Steve Blame presents: Emotional Vaseline – A multi-media Show
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27.
The Emotional Vaseline that seeps from the open wounds in every pop-star's life.
“When Tina Turner directly addressed me and my situation during an interview in 1995, I was on a very self-destructive path. Although her words did not have a direct impact upon me I felt at the time that she was acting as a reflection for my own personal drives and creativity. Here was someone who had been through what can only be described as 'hell on earth' in her life yet had not only survived her past, she had become one of the most dynamic and loved female stage performers of all time. Was there a connection between these polar opposites of her life? Could it be that the hell that she had experienced could actually be the very drive and fountain of creativity that had led her to her success? Could it also be that all creative people, including myself, have an open wound which when analysed will give us a clue to what we should be doing today to make us successful and fulfilled?”
Emotional Vaseline, a collaborative project from Steve Blame, DJ Charlotte Bendiks and VJ Nicolas Horne, is a multi-media feast, during which Blame takes the audience on a musical journey of personal discovery… From Madonna to Zappa, Williams to McCartney, Whitney Houston to Stevie Wonder, Blame studies their backgrounds, and, through his own experiences of interviewing such huge stars, attempts to show where their ‘open wounds’ lie, and questions whether these wounds may even form the driving force and creativity that propels them to stardom. This is, Blame argues, their ‘Emotional Vaseline’.
By using his own life as an example, he questions whether by analysing the open wounds of our own lives, by knowing our own ‘Emotional Vaseline’, could help us all make more successful and fulfilling choices in our futures.