Doug Skinner: An Archive on Your Gizmo

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It’s Easy to Be an Eccentric Nowadays

March 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

As our society grows more conservative and conformist, it doesn’t take much to be considered an eccentric. And it will only get worse, I’m afraid…

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Musical Instruments (2)

March 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Here’s another page of my musical instrument drawings. They’re appearing every month in Le Scat Noir, available for no money from Black Scat Books. The next issue is due out April 1. Watch this space!

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Bloated Plutocrats on Parade

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Here they come! Get out of their way!

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Le Scat Noir 221

March 1st, 2017 · No Comments

The 221st issue of Le Scat Noir is out, and available for download over here. You can admire another page of my musical instrument drawings, and read a cornucopia of fine material by an international array of writers and artists.

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February 21st, 2017 · 1 Comment

An illustration from Chapter 44 of Captain Cap, by Alphonse Allais, in my illustrated translation available from Black Scat Books. The scene shows a café after Allais and Cap have had a few drinks.

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The Scale or Ladder of Man’s Life

February 5th, 2017 · No Comments

A setting of Francis Bacon, from his book The History of Life and Death. He summarized the human life cycle in one sentence, and I thought it called for music.

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Le Scat Noir 220

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

The 220th issue of Le Scat Noir is now available! You can get it free, in that handy PDF format, here. This issue contains my short story Selby Yarrow’s Private Diary and another page of my musical instrument drawings. There’s a lot of other stuff too, by many fine writers and artists. Go look!

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January 29th, 2017 · No Comments

A set of variations on a vigorous tune, named after iced coffee with rum.

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Little Flower

January 22nd, 2017 · 2 Comments

A delicate little song about negative thinking. This is how it begins.

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Music for Six Game Calls and Buzzer

January 15th, 2017 · No Comments

The “Music for Six Game Calls and Buzzer” has never been performed, but I hope it would make a cheerful racket.

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