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Come On, Let’s Make Trouble Together Somehow

Karla Kane, King’s Daughters Home for Incurables – That title sounds like that of the Emilie Autumn book I’ve been reading. Anyway, Karla has been a friend on the online social media for some time now, and she’s also the … Continue reading

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He’s a Brainiac, Brainiac, That’s for Sure

One of my favorite songs is “Brainiac’s Daughter” by the Dukes of Stratosphear, who are actually XTC posing as a psychedlic band. The song is done in the style of Paul McCartney, and includes the sound of a rock falling … Continue reading

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Sitting on a Cornflake, Waiting for the Van to Come

I have a fondness for the Beatles song “I Am the Walrus,” as I’m sure many people do. Beth told me she found it scary, which I can see, but I don’t remember thinking that. I was, however, a little … Continue reading

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If you lose your fear of God, you are an animal at heart

Here are some thoughts on albums I received as birthday presents: The Dukes of Stratosphear, 25 O’Clock (reissue) – Since this was a set of songs released in the eighties made to sound like they were from the sixties, I … Continue reading

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