Halloween is the only holiday I truly love, and this year I’ve decided to honor with a tale of recording sessions and loves gone wrong.
Welcome to “The Ghosts Have Ears,” a song about my inability to record another song of mine (beloved by literally ones and ones of Schlomo Steel fans), “Ghosts of Ann Arbor.” It’s a song about several men I’ve been linked romantically to in the Washtenaw area. (As the song is nigh on two years old, it’s a touch out of date.)
Every time I attempt to record this song, something goes wrong. I get an uncontrollable coughing fit, I break multiple strings, my arthritis flares up – it is almost as though this song knows it exists and doesn’t want you to know.
Which brings us to today. Please visit the music section of this site or head on over to last.fm to download the song gratis (that’s fancy talk fer free), along with the demo for “The Ghosts Have Ears,” a reading of a never-released poem “Knocking” and a reading of the beloved Schlomo Steel short story, “The Confession.” “The Confession” is one of the eeriest Halloween tales ever told, about one of the greatest forces of evil known to modern man – dating me.
Love you, kittens,
Big Mama Schlomo