Graveyard Stew

I grew up in a town of 7000 population, near where the Appalachian Trail goes through. That town only grew by 1000 people 50 years later. Its 60 miles northwest of New York City. That fact is the only reason I’m not a hill billy or full frontal bumpkin. The grave in the picture is on the side of a small hill in the…

Introducing Kabarette 391

From about 2007 – 2013, I made Assemblage Art. Mostly creepy doll heads and old radio parts. These were made mostly as still life pieces for my photography. I gave all but a handful away, and most people seemed to appreciate them. When I worked at Lithium Technologies in Emeryville, I put a bunch on my desk, and anyone who saw them and raved…

The Seance of Dr. Drake

He buried her bodyBeneath a willow treeOn the outskirts of townWhere no one would see He wanted what he thoughtThat he couldn’t haveHe thought that she ignored himAnd that made him mad Their signals crossedHer telegram had missed the dateShe declared her love for himBut it had arrived too late

Self Hypnosis

A tale of two worldsAs if in a dreamOne is peacefulThe others a scream The real is peacefulThe virtual’s a messWe live in our minds eyeWe’re put to the test Its our life to liveIts our time to spendHeaven or HellWe Rise or Descend ChorusVirtual or RealIts our choiceBe true to the RealOr lose your voice

Krampusnacht

Last year, I found this creepy AM radio station that plays Christmas music year round’ – its as if they are “place holding” the frequency. At the time I had an impressive home brewed directional phased antenna system (my Ham Radio callsign is KY6R) – because several stronger stations were on the same frequency. Spoiled rotten childrenAlways want their wayWhen Father Krampus arrivesHe’ll have…

Accidental Graveyard

Accidental Graveyard Let’s get some rest Too much hassle Lets get it off our chest Accidental Graveyard Let’s get some rest Too much hassle Lets get it off our chest A fiend in need We hope he bleeds Put us in need His downfall he sealed A fiend in need We hope he bleeds Put us in need His downfall he sealed Harvest our…

The Essence of Time

Life is short – Spend your time wisely The Essence of Time Is heaven Scent The Essence of Time Is all we got

Malthusian Spectre

Malthusian Spectre A house of cards A building implodes A highway crash With 36 cars A wooden boat Whose hull is on fire A sputtering plane That’s run out of gas A once proud nation Burned just like Rome An orange sky Polluted and dark The polar ice caps Turning to water A long line of dominoes Rapidly falling Pedestrian struck In the crosswalk…

A Change of Luck

The Hypnotist My Grandfather brought most of his family to America in the 20’s. He had fought for the Germans in WWI and he and my Grandmother survived that and the 1918 Pandemic. Not long after arriving in the US, the Stock Market Crash of 1929 happened. My Aunt was brought over to America in the 30’s (back then the boys came over first,…