The tale of how an old Mombasa JuJu man blessed my mother’s unborn child introduces this song about the Wandering Englishman. The poor chap lost his empire, don’t y’know.

With a state capitol named Indianapolis, I had expected Indiana to be crammed full of indigenous people. Where were they? —I wondered  when I was eight years-old. In 1975, Gloria Jahoda’s excellent book, The Trail of Tears, answered my question fully.

A short video about the three different types of songs I perform.

Written during a period of my life when I had one foot in pre-Christian underworld of dark renewal and the other in our modern underworld of eternal punishment. The melody to the middle section is the oldest known melody for the great 17th century Scottish supernatural ballad, “Thomas the Rhymer.” (For obvious reasons.)

There was a time when Lawrence Durrell’s Vega and Other Poems [1971] went with me everywhere. It influenced my lyric writing greatly, especially “The Ballad of Canoga Dan” from my 1984 album, Dark Ages. I revived it for Durrell’s birthday soiree in 2012.

One of the strangest film adaptations of Shakespeare ever made, I played Feste and rewrote the music to all his songs. With Kay Lenz Frank Burdette Doubleday and Buck Henry, this Twelfth Night was “the comedy that laughs at you, not with you.”

BLaM (Bugbee, Lloyd and Meehan) stormed the LA Punk/New Wave scene with  music  similar to what I write today, except that it was . . . MUCH MUCH LOUDER! —DNL