Uncontrollable Love

1987 through 1990. A one-man show combining song, dance, film, live on-stage painting, comedy and storytelling.

FROM THE PRESS

“Inspired by influences diverse as Robert Rauschenberg, Dean Martin and Spiderman, The Dark Bob’s style recalls the pranksterism of Andy Kaufman, the sharp social commentary of the best stand-up comedy and the musical stylings of the incredibly strange variety (think of Esquivel, Elvis and Ennio Morricone turned inside out).”
– Denise Sullivan, author, music critic, The San Francisco Examiner

“The Dark Bob is a compelling performer. He has an open sensibility with a neat sense of the ironic, the witty and the lunatic. That’s apparently what it takes to make it through our times.”
– Mike Steele, Minneapolis Star and Tribune

“The Dark Bob, mutant man, stepped on stage cloaked in the persona of an anti-rock star singing lyrics of radical love. Watching his act is a bit like stepping back into the coffeehouse culture of the early 60’s and seeing it crossed with the hustling hipness of the brave new global village. With a pop persona that sardonically apes the American dream machine, DB moves easily from entertainer to nagging international conscience. It’s heavy stuff for a radical entertainer, but The Dark Bob transcends mushy wide-eyed do goodism, for a lot of reasons.”
– Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, Portland

 

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UNCONTROLLABLE LOVE was performed at the following venues. Group shows and collaborations are indicated in parenthesis.

1987

THE ROXY, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA

MADAM WONG WEST, Los Angeles, CA

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART, Contemporary Arts Center, Santa Barbara, CA

OLIO THEATER, Los Angeles, CA (with Llyn Foulkes, Rachel Rosenthal and John Fleck)

D-ART Visual and Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX

DIVERSE WORKS, Houston, TX

PYRAMID ART CENTER, Rochester, NY

REAL ART WAYS, Hartford, CT

PAINTED BRIDE ART CENTER, Philadelphia, PA

URBAN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Grand Rapids, MI

TOUCHSTONE ART CENTER, Farmington, PA

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, Boulder, CO

FLOOD ZONE CONCERT HALL, Richmond, VA, Mountain Lake Symposium of Stony Brook (with Allan Kaprow). Sponsored by the Virginia State Arts Council

1708 MAIN GALLERY, Richmond, VA

JEROME HILL THEATER, St. Paul, MN. Sponsored by “Film In The Cities”

1988

BARNSDALL THEATER, Los Angeles, CA

UTAH MEDIA CENTER, Salt Lake City, UT

D.C. SPACES, Washington, D.C.

PAINTED BRIDE ART CENTER, Philadelphia, PA

THE ANTI-CLUB, Hollywood, CA

LHASA CLUB, Hollywood, CA

1989

FRANKLIN FURNACE, New York, NY

HIGHWAYS, Santa Monica, CA. Opening Night, (with George Carlin, Paul McCarthy, John Fleck, Barbara T. Smith and others)

CAFÉ LARGO, Los Angeles, CA

ONYX SEQUEL, Los Angeles, CA

IGUANA CAFE, N. Hollywood, CA

POWERHOUSE THEATER, Venice, CA

BOULDER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, Boulder, CO. Concerning the Spiritual in Art

BLUE GALLERY, Portland, OR

MAINE FESTIVAL, Portland, ME  (with John Prine, Richie Havens and The Roches)

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Performance