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Free Wine

October 15th, 2017 · No Comments

A song about the free wine at gallery openings. There was originally a second chorus about the free wine once offered in Chinese restaurants, but the chorus was removed when the practice was abandoned.

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Frontispiece for “Double Over”

September 18th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Black Scat Books will soon publish my translation of Alphonse Allais’s first book, Double Over: Blackcattish Stories (A se tordre: Histoires chatnoiresques). At my publisher’s request, I drew the following frontispiece for it. Since the stories were taken from Allais’s contributions to Le Chat Noir, the paper published by the cabaret of the same name, […]

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Flipbook Songs

May 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment

From my conservatory days, an idea for a graphic score notated on flipbooks. I did this for my freshman composition class, and it made a cheery racket.

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A Funny Story

March 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Black Scat Books has posted “A Funny Story,” from my upcoming collection of short stories, Sleepytime Cemetery. It can be found here.

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A Few Essential Principles

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

A song about the few essential principles that guide our nation.

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Film Crew

January 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

A song deploring the existence of film crews.

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Fundamentalists

November 26th, 2014 · No Comments

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The Fussbudgets’ Ball

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments

“The Fussbudgets’ Ball” is a sprightly tune for viola, baritone horn, tuba, and guitar (ad lib). At its first performance, I played the baritone part an octave higher, on an alto melodica. That seemed to work too.

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Fiction

September 12th, 2012 · No Comments

From 1994, clangorous counterpoint travels between the letters of the word “fiction.”  We separate narrative into fiction or fact; music deserves the same courtesy.

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Flookem

August 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Some contrapuntal piano music, from 1993.

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