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Entries from May 2013

Black Scat Review 3

May 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment

Black Scat Review 3 is out!  I contribute a translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “Absinthes,” as well as translations of texts about Allais by François Caradec and Jules Renard.  You can purchase this desirable publication at Black Scat Books.

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The Gypsy

May 30th, 2013 · No Comments

I do love Billy Reid’s 1945 song “The Gypsy,” so I wrote this viola part so that I could perform it with David Gold.

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Walter & Danny Start Out to Go to the Beach, But Instead — No, Wait, I Don’t Want to Give Away the Plot

May 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Walter & Danny Start Out to Go to the Beach, But Instead — No, Wait, I Don’t Want to Give Away the Plot” was one of my first cartoon slideshows, first unveiled in 1985 or thereabouts.  It has since been refurbished.  Danny became Benny in later adventures in publications edited by Danny Hellman, so that […]

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Index Cards (45)

May 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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May 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

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May 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

A song about falling asleep with the radio on.  As the chorus reminds us, You’ve got to wake up to turn the radio off.

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Index Cards (44)

May 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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What You Cannot Eat You Can

May 16th, 2013 · 4 Comments

“What You Cannot Eat You Can” was a solo performance piece I did with the Oberlin Dance Collective back in 1977, out in San Francisco.  It involved found verses, non-magic tricks, painted plastic eggs, and water; in the course of it, I changed a set of riddles into their answers.  Here are a few pages […]

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Index Cards (43)

May 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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How I Became an Idiot

May 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Francisque Sarcey (1827-1899) was, for much of his career, the most powerful theatrical critic in Paris. He was the perfect model of the blunt bourgeois, championing common sense, anti-intellectualism, and traditional values. He favored light, commercial fare, and railed against Ibsen and Jarry. He was, predictably, a prime target for young artists. Alphonse Allais took […]

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