Meet Your JUDGEMENT Contributors
Background info about Eric Shorey and T. Bloom
ERIC SHOREY (Twitter: @eric_shorey), is a Licensed Psychoanalyst, a freelance writer with 10 years of experience, and a former official Bad Girls Club blogger. He was once paid hundreds of dollars to write a poem about Mike Tyson stealing an ice cream cone. His praise of Amanda Lepore's hit single “My P*ssy” has been published in Rolling Stone. As DJ Accident Report, Shorey has been clearing dance floors in the underground punk and goth scene for over a decade. His spinning is so tasteless and vulgar, at least one venue has been threatened with a shut down as a result of his music. When he operated a DIY art gallery in Bushwick, attendees of his curated multi-media exhibitions regularly faced death threats from both militant feminists and the alt-right. John Waters once attempted to murder him for accidentally getting ink on a Commes De Garcon blazer. Shorey is also a founding member of The Nobodies, a queer nightlife and drag collective whose video reviews of pro-wrestling have garnered an international cult following. Pictures of him are often featured in conservative conspiracist memes proclaiming the existence of a clandestine link between Judaism, Satanism, and the Gay Agenda.
As a New York City event host and producer, Bloom once interviewed three Twin Peaks actresses (Sheryl Lee, Peggy Lipton, and Catherine E. Coulson) over the course of a single evening. The show’s climax involved a burlesque performer striking sparks off of her own body with an angle grinder in time with the Twin Peaks theme music — an act the venue deemed “recklessly dangerous” and “what were you thinking??”
Other highlights of his NYC arts career include
Starring in a Grammy-nominated composer’s original opera about a pig endowed with a 14-foot-long penis
Appearing on HuffPost Live (RIP) to decry Tyler Perry’s use of AIDS as a moral punishment for infidelity in his films
Shouting the entirety of William Blake’s 1794 epic poem “The Book of Urizen” directly at Laurie Anderson in the basement of Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum
Airbrushing animal print onto the bodies of exotic dancers for a Wiz Khalifa album release party
Being heckled off the stage by frat guys while reading excerpts aloud from Scotty Bowers’s X-rated gigolo memoir FULL SERVICE
Dancing with Lady Bunny’s mom in the basement of a Chelsea bistro
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2016, Bloom has:
Overseen the reprinting of actress Elsa Lanchester’s memoir ELSA LANCHESTER HERSELF (now available from Chicago Review Press, featuring a new foreword by Mara Wilson)
Created a latex mold of his own face that ended up in a Terror Jr. music video.
Moderated panels on mental illness and LGBTQ issues at a major SoCal horror convention
Fashioned an emergency guitar pick out of a plastic spoon for Jill Sobule in the green room at a Bernie Sanders rally
Been featured on the front page of the New York Times “Style” section wearing galaxy-print shorts and a SHEIN metallic silver duster
Created art for two Janelle Monáe video projects, as well as several local Shakespeare productions
As a marketing professional, Bloom has overseen advertising campaigns for A.I.-generated perfumes; scent collaborations with pro-wrestlers and drag stars (such as EFFY’s Daddy and Disasterina’s Swamp Skank); and a linen/atmosphere spray inspired by that urban sidewalk stalwart, the street mattress.
Alas, Bloom’s most enduring piece of audiovisual artwork will probably be this 2013 film clip compilation of women falling down staircases: