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Blood Is Spilling from the Mic

You spot your ex-girlfriend Julie, lurking near the stripper pole. You dumped her for Amy — blessed, heart-crawling Amy, seated in a corner booth. Sucking down Jack & Cokes and "pussy shots" — specialties at Area 7 (3809 Powerline Rd., Oakland Park) — has prepared you for this moment, and the microphone is yours at Scary-Okee, where the horror punk tunes flow. There are 100,000 songs to choose from, but this one — “Helena” — is for you and your grrrl. Bellowing out the Misfits sonnet is both therapeutic and frightening: "If I cut off your arms and cut off your legs, would you still love me anyway?/If you're bound and you’re gagged, draped and displayed, would you still love me anyway?” You spot Amy in the corner; to her you wail: “Cutting with a knife,/Blood is spilling everywhere/She will be my wife/Secondary spine.” Julie whimpers. But that was always the problem: Julie doesn’t scream as well. The saga continues every Wednesday. Entry is free. Call 954-561-9134, or visit
Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Aug. 19. Continues through Jan. 31, 2009
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Mickie Centrone

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