A multimedia artist?       A surrealist beat poet?

  Rock and roll satyr?     Political subversive?

  Guru of pan-sexual liberation?   Mad social visionary?

White Tantric yogi?     Backwoods spiritualist?

Ordained minister of the Universal Life Church?

As an experimental filmmaker, Rush Limbaugh accosted Pink's work as a symbol of anti-establishment propaganda. In 1987 as the cold war was in it's final days Pink's words of peace were broadcast worldwide from the Soviet Union on the Moscow radio networks. Now as leader of The Imperial Orgy, Pink has united his many sides into a single kaleidoscopic force.
Caeser Pink Biography - Tantric guru of pagan pan-sexuality, surrealist video artist, singer and songwriter.
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Pink's journey through life is a dizzying barrage of strange events. Caeser was born a "blue baby" to working class laborers in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, a small steel-mill town hidden in a secluded valley of the Appalachian mountains. Although given an award as "All American City" in the 1970's, it was a town torn between righteous religious extremism and rampant drug and alcohol addictions, high unemployment, and random violence. On the surface it was an idyllic rural paradise, but lurking below was a nihilism that infected many within the community, causing them to take part in self-destructive behavior.

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Caeser Pink Biography - Tantric guru of pagan pan-sexuality, surrealist video artist, singer and songwriter.   Caeser Pink maternal grandmother.   Caeser Pink's parents.
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During his youth Pink was a social misfit who felt at odds with his environment and oppressed by the conservative values of the community. Pink became a musician when he was seven years old and by the age of thirteen was a weekend regular performing in country and western bars and firehouse pubs in the region.

During high school he joined a punk rock band called Friction that became an outlet for his politically radical views. Although the band never reached beyond the level of regional cult status, to their fans they were a voice which stood against the boredom of conservative mainstream culture, 80's big hair bands, and the hopelessness and decadence of working class existence.

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Earliest known film footage of Friction

By age eighteen Pink was living in a twilight world of sex and drugs, often mixing quaaludes and tequila before staggering onto the stage to perform. Just as it seemed he was following the path of self-destruction that was so common among the youth in his hometown, he was seized by a shattering religious vision that transformed his life and sent him into a Thoreau-esque hermitage deep in the Appalachian foothills.

Surrounded only by trees, a mountain stream that ran through his front yard, and a few chickens for eggs, Pink spent the next two years in study and quiet contemplation. With no opportunity for employment during the Reagen-era recession, he lived in extreme poverty, often reduced to stealing food for survival, and living without phone, television, hot water, and with only a small wood-stove for heat.

After two years the tide turned when Pink won ten-thousand dollars in a government lottery. Within a short time he used the money to invest and accumulate a commercial recording studio, a home, rental properties, and an extravagant collection of eastern artwork. But at a time when most men might settle into a more traditional lifestyle, Pink turned in another direction.

Feeling that the materialistic and mundane existence had become meaningless to him, he threw away all of his material possessions and severed personal ties in order to gain artistic and emotional freedom.

In the midst of this he was the focus of a vengeful conspiracy among the sheriff's department and members of the local police force in retaliation for a harassment charge filed by a state senator on Pink's behalf. Soon afterward he was warned by the state Attorney General's office that his phone was illegally tapped by an unknown source.

Only days later he was taken into kangaroo court, thrown into jail on invisible charges, and once inside, other inmates were urged to beat him at the sheriff's request. Luckily the inmates recognized Pink from his punk rock days and warned him of the sheriff's intentions.

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After being forced to flee his hometown to escape the wrath of the local authorities, his next two years were spent living on the edge. While studying film at the Penn State University his life became a hectic whirlwind of disastrous love affairs and dangerous forays into the dark nights with the lost souls of America's under culture.

From being held at knife point in a New Orleans' projects, car-jacked by one of New York City's 14th Street transvestites, to finding solace among small time drug dealers, homeless vagrants, and cheap prostitutes, as he watched friends be destroyed by drugs and suicide, and lovers one by one collapse into mental breakdown while trying to survive amid his chaotic lifestyle.

In 1994 as The Imperial Orgy began to experience their first rush of local success, Pink's life spiraled out of control. Homeless and living in the back of an old car, physically ill and mentally disintegrating, he collapsed into what he refers to as a 'spiritual death.'

By the time Pink arrived in New York City he was at his lowest point. With no money for rent, he slept on the basement floor of a friend's Staten Island home. His belongings, now reduced to a few old crates with tattered books and CDs, were scattered around him.

One morning as he lay on the floor a book suddenly fell from one of the crates. The book, "The Politics Of Experience," by R.D. Lang expressed an unconventional theory that some forms of mental breakdown were actually a spiritual passage from one stage of consciousness to another. A passage often spoken of in eastern religions and ancient mythologies.

Pink used the concepts in the book as means of understanding his experiences and a guide to begin the long healing process. This experience of self destruction and rebirth was used as the basis for The Orgy Experience website that offers the visitor an interactive journey of spiritual self discovery. The unique design and ideas in the site landed The Imperial Orgy on the cover of Europe's .Net Magazine.

Since arriving in New York City Pink The Imperial Orgy community has undertaken a wide variety or projects and employed a large array of mediums to communicate to a wider audience. Those projects have included street theatre, art and fashion shows, poetry and concert events, the creation of an underground TV series called The Imperial Orgy TV Show, experimental films, books and CDs, online chats, radio broadcast, blogs, and a variety of websites.

Throughout this time The Imperial Orgy community has continued to expand with an ever-growing and ever-changing cast of talented artists, activists, spiritual seekers, sexual explorers, and social misfits. While Pink uses the talents and energy of the community to help create group works to express his message, he also provides a platform for emerging artists to express their own creativity. Often Pink inspires people to find courage and artistic focus, acting as both medium and catalyst for creative, personal, and spiritual liberation.

In January of 2000 Pink was ordained a minister in The Universal Light church. In 2001 he embarked on a cross country road trip to see America in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. In June of 2002 he presented a giant-sized counter-culture party in New York's East Village called The Imperial Orgy Erotic Masquerade Ball.

In 2003 Pink founded a non-profit organization called The Arete Living Arts Foundation as a means to fund the promotion and presentation of arts and artists who create works that express a unique vision or are innovative in form. The following year was spent in his economically distressed hometown where he used the non-profit organization to offer free computer classes in creative programs for video editing, web design, and graphic design. 2006 saw the release of The Imperial Orgy's Gospel Hymns For Agnostic & Atheists CD to wide critical acclaim. Followed by 2007's All God's Children CD and the publication of a book of poetry and lyrics titled The Orgy Hymnal. In 2010 Pink published a biographicical fiction novel titled The Murder Of The Holly King.

Caeser Pink currently resides in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, N.Y. His music is an emotionally raw and poignantly honest expression of his thoughts and experiences. The intensity of his stage presence lends an unpredictable edge to The Imperial Orgy's live performances. The energy and ideas behind his vision propel The Imperial Orgy.

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