"Ralph's great...He's guided by some other source of information. He's like a broken toy that works better than before it was broken." Tom Waits
Stephen Parr's archive, Oddball Films on 275 Capp (between 17th and 18th Streets) hosts a benefit for KUSF at 8:00 p.m. this Thursday night. There will be cool animation and a performance by jazz multi-instrumentalist and friend of this blog (and of classic movies in general) Ralph Carney on the Cinestage.
Mr. Carney has spent the better part of the last three decades criss-crossing the world, on stage and in studios with the likes of Tom Waits, Jonathan Richman, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, the B-52s and Elvis Costello, to name only a few (and he also contributed his distinctive sonic inspiration to several programs of surreal big screen fun curated by yours truly, blogmeister Psychotronic Paul).
Complementing Ralph and the band's performance will a wonderful and whimsical selection of jazzy cartoons from the Oddball Films collection, including:
The 1932 Fleischer Studio classic Minnie The Moocher, featuring Betty Boop, Bimbo and the music of Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
Cat’s Cradle, a.k.a. Au bout du fil by National Film Board Of Canada animator Paul Driessen, among the principal artists who created the ultra-psychedelic visual stylings of Yellow Submarine
Special benefit admission pricing will be $10 - $15 (sliding scale)