All posts tagged: Ron Dante

Dw. Dunphy On… Finding the Strangeness Whilst Spring Cleaning

Can I get a head count of all the bloggers out there reading this? Ten? Thirty-two? Forty-eight? … All of you? Well then, I suppose all of you will understand where this particular post is coming from. I’m always trying to dig up interesting things for the column, and now that I have a monthly Internet radio program here, I’m looking to supplement the materials cache. But as with any excuse a pack rat clings to, this incessant collecting catches hold of some rather bizarre detritus. So I’ve been looking into the files to give the hard drive a Web wiping, kick out the lascivious photos of Neko Case (rrrowr), and with any luck get the ol’ Compaq back into springtime fighting trim. (Uh, what was I saying? Something about Red Vines? Focus! Focus!) Like I said, I was digging around in the hard drive when what to my wandering ears should appear but this, a track entitled “When Banana Skins Are Falling (I’ll Come Sliding Back to You),” and gee, those voices are awfully …

The Nineteenth Day of Mellowmas: Archiemas!

Jason: So before we start, Jeff, I’d like you to tell our readers about how you felt when this CD showed up on your doorstep. Sent lovingly by yours truly. Jeff: Well, for some strange reason, you insisted on requiring a signature for delivery. Jason: That wasn’t me. That was Amazon. But okay, I’ll take the credit. Jeff: And the UPS guy happened to show up when I wasn’t home.  So I spent an entire day wondering what wonderful gift someone might have sent me. Jason: Go on. Jeff: Something so precious that it needed a signature. Jason: Yes. YES. Jeff: It had to be valuable! Jason: Like a delicate Christmas ornament! Or a puppy! Jeff: Mayhap! And then the guy showed up, and it was just this dinky little box. And I opened it…and then… Jason: Go on… Jeff: Hang on, I need a moment. Jason: Take your time. Our readers will wait. Jeff: I opened it, and there…There was this THING… Jason: …Yes? Yes? Jeff: Oh, it was awful. Jason: Tell me. Tell …