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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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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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In Memoriam

July 10th, 2017 · 2 Comments

I don’t know when I’m going to die, but I do know what to expect.

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Bandwagon

June 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments

You’d better jump on that bandwagon! You don’t want to be left behind, do you? And now, you can listen to this cautionary song on That Regrettable Weekend (see the previous post).

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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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