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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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Whitman Unblanked

August 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Although Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” is an excellent work in its way, it doesn’t rhyme. I’ve remedied that with the following verses. I post here only the first and last sections. 1 I sing myself, and as I celebrate, I’ll just assume that you reciprocate; For all my atoms also are in you, So […]

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The Workman’s Friend

January 5th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Here’s my setting of Flann O’Brien’s poem “The Workman’s Friend,” from At Swim-Two-Birds, with viola and tuba accompaniment. Stirring, I hope.

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Walter and Benny Protect Their Home

May 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Walter and Benny reason from false principles again, in this six page story.

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Walter and Danny Stop for Lunch

October 29th, 2013 · 2 Comments

My occasional cartoon characters, Walter and Danny, break into riotous color in this page done for a show at the Mary Anthony Gallery in 1997.  The original artwork perished in a flood in my studio, but a photocopy survives.  Danny was renamed Benny when Danny Hellman published a couple of stories  (in Legal Action Comics […]

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White Knuckle Sandwich (5)

August 28th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Jennifer Duffy and I collaborated on this drawing for a postcard, for our band White Knuckle Sandwich.  I drew the astronauts (partially swiped from an old pulp cover), Saturn, the seltzer, and the uke; Jen supplied the rest, including the spirograph.

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Walter & Danny Start Out to Go to the Beach, But Instead — No, Wait, I Don’t Want to Give Away the Plot

May 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Walter & Danny Start Out to Go to the Beach, But Instead — No, Wait, I Don’t Want to Give Away the Plot” was one of my first cartoon slideshows, first unveiled in 1985 or thereabouts.  It has since been refurbished.  Danny became Benny in later adventures in publications edited by Danny Hellman, so that […]

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What You Cannot Eat You Can

May 16th, 2013 · 4 Comments

“What You Cannot Eat You Can” was a solo performance piece I did with the Oberlin Dance Collective back in 1977, out in San Francisco.  It involved found verses, non-magic tricks, painted plastic eggs, and water; in the course of it, I changed a set of riddles into their answers.  Here are a few pages […]

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The Wishing Well

January 1st, 2013 · No Comments

This little song sometimes had a place in the puppet shows I did with Michael Smith back in the ’90s.

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What It’s Like To Be Dead

July 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“What It’s Like To Be Dead” was a miniature three-act play, enacting the life cycle, performed with a cast of toys on three suitcases.  I included it in some of my shows in the ’80s, like this one.

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