Featuring an on stage conversation with chief S.U.L.M. “engineer” Eddie Lee Sausage and a screening of the acclaimed epic documentary, Shut Up, Little Man: An Audio Adventure, in which he stars.
The Shut Up, Little Man recordings feature the real-life rants, hateful harangues, soused soliloquies, and audible fistfights of Raymond and Peter – two hooch-swilling homicidal roommates in a low-rent district of San Francisco. These now infamous tapes were recorded by their much-menaced neighbors, Eddie Lee and Mitchell D. The dialogs of Raymond and Peter have been widely championed. Profiles have appeared in Spin, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The LA Times, The Washington Post , Playboy, The Wire and on Ira Glass's radio program "This American Life." Sarah Vowell, the essayist and cultural commentator, included a segment about Shut Up, Little Man in her book Radio On, calling it "some of the strangest bickering I've ever heard." The recordings have inspired comic illustrations by Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) and Ivan Brunetti (Schizo), animation features by Kevin Peaty (principle animator of The Lion King and other Disney classics), numerous songs (e.g. Devo's "Shut Up Little Man" and Nirvana's "Dough, Ray, and Me"), theatrical plays, and film shorts. Shut Up, Little Man is widely considered to be a classic of the audio verite and field recording genres, and the recordings continue to inspire laughter, shock, and amazement at the raw humanity and dark comedy contained therein.