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Hope Springs a Turtle

by David E. Williams

Do you remember Bob Crane? of Hogan's Heroes fame? Handsome, not much of an actor, amateur video pornographer. And this was in an age before videotaping was all the rage. Sex was transient, here and gone in a moment. . . Except for Bob Crane. And Bob had this friend who might have indeed been a better actor, but he wasn't nearly as handsome. Well, you can see where this is going: the two of them trawling for snatch with Bob as the bait, but that's OK there were plenty of women to share and plenty to rape and plenty of tape to shoot. When Bob considered Jesus, it left his buddy lean, fishing for cans of oil in a lake of gasoline. Ladies and Gentleman, this production of Beginner's Luck had run. The memory fogs my monocle: the meat on the pillow that could have been anyone. . . Well, it was Bob Crane.
Game Warden 04:18
The girl from the Dunkin' Donuts was found hung upside down with her torso split open. The tissues connecting her organs to each other were cut in such a way that whenever the wind blew, they shook all about 'til slowly one by one they fell out some carried away by a hungry dog some ending up in the kiddie pool.
In the absence of my industry rings the clamor of folderol. And a city echoes it differently than the pasture solemnly recalled. I carve a crutch on your public bus but you under-agers never stray. Stale breath I once spit away lingers now throughout the day. I find you very frustrating (and I can't believe what your cost is!) you grey balloon masquerading as my favorite blood sausage Prayers and bandages, somebody stole the sandwiches I made! Stale death I once tried to fight cling to me this judgment night. I'll be the fire to terrorize. I'll be the fear in the eyes of the fallen. I'll be the family of mice alive in your elephantine colon.
Stalag 69 02:20
10048 04:44


Our catalog description: "After a long absence, this 2004 CD re-introduced the world to its favorite noir pop genius.
It's all Schadenfreude all the time, as Williams eschews his sentimental love songs in favor of "cold narrations" about curious pediatricians, game wardens, epilepsy fetishists and a certain star from Hogan's Heroes... redefined electro-symphonic chamber pop in curious, unmarketable ways."


released February 1, 2004

Recorded mostly at David's house mostly by David, with some notable help from Jerome Deppe.

The first D.E.W. CD Released on Old Europa Cafe, Italy (2004).

Artwork by BATES, "Self Portrait"


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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for over 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He was also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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