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Spillover

November 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Some more piano music. The opening arpeggio kept nagging at me, so I finally spun it out further.

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How About a Movie?

November 15th, 2017 · No Comments

I don’t see the point of sitting through a movie, so I wrote a song about it. I hope I made my position clear.

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Sugar

November 7th, 2017 · No Comments

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but here’s a little song for those who do.

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Free Wine

October 15th, 2017 · 3 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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The Doug Skinner Songbook

August 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Doug Skinner Songbook is now available! This elegant oversized paperback contains 46 of my songs, including such favorites as “Buenas Noches, Little Roaches,” “Love Me Unconditionally,” “My Pal Satan,” and “Bloated Plutocrats on Parade”! They’re “chillingly zany” (New York Times); they’re “scathingly witty… lullabies etched in acid” (Metro Magazine), and now you can add […]

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The Renaissance Faire

August 28th, 2017 · No Comments

A song about that peculiar American institution, the Renaissance Faire. Here, as usual, is the beginning. You can find the whole song in The Doug Skinner Songbook, coming soon from Black Scat Books, and you can listen to it on my album That Regrettable Weekend.

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Medulla Oblongata

August 22nd, 2017 · 3 Comments

My old band, White Knuckle Sandwich, often performed this lively and informative number. When we spelled out “oblongata,” Anne and Jen pointed to their T and A, which are other parts of the human anatomy.

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The Hypnotist’s Birthday

August 14th, 2017 · No Comments

What do you give a hypnotist for his birthday? Finally, the question has been addressed in a song. And you can hear all about it on That Regrettable Weekend.

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A Concert in Lily Dale

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

On July 28, 2017, I found myself in Lily Dale, NY, a center of Spiritualism, performing in an evening organized by Shannon Taggart. I performed what I called music attributed to ultraterrestrials, using a term favored by the late John Keel for non-human entities. My program included fairy music from England, Ireland, Wales, and Norway; […]

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Breeders Can’t Be Choosers

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments

People who have children have to take what they get. And they shouldn’t be surprised if those children turn out no better than their parents.

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