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Entries from August 2013

White Knuckle Sandwich (5)

August 28th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Jennifer Duffy and I collaborated on this drawing for a postcard, for our band White Knuckle Sandwich.  I drew the astronauts (partially swiped from an old pulp cover), Saturn, the seltzer, and the uke; Jen supplied the rest, including the spirograph.

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Show Biz

August 27th, 2013 · 5 Comments

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Index Cards (53)

August 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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August 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off on Respite

A piece for viola and piano, extracted from the incidental music for The Harlequin Studies.

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The Peculiar Bookshelf

August 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

“The Peculiar Bookshelf” was a segment that I performed on “No Shame,” a weekly variety show at Manhattan’s Public Theater in the early ’90s.  Having long been an avid accumulator of unusual books, I simply read a few selections from my shelves: visionaries, contactees, theorists, cryptographers, paranoiacs, and other worthy souls.  Occasionally I invited another […]

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Index Cards (52)

August 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on Index Cards (52)

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A Lipogram

August 14th, 2013 · 10 Comments

I was apparently interested in Oulipian constraints and recreational linguistics at an early age: I found a lipogram that I wrote when I was about ten.

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Index Cards (51)

August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off on Index Cards (51)

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Captain Cap, Volume 3

August 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on Captain Cap, Volume 3

The third volume of the adventures of Captain Cap (there will be four) is now available from Black Scat Books, in a limited edition of 125.  The adventures of the prototypical ‘pataphysical antihero, first published by Alphonse Allais in 1902, have been scrupulously translated, illustrated, and annotated by Doug Skinner; they appear in English for […]

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