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...

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cyzuki Industries

Happy ridiculously late Thanksgiving everybody! Hope y'all had a terrific holiday!

Check out musician/artist, Cynthia Lloyd's hipster/rockstar wares... they are HOT! HOT! HOT! No doubt!

Cyzuki Industries
4020 Broadway (near 40th St.)
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 645-9044

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Walk The Mountain with Jude Narita

Hey Everybody!

Catch Jude Narita's smart and moving show in NYC...

Jude Narita's one-woman play Walk The Mountain powerfully affirms the dignity, humanity and spirit of the Vietnamese and Cambodian people while examining the lingering effects of the Vietnam war, (or as it's called in Vietnam-the American War) on the people in those countries.

It examines the legacy of misinformation that exists in the United States about that war, and thru it we can begin to see how history is distorted by the media and actually re-written by Hollywood movies. The humanity affected by U.S. bombing is kept from us. We may know some of the statistics, but they have no faces. In war the enemy is purposely kept faceless. Without family. Portrayed as less than human. Having less feelings than us. Thus making it easier to kill them. This is a crucial and essential element of war, and can be felt and see to this day.

In Walk The Mountain, we meet some of the "faceless enemy". Among them are a doctor working in the jungle hospitals, a freedom fighter imprisoned in a tiger cage, a mother searching for her sons, and an immigrant in America who dreams of flying. Narita takes you into their lives-their joys and sorrows, their courage, and their dreams for the future. Similarities to the American wars today are unintentional, but unavoidable.
Directed by Darling Narita.

Performance Schedule
Tuesday - Saturday 8pm
Sunday 5pm
Pay-what-you-can performances on Tuesdays, Novemeber 14, 21, and 28. (Ticket available at Theater Box Office at 212-254-1109.)

For more information about Jude Narita, visit:

Presented by Theater For The New City, Crystal Field Executive Director in association with Cobi Narita & the Jazz Center of New York, and Paul Ash & Sam Ash Music Stores.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Man Called Charley Horse

GINORMOUS thanks to Wendy Ip for her great advice: ICE!

(Hit Wendy's website to check out the details about her awesome show on Friday, 11/17, in Manhattan!)

I woke up this morning with a terrible cramp in my leg. Took a hot shower and this seemed to make it worse. Wendy happened to call and told me to ice it. I iced my ailing limb in twenty minute increments and I'm a new woman! Yay!

A long time ago, I was told that you can make a heat pack out of a pillow case and salt. Heat up the salt in a pan on the stove and pour it into the pillow case. Instant homemade heat pack! It works!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Jessica Delfino Is Sorry To Disturb You...

But we're so glad she did! Saw Jessica Delfino's outstanding comedy show last Tuesday night.

She and her fine cast were excellent. If you are in NYC on Tuesday evening, check out this hilarious show! Caveat: You might want to leave the kids at home. Oh, and if you are uptight and conservative and you don't like dirty humor, you might want to stay at home, too. Otherwise, you will LOVE Ms. Delfino and her creative and unusual antics, for sure!


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Florence in Miami

Big HUGE THANKS to Karina Valdez for snapping this photo of me on Miami Beach last month! And to Alan Millman for helping me upload it!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Okay, Julia, you win. I go to your shows, so happy that I get to see you and then WHAM! You reduce me to a puddle of tears with your beautiful and sad plays... Durango, currently running at The Public Theater in NYC is no exception... Congratulations, dear, sweet Julia Cho!

Boy Genius, Chay Yew directed this awesome play with great songs, written by Ms. Cho.

Handsome James Saito heads up the excellent cast!

Joke O' The Day

My lunch WAS my joke of the day. Half asleep this morning, I packed myself a lunch: Peanut butter and apple butter on Vermont white bread with peanuts in the shell, an apple and peanut m and m candies on the side.

Julia Cho made the comment that I cannot complain about my weight; and that, from what she witnesses (the fact that I eat like an unsupervised twelve year-old) I must have a pretty good metabolism considering I eat like I do and I'm not three hundred pounds...

She also said, "So, I guess you like peanuts?"
"And apparently, apples, too..." I replied.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Just a Big Wuss

So, I've been thinking that I'm just a big wuss because I've been so exhausted. Sweet John Light
informed me that EVERYONE who attended this one particular party last week, is sick! Except for him and me! It's funny how I went from feeling like a weakling to realizing that I'm actually healthy and strong! I reckon I still need to work on seeing that glass half full...


I had the pleasure of visiting with photographer, Cindy Hwang and her beau, Tim. I sang a couple of songs at their place. Their cute little bird, Tibet decided to chirp in! It was rather amazing! Tibet even took the guitar solo in the right spot in "Time, Time, Time!" Out of the mouths of birds...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Six Degrees of Deborah S. Craig

Last night we caught ABC's new tv show, Six Degrees. Deborah played, "Melanie", the over achieving assistant. She, as always, was awesome! Wendy Ip
made the comment: Deborah should have her own show. She was so hilarious, I would watch a whole show of just her! I concur.