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May 7, 2010

Win a FREE Ticket to the Nashville Pussy Show at the Key Club, Hollywood

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May 20: Live Rock n Roll with “Nashville Pussy”

Nashville Pussy rocks! If you love rock and roll and good times, you don’t want to miss this show. In my opinion, they sound like a cross between AC/DC, Motorhead, and late 1970’s Ted Nugent, coupled with a good dose of long, curly blond hair, a really nice set ‘o titties, a bottle of Jack Daniels, and a bad attitude. What’s not to love? Playing at the Key Club in Hollywood, Thursday night May 20th.

Leave a Comment, Win a Free Ticket Contest!

Live in HollywoodI have one more free ticket to give away. If you’d like to accompany me and a few special guests to the gig on Thursday night, scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment.

The comment that I determine in my sole judgment to be: the best, crudest, funniest, rudest, kindest, worst, most abrasive, sweetest, filthiest, or nastiest will be the winner. The Comment Contest Winner will be contacted by Twan via the email address used for leaving the comment. So be sure to use a valid email address! Otherwise: no tick-ee, no Pussy!

(as an added incentive, if you’ve got a website that you’d like to promote, when you leave a comment you can get an inbound link from TwansList, pointing to your site. Search engines love it!)

If you’re interested in purchasing Nashville Pussy tickets, they are still available through the Key Club website and at the links below. Get your tickets today! Only $15. Pretty cheap for a really good time!

Nashville Pussy

The Key Club
9039 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood Ca. 90069

Buy Nashville Pussy tickets at StubHub
Buy Nashville Pussy tickets at RazorGator

Here are some links to Nashville Pussy’s music:

Give them a listen and come on down for the show. A really rare treat. Lovers of down-and-dirty, gritty rock and roll will be delighted!

Fire Performance Competition at BRC

A BRC Fire Performance Competition

“Fire Idol”

Fire by Trick Concepts has teamed up with Los Angeles Fire Effects to bring you “Fire Idol” – a Burning Man Event. A parody of the T.V. show “American Idol”, Fire Performers will compete for Fire Trophies by surviving their elimination round, only to come face-to-face with our three Fire Idol Judges in round two.

When: Thursday, August 30th, 2007 @ 10:30 pm – 12:30 am right after Oceans of Fire.

Where: The Shiva Vista Project Stage on the Playa at Burning Man.

To Enter: to sign up or for more information visit:

Space is limited, so sign up early!

A Note to Performers:

All participants are required to check in. At that time you will be assigned a performance group number, and be given fueling/safety instructions. Check-In will begin at 10:00pm. Participants who arrive at check-in after 10:30pm cannot be guaranteed a spot.

The first round will consist of 2 to 4 people performing for 1-1/2 minutes on stage simultaneously. One person from each round will advance to round two. Round two is the judging round where each performer will perform alone on stage for approximately 2 minutes, then come face-to-face with our Fire Idol Judges!!!!

Fuel (white gas only) will be provided by Fire Idol, unless you are fire breathing, in which case you will need to provide your own fuel.

Propane fueled fire trophies will be gifted to first, second and third place winners, and will resemble ???the man??? fire breathing, spinning poi, and spinning fans.

The Fire Idol Judges:

Fire Idol Judges

Our “Simon” ??? Vlad Marinkovic

Vlad is an engineer specializing in high temperature materials. He is an experienced fire breather, and an expert in slow motion poi. He is a Director at “Los Angeles Fire Effects”, a fire based theatrical production firm. Best known for his sharp tongue!

Our “Paula Abdul” ??? Anna Maltese

Anna balances being an animator and a student of Wushu / Kung Fu, with running ???Phoenix Projekt???, a Los Angeles based fire troupe. She is best known for her ability to blend martial arts and fire performance on stage. Her quick wit is by far her deadliest weapon!

Our “Randy Jackson” ??? Roger Lai

Roger is a poi spinner whose DVD has taught numerous spinners to do the behind-the-back waistwrap. He helped start Fire Drums and the Hookahdome spin jams. Don???t let his sense of humor fool you. He has high standards when it comes to fire performances!

Our MC for the Evening – Chirs ???Poon??? Ory from Dance, Dance, Immolation!

Let the mayhem begin!!!

TwansList Contest Winner Jennifer Mann Reviews the Richard Cheese Show

It’s True..! It’s True..! Dreams Do Come True!

Just ask the winners of the TwansList Comment Contest

This past Tuesday night March 20th 2007, the only two people to enter the TwansList Comment contest won free tickets to the Richard Cheese show at the Derby. The lucky winners were accompanied to the show by Twan and infamous underground radio and music legend Brother Matt. To all you lazy slugs that didn’t play the simple game, thank you for being apathetic sloth children…. The two winners could not have been more perfect. It could have been a nightmare to have been accompanied by jaded, uninterested do-nothings anyway! Thanx to your lack of participation, MY evening turned out quite wonderful!

The two winners were Jennifer Mann, makeup artist for the film industry, and DustyPlaya Warren, a friend of mine (that I don’t get to see enough of) that just happened to play the game… See how easy that was: Two tickets, two players, two winners…. too much fun!

The four of us met at the Derby and proceeded to have nothing but fun. Laughed our butts off. Great conversations. Even almost got into a silly parking lot fight (uh…that would be me… hey, the guy was a dick… and I was slightly drunk, and not a very good drunk at that!).

Richard Cheese packed the house, and crooned the house to its knees. One of a kind. After the show was over, Warren invited us up to his beautiful new pad in the Hollywood Hills to continue the merriment and excellent conversation deep into the wee hours. Thank you for your kind hospitality, Warren! And thank you both for participating. You made it a night to remember!

Richard Cheese Lounge Against the Machine

Richard Cheese Review

by Jennifer Mann

” I got to see Richard Cheese on Tuesday at the world famous Derby in Los Feliz. I won this adventure by being the only person who entered it aside from one of Twan’s friends. How lucky was that?! We had a cheesy good time.

Most people have never heard of Richard Cheese, but they should. He is the Master of Lounge. He croons like the best of them. Dean Martin would be proud. Sammy Davis would have joined in with gusto. His shtick is taking the most unlikely of popular songs and converting them to lounge.

We were lucky this Tuesday because Richard Cheese was at his cheesiest. He was filming this show, so he was singing everything ??? Pussy, Another Brick in the Wall, the theme to Three???s Company, the Clorox Bleach jingle, and many, many more. He sauntered on stage in a tuxedo and of course he had a martini glass in hand. His suave and debonair ways transformed the Derby into a twisted lounge.

You haven???t lived until you???ve heard Richard Cheese cover Me So Horny, and Insane in the Brain. I think everyone reading this should go to his web site and check out his music. will tell you everything about the man, his band, and of course ??? how to buy his cd???s. You can also find Richard Cheese on Watching an extremely white, chubby, middle aged man croon anything by Snoop Doggy Dog is something everyone should experience at least once in life.

We all had a fabulous evening.”

Jennifer Mann

I hope to have more giveaways in the near future. Try and play along.

Until next time…


Mar 18, 2007

CONTEST!: Win Richard Cheese Tickets for His Derby Show

Richard Cheese

Lounge Music From Hell and Beyond For Your Earthly Pleasure

Richard Cheese

After a sold out show at the Derby in the Los Feliz section of L.A. last Thursday night March 16th, Richard Cheese has added a 2nd show for Tuesday March 20th.

Richard Cheese is not to be missed. I first learned of Dick Cheese at Burning Man 2005, where the neighbors to my camp, Camp Heart-on (aka Heart Camp) had a mutant vehicle which would park at about 4am every night and blast this crazy wonderful obscene lounge music. Some of my most prized memories from Burning Man that year took place at a huge fire barrel while listening to Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine. Never a dull moment.

America’s loudest lounge singer Richard Cheese performs swingin’ Vegas versions of rock, rap, and Top40 hits, “swankifying” contemporary songs into traditional pop vocal standards. Cheese has sold more than 120,000 CDs; his albums include Lounge Against The Machine, Tuxicity, I’d Like A Virgin, Aperitif For Destruction, The Sunny Side Of The Moon, and his Christmas album, Silent Nightclub.

Excerpt from Dick Cheese Web site

The Richard Cheese Ticket Give-away Contest

I, Twan, have been fortunate enough to have acquired a few tickets for the event. I definitely have one, perhaps even 2, tickets available for this Tuesday evening’s show at the Derby.

  • Would you like to win one of these tickets (a $40 value)?
  • Winner will accompany Twan to the show with worldwide underground celebrity Brother Matt (featured on Mike Watt’sWatt From Pedro Show“)
  • The person who leaves the most colorful comment as to why they deserve the ticket, wins
  • “Most colorful” will be determined by me, Twan, and only me, for better or worse…
  • If you can’t think of why you deserve the ticket, then comment about anything at all…
  • To cut down on comment spam, you need to register to leave a comment on this blog
  • Registering is easy and safe. Your info will go no further than this site.
  • Winner(s) will be determined by 11pm Monday night, March 19th.
  • Winner(s) will be contacted via email
  • Arrangements will be made at that time to hook up with Twan at the venue
  • May the games begin…

Anyone else who might want to go to the show, it is sold out. Though you might still be able to get in on stand-by. You can go to the venue and take your chances.

Good Luck!

Tuesday March 20, 2007

The Derby
4500 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Fire Arts Photo Contest

Fire by Trick Concepts is pleased to announce it’s first “Fire Photo Contest.”


We will be judging photos based on Fire Performance (a fire performer spinning, wielding, breathing, etc…) which results in the photographic capturing of fire in a unique or unusual way.

Contest winners will be selected by our judging panel: Machina Candeo Fire Performance Company.

Contest ends March 1, 2007.Limit five photo entries per person.

To enter, e-mail your photos to: Please include:

  1. Full name of person submitting entry
  2. Nickname of person submitting photo (if applicable)
  3. Full mailing address of person submitting entry (or where you would like your prizes mailed should you win)
  4. Telephone number of person submitting entry
  5. E-mail address of person submitting entry

Check out our website for more information as well as official rules and regulations.


  • First place winner: $200.00 gift certificate redeemable towards Fire by Trick Concepts Merchandise.
  • Second place winner: $100.00 gift certificate redeemable towards Fire by Trick Concepts Merchandise.
  • Third place winner: $50.00 gift certificate redeemable towards Fire by Trick Concepts Merchandise.

All entries can be viewed online at:

For more information on our judging panel, visit:
Machina Candeo Fire Performance Company.

Special thanks to Machina Candeo Fire Performance Company, and to Fire Performers worldwide who keep the flame alive, always striving to new heights, reaching out to enlighten and educate people about the passion and beauty that is the fire arts… changing people’s lives forever.





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