This book is out of print. It was published in full color large format hardback edition (5000 copies) of 320 pages (weighing almost three pounds!) in 2013. Our publisher Last Gasp of San Francisco is reprinting in paperback in a slightly altered version by the end of the year. This pdf is low rez but readable and the best I can do til the paperback is out. Please spread the word! The new edition will include a memorial page for Carrie Ann Galbraith RIP.
Carrie was the co-author and designer of this loving in-depth history of the Cacophony Society. One of her many contributions to Cacophony and the worlds of art, pranks and creativity was the concept of the “Zone Trip” the best known Zone Trip being the 1st Burning Man on the Black Rock Desert in September of 1990.
Chuck Palahniuk’s pivotal novel Fight Club was partially inspired by Cacophony, which served as a model for the novels dangerous prankster cabal Project Mayhem. Ask Chuck what the heck he was thinking!
Heavy hitting and darn serious NYC journalist and editor Brad Wieners covered early period Cacophony (and BM) hi-jinx before he got serious! He knows the best tales and where the bodies are buried. Come and pick his brain….
Yes, the grown-ups are finally paying attention. Commonwealth couldn’t get George Shultz or Hillary Clinton again, so they invited us. We intend to make the best of it and get one of our books in each of their homes where their kids will find and use it.
Sisters Dana Van Iquity, Kitty Catalyst and Reyna Terror of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have graciously agreed to bless our event.
Stuart (Blank DeCoverly) Mangrum BLF (ret.) will read from his Cacophony 12 Step program to close the stage presentation.
A book signing is the finale with Law and Galbraith and Palahniuk signing copies of Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society.
Machine artist and Cacophonist Kal Spellitech will be in the house as will RoboGames and Cacophony 2.0 organizers Simone Davalos and David Calkins.
The Bay Area Art Car community will be represented by Emily Duffy and friends.
Please join us at the Castro Theater this coming Monday evening the 23rd night of September. We can only guarantee that you will leave knowing stuff you probably cannot find out anywhere else! Whether you need this type of input or not and what you might do with it is entirely up to you.
The authors, presenters, attending artists, The Castro Theater and The Commonwealth Club accept no responsibility for your future actions.
cheers, JL, CG and the remaining members of the Cacophony Society.