Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Grinding Gig (San Francisco, 1998)
On April 18 1998 in San Francisco, The Haters did The Ginding Gig at the Purple Onion. It was the very stage that Phyllis Diller and Tiny Tim made famous back in the 1960s. Two performers each had an electric drill mounted with a grinding wheel. They both pushed the spinning grinders into a live microphone being held up by a third performer. The mic was slowly worn down to a stub.