April  2000

Cacophony at Holly Matter Modern Art, ongoing
April Fool's Clown Outing, April 1
Scram Publication Party (sounds like Cacophony) April 1
Puppets and Propaganda, April 16
Monthly Meeting, April 20
The Miracle of the Bleeding Klown, April 22
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Through April 26. Exhibition of artistic creations recalling Cacophony events and new work by artists associated with the group, including Jack Albee, Jon Alloway, Steven Carthy, Brad Cooper, Danger, Anne Deon, Danielle Emerick, Kari French, Dietra Gerlach, Cicely Gilman, Al Guerrero Jr., Jason Hadley, Eric Howard, Amanda Jensen, Marty Knop, Mari Kono, Thomas Lane, Wild Don Lewis, Lorraine Marhu, Tim Ottman, Michael Perrick, Margaret Pink, Rich Polysorbate 60, Rev. Al Ridenour, Rev. Randall Tin-Ear, Torco the Clown, and Steve Trangsrud.

Where: Holly Matter, 2395 Glendale Blvd. (In the same building as Rockaway Records).
Info: (323) 666-0303.

(Sounds Like Cacophony)
April 1, 7-11 p.m.  Hey, Klowns!  On your way over to the strip club, swing by Holly Matter to enjoy festivities at the Scram Publication Party at Holly Matter Modern Art about 10 minutes east of Jumbo's.  Grab an issue of Scram #11 (published by Cacophony's very own Kim Cooper) peruse the Cacophony art exhibition, and revel in live performance by Bangers and Mash (Cheeseburger’s British cousins, in their only Los Angeles appearance), Mark Miller & his fantabulous contraption.  Music kicks off at 7:30 with Go! Lightning's gutbucket guitar and hollering   (Pants likely to catch on fire around 7:35).  DJ Max Hechter, from KPFK’s “The Fringe Element.”  Things to drink too.
Where: Holly Matter Modern Art, 2395 Glendale Blvd, Silver Lake (next to Rockaway Records).  More info: Kim Cooper, scram@bubblegum.net.


Saturday, April 1, 9 p.m.  April Fool's Day is coming up, and this year it's on a Saturday!  Break out the red foam noses and squirting lapel flowers!  This is a holiday custom made for cacophonists, if ever there was one.  Dress in your most ridiculous attire and come clown with fellow cacophonists and strippers at Jumbo's Clown Room.   Think of the possibilities!  Shades of Shakes the Clown!  If we're feeling adventurous, maybe we'll venture on to other venues as well - or look for hapless mimes to harrass.
Where: Jumbo's, 5153 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, between Western and Normandie. Contact: Julie, beachrose@writemail.com.

Puppets and Propaganda
A Walt Disney Hagiography
Sunday, April 16, 3 p.m.   Cacophonists tend to cluster under various psychiatric diagnoses.  Those inclining to obsessive compulsive disorders in particular should appreciate a kindred spirit in the tireless efforts of  Francis Creighton's crusade to tell the world how Walt Disney suffered for your sins.  For the last three years, this Granada Hills high-school history teacher has rented a tiny theater upstairs from a Studio City bowling alley  to present his embittered musical/biography/kiddy-show about studio finance and the evils of labor unions.  Employing a small cast of humans and sock puppets, this biographic funfest tramples all boundaries between fantasy and reality, comedy and tragedy, narrative and lecture, coming off as something between a Disney apologetic and an avant garde scripted under the influence of chocolate milk.  Adding to the confusion is the fact that all names have been changed to protect the innocent playwright from the long arm of the Mouse's lawyers.  ("Mr. O'Rabbit" is code for Mickey Mouse.  The hero is simply "Walt" without the D-word).  Insider's Tip: watch for Creighton's struggles in a school board election allegorically scripted  into Walt's life.
Where: Sports Center Bowl in Studio City, 12655 Ventura Boulevard (upstairs in the Lionstar Theater).
Cost: Free!  (Donations welcome, but no hat is passed.)



Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. Events for May and on into spring share the table with you, your French-dip sandwich, pickled eggs, beer, and coffee. Discussion, debate, and frivolous chatter will revolve around upcoming Pottycon 2000, Salvation Mountain workcamp, and so forth. Bring your own damn fool notions for events or just sit quietly and roll your eyes.

Where:Philippes, 1001 N. Alameda, across from Union Station. In the back room. Look for the skull on the table. Info: (213) 694-2478 or e-mail la@cacophony.org.

Easter Sunday, April 23, 8 p.m.   Thinking that we'd like very much to go to heaven to spend eternity with the likes of God, and other noteworthy historical figures, we'll spend this holy afternoon washing ourselves of sin with a good old fashioned klown krucifiction.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the klown that bleeds real blood, or a reasonable blood substitute, hammered on the cross to absolve us of our sin.  Then celebrate by setting off some holy fireworks.  Watch the melee that follows our salvation from across the parking lot, or dive right in and punch a klown in the nose.  Participants will receive coupons redeemable for salvation, and perhaps a few "miracle" bruises as well.  Before the show have a look see at a number of authentic holy relics, and enjoy a little theater with Cacophony's own puppet show production of selected old testament parables, featuring not one puppet that does not explode.
Where: Mondo Video,  1718 North Vermont Avenue, behind the store, between Hollywood Blvd. and Franklin.)
Info: Mister-the-saint, saintam@hotmail.com.