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To Boldly Go

After a library visit, we were driving by a very popular taco joint near us and I commented on its popularity. My youngest improvised a song: I sat down at the taco placeand asked them to feed my face.I ate it all and then got scared,‘Cause I farted myself up […]

McClurg’s Music to Ouija By

At some point a relative of mine worked on novelty recordings, including several haunted house records, and then made albums that supposedly capture the sound of these hybrid Ouija/keyboard instruments he built that played music and conjured EVP. We’re not sure how many of these he built or where they […]

Couplet

While reading a De Quincey collection, I came across some lines of Shelley that I either hadn’t read or hadn’t remembered, but I immediately responded to them in this context: With hue like that when some great painter dips His pencil in the gloom of earthquake and eclipse. I genuinely enjoy […]

Ringing New Ears

One of the ways I celebrate the New Year is through music. For the past few years that has meant Thai music, especially phin and isaan music. This year I’ve been listening to the Sons of Kemet record Your Queen Is a Reptile. The quartet of sax, tuba, and two drummers plays powerful, danceable, and […]