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That Regrettable Weekend

June 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments

That Regrettable Weekend contains 20 of my songs, plus the eponymous instrumental. You can find it on Bandcamp. I play soprano, banjo, and baritone ukuleles; keyboards; Tremoloa; Ukelin; bulbul; xylophone; melodica; bells; psaltery; ocarina; grunt call; trombone; and assorted percussion. And sing, of course. Carol Benner plays viola on three songs. The tracks are: Little […]

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Le Scat Noir 224

June 1st, 2017 · 5 Comments

You can now peruse Le Scat Noir 224. It contains an international roster of artists; my contributions are a page of musical instrument drawings, a translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “The Circumspect Criminal,” and a page from my song “My Pal Satan.” You can find it here!

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Don’t Talk to Me

May 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments

You probably don’t want to, but here’s a warning, just in case.

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My Pal Satan

May 14th, 2017 · No Comments

A cheery tribute to a special friend.

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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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Ask Me No Questions, I’ll Punch You No Face

March 26th, 2017 · No Comments

A spirited song, appropriate for many social situations. Here’s the first verse of six.

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It’s Easy to Be an Eccentric Nowadays

March 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

As our society grows more conservative and conformist, it doesn’t take much to be considered an eccentric. And it will only get worse, I’m afraid…

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Bloated Plutocrats on Parade

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Here they come! Get out of their way!

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The Scale or Ladder of Man’s Life

February 5th, 2017 · No Comments

A setting of Francis Bacon, from his book The History of Life and Death. He summarized the human life cycle in one sentence, and I thought it called for music.

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January 29th, 2017 · No Comments

A set of variations on a vigorous tune, named after iced coffee with rum.

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