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Le Scat Noir 225

July 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

The July issue of Le Scat Noir is the Patriophysics number, devoted to the heady mix of patriotism and ‘pataphysics. I contributed translations of two short pieces by Alfred Jarry (“Mobilization of Tourists” and “Hanging”) and the latest page of imaginary musical instruments. You can find it here.

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Bandwagon

June 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments

You’d better jump on that bandwagon! You don’t want to be left behind, do you? And now, you can listen to this cautionary song on That Regrettable Weekend (see the previous post).

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That Regrettable Weekend

June 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments

That Regrettable Weekend contains 20 of my songs, plus the eponymous instrumental. You can find it on Bandcamp.

I play soprano, banjo, and baritone ukuleles; keyboards; Tremoloa; Ukelin; bulbul; xylophone; melodica; bells; psaltery; ocarina; grunt call; trombone; and assorted percussion. And sing, of course. Carol Benner plays viola on three songs.

The tracks are:

Little Flower
Bandwagon
Love Me Unconditionally
Little Two-Headed Kitten
Make a Wish
Buenas Noches, Little Roaches
Notary Publics
Careers
Sentimental Doofus
The Hypnotist’s Birthday
Worthless Little Moments
The Renaissance Faire
Whine
Flake Food
My Face Is in the Sand
If Something Goes Wrong
Film Crew
Agnosticize
I Just Don’t Understand
My Pal Satan
That Regrettable Weekend

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Index Cards (81)

June 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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Le Scat Noir 224

June 1st, 2017 · 5 Comments

You can now peruse Le Scat Noir 224. It contains an international roster of artists; my contributions are a page of musical instrument drawings, a translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “The Circumspect Criminal,” and a page from my song “My Pal Satan.” You can find it here!

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Don’t Talk to Me

May 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments

You probably don’t want to, but here’s a warning, just in case.

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The Cocktail Hour

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

The Cocktail Hour is now available! This classic cocktail guide from 1927 contains 224 recipes collected by Marcel Requien, and a running commentary on the proper drink (and etiquette) for every hour of the day by Lucien Farnoux-Reynaud. The bilingual edition from Corps Reviver includes the original French text, an English translation by Doug Skinner and Gaylor Olivier, and 34 new illustrations by Tony Brook. It’s 256 pages! You can order it here!

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My Pal Satan

May 14th, 2017 · No Comments

A cheery tribute to a special friend.

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Le Scat Noir 223

May 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Le Scat Noir 223 is now available! This is the Eros issue, so expect plenty of spicy content. My drawings of musical instruments offer welcome relief from the dirty parts.

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Reading Alphonse Allais

April 30th, 2017 · No Comments

The book blog Wuthering Expectations has commented on my translations of Alphonse Allais from time to time. You’ll probably want to read those posts, which you can do over here.

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