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.
These photos were taken from the second horizontal cross member above the roadway on the Marin (North) Tower of the GGB facing South toward San Francisco. There were no other photos taken from this vantage during the fire-fall. The San Francisco Chronicle reputedly paid 40K for photo rights (exclusive) to this Tower. Chron shooters were atop the Tower about 140 feet above me and got swell photos. They did not get any, however with the vertical cables so displayed with fireworks bursts beyond the stringers. I clamped my Pentax SLR to a catwalk railing and opened the shutter, holding my hat over the lens, darkening the exposure until a particularly good burst when I would remove the hat for an instant getting another layer to the picture. Time lapse photos taken this way during regular traffic times never came out good because of the constant and heavy vibration of the tower from passing trucks and cars. During the fire-fall, there was virtually no movement: nearly all traffic stopped! In the photo above, you can see the one or two vehicles moving during my various exposures.