Friday, April 30, 2004

JFDR

A list of FITK references to Jófríður Ákadóttir, the Icelandic musician.

With Pascal Pinon:

Airwaves 2009 Day One
Airwaves 2009 Day Four
Sounds Like a Whisper in Your Ear
Icelandic Invasion
KFJC Interview
On Parade
Quiet Revolution
Do Not Underestimate
Sugar Mountain
Sundur
Mondays in Iceland #75 
Airwaves 2017
Ást

With Samaris:

Góða tungl
Promise and Problems
Most Dangerous?
Chanteuse

As JFDR:

New Dreams
JFDR
Mondays in Iceland #100
With Strings
Iceland Airwaves 2018 

Collaborations:

Gangly
Mondays in Iceland #61
portal 2 xtacy
Airwaves and Gender

By Professor Batty


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Saturday, April 24, 2004

The Reader Index

This is the chapter index to the serial novella The Reader:

 1   Mashed Potatoes
 2   Boogie-Woogie Country Girl
 3   Reading After Midnight
 4   Londa and the Gang
 5   Coffee Shop Tryst
 6   Party at Grandmother’s
 7   The Swansong of Larry Lovejoy
 8   Freedom Radio
 9   Beautiful Dream
10  Sunday School
11  Breakfast Epiphany
12  Andy’s Awakening
13  Alone Again, Naturally
14  Another Saturday Night 
15  Trouble in River City
16  Aftermath
17  Faded Love
18  Roommate 
19  Moving Day
20  Deception 
21  Johnny Walker Black 
22  Disappearing Act 
23  Jazz Hands 
24  Holding 
25  Release 
26  Behind Closed Doors
27  Möbius 

The Reader ©2017 by Stephen Charles Cowdery
All rights reserved 

By Professor Batty


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Friday, April 23, 2004

Icelandic Book Reviews

Links to FITK reviews of various Icelandic authors:

Arnaldur Indriðasson

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Hallgrímur Helgasson

Halldór Laxness

Ragnar Jónasson

Sjón

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

By Professor Batty


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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Short Fiction

Friday Fiction

House Party - Part I
House Party - Part II
House Party - Part III
House Party - Part IV
House Party - Part V
House Party - Part VI
House Party - Part VII (end)

House Party ©2021, Stephen Charles Cowdery



Faded Love
Fade to Black
Astronauts: A Love Story
Speed Skater
Blair Witch Project
SRO

Misc. short fiction ©2016-2019, Stephen Charles Cowdery




Desperately Seeking Sharon
A mini-serial about an existential quest for Sharon Spotbottom:

Part 1 “Sharon is Missing!
Part 2 “An Enigmatic Clue…
Part 3 “Stranded in the Jungle…
Part 4 “Visions of Sharon…
Part 5 “Meeting with Madam Tara
Part 6 “At Last!
Part 7 “Epilogue

Desperately Seeking Sharon ©2008 by Stephen Charles Cowdery.

Sharon Spotbottom character ©2006 by Karen Heathwood, used by permission.

By Professor Batty


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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

The Explodo Boys…

… were a musical group that the Professor worked with (and recorded) a long time ago. Here are some music videos,  CDs, LPs and stories of this great Minneapolis band:

Explodo Boys Videos:

Sure Feels Good
Can I Change My Mind?
You Got All The Aces
I'm Ready
Happy Song

Oh So Soul Videos:

Waiting at the Station
Saturday Night Fish Fry
The Babywalk

CDs:

The Early Years 1975-1976 (remastered from vinyl LP)
The Later Years 1977 - 1980 (remastered from vinyl LP)

History of The Explodo Boys CD series:

I      Country: Country and folk songs 1974- 1975
II     Covers: Rock and blues tunes 1975-1976
IIb   Harold’s Blues: Recorded rehearsal 1977
III   The Explosion Brothers: Highlights 1977-1978
IV   Doobah: Highlights 1978-1979
V    No Turkeys: Highlights 1979-1980
VII  John Beach with The Explodo Boys: 1979-1980
VI   Oh So Soul: Jimmy’s farewell, 1980
VIII Lost and Found: Rarities 1978-1979
IX   Improvisations: Instrumentals 1978-1979
X   Odds and Ends: 1978-1979

Gig tapes:

Tracy’s Inn - 1975: Raucous roadhouse gig (2 CDs)
Tempo Bar - 1976: Excerpts from a typical gig
Bootlegger Sam’s - 1977: w/ Max and Audie
Reunion - 1982 (2 CDs): Danny’s return from Alaska

Jimmy Derbis:

Solo 1971
Demos 1987

For information on obtaining these CDs email: stephencowdery@gmail.com

The vinyl LPs are sold out but can be found at Discogs.

True stories (mostly):

Memorial Day
The Listening Room
B.P.
Half-True Story
The Explodo Girls

Adventures With the Green Van

By Professor Batty


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Midwest

Impressions from the nation’s heartland:

Colorado

This Bud’s for You (Colorado Springs (2014) 
Miniskirts and Ibsen (Colorado Springs 2014)
Florrisant and Cripple Creek (2014)
Cripple Creek

Iowa

Decorah (2011)
Dubuque(2011)

Kansas

Rockets in the Heartland (Hutchinson, 2013) 
Salt Mine (Hutchinson, 2013) 
Waitress in a Greasy Spoon (Scott City, 2013) 
The Other Minneapolis (2013)
Postcards from the Road (Minneapolis, 2013)
In a Fiat 124 (1971)
The Day After (1971)

Nebraska

Terra Incomprehendia (Farwell, 2013)
Barnanew (Scottsbluff, 2013)

South Dakota

Mulder’s Farm 
Sorum (c. 1920)

By Professor Batty


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Monday, April 19, 2004

Tónlist

Here is the list of the various Icelandic (as well as other Northern Atlantic) musical groups with a few other fellow travelers (†) I’ve mentioned in FITK over the years (*=music actually purchased by me):

Agent Fresco
Amiina *
Apparat Organ Quartet *
Árný
Ateria
Áuslaug Magnusdóttir
Æla
Baggalútur *
Bára Gísladóttir
Bárujárn
Bedroom Community
Benni Hemm Hemm
Between Mountains
 
Biggi Hilmars
Björk *
Björt
Bláskjár
Borko
Buff
Cosmic Call
Daníel Bjarnarson
Ditka
DJ Margeir
Dr. Spock
Egill Sæbjörnsson

Eivør *
Evil Madness
Fufanu
Gabriel Ólafs
Ghostigital
Gróa *
Grúska Babúska
Guðrið Hansdóttir
GusGus
Gyða
Hafdís Huld
Ham
Hekla

Hekla Magnúsdóttir *
Hellvar/Heiða
Hildur Gunðadóttir
Hildur
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson *
Hjaltalín
Hjörvar
Högni *
Hraun
Hudson Wayne
Hugar
Jakobínarína

JFDR *
Jóhann Jóhannsson *
Jóhanna Elísa
Júniús Meyvant *
Kalli
Kevin Cole †
Kimono
Kira Kira
Kiriyama Family
Kitchen Motors
Langi Seli Og Skuggarnir
Liva Mo
Ljáðu Okkur Eyra

Mikado
Mezzoforté
Múgsefjun
Múm *
My Summer as a Salvation Soldier
Mysterious Marta
Nini Julia Bang
Nóra
Oculus
Ojba Rasta
Ólafur Arnalds
Ólöf Arnalds *

Orphix Oxtra
Páll Óskar *
Pascal Pinon *
Peter Evans †
Petúr Ben
Red Barnett
Retro Stefson
Reykjavíkurdætur
Rokkurró *
Samaris *
Screaming Masterpiece *
Shadow Parade
Shahzad Ismaily*

Sin Fang Bous
Sindrí
Siggi Ármann
Sigur Rós *
Ske
Skúli Severrisson
Sóley *
Sólstafir
Sprengjuhöllin
Stórsveit Nix Noltes *
Svavar Knútur

Team Dreams
Toggi
Úlfur Eldjárn
Ultra Mega Technobandið Stefán
Uni
Unun *
Útidúr
Valgeir Sigurðsson *
Vicky 
Wim Van Hooste †

By Professor Batty




Sunday, April 18, 2004

Arnaldur Indriðason

FITK reviews of novels by the noted Icelandic mystery/thriller writer:

In English publication order:

Jar City (aka Tainted Blood) (2004)
Silence of the Grave (2005)
Arctic Chill (2005)
Voices (2006)
The Draining Lake (2007)
Hypothermia (2009)
Operation Napoleon (2010)
Outrage (2011)
Black Skies (2012)
Strange Shores (2013)
Reykjavík Nights (2014)
Into Oblivion (2015)
The Shadow District (2016)
The Shadow Killer (2018)

A guide to the Inspector Erlendur Series in continutity order here.

By Professor Batty




Saturday, April 17, 2004

Minnesota

Selected FITK posts on the Professor’s sojourns in the Land of Lakes:

2021

Wine Tour (Stillwater)

2020

Honky-Tonk Woman (Waverly)
The Last Gig (Northeast Minneapolis)
Jono’s Letter (Grand Marais)
Heroes and Villans (South Minneapolis)
Yard Concert (Robbinsdale)
Nature Preserve (Anoka) 
Prom Nights (Saint Paul)
State Fair Memories (Falcon Heights)
Adventures with the Green Van (Bemidji)
My Last Cigar (Cambridge)

2019

Take-out (Anoka)
Paradise Found and Lost (Minneapolis)
The End of Winter (Anoka)
Small Town Talk (Anoka)
Skaterdater (Minneapolis)
() (Minneapolis)
Halloween Terrors (Anoka)
Weekend in New Ulm

2018

Five From the Frigid Fair (Falcon Heights)
On the Town (Anoka)
Art-A-Whirl (NE Minneapolis)
I Live in a Magical World (Anoka)
I Dig the Nightlife (South Minneapolis)
Savoury Summer (Anoka)
Surreal Saturday (Downtown Minneapolis)
Waseca Wonders

2017

Grand Marais by Night
More Grand Marais
Farewell Grand Marais
Harriet and Desha (Saint Paul)
Food Truck Frenzy (Anoka)
Midnight Serenade (Chatfield)
Purcell-Cutts House (Minneapolis)

2016

Jack Clark’s Bar and Cafe (North Minneapolis)
Transition (North Minneapolis)
Green Lake (North Minneapolis)
Anoka Home Tour
Four More from the Fair (Falcon Heights)
Four from the Fair
Fair Friday Final Four
North (Cook County)

2015

Art-A-Whirl (Minneapolis)
Ergot Museum (Dassel)
Rivertown Ramble (Anoka)
Saturday in the Park (Waseca)
River Rats (Anoka)
Four From the Fair (Falcon Heights)
Four More From the Fair
Further Fair Foursome
Fair Final Four

2014

Trail Center (Cook County)
Young at Heart Records (Duluth)
Country Auction (1970-Upsala)
Art-A-Whirl (Minneapolis)
A Jolly Excursion (Minneapolis-Saint Paul)
From Paradise to Sunrise (Kanabec County)
The Crazy Lady’s House (Kanabec County)
Clambering in the Fog (Anoka)

2013

Street Street (Anoka)
Playing Hooky (Minneapolis)
Art-A-Whirl (Minneapolis)
More from Art-A-Whirl
Mr. Lucky (Minneapolis)
Family Values (Two Harbors)
Stale Pop (Minneapolis)
Mansion on the Hill (Anoka)
Loring Park Girls (Minneapolis)
I Love the Fair (Falcon Heights)
Pipestone

2012

Art-A-Whirl (NE Minneapolis)
Prairie Home Cemetery (Anoka)
Alice in Wonderland (Waverly)
William Porter (North Minneapolis)
Frank R. MacDonald (North Minneapolis)
Charles C. Webber (North Minneapolis)

2011

Sleepy Eye
Bands, Beer and Birds (New Ulm)
New Ulm
Hot Rods and Custom Dreams (Anoka)
Ye Old Mill (Falcon Heights)
Aprés-Ski (Morrison County)

2010 and older…

Postcards from the Fair (Falcon Heights)
Old Camden (Minneapolis)
Street Corner Philosopher (Minneapolis)
Twilight of the Goddesses (Minneapolis)
Luncheon on the Grass (Waverly)
Mysteries of the North Country
Curiosity Shop (Northfield)
The Interlopers (Lanesboro)
Beaver Flicks (Grand Marais)

By Professor Batty


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Friday, April 16, 2004

Hawaii

Posts covering the Professor’s reflections on his travels in the Aloha State:

Snarky Hula
The Tramp on the Street
The Vanishing Middle
Hula Girls Redux
Kim’s Rhinoceros
Sherwood Forest
The Glowing Icon
Hula Girls
Hau Tree Lanai

By Professor Batty


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Washington

Seattle and Washington State:

2019

The Busker’s World
The 40 Bus to Ballard
Street Scenes
Beatlemania

2017

Farmers Market
More From Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle 

2014

More on the Emerald City
Roadhouse (Quilcene)
Face at the Window
If You Meet the Budda on the Road…
Whistling Vivaldi on the Quad
Abstract Thoughts

2013

Market
Dive Bar
Doors
Agalmatophilia
Voodoo Child

2011

Life of a House
Pike Place People
Connections
Reykjavík Calling I
Reykjavík Calling II
Nordic Fashion Bash

2007

Scenes from a Seattle Sunday
Ichiro, Rem, and Arnauldur
Snow (Mount Baker)
Strange Moment of Time (Mount Baker)
Onward! (Bellingham)
Crabby

By Professor Batty


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Southwest

Arizona 2019

Tucson
Roughing It
Nature Trial
Tucson Snaps
Devolution
Farewell Warmth
Tucson By Night
OK Market

New Mexico 2015, 2020

Another Frieda
Supermom in a Bagel Shop
Tales of Old Santa Fe #1
Tales of Old Santa Fe #2
Tales of Old Santa Fe #3
O’Keeffe Country

Southern California 2017

Midwinter Getaway
La Quinta
Palm Springs Modern
Joshua Tree
Bombay Beach
Salvation Mountain
East Jesus
Slab City Library
Signs of the Times
Road Trips

By Professor Batty


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Wisconsin

The professor’s travels through Cheeselandia:

2017 - 2018

Return to Mount Horeb
Blood Cookies (Mount Horeb)
How Much…  (Madison)
Pastoral (Mount Horeb)
Your Next Home (Vermont)

2016

Gonstead Guest Cottage (Mount Horeb) 
Searching for Shoshanah (Mount Horeb)
More from Mount Horeb
Madison
Carnival (Madison)
Is Anybody Home? (Mineral Point)
Walking with Ms. Lee (Mount Horeb)
Friday Road Trip (Mount Horeb)

Older:

Visions of Shoshanah (Mount Horeb - 2015)
Last Day of Summer (Mount Horeb - 2014)
Meat Cheese Beer (Milwaukee - 2014)
Milwaukee (2014)
Road Trip (Sparta - 2014)
Taliesin (Spring Green - 2011)
The Concrete Park (Phillips - 2004)
Eight Pounds of Beads (Couderay - 2004)
John-John Slept Here (Bayfield - 2004)
Mama Gets Folk (Bayfield - 2004)
Bayfield (1984)
Hippies Redux (Iola - 1970)
Hippies (Iola - 1970)
Luella Busch (Algoma - 1910-1915 )

By Professor Batty


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SoCal

Southern California 2017

Midwinter Getaway
La Quinta
Joshua Tree
Palm Springs Modern
Bombay Beach
Salvation Mountain
East Jesus
Slab City Library
Signs of the Times
Road Trips

By Professor Batty


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Thursday, April 15, 2004

NorCal

“Tales of the City”

Britex-Isaia-Sear’s
Museé Mechanique
Sutro Heights-Cliff House-DJ Cousin Mary
North Beach
Chinese New Year
Hopwater Distribution
Art Appreciation
Talk to Me!
Ferry-Sausalito-Alcatraz
Del Popolo, Tonga Room, Level III
Spaces
Painted Ladies
Baker’s Dozen
Recap
Mysterious San Francisco
Joy on Powell 
Apple Store
Travelogues of Hell
Ain’t Got No Home
Conquest
Sammy and the Cheese
Mysterious San Francisco Redux
Double Scoop of Sharon
Tim Maleeny

By Professor Batty


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Sunday, April 11, 2004

Poetry

Selected poems from the FITK archives by Professor Batty (except where noted):

2004
The Silence
4X4X4
I Want You
Cream, Any One?
Pink ‘N’ Black
away

2005
Be the Man
Snow (J. Derbis)
The Door (Comica and Batty)
sunrise. (RS)
Skinny Moon
Summer Like A Drug
The Beast Within
My Resistance is Futile
She’s Changed
I Know You

2006
The Aging Diva
lines. (RS)
Unravel (Batty and Björk)
Where Will My Eden Be? (RS)
twilight
puzzle pieces (RS)
a child, a woman
You Smell so Good
pohm about wine (RS)
Empty House
Hope Never Dies
just.call.me. (RS)

2007
Morning Poems of Love
Mona Lisa Smile
The Seduction
Beautiful Kisses
Twinned
I Really Don’t Want to Know

2008
Love in a Balloon
Party Animals
Linger
Live bookmark feed failed to load…
Every Child’s Mother
BC Girls
Ruin
I Remember You…
Sad Songs of Love and Desire
Highway 41 Revisted
The Door
Road Trip

2009
Parallel Reality
Don’t Change Your Hair For Me
Adrift
Waitress
The Dawn Chorus
Dairy Queen
L’Opera dei Dannati
Take Our Picture
can you hear it?

2010
January Thaw 
epiphany
Luncheon on the Grass
In an English Country Garden
Yellow Dog Contract
Whispering Pines

2011
Basement Arousal
Best Friends Forever
Antiquing Aftermath
The Letter

2012
Sweet Dreams…
Two Girls
Sunday Night Shopper

2013
Archetype
Wasted Days…
Phone Call
Golden Boy

2014
Imagination

2015
Endless Summer
It’s All Too Beautiful
Found Lyrics
Girls’ Night Out

2016
Street Candy
The Love of an Adolescent (Wanda Gág)
The Bill Dale Story (J. Derbis)
Miracle on 36th
The Grandmama who sees everything (Little Miss Loopy)
Batty’s Icelandic Night Before Christmas

2018
Party Animals
a is for arbus
Summer Love (J. Derbis)
Red Sun
Sunday Night Fervor

2019
Dreams on a Winter Afternoon
Faded Love





By Professor Batty


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Saturday, April 10, 2004

Dogma

A collection of memorable FITK posts, sorted by year:

2021

Time Traveling With Bob
Fun with Dick and Joan and Bob and Mimi
Sandhill Cranes
Adventures in Linguistics
Return to Bubble World
Peggy and Her Pals
Matchbook Masterpieces
Ghost Neighborhood
Arty Party
Audio Artifacts…
Fan Dancer’s Horse
Puzzled

2020

My Last Cigar
Tony Glover Auction
Road Trip
State Fair Memories
Marlene Mania
God in the Garden
Hat Trick
Viral Sharon
Jono’s Letter
The Last Gig
My First Date Redux
Honky-Tonk Woman

2019

Waiting, Wishing, Hoping
Weekend in New Ulm
Dylan Double Down
Four More From the Fair
Bubbleworld
Beat Travel Guide
Arty Afternoon on Willy Street
Authority Figure
Golden Boy Redux
JC Revisited
Dreams on a Winter Afternoon
First Avenue

2018

Ceramic Culture
Airwaves and Gender
Anorexic
Light Birds
Red Sun
Savoury Summer
Hot Fun in the Summertime
Art-A-Whirl
Fade to Black
Home Invasion
Godzilla Valentine
Pulp Flippist

2017

Porcelain Queen
Farmers Market
Wednesday Night…
Betra Líf
Twinned
Food Truck Frenzy
Art vs. Nature
Pastoral
Livestock
East Jesus
Baffled by Benchley
Harriet and Desha

2016

Walking with Ms. Lee
Great Minds Think Alike
How Does it Feel?
Through a Glass, Darkly
Missives from the Jazz Age
Learning to Fly
Astronauts: A Love Story
Searching for Shoshanah
Green Lake
Depth of Focus
February Thaw
All those moments…

2015

Proustian Dilemma
The Situation Girls
Fimm Konur
Four From the Fair
Girls’ Night Out
Saturday in the Park
Rivertown Ramble
Flaming Youth
Visions of Shoshanah
Woman Lake - 1980
It’s All Too Beautiful
Endless Summer

2014

Old Friends
Wanda in Art School
The Last Day of Summer
Bayfield 1984
Trail Center
From Paradise to Sunrise
Origami Litter
Art in Bloom
Face at the Window
Wanda Gág Day
Creative Writing
Germanium

2013

The Artist and the Collector
The Divine Mrs. M
45th Parallel
Blooms
I Love the Fair
The Mansion on the Hill
Iceland for Night Owls
Two Tickets to Paradise
Missed Connections
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Playing Hooky
Chanteuse

2012

Cindy Sherman
Sunday Night Shopper
Silent Movie
Last Days of Summer
Alice in Wonderland
Night at the Improv
Love Letters Straight from Your Heart
Howie’s
The Maestro's Farewell
Fathers and Daughters
Oral
The Wallflower

2011

Convergence
Book Review
Batty Visits Development Hell
Bill
Best Friends Forever
When Cars Had Tits
Batty’s World Tour
Patina
The Mystery of Ye Old Mill
Rituals of Courtship
Joni Mitchell’s Coyote
Walking on Thin Ice

2010

The Music of Failure
Postcards from Chennai
Sharon as Salome
Cosmic Call
Summer Hiatus
Camping With Sharon
Not Jim
Archie
Loss of a Pet
Pascal Pinon
January Thaw

2009

Mál og menning
Bill Holm's Last Reading
The Pastels
L'Opera dei Dannati
Sod
The iPad™
Haunted Castle
Ensculptic
Sex Dreams
Invader
Black Forest
Iceland at the Crossroads

2008

Saturday Matinee
Cold Comfort Farm
Richmond
Elizabeth the Great
Oh! Those BC Girls
Desperately Seeking Sharon
Milestones in haberdashery
Summer Love
Soliloquy
Door
The Visitor
Soft-core

2007

Cold Night
Single Mother
Amiina Now
Beautiful Kisses
Comica's Temptation
Green Lake
P.A.F
Twinned
Sweet Rolls and Silence
A Familial Misunderstanding
Found Object

2006

700 Year Old Disclaimer

The Boat of Longing
Hippies in the Heartland
Fine, I won’t walk around at night...
lines.
Smoking Lessons - The Pipe
Family Values
Hau Tree Lanai
Seasonal Equipoise
Water
Garden Party
More Postcards From Calcutta

2005

The bigger picture
My Funny Valentine
A day in my life
Sex-Ed 101
The Door
Button Jar
Dondi and the Waitress
Dance Party
The Accidental Traveling Companion
Ghost Blog
River Reverie
Red Zinger Tea

2004

Salome’s Dance
Mel Jass and Me
Coconut Oil
Gym Class
Flippist Industries, Inc.
José Loves Betty
Pink ‘n’ Black
Lesbians taking over the world?

By Professor Batty




Friday, April 09, 2004

The Guitars…

 … I've loved and loathed.

An index to the guitar-themed FITK posts:

1950 Stella H298
1964 Alamo Fiesta
1964 Vox Stroller
1959 Les Paul Special
50s Harmony H62
1962 Fender Stratocaster
1958 National Bolero
60s Gibson ES-175
1966 Kalamazoo KG-2 
MIJ 12 String
60s Guild T100 D 
1965 Guyatone LG-200T
1971 Gibson SG 400 Bass
Harmony H1213
Del Ray EV3T
Small Fry
1964 Epiphone Olympic
1990s Epiphone Sheraton II
Aria Bari 
1966 Guyatone LG-30 
Sherwood K51
1965 Gibson B-15 
Pair of Martin D-18 Clones
Parts Telecaster
Ibanez Artcore
Parts Teardrop
Warmoth JM
Parts Esquire
Gold Foil One-Off
RX 500 Bass
Silvertone 1418
Doubleneck SG
Parts SG 
Epiphone LP
Parts SG Junior
Thinline 12-string
Snake Head Esquire
Lâg Orphans
The Replicant

By Professor Batty


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Thursday, April 08, 2004

Fiction on FITK

There are four illustrated “books” of serial fiction on Flippism is the Key as well as numerous shorter pieces:

Window Weather is a thriller concerning the adventures of Sean, a reluctant coder on his journey from Seattle to Iceland in a quest to reunite an estranged college roommate with his family.

The Matriarchy continues the story of Window Weather, but shifting its focus to Mary, Sean’s boss and partner, who is a computer genius and goddess reincarnate. The legacy of Emily, Sean’s maternal grandmother, complicates the plot.

The Inheritance is the further story of Sean and Mary, their daughter Mareka, and Jo, Mareka’s governess.

The Reader is an experimental novella consisting of story-within-a-story chapters, each contributing to the whole.



The Short Fiction page has links to the House Party installments, the Friday Fiction series, and to the whimsical mini-serial noir homage Desperately Seeking Sharon, Karen Heathwood’s stick-figure extraordinaire Sharon Spotbottom.



And for those with an esoteric bent there is even a selection of FITK Poetry!

By Professor Batty




Little Miss Loopy's Iceland

FITK posts written by Auður Ösp Olafsdóttir, 2004-2005

(N)iceland
Mama Maria
Metaphorically Speaking 
Monday
Fridays
Sneezing Dramaqueen 
Absurdity
Lesbians Taking Over the World?
Grandmama
A Bigger Picture
A Day In My Life
Happy Hour
Godless Sinner

By Professor Batty




"Window Weather" - A Complete Illustrated Novel



This work of serial fiction is now complete. The Matriarchy, the follow-up to Window Weather, is now complete as well!

Links to the chapters in order:

1.  "Blue Eyes"
2"Pub Fare"
3"Lake Union"
4"Pike Place Market"
5"Golden Gardens"
6"Window Weather"

7"Eight Miles High"
8.  "Keflavík"
9"Karamba"
10. "Nightlife"
11. "Beats"
12. "A Room With a View"
13. "Ole"
14. "The Water Has Memory"
15. "The Pearl"
16. "Graveyard Blues"
17. "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee"
18. "Triage"
19. "Black Coffee and Aspirin"
20. "Hangover Shack" 
21. "Breakfast Club"
22. "It's in the Cards"
23. "Dream Lover"
24. "Terminal"  
25. "Tea for Three" 
26. "In the Belly of the Beast"
27. "Mr. Lucky"
28. "Data Revolution"  
29. "News"  
30. "Safe House"
31. "Questions and Answers"
32. "Epilogue"  

Window Weather ©2012 by Stephen Charles Cowdery

All rights reserved

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

By Professor Batty