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Entries from June 2012

Strum Within this Area

June 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Advice from an old ukulele manual, here made into pinbacks for more general application.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, You Save a Dollar

June 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

A melancholy tune for tuba and piano, performed with Ralph Hamperian at the Jalopy Theater, June 23, 2012.

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Philosophy: The Last Phase

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

A round, on a piquant excerpt from Benjamin De Casseres.

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The Art of Clowning

June 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments

I drew this cartoonish flyer for a lecture/dem that Bill Irwin gave at Oberlin College, back in 1973 or so.   It was so long ago that it was printed in purple ink on a mimeo machine.  We later went on to more substantial collaborations.

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Monday Night Performance Workshop Series

June 14th, 2012 · 4 Comments

In 1981 and 1982, choreographer Helen Dannenberg organized a sort of open mike night for dancers and performers in San Francisco.  She asked me to come up with the flyers.  Here are four of them.

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Index Cards (22)

June 5th, 2012 · No Comments

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June 4th, 2012 · No Comments

A thoughtful round on life’s eternal verities.

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All Aboard for Mars

June 1st, 2012 · 4 Comments

“All Aboard for Mars” is a cartoon slide show using all of my characters from “Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment.”  I’d grown quite familiar with them; and wondered what they would be like in another setting, without Mike’s characters.  I sketched the whole business with pencil and markers, rather than my usual ink, and performed […]

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