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The lovely Bella Fiorentino put on a great night once again at Parliament Cafe on Sunday 8th July. It was a lot of fun. She had me as the “feature” artist and it was a lot of pressure because I always think of myself as an ensemble kind of guy. Still I gave them all I got. Maybe a bit more.

The other acts, as always, were standout particularly the first guy Paul was great telling poems about Bondi (my home town), very lyrical and pure. Bella sang a song with her clear haunting voice. It was a very nice laid back night, just like the night in April.

This is what Bella said on FaceBook:

Bring your instruments and spill your woes with some whisky and caffeine, sprinkles and whipped cream! Another night of madness, music, poetry and a saucy erotic comedian, the dearest Sue Thomas! Some StayFly artworks will be on exhibition, the one and only YOORI will be painting the night away and all ticket proceeds go to a charity chosen by you! We wont be voting or ringing any bells for time limits! Just a poem or song per person & if times left you can go again. Hope to see you there!

Sign up is 5.30 with a 6pm start, jam starts around 7.30 and if you would like to sell or exhibit any artworks or handmade thingamabobs (I took some tee shirts and booklets — I know that was a bit cheesy but I sold some, so there!)

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Loose-Leaf Comedy coup

Posted: March 10, 2018 in gigs, poetry slams, stories

When I got to Lazy Bones Lounge Marrickville I thought this must be the place. Was it the quirky turn of the century decor, the photographs and artwork int he  toilets or the statue of Michelangelo’s David (complete with micro penis) in the loo. Its just a lovely place. I felt immediately at home.

I had a really good time at Loose-Leaf Literature night for February.  It was great night. I did my octopus story, the Glory Hole story and two poems. I couldn’t believe I got so much time, it was excellent!

The other acts were good too. A lady told a short story about her mother and two guys did poetry and music, and a lady painted female nudes during the performances — they were all engaging and talented, I had a really good time.

After the show I got a lot of warm feedback from the other acts and the audience. I would love to go back there and perform again.

Here’s what they said about the night:

Sydney is a city overflowing with creative talent. Join us on Monday 26th February as Loose Leaf Literature celebrates the wonderful weirdos who keep our city bright, beautiful and inspirational.

Performing on the night:
– Lily Gollightly – Calvin Cheater – Sue Thomas – Finn Keogh – Live art by Bronte Rosebery

$10 Entry from 7:30pm, back in our cosy space at Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville.

 

Literotica launch

Posted: August 20, 2017 in publishing, reviews, stories

I’ve been (s)exploring the Literotica website on the suggestion of my friend Amy and its full of surprises. Still no luck on the pederasty-bestiality-or necrophilia but there are a lot of regular and not so regular sex stories (and web cam). I’ve put up three stories – got one published, one rejected (you’ve got to play by the rules). The one that was published already has 3 likes. Check this story out. 

 

 

I’ve been going to Crown Comedy since it was going on at the Crown Hotel in Parramatta. This year we are at the Louis Hotel at Lewisham which is a very nice hotel and I was delighted to appear with my good friend Mr Peter Meisel. It was a lovely night. How clever of Justin Jones to offer everyone free head shots. And what a lovely audience. I did some stuff I’m working on about how much I like porn and had a very good time at the Second Crown Birthday Extravaganza.

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After a few weeks travelling around New South Wales, attending birthday parties and generally gigging around I returned to my old stomping ground – The Friend in Hand. Liam tapped me on the shoulder and said “do you want a spot Sue?” and I said “I could do that”.

Like don’t sound so enthusiastic. Inside my head I was panicking. I was thinking “what can I do?” The answer is one of my favourite stories “Silent Witness” which went down quite well.

One audience member said “I missed the first 2 minutes because I was laughing so hard I cried” and another man said “I had to go and get a drink”. I said “that’s why we’re here” – to get people to drink.

Here is the video and the running sheet friend-02-03-17. I hope you like it.

 

Thanks Wayne and Liam for this last minute spot at the Mic. in Hand. I had a lot of fun. It was a small audience but I think they liked me. You be the judge.

Also a lot of other good comedians, my favourite comedian Peter Meisel was there!!!

Here is the running list: friend-26-01-17

More Blood — my first fanzine

Posted: September 19, 2016 in photos, publishing, stories

More Blood is one of my more aggressive stories that we’ve made into a fanzine — Stephanie Broadbridge and I have been working on it together, supplying this wonderful cover. The book has got sex in it but it also has a lot of blood (that thing poking out in his groinal area is his hand) LOL. Its printed and signed copies are available from me.

From the back cover

Entrant for the Ticonderoga Publications short story collectionBloodlines”.

‘At last he got her into the bedroom and spread-eagled her body on the bed. Fossicking in his bag he found hand-cuffs and fixed Natalie’s wrists and ankles to the bed. Natalie was lovely. He had never seen her without her clothes. He could see the details of her body through the night gown’s gauze. Oh how I’d love to have you now thought Nigel, all the blood rushing to his crotch. But the ritual had to be observed, just like he’d dreamt of in his script …’

Nigel is a man who has realised his dreams: the dream job in advertising, the chance to gaze at his dream woman all day and living in New York. But he’s still not happy. Every day he sits there thinking about writing his killer movie script when he is supposed to be writing ads for cheese. Then one day he is called into his boss’ office. That’s when things start to go horribly wrong. This is a story of what happens when you learn you can fight your way past the boredom and make brilliant art out of your “stuff”.

‘This is the kind of book I like to read: lots of blood, body parts, and who really ends up getting hurt? The woman, haha!

Jack the Ripper

‘Nigel is the kind of man I can do business with: someone who’s into prank movies, racism, and Devil worship. The boy should go far’

Satan