LOUNGE, for modern times, first appeared in San Francisco in 1987. Hosted
by SPOONMAN, (lower volume) along
with his venomous consort COBRA WOMAN, in its brief storied existence, it offered a wicked and otherworldly
vaudeville showcase for over 200 performers, artists, musicians, and
technologists. For eight years, mysterious and sold-out eruptions regularly
invaded various venues around the Bay. In 1994, secure that a melt-o-media
wave of solo performance and improvisation, new puppetry, digital arts,
and Dionysian humor had been irreversibly set in motion - COBRA LOUNGE
folded its tent and disappeared into the night.
the now not too distant past it was, COBRA LOUNGE would arise
from nothingness. Spoon call would go out and a commie-unity
of action would begin to "cobrasize" the real world, and resurrect
steaming and slinking powers of fat fun. Get on board, or
get out of the way. Art, like love, had to have its day and
Plenty of artists, dancers, musicians, designers, at once analog
and digital, wholistic and hellacious; one big mediated pagan
love fest designed to break through the dull walls that keep
us in shrink-wrap life.
"You get up this morning, good, you are lucky, some people
did not. You eat granola, fried eggs, six cups of coffee,
and you think maybe, just maybe you are ready for day. But
then bus is late, cat gets locked in refrigerator, and
you think maybe there is another life, close to this one,
but not too close. That is what COBRA LOUNGE is, close to
this life but not too close. COBRA LOUNGE is to old-fashioned
variety show like first day of summer vacation is to 7:30
am, Monday morning, February in Albania."
people think Spoonman is inventor of COBRA LOUNGE. Not so.
References to COBRA LOUNGE are scattered throughout Old Testament.
It was early appearances of COBRA LOUNGE that helped slow
down Spanish Inquisition, and more recent occurences have
provided much needed relief from inane virus of real-life.
No, COBRA LOUNGE is as young as real-imagination and as old
as good booze and high heels.
case you haven't noticed, past has taken shortcut to head
off future at point in time coming up soon. When time comes,
and past and present merge, it would be better for everyone
if they were inside COBRA LOUNGE. Entire set is ready to convert
into giant airbag that can then be used as sturdy floatation
device. Cyber Foot Quintet knows how to improvise through
natural disaster. Cobra Woman will make sure we stay supplied
with food, power, and moisturizing lotion, while I, Spoonman,
will maintain radio contact with alien civilizations, which
when they see flood of beauty and talent hereabouts, will
no doubt say, "The rest can go to hell, but this COBRA LOUNGE
thing, we got to save." So, relax, if end of world should
come anytime soon, COBRA LOUNGE is safest place to be.