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Are You a Writer? Do You Want To Be?

said on January 8th, 2017 filed under: Flat Teeth, Three Paws, Whimsy

If you are interested in the art and craft of writing, and if you live near the northern California Foothills,

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You should consider attending the Sierra Writer’s Conference on January 20 and 21, 2017 on the Grass Valley Campus of Sierra College in Grass Valley, California.

click on this line for registration, content, schedule, directions and all that important stuff about the conference

CJ and I will be there to conduct one of the workshop sessions.  Click here for info about our session.

We will also be there to launch Bob’s new book:

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Guess what?  You can click here to find out about “Three Paws.”

 

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Soundtrack for Azriel Dancer–Song 2

said on December 11th, 2016 filed under: Soundtrack, Whimsy

Soundtrack for Azriel Dancer

Beautifully compiled by Brian Conroy in November 2016

Song 1  Take a Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed

Page 32 of Azriel Dancer (first edition)

Tone deaf as the boulder at her feet, Simone tried to sing:  And the colored girls go Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo.

 This is a fan tribute video, not “official.”  If you who know about Andy Warhol and his milieu, you’ll find this version fascinating.

And if you want the lyrics, read on:

Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,
Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.
Candy came from out on the island,
In the backroom she was everybody’s darling,
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She sayes, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
Said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
And the colored girls go,
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City is the place where they said:
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side
Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Lookin’ for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should have seen him go, go, go
They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side, alright, huh
Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that bash
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
And the colored girls say
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
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Soundtrack for Azriel Dancer–Song 1

said on December 6th, 2016 filed under: Soundtrack, Whimsy

Soundtrack for Azriel Dancer

Beautifully compiled by Brian Conroy in November 2016

Song 1  Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

Page 32 of Azriel Dancer (first edition)

Murder concluded, Kali, from inside the killer’s mind, whispered, “Please allow me to introduce myself (a favorite Rolling Stone lyric he had been dying to use), I’m a man of wealth and taste.”

 This is an early version of the song, back when Jagger was so very young, raw, and honest.  It’s worth putting up with the first 54 seconds of David Frost.

And if you want the lyrics, read on:

Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul to waste

And I was ’round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

 

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

I rode a tank
Held a general’s rank
When the blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
(Woo woo, woo woo)

 

I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made
(Woo woo, woo woo)

I shouted out,
Who killed the Kennedys?
When after all
It was you and me
(Who who, who who)

 

Let me please introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay
(Woo woo, who who)

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
(Who who)
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby
(Who who, who who)

 

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s confusing you
Is just the nature of my game
(Woo woo, who who)

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint
(Who who, who who)

 

So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
(Woo woo)
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, mm yeah
(Woo woo, woo woo)

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, mm yeah
(Who who)
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, mm mean it, get down
(Woo woo, woo woo)

Woo, who
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah
Oh yeah!
(Woo woo)

Tell me baby, what’s my name
Tell me honey, can ya guess my name
Tell me baby, what’s my name
I tell you one time, you’re to blame

Oh, who
Woo, woo
Woo, who
Woo, woo
Woo, who, who [x2]
Oh, yeah

What’s my name
Tell me, baby, what’s my name
Tell me, sweetie, what’s my name

Woo, who, who [x6]
Oh, yeah

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Author and Editor Re-Enact Climactic Scene

said on August 25th, 2016 filed under: Selections from Azriel Dancer, Whimsy

Author, Bob Jenkins, and editor, Cate Hogan, re-enact crucial scenes from Azriel Dancer, Book One of Daughters of the Kali Yuga.

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Or they are out in the California foothills just messing around.  Take you pick.

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Wazi is Here!

said on May 28th, 2016 filed under: Whimsy

Her full name is Wazi Tekwa Ga’i which in eastern Shoshone means Girl Who Talks to PackratsWazi Tekwa Ga’i is the title of the fourth volume in this quartet of novels, Daughters of the Kali Yuga, due out in 2018.

 

Many of our friends knew Dharma who passed away last year. She has been reincarnated in the form of Wazi who was seven weeks old on May 28, 2016 when I shot this little clip. Obviously, the new puppy is BRILLIANT!

 

 

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Banner Variations

said on August 12th, 2015 filed under: Whimsy

Fooling around with the banner in Photoshop.

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Difuse glow

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Posterize

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Poster edges

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Fresco

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Halftone

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