Throwing it down on his "spot" at UCB
|Stoney on his "spot"
|Stay very tuned for the self published autobigraphy of Stoney Burke: Weapon:Mouth
Stoney Burke was born on January 17th, 1953. in Highland Park, mich. Born into
an unstable situation and ending up in an orphanage. At the age of 3 he was adopted and grew up in a small town north of Detroit.
After taking his name "Stoney" from a short lived western with Jack Lord on TV. the name stuck. Stoney's parents were active
through their church the civil rights movement back in the mid 60's
The mail box with the bullet hole still there, reminds
us of the the constant struggle with bigotry and hatred
When the USMC came running through UCB in spring of 2005
it was Stoney hot
on their trail. Their search for WMD's led them to the mother of all finds. The Livermore Nuclear
Weapons Lab just down
the road from the UC Berkeley Campus
After stategically flunking out of catholic school in fourth
grade, Stoney went on to be the guy who would come off the bench to provide comic relief after his Romeo bulldogs(1972), ran
up another basketball score. Those were the days. After many years hitchiking around the USA and Canada, my travels take me
to the west coast.
Stoney moves to Eugene, OR in 1975, where he enrolls in the Univ Of Oregon as a dance and theater
major. Here he learns white face mime and develeops some amusing skits.
The search for a mime/movement teacher, brings
to the SF Bay area to study with Leonard Pitt in 1977.
By 1979 stoney is reading the newspaper on campus free
speech areas, and commenting on current events... then come the arrests, the hassles, the zest of the moment, the
been hassled or arrested so many times practicing my free speech, I would bore you with the truth of it all.
the time when I walked into the Democratic convention in SF..1984, dressed as Uncle Sam, with a security pass i "found."
I gave a spirited speech on the floor of the Moscone
about greed and destruction, i was hauled off to a mental hospital
by the secret service. stories..I am rich in stories..
does all the time go? Here's an old poster from the 80's when Whoopi Goldberg was opening for the Stoneman!!
since 1978 I've tried make some sort of spontaneous
event happen with my style of street performing. Here is a poster
from the Other Cafe dated in 1980 by artist Helen Holt.