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Poetry Read​-​In At Bob's

from Dr. Des Moines by Skyscape



Slick wine and a blue beret
Twenty-degree moustache
Long and gray
It’s time to cane the doffing fop!

Cursing lights
Snapping fingers
Jazzy pest
And an odor lingers
Of crippling cologne
And addicting nicotine

Everyone is in a warped state of mind
Mine’s in New York
That girl’s is somewhere in the Carolines

Peaceful poets
Starving artists
Classy waiter with pinstriped jackets
His name was Luck
And he never gambled a day
Well I don’t get that
I guess that’s pretty strange
How strange is it?
How strange is it?
That’s pretty strange!

Stirring liquor
Cup of coffee was left widowed
As I finished the last sip

Walking basslines
Long-legged rabbits
Sparkly dress on a cocaine addict
These were the things that shove me along

A verse warned not to look in the mirror
When your northern sphere is getting deeper
I just smiled and finished my wine, kids

The next poet is a man they call Mr. Shine, from Fargo, North Dakota. Mr. Shine, what have you got to say?
Well, kids, when I bite into a York Peppermint Patty, I don’t feel anything at all. I don’t feel anything. As a matter of fact, it does less for me than when
I don’t eat anything. Fuck you all, I love you.


from Dr. Des Moines, released July 7, 2016
Words by Domenic Maltempi
Music by Jed Davis
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP, all rights reserved

Domenic Maltempi: vocals
Jed Davis: keyboards
Meg Duffy: guitars
Sheridan Riley: drums, percussion

Produced by Jed Davus
Mixed by Troy Pohl
Recorded by Jed Davis at Pile Of Sound Studios, Albany, NY
Additional recording by Wharton Tiers at The Kennel, Brooklyn, NY
Spoken improv recorded to four-track in Jed’s room, Farmingdale, NY, in July, 1993
Mastered by Chris Hanszek


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Skyscape was formed long ago by Jed Davis, Dom Maltempi and Rob Hill. Lots of people joined the band. Some quit; most were fired. Skyscape continues.

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