Category Archives: Stories and Songs

The Ballad of Dog Dually

                                         The Ballad of Dog Dually    INVOCATION TO AMUSE MEANT Tom Dooley – Doc Watson and David Holt “Bite Me, I need the money” CHORUS Hang down your head Dog Dually Hang down your head and bite Hang down … Continue reading

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Front Row Seat at a Three Ring Circus

  Front Row Seat at a Three Ring Circus They’re selling posters of the surfers. Celebrities all around. Developers and real estate, buying up the ground. Here comes the fire commissioner, the hills are all ablaze. Sheriffs and their deputies … Continue reading

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Harry Houdini’s Toast to Arthur Conan Doyle

       The Case of the Disappearing Friendship                                                                   … Continue reading

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The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind SusieQ woke up Saturday morning feeling ‘pressed’;  not depressed, repressed, oppressed or compressed.  Just ‘pressed’.  After Friday night’s wing-ding party, “Prince is Gone, so let’s Dance, Dance, Dance” she struggled to lift the downy bed coverlet off … Continue reading

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Appliance Time Again

Appliance Time Again                                         (with apologies to Buck Owens and Ray Charles) CHORUS: It’s appliance time again, the fridge is broken This old icebox it ain’t workin’ anymore Yesterday she threw the mayonnaise in the garbage A pool of water … Continue reading

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Walsenburg Waltz

Invocation Beneath the snowy Spanish Peaks The Huajatolla (Wahatoya) in native speak, Our tale begins with Story Creek The steady flow of words we speak On 80 acres of grassy plains Bluffs and hills and scrub emerge We scratch the … Continue reading

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The Ultimatum – Get in Shape

The Ultimatum – Get in Shape story by Ralph Underwood Fit One, two, three, four.  Work it out.  Work it out.  One, two, three, four.  Get in SHAPE, Get in SHAPE.  One, two, three, four.  Are you fit?  Are you … Continue reading

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Tribute to Yevgeny Yevtushenko

NY Times obit-tribute  4/1/17 –http://securityfeeds.net/tweil/city_of_yes_no/yevtushenko_obit.pdf The City of Yes and the City of No – a surging outcry against repression Performance Poet (1966) – LIFE photo Book signing at Washington Festival of Books (2006) Share This:

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Fool Courting Dance

Fool Courting Dance A ROADSIDE DISTRACTION First eve of their journey, SF to Boulder, T-Bone asks Mobility B (MoB for short) to stop in Carson City, so he can gamble. But he sleeps thru town, and wakes up in Reno. … Continue reading

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Who Wants to be a Homeless Person?

Who Wants to be a Homeless Person? To compete for prizes in front of our live studio audience, you potential contestants have been invited here to the universal ‘Hobo Jungle’ sound stage for a dry run and a simulation of … Continue reading

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