A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Friday, December 16, 2011

SM at Cinefamily fundraiser

Mr. Stephin Merritt will be appearing at a fundraiser for the historic Los Angeles silent film theater Cinefamily.  At 3:00am, on December 17, Mr. Merritt will be hosting a short feature appropriately-titled "Films You Can't Go to Sleep To."  He'll be showing a series of short films, and will introduce each film with an original song on his ukulele.  Further information, including a full schedule for the 24-hour event, can be found here.

Don't forget to buy tickets to see The Magnetic Fields next year.  Full dates can be found here, and you can preorder the album here.

UPDATE: The above link to the Cinefamily event will take you to a page that is live streaming the entire fundraiser event!  To reiterate, Mr. Merritt will go on at 3:00am, so stay up late.


  1. Of course I stayed up to watch this! The songs were all short (around 40 seconds, generally), and all really funny. In his introduction, the program director for the theater mentioned cupcakes TWICE.

    Here's a list of the films Mr. Merritt played cobbled together from memory:

    Heart of the World
    Time Piece
    C'etait Un Rendez-Vous
    Le Cochon Danseur
    Case Study: LSD
    Another Terry Gilliam-looking short that didn't receive a proper intro or song and which I didn't recognize. Sorry.
    Fantaisie in Bubblewrap
    Automania 2000
    Sissy Boy Slap Party (my favorite Guy Maddin film maybe ever, I highly recommend you seek it out)

    I might have forgotten one or two or put one out of place or something, but this is fairly accurate, at least. Bookending it with two of Maddin's best was a grand idea, if you ask me. If you're up, go donate to the theater! It'll be worth it.

  2. Oh, and Mr. Merritt referenced "Bambi Meets Godzilla," but it was never played.