Hang Out with Janelle: Slam Up Ladies Talk Relationships, Breakups and STDs

Hang Out with Janelle: Slam Up Ladies Talk Relationships, Breakups and STDs

I met Cali and Emily from Slam Up, when they were on tour and made a stop in Minneapolis. I immediately loved them as they started singing Salt N Pepa’s – None of your Business. Aside from our mutual love of Salt N Pepa, I totally vibed with what these ladies had going on.

Cali and Emily describe Slam Up with- WHERE POETRY MEETS COMEDY. It’s true. The show bounces back and forth from ridiculous laughter to stiring your soul. It was a pleasure to be in their audience.

I had to get these ladies to hang out with me and talk about relationships, breakups and STDs. So here it is…..

Wanna listen to what they go going on and/or donate to make their tour possible? Click here.  itunes click here. 

Buy the “Potlucks and Hotfucks” shirt here. 

If you are in the East Coast – Check out their tour.

THE SAME BRAIN TOUR 2014

SEPTEMBER:

WED 3rd | 7 PM | donation | The Batcave (Montclair, NJ)

THU 4th | 7 PM | donation | Bluestockings (Manhattan, NYC)

FRI 5th | 7:30 PM | $5-$10 | The Institute Library (New Haven, CT)

SAT 6th | 8 PM | $10 ($5 w/ student id) | The Buttonwood Tree (Middleton, CT)

MON 8th | 8 PM | $5-$10 | 95 Empire (Providence, RI)

WED 10th | 8 PM | $10 ($5 w/ student id) | Patterson Creations (Attleboro, MA)

THU 11th | 7 PM | free | Fazenda Coffee Roasters (Jamaica Plain, MA)

FRI 12th | 7:30 PM | free | Arts at the Armory (Sommerville, MA)

SAT 13th | 8 PM | free | Vena’s Fizz House (Portland, ME)

SUN 14th | 6:30 PM | TBA | Feature @ Rhythmic Cypher Poetry (Portland, ME)

TUE 16th | 8 PM | $5 | The Red Door (Portsmouth, NH)

WED 17th | 7:30 PM | $5-10 | Studio 550 (Manchester, NH)

FRI 19th | 10 PM | free | Psychedelicatessan (Burlington, VT)

SAT 20th | 8 PM | free | The Root (Brattleboro, VT)

TUE 23rd | 8 PM | $3 | Feature @ The Northampton Mass Poetry (Northampton, MA)

FRI 26th | 8 PM | free | World War II Club (Northampton, MA)

SAT 27th | TBA | free | SUNY Purchase (Purchase, NY)

MON 29th | TBA | free | Rutgers (New Brunswick, NJ)

OCTOBER:

THU 2nd | TBA | free | The Bun Shop (Baltimore, MD)

FRI 3rd | 7 PM | free | The Wingnut (Richmond, VA)

SAT 4th | 8 PM | free | Alex’s House (Carrboro, NC)

MON 6th | 7:30 PM | free | Tate Street Coffee (Greensboro, NC)

TUE 7th | 9 PM | free | Ft. at the Calico Open Mic (Wilmington, NC)

FRI 10th | TBA | TBA | Coastal Carolina University (Myrtle Beach, SC)

TUE 14th | 8 PM | $10 ($5 w/ student id) | Coffee Underground (Greenville, NC)

FRI 17th | TBA | free | The Landing (Asheville, NC)

SAT 25th | 8 PM | $5 | BON (Charlottesville, VA)

SUN 26th | TBA | $10 | DC Arts (Washinton DC)

MON 27th | 8 PM | $15 | La Ti Do @ Black Fox Lounge (Washington DC)

TUE 28th | TBA | TBA | Acorn Books (Dover, DE)

NOVEMBER:

FRI 7th | TBA | TBA | Wesleyan University (Middleton, CT)

SAT 8th | TBA | TBA | Night Kitchen (Philadelphia, PA)

THE SAME BRAIN TOUR 2014

SEPTEMBER:

WED 3rd | 7 PM | donation | The Batcave (Montclair, NJ)

THU 4th | 7 PM | donation | Bluestockings (Manhattan, NYC)

FRI 5th | 7:30 PM | $5-$10 | The Institute Library (New Haven, CT)

SAT 6th | 8 PM | $10 ($5 w/ student id) | The Buttonwood Tree (Middleton, CT)

MON 8th | 8 PM | $5-$10 | 95 Empire (Providence, RI)

WED 10th | 8 PM | $10 ($5 w/ student id) | Patterson Creations (Attleboro, MA)

THU 11th | 7 PM | free | Fazenda Coffee Roasters (Jamaica Plain, MA)

FRI 12th | 7:30 PM | free | Arts at the Armory (Sommerville, MA)

SAT 13th | 8 PM | free | Vena’s Fizz House (Portland, ME)

SUN 14th | 6:30 PM | TBA | Feature @ Rhythmic Cypher Poetry (Portland, ME)

TUE 16th | 8 PM | $5 | The Red Door (Portsmouth, NH)

WED 17th | 7:30 PM | $5-10 | Studio 550 (Manchester, NH)

FRI 19th | 10 PM | free | Psychedelicatessan (Burlington, VT)

SAT 20th | 8 PM | free | The Root (Brattleboro, VT)

TUE 23rd | 8 PM | $3 | Feature @ The Northampton Mass Poetry (Northampton, MA)

FRI 26th | 8 PM | free | World War II Club (Northampton, MA)

SAT 27th | TBA | free | SUNY Purchase (Purchase, NY)

MON 29th | TBA | free | Rutgers (New Brunswick, NJ)

OCTOBER:

THU 2nd | TBA | free | The Bun Shop (Baltimore, MD)

FRI 3rd | 7 PM | free | The Wingnut (Richmond, VA)

SAT 4th | 8 PM | free | Alex’s House (Carrboro, NC)

MON 6th | 7:30 PM | free | Tate Street Coffee (Greensboro, NC)

TUE 7th | 9 PM | free | Ft. at the Calico Open Mic (Wilmington, NC)

FRI 10th | TBA | TBA | Coastal Carolina University (Myrtle Beach, SC)

TUE 14th | 8 PM | $10 ($5 w/ student id) | Coffee Underground (Greenville, NC)

FRI 17th | TBA | free | The Landing (Asheville, NC)

SAT 25th | 8 PM | $5 | BON (Charlottesville, VA)

SUN 26th | TBA | $10 | DC Arts (Washinton DC)

MON 27th | 8 PM | $15 | La Ti Do @ Black Fox Lounge (Washington DC)

TUE 28th | TBA | TBA | Acorn Books (Dover, DE)

NOVEMBER:

FRI 7th | TBA | TBA | Wesleyan University (Middleton, CT)

SAT 8th | TBA | TBA | Night Kitchen (Philadelphia, PA)

 

Here is the lyrics to the fabulous song ‘Don’t Care What You Say’: 

Cali: Em, from a friend to a friend, this relationship needs to end

I just can’t stand aside and watch you cry your eyes dry

Maybe the tears are why you can’t see they let you hide
The dirty fact, that a door mat is what she’s made of your heart and it’s ripping you apart, which is ripping me apart,

You need to be apart from this girl who is ripping out your heart

PAUSE – DRUM CHANGE

Em: Yeah, I don’t care what you say, I’m not ending it

Tell me not to text her, I’m still sending it

Tell me to cut all ties, I won’t de-friend her til I die

Because I love her to death so save your breath, bestie

Stop judging my relationship

you’re trying to help but it is not needed

we are fine, i know we broke up 9 times

but it’s impossible to understand from the outside!

you are not aware of the really good times

you just hear about the bad,

like when she went behind my back

and LA LA LA LA LA LA LET’S NOT TALK ABOUT THAT!

(FASTER)

Cali: Em, this needs to end, remember when she ended it?

then started getting with a friend

Effectively ending a friendship too, but wait didn’t take but two seconds ‘fore she’s running back to you.

Again and again, time after time Em 
When’s the last time she wrote you a love note, she’s made you a foot note but you are a base note the root of the chord, your loves an open door. Opened for a treble clef, meaning she’s trouble chef, cooked up trouble then upped and left. They call stealing hearts theft for a reason. Please please PLEASE reason with me.

Em: yeah I Don’t care what you say, I’m not ending it!

Tell me not to text her, I’m still sending it OH YEAH!

Tell me to cut all ties, I won’t defriend her till I die

Because I love her to death SO SAVE YOUR BREATH

Stop fucking judging my relationship

Sure it’s not perfect, but what couple is?

Best friend, I don’t care what you say, She is here to stay

Because in my whole life I’ve never felt this way

Being so in love makes you a little CRAY CRAY

I’m not being defensive, because I will admit it

I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT

(FASTER)

Cali: It ain’t healthy to feel like you got sea feet on steady solid ground, only leads to tripping. Maybe I am callous, but it’s already hard to balance all

The shit in your life without a ready knife cutting plans to pieces. Em I don’t care how good she kisses you deserve the best and this is, this is making you a hot mess, and I miss having you be my base. Girl you can be that base, that belting, booming, badass bass line, bottom line you don’t need no off key treble 

…DO YOU HEAR ME

(DRUM SHIFT)

Em: You’re not the one loving her,

you’re not the one fucking her

so what makes you think you have the

right to be the one judging her?

Cali: She’s not the one loving you,

she is the one fucking you

What makes you think you can say who I judge too?

Em: You’re not the one taking care, you’re not the one brushing her hair

You’re not the one who is scared…

Cali: She makes you impaired

She can brush her own hair

Shit, she makes me scared

Well I don’t care what you say, I’m not ending it!

Tell me not to text her, I’m still sending it (WITH A PICTURE OF MY TITS)

Tell me to cut all ties, I won’t de-friend her till I die

Because I love her

I love you

I love her, to death…

Oh Em….

WHAT?!

Seriously… only $.99!! Get the song here.

 

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