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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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String Quartets

January 2nd, 2018 · No Comments

So far, I’ve written nine string quartets. Here are some descriptions. <1: AH YOUTH. A few pieces from my teens that I thought worth saving. 1: EDDIE UNCHAINED. A suite drawn from my ventriloquial musical of that name. 2: ROUNDS. Four rounds. 3: ARETINO IN SOLRÉSOL. Five erotic sonnets by Piero Aretino translated into the […]

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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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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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Le Scat Noir 228

October 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment

You can now obtain the 228th edition of Le Scat Noir, over here. This one contains another page of my musical instrument drawings, the full score of my song “Buenas Noches, Little Roaches,” and my translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “Shocking.” There are many other things in it too, I might add. And it’s now […]

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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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