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I introduced her to Franzen the first time we went dancin’.
She asked if I’d read Nabokov.
I said no, but I loved Philip Roth.
I told her my first name was James.
She said she loved Jonathan Ames…
Well, all the sad young literary men,
we go to sleep at a quarter to ten.
My bed’s made for two. Tonight a book will do.
“Micky Dolenz,” ink on bristol, 4 1/2” x 6”, 2012.
Micky Dolenz is my favorite Monkee, purely on the basis that he has all of the best lines in “Head.”
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Ghost Pal: Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Who: A band of merry men hailing from Brooklyn, born from the brain of Oliver Ignatius and Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen. (But really just an actual ghost.)
Sounds Like: Good new-fashioned psychedelic, bluesy pop goodness
Thus ends tour. Thanks so much to our amazing hosts, those who provided shows, those who provided shelter, and those who provided both—Barrett, Alexa, Charlie, Jo, Vanessa, Jill, Kevin, Erik, et al. (Sorry to any we may have forgotten—it’s been a looong tour.)
And thanks so much to all the other…
MAMA COCO’S FUNKY KITCHEN - “THE OPERA HOUSE”
We recorded this song in tribute to our fallen hero, Bill Doss, co-founder of Elephant 6 and co-frontman of The Olivia Tremor Control.
Members of the All-About, Dr. Skinnybones, Ghost Pal, the Great American Novel, the Harmonica Lewinskies and the Jean Jackets came by to make the recording.
We are aware that “The Opera House” was originally sung by Will Cullen Hart. The last time we saw Bill Doss live was earlier this year, and the amount of energy, passion and pure love that emanated from him as he howled this song with the rest of the band still stands in all of our minds.