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Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society by Kevin Evans and Carrie Galbraith and John Law
Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society

Richard Mackin, July 5, 2013

This book serves several purposes: it is a historical archive for those interested in the inspirations of Burning Man, Santacon, Fight Club and many other (Counter?) Cultural institutions. It's a great coffee table book, with amazing visuals...both from the archives of the authors and Kevin Evans' brilliant illustration. Perhaps most importantly, this book is a TO DO list... not intended to be a literal recipe book of step-by-step instructions so much as a food-for-thought buffet of ways to prank, count coup, push your own boundaries or simply have a zany adventure.

For those interested in the current state of Portland's Cacophony Society (and a group who may be mentioned elsewhere if the spam hasn't been removed), I suggest the reader look up Matthew Korfhage's article in the July 13th, 2013 Willamette Week, "Capture or Asylum: Chuck Palahniuk’s Fugitives and Refugees 10 Years Later." (another great book, whose anniversary happens to be coincidentally good timing.)

Having read this book and attended the brilliant slideshow by John Law and company, it's humbling for many of us 20-30-40 something Portlander's to learn how many now-Portlanders (and some Powell's staff) were heavily involved with some of this early stuff.

If you've ever been (or considered going) to Burning Man, dressed as a Santa for nefarious purposes, or simply are interested in lesser known historical sidenotes, this book is well worth a perusal.
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