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Entries from May 2012

The Pigeon

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments

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Eddie Gray, Private Investigator

May 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Eddie Gray, my ventriloquial sidekick, became a detective in this skit, which we performed at various downtown spaces in the ’80s.  Jay Geary played Sergeant Groggins, and I portrayed Eddie’s assistant, thus giving Eddie two clueless adults to deal with.

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Index Cards (21)

May 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

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A Simmons Proof Sheet

May 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Some evocative pictures of Doug and Eddie, in this proof sheet by Laurie Simmons.

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Beside the Sea

May 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

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Skinner Rises to the Challenge

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Mark Maynard thought this up for his zine Crimewave USA.  I bear Marilyn Vos Savant no ill will; I hope she learned something.  I also did this on stage once, with Michael O’Connor reading the questions, at the late lamented Surf Reality in NYC.  

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String Quartet 7: Violas

May 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The seventh string quartet is for four violas.  Here’s the beginning of the second movement, based on a theme I heard in a dream.  In the dream, I was singing it with these words: “Oh, dear, you’ll never understand; you’ll keep on for that undiscovered land.”  I suppose that is what I do.  If this […]

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Sketches of Strangeness

May 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

For my last FortFest appearance, I gave a talk on some drawings by contactees that John Keel collected and circulated in the ’60s.  I posted most of it over on the Keel site.

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The Doug and Mike Mural

May 1st, 2012 · No Comments

The Doug and Mike mural was created for an exhibit called “Activated Walls,” at Artists Space in NYC, in 1993.  Mike and I used the opportunity to produce a large (16′ x 19′) flyer for our puppet show; smaller flyers can be seen in a box next to Russell.  Alison Mork drew Doug and Mike; […]

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