Sunday, September 30, 2012

apples and pumpkins

out in the country today

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lemon Car

Mr. Josh and Mr. Mudd

drawings by
Rustle Frost

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lord Buckley's Eyes

I wrote Michael Monteleone care of that I was making
a Lord Buckley puppet, but I didn’t know
what color the eyes should be. All the photos
I’ve seen of Buckley are black and white.
Michael soon replied, “I do not know the color of
His Lordship's eyes. It is a great question
that just never came up before. I have put out
an inquiry with a couple of people that
I know that knew Lord Buckley.
I will let you know what they say.” In the meantime,
over the Labor Day weekend, I constructed
the puppet. As I was painting him, I just had
a feeling his eyes were brown, so that’s
the color they became. Then, on September 5th
in the Wilson Library, Lord Buckley
performed ‘Satellite Blip Flip’ to a stunned audience.
Michael wrote and told me, “I think your performance
sounds like it was right in keeping with a number
of His Lordship's own presentations. I think
he stunned as many people as he inspired.”
He continued, “I talked with a very reliable
source and he said definitely brown eyes.”
Although he admitted the person he spoke to
met Lord Buckley in 1960 and had a keen
memory of his eyes, Michael later received
a phone call from a performer who shared
the stage with his Lordship in 1957,
and remembers him having blue eyes.
So for the time being, Lord Buckley’s eyes
remain a mystery.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Secrets of The Mermaid Translation

If you've read my book The Mermaid Translation
(and by now, who hasn't?) you may have wondered
about the mysterious sculptures on September Hill.
I guess this is where I got the idea for that...
this lone strange spigot-thing in the woods...

p.s Here's an advertisement from
a 1975 Bellingham Herald newspaper:


two pictures from this morning

Friday, September 14, 2012

from the notebooks

Working on Selected Correspondence of
Kenneth Patchen took up much of my
writing mind over the last year, however
going through my past 3 notebooks
I’ve been able to find 33 poems and
stories to include in a forthcoming
hand-sewn book. I just need a
couple more photographs.

2 books

Thursday, September 13, 2012


these sunflower pictures from yesterday
reminded me of a story in my old magazine
from PIE IN THE SKY #44

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Prehistoric Stapler

this is a little movie I made today
on my walk in the woods

for a similar photo-movie see
Vampire Hell: