Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I had no idea they were taking notes...

Remember that "one off" rope class I taught in NYC? Well the reviews are in, I guess they liked it. I may have to rethink the whole, "I'm NOT an instructor" thing...

Now excuse me while I go wade back into this sea of rope orders that need my attention.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another rant on a cold Sunday night.

Monk's Rant 11/21 "Crunchy vs Creamy" from Twisted Monk on Vimeo.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sex Worker Literati, December 3 in NYC
Featuring... well me :)

Remember how I was in NYC last month and I was all exited to meet author, activist and all around rock star Audacia Ray? Yeah, and remember how I was mortified that upon meeting her I went into total "fan boy" mode and pretty much went "OMG!OMG!OMG" while shaking her hand?

Probably not one of my more shining moments of suave charm, but I guess I must have made a positive impression because she has invited me to take part in her next public reading event. I'm so thrilled and honored to be part of this event. At the last reading I was just blown away by the honesty and beauty of the stories shared that night. Laughing at one moment and moved to tears the next.

I'll be sharing the stage with a host of fascinating male writers, porn stars and sex workers, each one with a unique and personal tale to tell about life in the sex industry.

For more information check out the facebook page for the event.
...and no, I will not be wearing a tiara.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Based on the success of my recent forays into bondage instruction, neither the Hartford GRUE crowd or the NYC folks threw any rotting food at me or sued me so I am taking that as positive feedback, I'm thinking that there might be a niche for my unique "twist" on kink. While I have learned long ago to "never say never", I really cannot see myself in the same leauge as "real" instructors like Max or Midori. Nope, I'm perfectly happy to share what I have learned from other, better teachers and refer all the hard questions to the experts.

That said, it looks like the upcoming GRUE in San Diego might be my next opportunity to flex the instructor muscle again. Now due to the anarchistic nature of the GRUE, there is no set agenda nor is there an "approved course curriculum" so in short I can pitch just about any class my evil brain can come up with. If folks want to attend it, well that is another matter. Hence the magic of the "un-conference'

Here is what I'm thinking so far for class ideas;
"Inside the top secret labs of Twisted Monk" (did this one in Hartford and it was very well received)
"Your going to put that in my what?! Steel toys and other insertable madness"
"Tiaras, Mouse Ears and You. The delicate balance of humor and sadism"
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Everything you ever wanted to know about being a male sex worker but were afraid to ask"


Friday, November 06, 2009

So my first day in NYC has been... eventful. Forgot how alive this city is, practically vibrating with life and people at all hours of the day and night. My hosts have been showing me a fantastic time, got to meet some sex worker heroes tonight and generally be blow away by the smart, sexy and just plain amazing folks who make up the sex positive scene here.

However since I've been up now for oh... like 20 hours straight I need to crash... so no sorrid details, yet.

Instead how about footage from last week's Columbia City Cabaret performance? We had only 6 minutes and a mostly vanilla audience to show off the speed and sex appeal of rope.


TwistedMonk, Live Performance @ Columbia City Cabaret from Twisted Monk on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ok, so you guys liked the video rant. Not sure if it was the embarrassing tale of my odd youth that did it or the flailing hand gestures that made it work for you. Either way I'm glad ya enjoyed it.
Now this morning as I race about getting all my last minute NYC stuff done I feel like I am tracking a zillion details at once. What gear to bring, what clothes to pack, what class material do I need to bring, what needs to still be finished and oh I need to do something about the state of my torn to shreds hands today too.

Enough about that, this morning I caught a tweet regarding the re-introduction of the dreaded Eggnog Latte. I have a very strong opnion about this whole "eggnog thing" In fact I think it is a conspiracy, far worse than anything ever hatched out of Area 51.

The Great Eggnog Conspiracy Theory from Twisted Monk on Vimeo.

Oh and yes, that is a clove cigarette in my hand. I have been known to enjoy one on cold fall days while listening to Type O Negative and drinking coffee in the rain.

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