Michelle Shocked Shows Up to Cancelled Santa Cruz Gig, Plays Sadly on Doorstep

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Michelle Shocked showed up in Santa Cruz to play Moe's Alley last night -- dressed all in white (maybe as a condom?) with a number of cryptic sayings written on her front and back. And since her gig had been cancelled in the wake of the homophobic rant she went on in San Francisco more than a week ago, Shocked simply sat outside the club, playing her guitar.

Shocked you will remember, told a Yoshi's crowd on March 17 that "God hates fags" -- words that promptly echoed throughout Twitter and resulted in the cancellation of nearly all of the gigs on her current tour. As our guest writer Lori Selke pointed out, it was just one more bizarre episode of self-destruction and in Shocked's wholly confusing career.

See also:
* Michelle Shocked's Short Rise and Long, Confounding Fall
* Michelle Shocked Concerts Canceled Nationwide After Anti-Gay Tirade in SF


Here's the AP account of her doorstep gig last night:

The tape across her mouth said "Silenced By Fear." When asked a question, Shocked shook her head vigorously and strummed her guitar while seated on the ground outside popular music venue Moe's Alley. She pointed to a sign inviting people to pick up a Sharpie marker and write on the white disposable safety suit she was wearing.

The back of Shocked's hazmat suit/condom costume, it should be noted, read, "Gimme Wet Not Spit." Of which, well, we invite your interpretation.

Shocked had tweeted earlier in the day that she'd be coming despite the cancellation:

But what a weird endeavor still. Is she trying to conjure up pity? Or simply trying to confound us even further?

-- @iPORT




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塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

I guess she knows god. Since god told her he hates fags! Lol then straight fuckin people should stop making gay babies!!!!!

Lisa Quail
Lisa Quail

Who cares? The woman is a loser, anyways!

spiderdriver
spiderdriver

obbopp, you are an idiot. She insulted the same people in the LGBT community who kept her waning career on life support and who were hosting the event. Political correctness had nothing to do with it. She's free to say whatever she wants just as people are free to react to what she had to say and in this case, she was being intentionally provocative. Your statement exudes the reek of a pompous loser who's only able to rant and rave from behind the safety and security of remaining anonymous on the internet. 

obbopp
obbopp

And such is the penalty in the "new, improved" politically correct USA.


Toe the line and obey or else.


So much for the much-loved PC mantra of "Diversity is our strength.


Just another lie used to compel the human herd to behave as those in power positions want the herd to behave.


You masses of bleating sheep deserve your fates.

jdavis
jdavis

"clearly" paranoid schizophrenic, lol.


expert & serious analysis based on a few articles read on the internet about a stranger. Very interesting.


Leslie Gomez
Leslie Gomez

Oh, just f*ck off, Michelle Shocked, just f*ck off...

elvagotrago
elvagotrago

"Gimme WIT not spit".    Funny how despite her obvious descent into paranoid mental illness, the non-PC nature of her garbled comments has lead to an absolute lack of compassion for her tragic circumstances.  Those who preach tolerance and empathy can't seem to muster any for someone who is clearly paranoid schizophrenic.  Very interesting.

Rosemary Bliss
Rosemary Bliss

Is she someone famous? Never heard of her until recently

Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson

anything for attention! I guess she couldn't find any Occupy rallies to inject herself into.....

Robert la Bohème
Robert la Bohème

She's going to act nuts so then she can be checked into rehab (quite publicly) and to come out and say she feels so much better and she's sorry and that just wasn't her that said those things.

Lisa Eileen Hern
Lisa Eileen Hern

Hate speech does not equal free speech. She needs two brain cells to rub together to get the concept.

CJ Poelman
CJ Poelman

I don't think she deserves coverage...

David Jensen
David Jensen

sez...when the going gets WEIRD...the weird get STRANGER...

obbopp
obbopp

@spiderdriver "only able to rant and rave from behind the safety and security of remaining anonymous on the internet."  Just as you have done!!!!!!!


As for "idiot."  An emotion-laden term useful for those whose mental abilities trend towards the lower-then-norm level or, perhaps, indicative of an overall lack of emotional maturity.


However, I assume you are, in general, a very nice person who would feed a hungry stray kitty who purred at you.  


Thank you for taking the time to reply and have a wonderful week!!!!

EarlB
EarlB

@obbopp  Free country, my friend. She's free to say whatever she likes, apparently, and others are free to not listen to her.

Freedom of speech does NOT mean freedom from consequences. You act like an idiot, you gotta expect that folks will treat you like one.

Just ask Mel Gibson.

spiderdriver
spiderdriver

Killing you're enemies with kindness is a pretty effective strategy so let me walk back from the precipice, agree with you that I committed the same offense by barking from behind the shield of anonymity and laugh at my own foolishness.
I can't help but laugh as I write this and wish you a good week as well. It's not often that a stranger makes me feel better by showing me what a putz I can be but you managed to accomplish that so thank you for your reply and for that tiny bit of enlightenment.

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