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September 17th, 2017 · No Comments

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The Doug Skinner Songbook

August 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Doug Skinner Songbook is now available! This elegant oversized paperback contains 46 of my songs, including such favorites as “Buenas Noches, Little Roaches,” “Love Me Unconditionally,” “My Pal Satan,” and “Bloated Plutocrats on Parade”! They’re “chillingly zany” (New York Times); they’re “scathingly witty… lullabies etched in acid” (Metro Magazine), and now you can add them to your music rack! It’s 116 pages, and it’s published by the intrepid Black Scat Books. And it’s available on Amazon. Pick up a copy, and rev up those vocal cords!

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The Renaissance Faire

August 28th, 2017 · No Comments

A song about that peculiar American institution, the Renaissance Faire. Here, as usual, is the beginning. You can find the whole song in The Doug Skinner Songbook, coming soon from Black Scat Books, and you can listen to it on my album That Regrettable Weekend.

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Medulla Oblongata

August 22nd, 2017 · 3 Comments

My old band, White Knuckle Sandwich, often performed this lively and informative number. When we spelled out “oblongata,” Anne and Jen pointed to their T and A, which are other parts of the human anatomy.

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The Hypnotist’s Birthday

August 14th, 2017 · No Comments

What do you give a hypnotist for his birthday? Finally, the question has been addressed in a song. And you can hear all about it on That Regrettable Weekend.

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Le Scat Noir 226

August 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Le Scat Noir 226 is now available! The August issue contains, among many wonderful things, my translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “The Enchanted Forest” and another page of my musical instrument drawings. Your free PDF can be found here.

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A Concert in Lily Dale

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

On July 28, 2017, I found myself in Lily Dale, NY, a center of Spiritualism, performing in an evening organized by Shannon Taggart. I performed what I called music attributed to ultraterrestrials, using a term favored by the late John Keel for non-human entities. My program included fairy music from England, Ireland, Wales, and Norway; the “trowie tunes” of the Shetland Islands in Scotland; the call of the banshee; the “outer space music” of Philip Rodgers; and channeled music by Rosemary Brown and Gustav BrabbĂ©e. I concluded with some of the tunes I’ve heard in dreams. Playing fairy music for Spiritualists! What next?

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July 24th, 2017 · 2 Comments

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Breeders Can’t Be Choosers

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments

People who have children have to take what they get. And they shouldn’t be surprised if those children turn out no better than their parents.

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In Memoriam

July 10th, 2017 · 2 Comments

I don’t know when I’m going to die, but I do know what to expect.

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