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“All Things Nice,” New Video Completed

Legendary music producer, artist, and underground luminary Kim Fowley grabs a scalpel and joins The Art of Bleeding’s fetish-friendly nursing staff in this doll hospital ether dream of nursery rhymes, anatomical striptease, and decidedly adult doll-women.

Direction/Music/FX:
AL RIDENOUR

Patient / Surgeon:
KIM FOWLEY

Nurses / Dolls
SNOW MERCY, AURIANA LYNN, HARMONY ROSE, JULIET AMPUTETTE, TAYLER JONES, KATARINA SCHMORANZER, KRISTINA NEKYIA

Camera
PHIL GLAU
CHRIS MILLER

Puppeteering:
LYDIA BLAISDELL-MILLER
CHRIS MILLER
AURIANA LYNN

Art of Bleeding Video Premiere Show

Wed., Nov. 14, 2012
Doors: 9:30pm
Hyperion Tavern (Hush Club)
1941 Hyperion Avenue
LA (Silver Lake), CA 90027

FREE!

Tonight Ye Olde Hushe Clubbe recklessly prescribes a mix of medical, musical and vaudevillian entertainments with inevitable risk of mind-altering interaction.

Legendary producer, artist, and underground luminary KIM FOWLEY offers his inimitable musical ravings, channeling the timeless teenage Id through a polluted septuagenarian stream of consciousness. It’s a new and interactive art form, like group therapy with a back-up band. Some will be healed, some demons invoked.

Thanks to Nurse SNOW MERCY, Fowley has recently joined forces with the surrealist-satiric ambulance crew of THE ART OF BLEEDING to star in their latest production, ALL THINGS NICE, which premieres tonight.

With this semi-animated video short, these parodic paramedicals reach new heights of age-inappropriate entertainment, mixing nursery rhymes, anatomical striptease, and overly developed doll-women. Fowley gets cozy with a scalpel and leads the way. Nurses featured in the video are: Snow Mercy, Nurse Poppy, Nurse Amanita, Nurse Amputette, Nurse Tayler, Kat, and Kristina.

The ever-more-scantily clad ART OF BLEEDING NURSES appearing in the video will also be on hand to tend to the faint of heart, and you are invited to DRESS FOR THE HOSPITAL in order to receive their ministrations. The reclusive ABRAM THE SAFETY APE will also make a rare appearance to guide the easily misguided through his multimedia world of Health and Safety infotainment.

Comedian and recovering circus impresario ERIC CASH will offer commentary (and probably tribute to the eldritch Gods) throughout the night. His yelling, kicking, screaming fight against reason has sullied the stages of many a comedy club, dive bar, and even a junkyard, and he looks forward to leaving his comedic stain on Ye Olde Hushe Clubbe tonight.

Rounding out the evening will be the curvatures of burlesque artist and actress in tonight’s featured video, KRISTINA NEKYIA. Expect a sizzling and not-quite tasteful medically-themed performance.

DOORS 9:30. Come early because the venue is TINY and this incomparable presentation is UNREASONABLY, IMPROBABLY and ENTIRELY….
FREE!!!!!!! FREE!!!!!!! FREE!!!!!!!

Visit the doll hospital in The Art of Bleeding’s ALL THINGS NICE

Nurse-sploitation Thai Style

Thanks to our friend Tracy Vanity for tipping us off about this 2007 hospital horror film from Thailand: Sick Nurses.

From: AsianWack.com

Hell hath no fury like a nurse scorned in this gruesome but witty horror story from Thailand. Dr. Tar is a charming but devious surgeon who has a profitable side business supplying black market dealers with fresh human organs for transplant. Dr. Tar’s staff of seven nubile nurses help him find a steady source of victims, but one of his aides, Tahwan, is shocked to find that her sister Nook is on the doctor’s list of upcoming cases, and threatens to turn him in to the police. Dr. Tar puts Tahwan under the knife to keep her quiet, and she conveniently dies during surgery. But a few days later, Dr. Tar is receiving an award for his work saving lives, the ghost of Tahwan begins stalking the halls of the hospital, seeking violent revenge against the doctor and her fellow nurses who failed to come to her rescue.

New Art of Bleeding Video in Production

The blog’s been sleepy, but we’ve been more than busy on the shooting stage.

“All Things Nice,” a new video set in a sort of surreal doll hospital and starring ever-shocking rock impresario Kim Fowley along with the Art of Bleeding nurses will be in production throughout the summer. Look for a premiere event in early Fall.

Meanwhile… a few teaser images. Enjoy!

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Halloween Highway 2 Photos

Catching up with some unpublished photos from October 2011 — from the car crash show with celebrity “Trauma Tales” and blood wrestling at the Steve Allen Theater (10/28,29,30).

Multiple sets with photos by Phil Glau, Jessica Verm, Jon Alloway, and Miles Actually.

Please enjoy responsibly.

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What We Did with our Nov-Jan Vacation

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Maybe you’ve noticed: we tend to overextend ourselves.   Not only does this blog cruelly stimulate and occasionally sate your need for medical curiosities, but it does double duty promoting the tenuously related activities of The Art of Bleeding Magic Ambulance crew.  Squeezing in hours to actually produce those ambulance shows can itself be a distraction from blogging.  Anything beyond that, and something gives.

That’s when the blog goes black.   Immediately after our “Halloween Highway” gore spectacular, your humble blogmaster was summoned away by a past that just won’t quite stay buried.   You see, The Art of Bleeding’s absurd spectacles are genetically related to those of The Cacophony Society, a national cabal of pranksters and eccentrics, which is the subject of a recent museum exhibition, which I, as former wrangler of the Los Angeles lodge, was called away to help curate.

It was a mad rush, allowing no time for blogging over even organizing the Art of Bleeding appearance at the exhibition opening February 4.  Our ambulance performance this time round was of a highly “improvisational” nature, but we’ll be back with something more… errr, organized, at the April 7 closing party.

In any case, we’re more or less back, and below are some pictures from AoB’s participation in the event. Photos below are courtesy Curious Josh, Lee Joseph Publicity, and The Orange County Register.

(Note: The giant fetus depicted below is from a Cacophony/Art of Bleeding collaboration, the “Prenatal Emergency” installation at Cacophony’s “Museum of Mental Decay.”  Here it is in situ.)

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T-shirts and Rumors of T-shirts

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Our friend Bill from Y-Que Trading Post, purveyor of LA’s finest satirical and pleasingly moronic T-shirts  (including ART OF BLEEDING T-SHIRTS) just dug up this picture he shot at our 2006 “Halloween Highway” show.  He’s talking about putting on a T-shirt and making it available at our upcoming 2011 Halloween Highway 2 show.  Just the gift for mom and dad this Christmas!

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The Haniwa All-Stars

The Haniwa All-Stars were a delightfully bizarre 1980s musical freak show, created by master drummer and musical provocateur Kiyohiko Senba. While their musical style was all over the map, their costuming was consistent:  pajamas or nurse uniforms.

Guitarist and fellow experimentalist Henry Kaiser describes on the Mutant Sounds blog thusly:

“Many of the members are big pop and/or jazz stars in Japan. Senba is the writer-arranger-conductor-madman behind this band. I suppose that the only person that you might compare Senba to in America, in terms of scale of ambition, is Frank Zappa. (Although Senba’s music has absolutely nothing to do with Mr. Zappa or his musical interests.) Senba is spectacularly successful with his truly insane, giant, all style-encompassing musical vision. It’s too bad you will never ever see this release in any American record shop. Too bad that we are so culture-bound over here.”