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6TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Friday, January 11th, 2002

&

Saturday, January 12th, 2002



The Odeon
3223 Mission Street
San Francisco



PHOTOS

Stacey Irvine



POSTER

6th Anniversary Poster

by Attaboy



FEATURING

in order of appearance


Dr. Howland Owll
a mini "Ask Dr. Hal" between sets

Dr. Howland Owll returns for the fourth year in a row as our illustrious Master of Ceremonies for both nights. You may recognize him from The Odeon's "Ask Dr. Hal" series each Wednesday or from Laughing Squid's monthly Tentacle Sessions. In addition to being Master of Church Secrets for The Church of the SubGenius and (with the enigmatic and refulgent "Puzzling Evidence") co-host of the KPFA Subgenius Radio Hour, Dr. Hal (as he is known to ichthyologists everywhere) is also one of S.F.'s premier cartoonists, finest underground performers and most well loved though typically penniless bon-vivants.


Friday, January 11th, 2002


Jarico Reese's
Dead Man Record Show

Jarico Reese has mugged it up with L.A. Cacophony's desperate and violent clowns, eaten Cheerios casseroles and been chased out of innumerable towns as part of Circus Redickuless, led 30 clueless gringos into the depths of Mexico for the annual Festival Pyrotechnicos and founded the San Francisco Bike Rodeo among countless other absurd activities. One day some guy died and Jarico Resse came across his record collection at the junkyard. The rest is aural history.

Sterling Johnson
Bubblesmith

www.handblownbubbles.com

Just hands, soap and imagination. These are not your children's bubbles.

katy bell/m.i.blue

www.dadafest.com

Partners in several projects, not the least of which is s.f.'s annual DADAFEST, katy bell and m.i.blue have performed as striptease clowns, erotic magicians, shaving cream fetishists, anti-War correspondents, and bondage yoyos in their search for an art fusing surprise, mystery, and desire.

They can also make monkey and elephant noises.

Donald the Nut of Three Day Stubble will perform AVI. This is the infamous art form of body movement and vocal sound that has been exposed to the world in many ways. Donald has been the main purveyor of AVI for decades. Donald performed AVI on the real Gong Show (not Chicken's) in 1989 and he gave AVI work shops at the center Camp Cafe at Burning Man in 1995. Donald's good friend Phinneous P. Fountain has hosted three special parties dedicated to AVI called "House of AVI" during the last decade. "Rubbing and Wiggling for You", the Three Day Stubble video, features a compilation of AVI performed in places as far away as Scotland. Recently Donald did AVI interpretations and a proper presentation of AVI at Last years Da Da Fest (no chickens). Finally Donald led a crazy manage AVI in Kyoto, Japan this last fall involving many unsuspecting Three Day Stubble fans.

David Capurro
the.electronic.yoyo

www.spindox.org/cappy/

David Capurro is the fastest Yo-Yo Player on the west coast and possibly in the world. You may remember him as a regular on Chicken John's infamous weekly game show, "You Asked For It" where he answered that age-old question: "What would happen if you combined yo-yo's with Black Sabbath?"

Mark Growden

www.markgrowden.com

Mark Growden comes from a long line of tall men with short tempers. He is a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher and printmaker. Growden performs regularly solo and with his bands - the Electric and Acoustic Piñatas. He lives in Oakland with his two children.

Cotton Candy is a divine 3-piece sweet: Heidi sings, Linda presses buttons and Tom pulls strings. Their fluffy confections are written out properly on staves, with all words spelled correctly. Since spring 2001, they've been spreading pastel-powered joy across the bay area, singing of love and mold, kitchen utensils and enemas.

Rube Waddell

www.rubewaddell.org

Rube Waddell hails from Punxsutawney, a small mining village located amongst the junk yards and slag heaps of central Pennsylvania. It was here that he fashioned his first one-string guitar (Agnes) from an old boat, a trash can and a rusty street car cable. Recognized immediately as a wunderkind and genius, the Rube was propelled into a life of travel and adventure which found him variously: hurling fastballs for Connie Mack's Athletics, tending bar at countless taverns along the eastern seaboard, wrestling alligators in the fetid swamplands and bayous of Louisiana, squatting at the feet of Guru Swami Sharma Prasad in the barren wastes of the great Ganges plain, appearing as "The Doctor", in Joop Klinga's production of Buchner's "Woyczeck" at the East Broadway Senior Citizens Center, and preaching to an audience of one at Cecil's Scrap and Demolition Palace just off exit 20 on highway 43, 17 miles South of Little Rock, (some say that on certain moonlit nights one can still hear the Rube pounding out his crude junk yard rhythms on the rusted hoods of abandoned Fords and Studebakers.) After a brief stint at the Starkville City Jail, where he befriended a mysterious man in black, he began another extended period of hijinx and wanderlust, often appearing on select street corners throughout the country as the Rube Waddell Medicine Show and Musical Revue, featuring a wide variety of musical showmanship, recitations of pivotal works, divine augury and astounding feats of strength. And it is in this setting that Rube Waddell is most commonly seen today.

 
Saturday, January 12th, 2002


DJ Ouchy the Clown

www.ouchytheclown.com

Ouchy The Clown is America's first sadomasochistic clown (no, you can't count John Wayne Gacy). Besides straight razor shaving and general beatings, Ouchy also works as a DJ and a meeting facilitator (you KNOW you want him at your next corporate meeting).

The Amazing Jarico Resse

Jarico Reese has mugged it up with L.A. Cacophony's desperate and violent clowns, eaten Cheerios casseroles and been chased out of innumerable towns as part of Circus Redickuless, led 30 clueless gringos into the depths of Mexico for the annual Festival Pyrotechnicos and founded the San Francisco Bike Rodeo among countless other absurd activities.

The Sister Sock Show

www.thesisters.org

Since 1995 the Sister Sock Show has been using art-therapy to further the political agenda of gender-free sensible shoes for all. The Sister Sock Show has built a reputation for projectiles, forced audience participation and poorly executed narrative. Donations are appreciated as we are a not-for-profit performing company and all tips will be spent on cocktails and bail bondsmen.

Jack L. Lopes
Bullhorn Liberation Front

Jack L. Lopes is a shadowy figure with suspected links to suspicious suspects. An alleged cultural terrorist and known troublemaker, he is an authority on the use of personal amplification for destructive purposes. His out-of-print pamphlet, "Bullhorn Jihad," has been roundly condemned for its graphic depiction of "suicide rant" tactics. After this exclusive farewell performance, Mr. Lopes will be appearing at a secret military tribunal in an undisclosed desert location.

Sean Kelly & friends

www.spanganga.org

Crank up the booty bass and get the chainsaw it's Sean Kelly. A man that blew his dot com riches the way such things 'should' be spent: on booze, massage parlors, and Spanganga. Founding member of both Please Leave the Bronx and Le Verdalet Vixens et Croque Monsieurs, Sean is +5 to hit when wielding a bottle of Jack Daniels, plus two against dragons and orcs. Yes, Sean Kelly, destitute co-creator of Anti-tainment, the Odeon's worst show, survivor of many cold nights in Popcorn Anti-theatre, and the Anti-hero of all bus driving apostles will let you off at the corner of Stunned and Bored, wondering why you even bothered to leave the house. Note: This is Sean Kelly's last performance before he moves to New Orleans -- after the Squid show, he's gone for good.

David Capurro
the.electronic.yoyo

www.spindox.org/cappy/

David Capurro is the fastest Yo-Yo Player on the west coast and possibly in the world. You may remember him as a regular on Chicken John's infamous weekly game show, "You Asked For It" where he answered that age-old question: "What would happen if you combined yo-yo's with Black Sabbath?"

$teven Ra$pa

$teven Ra$pa's work permeates every level of his daily life as he creates, projects, wears, eats and inhabits his thoughts, words and identities-creating entirely new and interesting versions of himself and reality with the change of a hat. His beard is patented, his thoughts have thoughts of their own, and he has been known to wear whatever is within arm's reach to illustrate a point. What he is going to do and who he is going to be next is anyone's guess! $teven is a winner of the United Nations Peace Medal for younger poets and his art and installations have been featured here, there and everywhere. He also produces art events in the city and is a founding member of international media supergroup, HAPPY.

The Mr. Lucky Experience

www.mrlucky.org

Who is Mr. Lucky !? Singer, actor, painter, poet, pirate and bon vivant...from Bimbos to Burning Man, from the Club Deluxe to the top of the World Trade Center, Mr. Lucky seditiously turns pop standards into new enigmas...one quixotic crooner “in love with all those little eras” that roll into the late Twentieth Century’s musical history. The Bay Guardian’s ‘Best Living Saloon Singer’ and S F Weekly’s “Most Awesome MC,” Lucky was dubbed “a patron saint of the new swing scene” by Jazziz Magazine and was featured in Research Magazine’s ‘Swing!’ In 1999, Mr. Lucky was chosen to perform at Lincoln Center and to accompany renowned musician Illinois Jacquet and author/historian Albert Murray at the Center’s panel discussion about Swing. Lucky’s musical adventures have covered Ellington to Tears for Fears, fronting for Ryth-a-Rama, Mr. Lucky Experience, Xtra-Nat’r’ls and Phantasmix 2000. His current band plays at the Club Deluxe once a month, and features Ralph Carney, R. Joshua Brody, Kevin Mummey and Matt Brubeck. Under stage name, Pete Marvel, Lucky can be seen in the new Crispin Glover movie, ‘Bartleby.’

Attaboy & Burke

www.attaboyandburke.com

Attaboy & Burke's Galactic Alliance is armed with robo phunkphonics...Backed by Bob's bassomatic, Gus's Drum stick destruction, Josh P's handsonic percussive grenades, and Barnabus' Horn and guitar picking, Attaboy and Burke form Voltron, the robotical slave, which will not be stopped.


PLUS

Doggie Diner Dog Heads

Out in front of Odeon you will find all three Doggie Diner dog heads from The Holy Trinity of the Dogminican Order.


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