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January 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments

Happy New Year!

I’m turning 60, and will mark the occasion with a program of my songs and instrumental music at the magnificent Jalopy Theater. I will be on uke, keyboard, and vocals; I will be joined by Doug Roesch on guitar and Ralph Hamperian on tuba. Come hear selections from my long and unusual career! Come hear the music I wrote when I was six! It’s at 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, Saturday Jan. 10, 9 pm, $10.

A postcard taken from my book Horoscrapes will be included in the upcoming issue of Cabinet magazine. Watch for it!

My next translation of the inimitable French humorist Alphonse Allais (known to the ‘Pataphysical College as the ‘Patacessor, and to Oulipo as an Anticipatory Plagiarist) will be out in February from Black Scat Books. It’s called The Squadron’s Umbrella, and includes 39 stories taken from Le Chat Noir and Le Journal.

I will be doing more lectures at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn; more details to follow.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Amateur Reader (Tom) // Jan 4, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Happy birthday and happy new year! How exciting to hear about the next Allais book. How I wish I could be in New York on the 10th.

  • 2 Doug // Jan 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you! The Squadron’s Umbrella is, I think, a tasty mix of Allais’s different approaches: short stories, journalism, parodies, and more.

  • 3 Longdistancefanboy // Jan 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Sorry I missed your birthday. Every happy return of the day that has passed.
    Keep us posted about your Morbid Anatomy Museum lectures, please.

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