The Secret Virtual Life of Florence Yoo

Florence Yoo: singer/songwriter/wisenheimer/glad participant in this game... Her CDs available on INDELIBLE and IN MY MIND I AM 5'9", confirming she is weird AND delusional. Factoids: commission to write the song ART TALK for Lynn Hershman; composer for Julia Cho's fun children's play, BAY AND THE SPECTACLES OF DOOM, La Jolla Playhouse, CA. Copyright 2005-2014 Florence Yoo (ASCAP) All rights reserved, etc., etc., etc....

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Location: coming soon..., to a venue near you!, United States

optimistic, determined, happy, lucky, earnest, sentimental, doing my best to move that rubber tree plant...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Marrow Anyone?

our pal, christine pechera is recovering from a partial match bone marrow transplant. if you are the praying kind, it would be awesome if ya might put in a good word for christine! if she had been able to find a perfect match, this might have been a bit easier... if you are african american, asian, or latino, please consider signing up on the national bone marrow registry! it's easy, free, and you could save someone's life!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Francesca Prada

To check out the "SexyFood" tribe, use this URL:

Francesca rules!

I Love Ellen NY DeGeneres!

hello everybody!

my song, i love ny may be used for an upcoming segment on the ellen degeneres televison show!

so if ya happen to see one of the two new ellen in ny shows next week, (maybe sept. 4th or 5th?) ya might hear me in the background...


Also, MONDO THANKS to Suzi Barry, Zaeron, et al!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Strangers With Hay

I was sitting on the bench at the bus stop, minding my own business, when this chick came up with a bale of hay. Now, granted, it was a very small bale, but back on the farm, a rectangular thing like she was totin' would definitely be considered "a bale of hay." She caught me staring at her mini bale and said, "It's for my rabbits." Oh. I guess I am really not in NY anymore...

Out of the Mouths of Bus Drivers...

I got on the bus today and the dude driving said, "Hello, Small Portion!" I reckon this means that I'm the right size for when big is just too much!

My tourist tip of the day: If you are a couple, you may want to rethink wearing that matching outfit you picked up in Hawaii this past spring... I'm just sayin'...

A little help for Pat and Roger and Lina and...?

hey friends! the message below was from pat dumadag! brother of roger dumadag, my old friend and former boss! if any of you can, please make the biggest donation you can! this cancer thing is really out of control... i don't know what to make of it...

I really need your help on this...take a look at my updated website/video links.
If you can pass these links along to anyone who you think may have an interest in helping - either on a personal or coporate level - I'd really appreciate it. - Video link - Website

All who donate will receive a very nice thank you letter - with finish line photos of us all at both marathons (Atlantic City Half and Disney Full) - suitable for framing for anyone's office, den, waiting room or coporate lobby. Thanks for your help and support.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

talk nerdy to me

i was wearing my "talk nerdy to me" t-shirt yesterday. as i walked by two big teenagers, one of them said, "nerds rule!" i wandered in a shop and this boy came up to me and said, "about your t-shirt... right after my girlfriend and i got together, she told me that she likes nerdy guys." and then he bowed his head down and frowned. everybody's a comedian... yay!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Blue Muse Dance

check 'em out, ya'll...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Laugh Lounge, NYC

MONDO thanks to Wendy Ip for videotaping, to Nathan Lee for taking the photo and to Alan Millman for helping me post these pictures on this here blog!
Also, big thanks to Tom Teska , Air Tabigue and Delilah, Karen, William, et al the Laugh Lounge for letting the likes of me up on their fine stage!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

kickin' it at the croc!

the crocodile lounge on e. 14th st. between first and second aves. on the island of manhattan serves up delicious, brick oven, thin crust pizza for FREE when ya buy a drink! check it!

from left to right, top picture: florence, nathan, wendy, charlie and arlene!

from left to right, bottom picture:

sonia, ji-young, florence, wendy!

Richard Loranger Whitebalancing at the Bowery Poetry Club!

The King and I

Caught the amazing Patty Elvis Band last night at Davenport's!

I cropped me because I am vain and it looks like I have a double-chin in the photo.

Our dear friend, Dave Budrys rocked the bass and sang backing vocals. Scott Carson was whaling on the skins, as per usual. And Bill somehow managed to sound like three guitar players!

Patty's combo platter of being Jailhouse Rockstar skinny, hilarious and witty, with dance moves that would have made Elvis proud and vocal stylings that eerily evoked The King, made for the best Elvis impersonation I've ever seen!

Patty Elvis rules!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Oddball Yoga

Now, some people might not be interested in something some might describe as "oddball yoga." But for me, this sounded intriguing...

I first met Alyssa Gaustad at my old gym, Clay. Her kundalini yoga class was off da hook! Gosh, I miss that gym... Such nice folks... And I swear, the calmest spot in NYC!

Anyhow, if you, too, are the type to be intrigued by yoga that's a little different,
check out:

I just went by Alyssa's Wed. 12:15 pm class and it was awesome!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Blogger Guilt

I think I've added not writing in this blog enough to my list of things to fret about. I know this does no one any good, and yet...

The Jammin' Asian show at the Laugh Lounge went well, I think! I'm a little too fried to do the play by play, but suffice it to say, I had an awesome time and I was very entertained!
Big thanks to Tom, Air, Delilah, Karen, the Laugh Lounge, and all of you kind folks who came!
Also, special thanks to: Wendy Ip for videotaping, Nathan Lee for photographing, and
Charlie for the, "They're Real!" heckle! Oh, that's a long story... But kinda funny, maybe that should go in the act... Hmmmm....

Last but not least, mad big ups to: sweet Richard Loranger, one of my favorite writers/artists and people! I told him to his face how sweet I thought he was and he shot back with: By the time I'm fifty, I'll just be made of sugar... Dear Richard, I think you already are...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

on spelling my own name...

i swear that i can, even though i sent out a mass e-mail message today where i did not spell it correctly. have i mentioned that my brain is on strike due to the heat?

Monday, August 07, 2006

Los Angeles/NY Swap Anyone?

from the talented ms. esther chae...

Hi! I am asst. teaching at NYU this fall and I am
looking for a LA/NY swap (preferably in Manhattan but
open to the boroughs) for early Sept- late Nov./early Dec. Or if you
know of anyone looking for a sublet in LA for that time. Thank you!

* Super clean, spacious, sunny, safe studio apt. w/queen size bed,
huge full kitchen, walk in closet, bathtub/shower in high ceiling 1920s bldg.

* Parking Incl! Wi-fi DSL connection, Cable TV + HBO,
Land line/fax/full office set -up, W/D in bldg.

* Located in Koreatown near Western and Wilshire.

* Pics avail. Esther via e-mail:

* Sublet would be for $900 Rent + Deposit 1 month-utilities incl.

* No pets, no smoking, no shoes indoors, non-smoking,
reesponsible female pref.

Wendy, Sulu, Regie, Taiyo...

my dear friend, wendy ip, girl genius, hit hilarious regie cabico's awesome sulu series at galapagos last night. charlie sang backing vocals! it rocked! i would say more, but it was hot and i was actually running the video camera so my brain was really straining to work properly. i hope wendy likes the footage...

wendy's sweet beau, nathan took the photo above!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Quick Update on Christine

Many of you all out there know that I was doing what little I could to help Christine Pechera.

She has touched us all with her humor, talent, generosity, eloquence, strength and her sweet spirit...

A lot of you have asked, "How's she doing?" Some answers can be found on her site:

From what I know, she is in the hospital recovering. It sounds like she is doing well even though she underwent the bone marrow transplant with a partial match donor. This was not optimal, but time to search for a perfect match ran out.

Christine seems to be in good spirits and complaining less about this intensely difficult experience less than I am complaining about the heat. She puts me to shame!

I think to say that she is being a trooper is an understatement!

If you are the praying kind, please put a good word in for Christine's bone marrow transplant to graft without any complications, and for her to have a speedy, full recovery!

If you happen to be a person of color, please consider signing up to be on the bone marrow donor registry!

This is because if a person of color needs a bone marrow transplant, there is a good chance that there will not be a match on the registry. If you are white, 10 -20 matches might come up for a person. My boss/friend, Audra Synder told me that a friend 0f hers had a bone marrow transplant and is now doing great! If you can, please consider being a bone marrow donor. It is no longer a big, painful procedure and you could save someone's life!

Marketing, Marketing, Marketing...

Yesterday, I had an uncontollable urge to have a smoothie from Dunkin' Donuts. I blame their freakin' commercial with the catchy song about "not being hungry anymore..." It was around 4 PM, I was over heated and hungry and in front of a Dunkin' Donuts... Not good for the diet, but the mango smoothie was tasty...

I heard a story about marketing and children on NPR. A man went to see his doctor and he had his son in tow. At the end of the visit, the son looked up at his dad and said, "You forgot to ask him about Levitra."

Darn marketing.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

My Brain is Grits

It's too hot. My brain is not working properly. I cannot blame it. It's not fit for human nor beast out there. Even in the cool, crisp air conditioning, my grey matter seems to balk at the thought of making sense of anything...

I was chatting with Michelle and she told me that REI is rated the ninth best company to work for in the United States. She said that REI has been on the list since its inception. That seems like a great thing...

The world is so mad right now, it seems reasonable to focus on the good...

I do love me some grits... Reckon it's time for supper...

Next Tues., Aug. 8th, 8:30 PM @ the Laugh Lounge!