ABOUT 2017-08-24T14:36:33+00:00

Welcome. Boenobo here — founder and creative director of The National Revue. In true Gemini fashion, my life is split between my entertainment pursuits — I’m a professional klown, musician, DJ, and event producer — and my creative/agency experience, having worked with Google, PayPal, Microsoft, Kodak, Avid Technologies, and Yahoo!, among many others. The National Revue’s owned, operated, and managed by yours truly.

At its base, The National Revue’s service suite is supported by a blend of 30+ years of creative-services experience in the high-tech and agency worlds, and an equal number professionally in the entertainment, performance and event-production spaces. Beyond that, I’m honored to work with a select collective of top-tier contractors and consultants whenever the need arises.

The express purpose of The National Revue is to support entertainers, artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses by providing them with access to affordable, salient marketing services. To that end, additional services will be going live this summer, including a carefully curated, ever-expanding resource center. We’re also considering introducing some novel community services into the mix during the second half of 2017. To stay up on such things, join our mailing list.

We hope that this site proves useful to you. If you have questions or comments / feedback, I’d love for you to pass those along. Use the contact form or call, whichever and whenever you prefer. Thanks — much appreciated!

Boenobo (The Klown) of The National Revue

Short Story Long

Credentials and explanations below, if you’re so inclined.

In the interest of sparing you the potentially dubious effects of word bloat, the fine-ish print’s been encapsulated in the toggles below. Gander as you please — tap or click on a given item to expand or close it.

I founded, co-founded and/or currently co-produce:

  • Trapeze Worldwide
    The internationally acclaimed bass music / electroswing dance party and burlesque showcase, now in its 4th year (Raven is our Production Manager).
  • Bohemian Carnival
    The critically acclaimed ‘indie circus and music orgy’ showcase variety show and dance party, now its 10th year.
  • TrashKan Marchink Band
    The all-klown, trashcan-pounding, horn-blowing marching band, now in its 6th year.
  • Gooferman
    The all-klown electro-funk band, now in its 14th year (coming out of hiatus April 1, 2017).
  • The Klowns
    The Bay Area-and-beyond collective inclusive of The Kops, now in its 14th year.
  • Red Nose District
    The 100-250-person seminal circus camp and destination of choice at Burning Man
  • Circus Metropolus
    The black-ops, SF-based performance and event production collective, co-producer of Bohemian Carnival, LoveFest VIP, and Crazy Maze, among others, and parent biz of The National Revue.

I’ve worked in performer, crew member, music director, and special ops marketing capacities for Vau de Vire Society since 2006.

I’ve operated in associate-producer and/or business-partner capacities with or for New Bohemia NYE VIP, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Vau de Vire Society, the Edwardian Ball®, Burning ManSymbiosis Gathering, Sand By The Ton, and others.

I’ve performed at Electric Daisy Carnival, Bumbershoot, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Symbiosis Gathering, Hardly Strictly Blue Grass, Burning Man, Lagunitas Beer Circus, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Drai’s in Las Vegas, Vegoose, Download Festival, LoveFest911 Magazine’s Super Village Superbowl Party, Edwardian Ball, Exotic Erotic Ball, New Bohemia NYE, Sea of Dreams, How Weird Street FairMasquerotica, The Soiled Dove, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s Easter Party, SF Pride Parade, and Deschutes Brewery’s CycloCross Crusade, as well as myriad music and dance venues across the country.

I’m sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery.

I’ve worked as a permanent employee for:

  • SGI (when it was Silicon Graphics) : 1994 – 1999
    Copywriter & Developer Partner Webmaster
  • Avid (when it was Digidesign) : 2001 – 2004
    Senior Marketing Copywriter & Product Specialist)
  • Epsilon (when and after it was SolutionSet) : 2011 – 2015
    Associate Creative Director & Senior Marketing Copywriter

During the original DotCom era in 1999, I hung my freelance creative-services shingle as Propellent Creative. That business remains alive and well today. My client list via Propellent includes Google, PayPal, Kodak Gallery, Visa, Yahoo!, Adobe SystemsWyeth/Amgen, The North Face, SGI, ESPN, American Express, HP, Avid (Digidesign), Major League Baseball, The Huffington Post, Air Force Reserve, Burning ManSears, Blockbuster, PetSmart, WaMu, DEMO, and The Security Standard, and agencies such as Razorfish, Kessler Group, Ogilvy One, Modem Media, Gyro International, Decision Counsel, and Epsilon.