Work on the musical film, The Ketchup and Mustard Man followed, including live performances of the material that would eventually end up in the film. Like many elements of The American Astronaut, The Ketchup and Mustard Man was a truly hand-crafted film; the furniture, paintings, and props created for the film remained on exhibit at the Pro-Arts Gallery in Oakland for the next two months. The finished film premiered at The Castro Theatre in July 1994. It has since received many honors, including best short film at the 1995 Chicago Underground Film Festival.
In 1992, McAbee completed his second short film, The Man On The Moon. This film was shot on a Fisher Price Pixel Camera and premiered in 16mm in 1993 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. A hand-sculpted prop from this film was displayed at San Francisco's New Langton Arts Gallery. The Man On The Moon has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe.
With McAbee as its front man, The Billy Nayer Show has released several albums and has been awarded the 1993 San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award for Best Musical Group and the 1994 SF Weekly WAMMIE award. They were nominated for a BAMMIE in 1996 and selected to compete in a regional GRAMMY showcase that same year.
McAbee has been a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University and at the San Francisco Art Institute.
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