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Doctor Noize readies to rock Bus Barn Saturday
Staff Report, Los Altos Town Crier
 
Doctor Noize, aka Cory Cullinan, is back in his hometown to perform a children’s concert 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bus Barn Theater.
 
The energetic former Pinewood School music teacher received quite a bit of buzz for his recording and book, “The Ballad of Phineas McBoof.” The story tells of a monkey singer who becomes so popular his admirers scream over his performances – a parallel to the Beatles’ heyday. Disillusioned, he travels to another land, where he meets up with new musicians and friends.
 
“It’s a story that teaches tolerance, but also teaches about the instruments,” said Cullinan, a 1988 Los Altos High School graduate.
 
As Phineas meets each new musician, another instrument is added to the mix, showing children how musical sounds come together.
 
“The main goal in the show is to get people interested and involved in the creative process,” Cullinan said.
 
Typical shows last 45-60 minutes, and Cullinan’s target audience is ages 2-11 – but he said he keeps adults interested as well. Another children’s musician, Andy Z of Redwood City, will perform with Cullinan.