Whistling some Gershwin, dancing some Charleston

Midori's Newsletter October 4, 2008

Table of contents

1. Whistling some Gershwin, dancing some Charleston - London
2. October classes/events (London, Kansas City MO, Santa Cruz, SF, Toronto)
3. November preview (Santa Cruz, San Rafael, Christchurch NZ, Sydney and Melbourne AU)
4. Succumbed to FaceBook. Recent Columns. My on-line haunts

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I started this October newsletter back at the end of September. Somehow it's now October 7th and it's only now going out to you. I've just spent a week in London, the first half of my trip here. As usual London is very demanding and commands all my attention. In turn she treats me to great excitements, amazing people, fantastic parties, really fulfilling classes and a beautifully cultured life. It also treats me to concrete gray skies and rain that I'm not dressed for. For all these years of coming here, I've never gotten the hang of dressing for the fickle fall weather of old London towne. You'll be able to get my gory details and impressions of the kinkier side of London in a series of daily dispatches at www.Alt.com about the London Fetish Weekend. (Yes, it's an adult site that hired me to write about it - so don't go looking there at work if you're not supposed to!)

I seem to have an undying love of London, despite the killer exchange rate, for all its vanilla day life and kinky nightlife. It's actually quite nice being here during the election madness in the States and the time of fiscal anxiety. While the headlines spell deeper gloom, Londoners are taking it all in stride with their trademark dry wit. It was the same with the tube station bombings, the Troubles and all the other challenges that try to knock the wind out of the Londoners. They just find ways to carry on. God love 'em.

Curiously, however, I have noticed a lot more music from the 20's and 30's and echoes and re-dos of Tin Pan Alley in the air - music of tough times when folks found ways to enjoy life and find golden pleasures beneath the glitter of cheap tinsel.

The music just won't stop.

Wishing you peace, pleasure and joy!


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2. OCTOBER UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS (London, Kansas City MO, Santa Cruz, Toronto)

London Fetish Weekend
· 10/2 through 10/5 Hanging out and having a blast! Also performing with Kumi on Saturday at Torture Garden!

Classes at Coco De Mer.
· Sun 10/5 "Hands-on Japanese Rope Bondage"

· Tue 10/7 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"

· Wed 10/8 "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her"

· Thrs 10/9 "Rosy Cheeks: Beginner's Guide to Love Swats, Spankings, Paddle and more"

• Mon 10/13 "Bedroom Burlesque and Seduction for Beginners: Wiggle, Jiggle, Take It Off with Confidence!"

· Fri 10/17 "Mapping Your D/s Archetype" hosted by the Center for Alternative Lifestyles

• Sat 10/18 to Sun 10/19 "Rope Bondage Dojo®" The registration has closed, but if you want to attend contact me directly to see if any seats are available. Sometimes there are last minute cancellations. Rope Bondage Dojo®

• Tue 10/21 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Bondage for Sex" at Pure Pleasure Boutique 204 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: 831.466.9870

• Wed 10/22 at Stormy Leather a Special class. Topic to be announced soon.

· Fri 10/24 through Sun 10/26 Demos and classes at Everything To Do With Sex Show.

• Sat 10/25 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Easy Bondage with Scarves" at Red Tent Sisters. ** Special Discount! Now $50/couple. Address: 810 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON?M4J 1L6. Tel 416-463-TENT (8368)

• Sat 10/25 X-Pose! North Bound Leather's big kinky sexy party. I'll be making a 'anonymous' appearance as part of their twisted fashion show. See if you can figure out which one I am! Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street, Toronto. Dungeon with 30+ stations monitored by SPEARHEAD L.D.S.C, Doors Open 9pm - Fashion Show 11pm, Dungeon and Dancing 'till 6am. Shuttle service from pre-party at Woody's 467 Church Street

· Sun 10/26 "Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice" at Come As You Are Boutique.

· Mon 10/27 "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her" at Come As You Are Boutique.

· Tue 10/28 "Hands-on Rope Bondage" at Come As You Are Boutique.

· Wed 10/29 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Come As You Are Boutique.

• Sat 11/1 "Hands-on Rope Body Harness" at Club Subspace 9:30pm - 11pm. Club entry included in admission.
Special Fashion Prize! Win a customized, one-off rope outfit by Midori for you or your sweetie! How to Enter: Send an email to: randomparty@hotmail.com: with "Tie my costume Midori!"

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3. NOVEMBER PREVIEW (Santa Cruz, San Rafael, Christchurch NZ, Sydney AU, Melbourne AU)

• Wed 11/5 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Pure Pleasure Boutique 204 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: 831.466.9870

• Sun 11/9 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Pleatures of the Heart. 1310 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA 94901 Phone: 415-482-9899

· 11/14 to 11/16 Southern Exposure kinky weekend

• Sat 11/15 New Zealand Fetish Ball

· Fri 11/21 Fabulous fun club Hellfire! A goofy show with Kumi Everything To Do With Sex Show.

· 11/22 - 11/26 Several classes. Details soon!

• Fri 11/28 Hellfire Resurrected party - a show with Kumi

• 11/28 - 11/30 Several classes. Details soon!.

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As if I didn't have enough to do. I finally let myself get talked into having a FaceBook account. Search for me there under "Midori ReallyMidori". Make sure to let me know you read this in my newsletter, and then I'll add you. If you have hints on how to best use FaceBook to keep in touch with my friends, students and readers le me know in FB message!

Here are some other places I've been known to waste my time
Live Journal
My Space
Yahoo Diva Midori Group

I've been writing articles for various sites. Here are some of my recent columns
~ Men's Health UK column on Quickies.
~ "London Fetish Weekend daily reports" at www.alt.com

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