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The Renaissance Faire

August 28th, 2017 · No Comments

A song about that peculiar American institution, the Renaissance Faire. Here, as usual, is the beginning. You can find the whole song in The Doug Skinner Songbook, coming soon from Black Scat Books, and you can listen to it on my album That Regrettable Weekend.

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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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Roomhorn

July 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment

I’ve wanted to build something like this for years. After some experimentation with materials and dimensions, I settled on 20 feet of 1/2 inch copper pipe. I originally wanted it to go around the whole room, but 20 feet seems to produce the best tone. It now hangs near the ceiling in my music room. […]

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The Razor

June 28th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Here’s another excerpt from Sleepytime Cemetery (available, remember, from Black Scat Books). An attempted suicide turns to slapstick, all in ABAB quatrains. This is how it begins… THE RAZOR I laid a razor at my wrist, So I would be no more. I closed my eyes, and sneezed, and missed, And dropped it on the […]

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The Raven Unrhymed

September 21st, 2015 · 3 Comments

Although Poe’s poem “The Raven” is a nice piece of work, it is rather insistent with its rhymes. Therefore, I’ve removed them for your reading pleasure. I’ve fixed the whole poem, but I’ll post only the first two stanzas. THE RAVEN UNRHYMED Once upon a midnight gloomy, while I pondered, weak and sleepy, Over many […]

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Rounds

January 1st, 2015 · 2 Comments

Here, if anyone’s interested, is an alphabetical list of the rounds I’ve written. The Animals The Bigot Blackwell’s Isle Captain Manning’s Catch A Christmas Song Common Sense Ding Dong Bell (Percy Bysshe Shelley) Dr. Quack (verses from a card game) Election Day (William Butler Yeats) Fundamentalists Give Me Clouds! (Remy de Gourmont) Government Without Religion […]

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Rokfogo: The Mysterious Pre-Deluge Art of Richard S. Shaver (Volume 2)

September 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Richard Toronto has written the definitive work on the artwork of Richard Shaver, in two volumes, with over 300 illustrations. I wrote the introduction for the second volume, linking Shaver’s preoccupation with stones and pareidolia to the long tradition of scrying and lithomancy. It’s from Shavertron Press, and you can find it on Amazon. Here’s […]

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Right On Time!

April 23rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fooling around in the sketchbook.

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Reading Captain Cap

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Videos of me reading from my translation of Alphonse Allais’s book, Captain Cap: His Adventures, His Ideas, His Drinks, have been posted here and here.  Thanks to Farewell Debut for shooting them; and to Derek Pell for posting them.  And thanks to Anthony Matt for the photo.

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Reading and Book Launch

November 18th, 2013 · 2 Comments

There will be a reading and book launch, from and for Captain Cap: His Adventures, His Ideas, His Drinks, by Alphonse Allais: now translated, annotated, and illustrated by Doug Skinner, and published by Black Scat Books. Allais’s proto-pataphysical antihero, the inventor and explorer Captain Cap, expounds on such subjects as the kangacycle, the antifilter, and […]

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