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That Regrettable Weekend

June 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments

That Regrettable Weekend contains 20 of my songs, plus the eponymous instrumental. You can find it on Bandcamp.

I play soprano, banjo, and baritone ukuleles; keyboards; Tremoloa; Ukelin; bulbul; xylophone; melodica; bells; psaltery; ocarina; grunt call; trombone; and assorted percussion. And sing, of course. Carol Benner plays viola on three songs.

The tracks are:

Little Flower
Bandwagon
Love Me Unconditionally
Little Two-Headed Kitten
Make a Wish
Buenas Noches, Little Roaches
Notary Publics
Careers
Sentimental Doofus
The Hypnotist’s Birthday
Worthless Little Moments
The Renaissance Faire
Whine
Flake Food
My Face Is in the Sand
If Something Goes Wrong
Film Crew
Agnosticize
I Just Don’t Understand
My Pal Satan
That Regrettable Weekend

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Index Cards (81)

June 5th, 2017 · No Comments

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Le Scat Noir 224

June 1st, 2017 · 5 Comments

You can now peruse Le Scat Noir 224. It contains an international roster of artists; my contributions are a page of musical instrument drawings, a translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “The Circumspect Criminal,” and a page from my song “My Pal Satan.” You can find it here!

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Don’t Talk to Me

May 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments

You probably don’t want to, but here’s a warning, just in case.

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The Cocktail Hour

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

The Cocktail Hour is now available! This classic cocktail guide from 1927 contains 224 recipes collected by Marcel Requien, and a running commentary on the proper drink (and etiquette) for every hour of the day by Lucien Farnoux-Reynaud. The bilingual edition from Corps Reviver includes the original French text, an English translation by Doug Skinner and Gaylor Olivier, and 34 new illustrations by Tony Brook. It’s 256 pages! You can order it here!

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My Pal Satan

May 14th, 2017 · No Comments

A cheery tribute to a special friend.

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Le Scat Noir 223

May 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Le Scat Noir 223 is now available! This is the Eros issue, so expect plenty of spicy content. My drawings of musical instruments offer welcome relief from the dirty parts.

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Reading Alphonse Allais

April 30th, 2017 · No Comments

The book blog Wuthering Expectations has commented on my translations of Alphonse Allais from time to time. You’ll probably want to read those posts, which you can do over here.

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Worthless Little Moments

April 16th, 2017 · No Comments

A song about life’s blank spots. Here, as usual, is the beginning.

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Le Scat Noir 222

April 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Issue 222 of Le Scat Noir is now available from Black Scat Books. You can download it for free in the handy PDF format. This issue contains, among other things, another page of my musical instrument drawings and a selection from I Am Sarcey.

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