and the queasy chest

The endorphin high of pushing too far too fast as evidence that even though death was standing so very near,

That the fear was in some way,

a desire to live.

 

When you’re dead, you can’t change anyone’s mind anymore

And you can’t change you’re own ever again either.

 

If the one constant of existence is change

Even when the possibility of change doesn’t matter to me anymore,

I know objectively that will change too

 

Some suicides are selfish,

they don’t think about anyone else’s harm

 

But some care too much

Because an open heart

can be an open vein gushing empathy and love

 

The church has it wrong

these will be saints too

Because saints, are people who give everything

Giving so much, but not knowing how to accept the same gifts in return

Is suffering

 

Damn it Mr. Williams,

Damn it Robin, can I call you Robin?

and damn them whoever they are

The people or molecules in your brain, who pushed you to break and not bend.

Damn it

I wish you had just one more change of mind, one more chapter.

 

You were author to a book,

No one but the writer wanted to end.

 

 

 

Incorrigible & Intimate, IS FINALLY HERE!

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You’ve asked, so I know you want it… WELL IT’S HERE! As of midnight my album Incorrigible & Intimate is available for download on Amazon and iTunes! I’m still working on physical distribution, but if you see me out and about, just ask. I have a few shows coming up where I’ll be available, most notably the Fierce Queer Burlesque Fest in Madison, WI this weekend and Top Drawer here in Minneapolis on August 15-17th. Check my Facebook page or previous posts here for the links! I’m so excited!

 

 

Free Wallpapers for your phone and desktop

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CDs and merch in hand, the party planning has begun for my album release! Though it’s going to be available before the release because I have two festivals coming up! The official release day when it’ll be available will be when I’m at the Fierce Queer Festival in Madison, WI on July 25th.

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http://www.fiercequeerburlesque.com/fierce/

This will be the same day it will become available online at CDBaby.com, Amazon and iTunes too!

Your next opportunity to see me is at Top Drawer Burlesque Fest here in Minneapolis on August 15-17th!

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Somewhere before or after these will be a party just so we can Fox around! So stay tuned!

Now on to the free stuff. I’ve put together a desktop wallpaper and a couple of phone wallpapers for you to download. I’m not good with photoshop, but I think I have them sized right for the different screens. You should e able to right click on the image and DL the linked file. If this doesn’t work, let me know in the comments, I’ll try to fix it. 🙂

Fox Smoulder Desktop Wallpaper 800X600
The cover art from the front of the CD case
The cover art from the front of the CD case
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Fox Smoulder Desktop Wallpaper 800X600
Fox Smoulder Desktop Wallpaper 800X600

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