“In” Tunes for the tuned in 

THE DOUG SKINNER SONGBOOK has arrived!

Black humor hits a high note in this grand collection of music & lyrics. “Buenas Noches, Little Roaches,” “Breeders Can’t Be Choosers,” “My Pal Satan,” and many more of Skinner’s greatest hits in one snazzY large format paperback EDITION. This compilation of hand-crafted sheet music makes the perfect accompaniment to every nuclear family gathering. SO huddle round the piano and rev up those vocal cords!


CRITICS RAVE FOR DOUG SKINNER’S TUNES

“Chillingly zany” —The New York Times 
“Deceptively dark and satirical” —Cover
“Very witty and well-written jeux des mots” —Woodstock Times 
“Scathingly witty… lullabies etched in acid” —Metro Magazine
“Clever and delightfully barbed” —Paper
  

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About Doug Sinner

Doug Skinner has contributed articles and cartoons to Black Scat Review, Oulipo Pornobongo, The Fortean Times, Strange Attractor Journal, Fate, Weirdo, The Anomalist, Nickelodeon, Cabinet, and other fine publications. Black Scat has published several books of his stories and cartoons, as well as his translations of the French humorist Alphonse Allais.

He has written music for several dance companies, including ODC-San Francisco and Margaret Jenkins; his scores for actor/clown Bill Irwin include The Regard of Flight, The Courtroom, The Regard Evening, and The Harlequin Studies. He has performed his songs (the ones inside this book) in many theaters, clubs, and cabarets. His puppet shows with Michael Smith have been seen everywhere from Caroline’s Comedy Club in Manhattan to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

TV and movie appearances include Great Performances, The ‘90s, Martin Mull’s Talent Takes a Holiday, Ed, Crocodile Dundee II, and a smattering of commercials.

He lived for decades in Manhattan, but has moved to New Paltz, a few miles to the north.


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“THAT REGRETTABLE WEEKEND”

Black Scat author and translator Doug Skinner has just released his new album—THAT REGRETTABLE WEEKEND—featuring 21 songs that will make you laugh, cry in your beer, feel  nostalgic for old New York and those better (some might say bitter) days that never existed. Golden vocals with traces of dark humor and a haunting uke conspire to lull one down a slippery slope.

Take a listen to the title cut:

You can purchase the full digital album for only $9, or nab your favorite tracks for a buck.

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Watch for THE DOUG SKINNER SONGBOOK coming later this year.

White Box Rocks on March 16th

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On Saturday, March 16, 2013, for one night only, White Box (329 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002 | Tel: 212-714-2347) will present an evening, subject to impromptus, of video-film presentations, performances (including the shortest musical piece in the history of music), readings and interpretations in what could only be described as a not-to-be-missed ‘Avant-Garde Variety Show’, orchestrated by the one and only Alain Arias-Misson.

Alain Arias-Misson, a Belgian-American living in Paris and one of the inventors of visual poetry in the early sixties, will comment on a brief video-film of his notorious Public Poems, street-texts that have disrupted city life in a score of cities; and will read a short story from his seventh (erotic) book, The Man Who Walked on Air & other Tales of Innocence, published by Black Scat Books.

Frédéric Acquaviva, self-taught experimental French musician and performer living in Berlin, has published 17 single CDs of his work and written 30 compositions performed at institutions in Europe and the U.S. He will perform the shortest musical piece in the history of music, and read a text in Google Translation English regarding his discovery of this DNA of sound. He will show his hieratic/demotic short videos and a music video of a piece performed at the Fenice Theater of Venice, accompanied by
yawns.

William Niederkorn and Yolanda Hawkins, musicians, performance artists and founders of the True Comedy Theatre Company of NYC, which has staged original plays over the past three decades, will present an excerpt from a work in progress: a couple of artists at a party discuss the situation of the East Village, overrun by students mortgaging their lives to go to NYU, Wall Street types revving up the housing market, curators phoning them to get them to donate their lives’ work to the nonprofit institutions that afford the curators summer residencies in Provence.

Pop (Music) Quiz

Q: How many Black Scat authors and contributors are gifted singers and musicians?

A: Two for certain (Doug Skinner and Opal Louis Nations)—we’ll have to ask the others. Skinner can be seen performing in the previous post. And here’s a link to a rare audio clip of Opal Nations singing Take the Easy Way Out.

Opal Nations and The Frays
Opal Nations and The Frays

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Extra credit:

Q: Do they have groupies?

A: We’re putting our money on “yes.”

More of Opal’s music here: opalnations.com

Order his book, The Complete Unabridged Lexicon