Abba Zaba song notes from Gary Marker

My musings on the meaning of the lyrics for that particular song aren’t my personal interpretation, I’m merely relaying what Don Van Vliet told me thatRead More

Moonlight On Vermont song notes by Mark Saucier

Moonlight on Vermont affected everybody Even Mrs. Wooten well as Little Nitty Even lifebuoy floatin’/With his lil’ pistol showin’ ‘n his lil’ pistol totin’ Vermont isRead More

Orange Claw Hammer song notes

Orange Claw Hammer song notes

Painless Parker Derek Laskie writes: This is a photo of a wooden pail full of teeth which Painless Parker extracted. Edgar R R ‘Painless’ Parker isRead More

Sugar ‘N Spikes song notes

Justin Sherill writes: Interestingly, I received an email from a Peter Wray, who might just be the fellow mentioned in the song. Here’s a chunk ofRead More

Tarotplane song notes

Tarotplane song notes

Steve Brewster writes about the opening lines “Baby Percy told Elixir Sue / Listen to me baby / I’m gonna tell it to you”: Don wasRead More

The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole – song notes

The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole – song notes

Note this drawing depicting “…a small child / With Status of Liberty doll.” which was included with the Spotlight Kid album in 1972, 10 years beforeRead More

Zig Zag Wanderer – song notes

In 2001 Gary Marker wrote to say the following: Zig-Zag Wanderer was a specific reference to the popular rolling papers of the same name. (“You canRead More

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