Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Quirky Events for January 2015!

Dear lovelies,
Normally, at around this time of the year, folks look back on the year that was and take stock, ruminate on their shortcomings and bask in their successes. But I really don't have time for that. I am too busy drinking and playing videogames!

Thanks to everyone who did the hard work of actually leaving their house and coming out to one of my events this year. It's hard for me to express just how grateful I am to all of you. You make the magic happen! I remember watching an episode of ER a number of years ago and was delighted by the term, "heart massage". I know it probably means something quite clinical, but the term never left me. I just would like to say that when someone comes out to one of my events, I feel like you are literally giving my heart a little massage, and helping it to beat healthily and magically.

Thank you so much for this 2014.
I can't wait to spend another year with you all. 


♥  EVENTS THIS MONTH!  ♥

♥♥♥ TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - New Year's EDITION! ♥♥♥
JAN. 3rd, 2015
With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Toronto Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!) It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic.



♥♥♥ MONTREAL SLOWDANCE! ♥ 90's Edition! ♥♥♥
JAN. 9th, 2015
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016999491659983/

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Montreal Halloween Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!) As this is our 90's edition, probably 90% of the slow songs played that night will be from the 1990's. It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic. This event is MIXED and for EVERYONE: queer, straight, bi, poly, non-gender-binaried, those who identify as Complicated and those who are late-onset awesome.


Oh, and PS:

Recently, we just did Christmas Crowd Caroloke here in Montreal, where we sang carols drunkenly in a group, and recorded it! If you are curious what we sounded like, you can download the album of our efforts here! It is warm and sweet.



If you know of folks who like these weird events and who might want to subscribe to this newsletter, please send them this link: http://eepurl.com/QHnpb 


 

SNEAK PEEK @ UPCOMING EVENTS further into 2015...

Save the Date! Events are subject to change, but realistically, in all likelihood, won't.

Feb. 6th, 2015 - MONTREAL STRIP SPELLING BEE
Feb. 14th, 2015 - TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE
Feb. 27th, 2015 - MONTREAL SLOWDANCE
March 6th, 2015 - TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE
March 7th, 2015 - TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE

Thank you SO MUCH for coming out and supporting quirky events this past year! We can only continue to put on these intimate and odd experimental events because you come out and you tell your friends what wacky thing you did over the weekend and they were intrigued enough to come to the next one. So thank you.



OUR MISSION STATEMENT:


CHAT PERDU PRODUCTIONS creates stimulating, quirky, and all-natural events in Montreal & Toronto. We like to put on events that are participatory and lovely. Rather than ironic cool, we are after cat-belly warm. We like it when the people who "attend" are also the people who "perform". We see events as little experiments. We don't know what will happen & we do them to find out. The ultimate goal of everything is for folks to forge new friendships & to make life a little less lonely & manifestly more lovely. LESS LONELY! MORE LOVELY! Take a chance on a Chat Perdu event!

 

 

LINKS TO OTHER WEIRDO PRODUCTS I HAVE CREATED!


You Are a Cat!

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Style Book from the POV of a cat:

You Are a Cat in the Zombie Apocalypse!

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Style Book from the POV of a cat in the Zombie Apocalypse:

The E-Z-Purr: The Virtual Cat!

Over an hour of cats purring.
The E-Z-Purr is a CD that is exactly what it says it is: over an hour of cats purring. People have asked me if the purring is on a loop, if it's only a 2 minute purr looped for an hour. Adamantly NO. A few years ago I cat-sit my friend Dawn's cat for a week and every day I would go over for a few hours and read and he would come over to my lap and I would stroke him and record him, putting the microphone very close to his voice-box. I actually have hours and hours of raw purr recording and I edited it down to find the most effusive and vibrant purrs to put on the album. People have used it while getting a massage. People have used it to relax them and put them to sleep. People have played it to alternately calm or freak their own cats. Played loudly, it sounds like an idling motorcycle, or like a ten foot tall cat is sleeping in the room with you.

---------- CONTACT ME IF YOU LIKE ----------


Sherwin Sullivan Tjia

 

 

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