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Upcoming Shows Fall 2011

lost and found music films 1965-87
presented live on 16mm by van-based archivist Bill Daniel
orphan film clips, séance for lost punks, nothing on youtube, no digital back up, totally raw, 1977 pogo primer, silent Beatles press conference, 1980 lost student film, confiscated Butthole Surfer footage, 1973 stoner abandonment jazz silent w/ live improvised accompaniment by existers, and other oddities. Linear, educational, non-narrative, non-refundable.

Experience filmic representations of: the Beatles/Avengers/Huns/Boy Problems/Sonic Youth/Tennessee Ernie Ford/Butthole Surfers/Johnny Cash, others.

Monday, Oct 17
Krowswork Gallery
480 23rd st. Oakland, Calif.
Doors: 8pm, show: 9pm sharp $5

The Periscope Project, San Diego, CA
Wed Aug 31st and Sat Sept 3rd, 2011
Sunset Scavenger film and photo show
+Eden V.2 16mm show

October Nor Cal tour 2011:

Going north in October, various gigs:

Oct 7+8 Photo show w/Hanburger Eyes at Holland Project, Reno,NV

Oct 12, lecture gig w. Craig Baldwin, UC Davis


Past Events:

Tour schedule Jan-Feb 2011

10 Mon, Phoenix, Trunk Space, “Sonic Orphans” +pix
13 Thurs, NOLA, Tulane University class, “Bozo Texino”
15 Sat, Mobile AL, Satori Sound, SO
16 Sun, Gainesville, Junkyard, BT
18 Tues, FAU, Boca Raton, SO+pix
19 Wed, 2PM, FAU, Ft. Lauderdale. BT
19 Wed, 7PM, Lake Worth, Heron Ctr, “Eden, version 1970”
21 Fri, 8pm, Radio Active Records, Ft. Lauderdale, SO w/Mr. E.
22 Sat, 8PM, Collide Factory, Ft Lauderdale, BT w/Mr. E.
23 Sun, Key West, Sippin Cafe open mic.
24 Mon, Miami, Black Bar, Bozo Texino,
25 Tues, Churchill’s, Miami Rock Cinema, SO+pix
26 Wed, St. Pete, The Emerald, SO
27 Thurs, Gainesville, University of Florida
27 Thurs, Gainesville, Top Secret Space, SO+pix
28 Fri, Pensacola, Sluggos, SO
30 Sunday, Tallahassee, The Farside, SO+BT

1 Tues, NOLA, Courtney’s class
3 Thurs, NOLA, Zeitgeist, SO
4 Fri, Shreveport, mini-cine, “Eden, version 1970”
11 Fri, NYC, MOMA, “Who is Bozo Texino?”
17 Thurs, San Diego, UCSD, “Who is Bozo Texino?”


Sonic Orphans

(*BT=Bozo Texino Screening)

Sept 10 Athens OH, Union Arts,
w/ live improv by Lowell Jacobs
Sept 11 Nashville TN, Zeitgeist,
w/live improv by Forrest Bride
Sept 12 Sewanee TN, Univ. of The South,
w/live improv by G.Pond
Sept 13 Atlanta GA, Wonder Root,
w/live improv by Aerogarden
Sept 15 Shreveport LA, mini-cine,
w/live improv by John Martin and people

Sept 19 Austin TX, Salvage Vanguard Theater, presented by Church of Friendly Ghost, w/live improv by Brian Allen/Hernan Hecht Duo

Sept 29 Bisbee AZ, Community School Project,
w/live improv by Pluto Mist
Sept 30 Tucson AZ, the Screening Room,
w/live improv by Chris Black, Gabriel Sullivan, Jimmy Carr

Plus, your town. Just drop us a line.
What’s next? LA, Joshua Tree, SD...?

venues and friends:
download the high-res poster and spread the word ahead of time
Sonic Orphans
July 9 Lawrence KS, Wonderfair (SO)
July 10 Cincinnati OH, Country Club (SO+Hominoid)
July 11 Indianapolis IN, Mt. Comfort (SO)
July 12 Bloomington IN, Bishop Bar (SO+BT)
July 14 Pittsburgh PA, Pittsburgh Filmmakers (SO+Good Going)
July 16 Columbus OH, Skylab (SO+Anna Ranger+)
July 17 Cleveland OH, 1025 Huron (SO)
July 18 Detroit MI, The Cave (SO)
July 21 Minneapolis MN, Walker Art Center/Red 76 (SO)
July 22 Minneapolis MN, Walker Art Center (BT)
July 23 Madison WI, Project Lodge (BT+Northern Howl)
July 24 Milwaukee WI, Sky High (SO)
July 25 Chicago IL, The Nightingale (SO+Blue Ribbon Glee Club)
July 26 Buffalo NY, Sugar City, (SO+From Here Be Monsters)
July 27 Rochester NY, Flying Squirrel (BT)
July 30 Portland ME, Space Gallery, Sunset Scavenger
July 31 Biddeford ME, Hog Farm (BT)
Aug 1 Troy NY, Troy Bike Rescue (SO+My Survival Kit)
Aug 6 Portland ME, Space Gallery (installation+The Holster)
Aug 7 Easthampton MA, Flywheel (SO)
Aug 12 Richmond VA, Gallery 5 (SO)
Aug 13 Charlottesville VA, Random Row Books (SO)
Aug 16–17 Brooklyn, NY
Cash ‘n’ Carry Punk Print Sale + Sonic Orphans at PRIMETIME (map)
Aug 18 Providence RI, Building 16
Aug 19 Machias ME, Beehive Collective (*BT*)
Aug 20 Belfast ME, Waterfall Arts
Aug 27 Brunswick ME, Frontier Cinema

Bill Daniel presents an evening
of lost and found music films:


lost music films 1965-87

film and photo tour
July-August-Sept 2010
503 939 6916

Film Tramp Bill Daniel is back in the van on tour with a new program of recently unearthed 16mm footage.

SONIC ORPHANS is a compilation reel of lost and found clips projected on 16mm; some silent, some that rock. They are all rare and strange celluloid gems, many have been seen by almost no one and have never seen the light of youtube. Most of this footage is truly orphaned film--- abandoned, lost, found, and now presented raw without editing. The presentation includes a discussion of “orphan films” as they are called by archivists, and at some venues on tour, a one-night photo exhibit.

Featuring: The Beatles/Avengers/Huns/Boy Problems/Sonic Youth/Tennessee Ernie Ford/Butthole Surfers/Johnny Cash

Here is an unlikely collection of film that exists in an impossibly strange space between entertainment--- (music films); and the stupefying bewilderment of Useless Cinema--- (which is what I call the clips of silent outtakes, un-contextualized news, lab mistakes, abandoned student films...)

There is a flavor of goofy nostalgia to much of the footage, but the images are also haunting--- rock and roll ghosts, still singing, pogoing, sneaking hits on cigarettes, making direct eye contact from 20, 40 years ago.

Each of the films has it’s own story, like if a stray dog at the pound could tell you how he got there. Part of the evening’s presentation is a telling of some of these stories, and a discussion on the relationship between underground music and film cultures.

***1965, Beatles in San Francisco--- raw silent news footage I rescued from a closing film lab (eerie silent mop-top photo op, teenagers convulsing with Beatlemania, etc.)

***1977, Silent performance footage of the Avengers and lost takes from a student drama staring Penelope Houston, shot by poet/punk portraitist Pamela Mosher.

***1980, Two legendary punk/new wave Austin bands The Huns and Boy Problems filmed live at Rauls Club. Evidence of the fertile crossover between the Film dept at UT and the music scene at Raul’s club.

***A couple of 100-footers of mine---Butthole Surfers performance I shot while touring with them in '87 (footage confiscated by the club for on-stage nudity, then inexplicably returned to me months later) and an outdoor Sonic Youth concert shot downtown Houston in '86.

***Plus a haunting early Johnny Cash kinoscope, and several other bizarre and unseen curios.

That's part of the thesis of this show is to present the kind of intimate cinema experience that is based on being there. None of this material is available on video or the internet. One of my motivations is a reaction against the kind of 'remote viewing' that has become our primary way of viewing motion picture--- on little computers, alone, while multi-tasking...This show is a communal, participatory experience… feeling the responses of the people sitting near you... the smell of dust burning on the projector bulb, like caveman story time around the fire.

At selected shows I'll be putting up a one-night photo exhibit---photos I shot in the Austin scene ’80-’84 (, plus some random things from my current 35mm still photo practice ( And at some venues the program will be a double feature including Who is Bozo Texino?

Various youtube clips relating to our content:

Boy Problems:

The Jitters:

The Huns:


Here's some places Bozo Texino has screened on tour since 2005:

Museum of Modern Art / NYC NY
OKC Infoshop / OK City OK
Webb Gallery / Waxahachie TX
Beerland / Austin TX
Spanish Moon / Baton Rogue LA
Sweets Lounge / Biloxi MS
The Elsewhere / Greensboro NC
Bull City HQ / Durham NC
O. Winston Link Museum / Roanoke VA
Maysles Films / NYC NY
AS 220 / Providence RI
The Brickhouse / Turners Falls MA
Union Docs / Brooklyn NY
Cinematheque / San Francisco CA
New Nothing Cinema / San Francisco CA
(Con)Temporary Gallery / Reno NV
Mama Buzz / Oakland CA
Station 40 / San Francisco CA
Pageant Theater / Chico CA
Fools Foundation / Sacramento CA
The Applesauce Teahouse / Flagstaff AZ
MOCA / Tucson AZ
The Dome / Marfa TX
Soundstage / Shreveport LA
Sluggo's / Pensacola FL
All Saints Cinema / Tallahassee FL
Warphaus / Gainesville FL
Athens Cine / Athens GA
Dumpster Dive / Atlanta GA
The Werehouse / Winston-Salem NC
the cafe the punks work at / Lynchburg VA
Cinema 1818 / Baltimore MD
The Space / Athens OH
Royale Bar / St. Louis MO
Moose Lodge # 1735 / Austin TX
1919 Hemphill Collective / Ft. Worth TX
24/7 House / Columbus OH
Redcat Artspace / Los Angeles CA
Deitch Projects / NYC NY
Luggage Store / San Francisco CA
Guild Theater / Albuquerque NM Itl Coffee Shop / Tucson AZ The Red Light / Bisbee AZ New Image Arts / Los Angeles CA Buffalo Records / Santa Barbara CA Mercury Lounge / Goleta CA
Echo Park Cinema / Los Angeles CA Anno Domini Gallery / San Jose CA Lobot Warehouse / Oakland CA Other Cinema / San Francisco CA DIVA / Eugene OR
Jawbreaker / Eugene OR
Community Center / Port Townsend WA
Lil Joe’s / Shreveport LA
Arts Warehouse / Eureka CA West Coast Hobo Gathering / Dunsmuir CA Hollywood Theatre / Portland OR Guerilla Drive-In / Santa Cruz CA
Nelson Hall / Arcata CA
Museum of Unfine Art / Eugene OR
Department of Safety / Anacortes WA
50/50 Arts Collective / Victoria BC
The Butchershop / Vancouver BC
3B Tavern / Bellingham WA
The Boiler Room / Port Townsend WA
Yes Yes Alliance / Olympia WA
Central Cinema / Seattle WA
Columbia Theatre / Astoria OR
Modern Museum of Art / Ft Worth TX
OK Mountain / Austin TX
Domy Books / Houston TX
Ruby Green / Nashville TN
The Brickhouse / Louisville KY
Satellite Ballroom / Charlottesville VA
Paper Street Infoshop / Richmond VA
40 Watt Club / Athens GA
The Wedge / Asheville NC
Blayloc Cafe / Durham NC
Lump Gallery / Raleigh NC
The Elsewhere / Greensboro NC
Zeitgeist / New Orleans LA mini-cine? / Shreveport LA
Mike’s house show / Huntsville TX Rubber Gloves Studio / Denton TX Railroad Blues / Alpine TX
Harlow's / Albuquerque NM
Backroads Pizza / Santa Fe NM
Red Room / Tucson AZ Hot Licks / Bisbee AZ The Trunk Space / Phoenix AZ
Le Stat's / San Diego CA The Smell / Los Angeles CA
Red Vic Movie House / San Francisco CA
Rayko Photo Center / San Francisco CA
the former Breathing Space / West Oakland CA
Rung Theater / Seattle WA
Sunset Tavern / Seattle WA Liberty Hall / Portland OR
La Casa Del Libro / San Francisco CA
Western Folklife Center / Elko NV
The Pickle Company / Salt Lake City UT Westport Coffee House / Kansas City MO
Lawrence Arts Center / Lawrence KS
Rag Tag Cinema / Columbia MO
Vaudeville Mews / Des Moines IA
Bryant Lake Bowl / Minneapolis MN
Darling Hall / Milwaukee WI
The Spectacle / Madison WI
Heartland Cafe / Chicago IL
Heaven Gallery / Chicago Il
Surley Girl Saloon / Columbus OH
Bluish Barn / Ann Arbor MI
Trumbleplex / Detroit MI
Artcite / Windsor ON
Cinecycle / Toronto ON
Hallwalls / Buffalo NY
Feed Your Head Books / Salem MA
Balagan Cinema / Boston MA
Flywheel Arts / Easthampton MA
Frontier / Brunswick ME
Le Kop Shop / Montreal QB
Space Gallery / Portland ME
Langdon Street Cafe / Montpelier VT
Thursday Screeners / Syracuse NY
Anthology Film Archives / NYC NY
Lyceum / Brooklyn NY
graff artist bar / Baltimore MD
Provisions Library / Washington DC
The Bridge / Charlottesville VA
Gallery 5 / Richmond VA
Asheville Pizza / Asheville NC
The Pilotlight / Knoxville TN
A Mexican restaurant / Chattanooga TN
Eyedrum / Atlanta GA
Flicker Bar / Athens GA
Sentient Bean / Savannah GA
Bottletree / Birmingham AL
End of the Line / Pensacola FL
Big Top / New Orleans LA
Aurora Picture Show / Houston TX
Transportation Museum / Tucson AZ
Over the Transom Books / Fairhope AL
Satori Sound / Mobile AL
Jefferson Presents / Pittsburgh PA
Coastside Film Society / Half Moon Bay CA
Jackrabbit Lounge / Shreveport LA
Nomad Nights / Ruston LA
Guemes Community Center / Guemes Island WA
Kendrick House / Flagstaff AZ
Wayward Council / Gainesville FL
The Pit / Jacksonville FL
backyard show / Savannah GA
The Creative Music and Film Society / Columbia SC
Flying Brick House / Richmond VA
Ottobar / Baltimore MD
Pleasuredome Toronto / ONT
Rooftop Films / Brooklyn NY
Black Floor Gallery / Philadelphia PA
The Sanctuary For Independent Media/ Troy NY
Detroit Film Coalition / Detroit MI
South Union Arts / Chicago IL
The Belfry Center / Minneapolis MN
Keene State College / Keene NH
Lawrence Community Art Center / Lawrence KS
Tulane University / New Orleans LA
Galapagos / Brooklyn NY
Elks Lodge # 833 / Braddock PA
Black Bar / Miami FL
Junkyard / Gainesville FL
Sippin Cafe / Key West Fl
Collide Factory / Ft. Lauderdale FL
The Farside / Tallahassee FL
Red River Rail Road Club / Shreveport LA
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis / MN
Big Car / Indianapolis / IN
MIT / Boston MA
Beehive Collective, Machias, ME
Hog Farm, Biddeford, ME
Flying Squirrel, Rochester, NY
Project Lodge, Madison, WI
Night Heron Activist Center / Lake Worth FL
The Bishop Bar, Bloomington, IN
Zoo City Arts, Missoula MT
Oberlin College
Ft. Worth Museum of Art
Harvard University / Boston MA
Skylab / Columbus OH
Space 1026 / Philly PA
Boomtown Film Fest / Beaumont TX
ACAC Little Rock / AR
Cranky Yellow / St. Louis MO
Internationalist Books / Chapel Hill NC
Spazatorium / Greenville NC
AS200 / Providence RI
Bennington College / Bennington VT
Hunter College / NYC NY
University of San Francisco
Waterfall Arts / Belfast ME
Graff show benefit / Albuquerque NM
TVA Bike Shop / Knoxville TN
NOCCA / New Orleans LA
Other Cinema / San Francisco CA
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