Spectral Orb

What does Sussex County, Spectral Orb and Ikea have in common? That’s right, nothing. Today I did upholster “ol’ Chrome Domes” high back chair and also finished the two bookshelves. His Chromium DomeReflects the moonlightLike a Spectral OrbIn the middle of the nightA ghastly siteHis hairless headScares many a child You’d think he was DeadHe’s not a clownBut something far worseHis old beat up…

The (spineless) Protagonist

Today was great for a Monday. I was lamenting the end of the weekend late yesterday (my weekends are as close to perfect as you can get). But work was great today. Crazy how I still like work after 40 years in I.T. Guess I chose the right career! OK, ol’ “Floppy Disk” needs a spine so he can sit in this chair (well,…

Halloween 666 Series: Part 3 – The Death of Radio

When I thought about The Raven and quite a few poems and stories that Poe wrote where he suffers the loss of his young wife, I asked myself if I have lamented anything like that in my life. The answer is luckily, no. My relatives who passed lived a good life and a full life – so while sad, it felt natural and normal….

Ghostorola

Tomorrow will be an exciting day in the Imaginary Puppet Theatre. Photo shoot number three in the 666 series will go down. Be There or be square. Ghostorola (shown above) will be a central character in the “show”. She’s a real beauty. The theme will be The Death of Radio. I’ve recently come around to the thought that like a human, things also have…

Lenore

Todays Imaginary Puppet Theatre’s (IPT) Show is an adaptation of Edgar Alan Poe’s “The Raven” – but it concentrates on his wife who died at age 24 of tuberculosis – (which is what his Mother also died of when he was only 2 years old). He references his wife using many different names throughout his work. It seems to have been a factor in…

Halloween 666 Series, Part One

I will have a series of 6 Halloween Scenes, with 6 songs, and Its just over 6 weeks until Halloween.

Pick Your Poison!

Today’s photo shoot is about choices we make in life – good or bad. We have a lot more control over what we do than we think – but sometimes its a windy path and a lot of hard work and patience – both seem to have withered with the advent of the Internet and its “always on” and “swipe left or right” instant…

(Great Grandpa) Bishop Edward Waddington

WOW – my 7th Great Grandfather is a historic figure in England. Bishop Edward Waddington: Sunday “grab bag” …. My Mothers side of the family is turning out to be quite interesting. Exciting genealogy find today. I worked on puppet theatre set design, music and genealogy. Big fun Sunday! That was after weight lifting and cycling to and from the gym and cleaning the…

Introducing The Orchard Demo Tape Project

I’ve decided to change the name of this blog to match its main purpose, and be as direct as possible. I’m curious to see if it might attract more readers. Kabarett 391, with its nod to my love of all things Dada is probably too abstract and obscure. My main goal for this blog has been to showcase my music, assemblage art and photography….

Chief Broadcast Engineer

Radio Transmitter Engineers are becoming a thing of the past. It seems like a career choice few would make in today’s Internet Age. I can’t even imagine my kids generation even knowing that this is a career choice. Of course, in my world, I get to make believe that Radio Broadcasting is the next big thing. Call me an old soul stuck in the…