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February 18th, 2018 · No Comments

A piano piece that requires a lot of jumping around the keyboard. I used it in some of my shows with Bill Irwin in the ’80s.

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John Dee’s Dreams

January 11th, 2017 · No Comments

A setting of the dreams of the Elizabethan polymath John Dee, as noted in his diaries. I originally performed this with viola and glockenspiel; here it is for voice and piano (the first page only).

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John Dee Through His Dreams

November 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

John Dee, Part I: John Dee Through His Dreams An Illustrated Lecture with Doug Skinner Date: Tuesday, November 18 Time: 8pm Admission: $12 Place: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, Brooklyn. This lecture is presented by Shannon Taggart, Programmer in Residence of the Morbid Anatomy Museum. In the first of this two evening series, Doug […]

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June 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’ve always felt sorry for Jesus’s brother James, destined to be overshadowed.  But then, he wasn’t crucified, either.  Here are the first four verses of six.

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Joseph Knowles

February 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Joseph Knowles” was a theatrical piece I concocted for the Oberlin Dance Collective, back in 1977, back in San Francisco.  It was based on the story of Knowles, who stripped naked and entered the Maine woods one summer day in 1913, vowing to return after two months, fully dressed and in perfect health.  His progress […]

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John Keel and the Mothman

April 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

In 2002, I gave a talk about John Keel and the Mothman Prophecies (with, I add, his blessing) at the Fortean Times UnConvention and at the FortFest held by the International Fortean Organization.  The idea was to drum up interest in the movie — and, more particularly, the book.  Dave Singer has posted the INFO […]

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August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

A lively piano piece, written while I was performing in Gardiner, Maine, back in 1994.

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John Ballou Newbrough

July 11th, 2011 · No Comments

This card was one of a set of “Crackpots and Visionaries,” published in 1994 by radio station WFMU as a fundraising premium.

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June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

A round to see in a new year. It’s palindromic, except for that flickering F and F#.

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