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….

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.

Kamerastan

Every now and then I love me some electronic arpeggiated nonsense like this song. It was a ton of fun, and a really easy song to write. I got the Imaginary Puppet Theatre ready for tomorrows photo shoot. It was more work than I expected, but it was fun. I had a great bike ride this morning – it was nice and cool. I…

(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…

Camera Eye Puppet Theatre

As you know, this series of Puppet Theatre is NOT to do puppet shows but a cover for doing still life photography. In fact, the 10 years I did Assemblage art were also to give me something to photograph. I’m now working on a puppet stage set that includes cameras as the backdrop – so it should be fun. Building miniature sets with all…

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…

Cod Peace Head

To commemorate the (almost) beginning of summer, I offer you Cod Peace Head Broadcasting’s Summer Beach Spectacular. Cod Peace Head, located on the quaint Maine coast in the imaginary seaside hamlet with its peaceful beach and great fishing. Everything about Cod Peace Head is imaginary – from the “Song Ideas” to the characters, to the olde tyme radio broadcasts and call letters. The silly…