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A Different Point of View

April 25th, 2016 · No Comments

A plea for tolerance: remember, someone who disagrees with you may simply have his head up his ass.

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The Devil at the Vibrato Grotto

March 14th, 2016 · No Comments

In this nine-page story, my characters Walter, Benny, and Beverly go to the Vibrato Grotto to watch their old friend, the Devil, do his nightclub act. He’s pretty good, but his audience participation bit bombs, as usual. Nobody wants to sign his name in blood. My old bandmate, Anne Shapiro, joined me in reading this […]

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The Doug Skinner Dossier

July 8th, 2015 · No Comments

The Doug Skinner Dossier is now available from Black Scat Books! This blessed compendium features articles, short stories, verses, columns, literary essays, alphabets, metrical translations, monologues, talks, cartoons, rounds, lipogrammatic smut, a puppet show, a ventriloquism routine, and a one-act play. 248 pages of pure, unadulterated Skinner. Holy cow!

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Drops of Red

December 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Christmas is over, but the holidays are still with us. Be careful.

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Descriptive Pieces

March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Again, I don’t know how old I was when I composed this series of descriptive pieces.  Nor do I remember why I used only two pitches.  (Those stray Fs in the first piece are obviously an error.)  I do remember, however, that I insisted my father play them, because I wanted to hear them played […]

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“Doug Skinner Is Always Right”

November 29th, 2013 · 8 Comments

Although I had sometimes suspected this was true, it was gratifying to see it in print.  Linette Lao and Mark Maynard visited Italy in 2003, and wrote some travel notes for the 14th issue of their magazine, Crimewave USA.  I had given them some useful advice, which, fortunately, they finally remembered.

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Ding Dong Bell

May 8th, 2013 · No Comments

A melancholy scrap of Shelley; it seemed to call for an equally melancholy round in 5/4.

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Down the Stairs

April 16th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Another perspective exercise from the sketchbook.

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Doug Puppet

April 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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Drapery

February 19th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Some drapery studies, from the sketchbook.  

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