Welcome to the very second issue of the...





Vol. 1 Issue 2. May, 2004 






1. State of the Universe Report

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Dean's reflections on what's going on on the planet from the perspective of his own backyard
(which still desperately needs mowing).






2. Your Two Cents - Letters to the Editor

Readers' chance to share their opinions
with everybody else on the Deanlist, on virtually any conceivable topic from Dean's music to the mating habits of the North Highland's hedgehog. Send your comments to editor@deanfriedman.com





3. Rarities & Absurdities

This month:  A rare unreleased track from Dean's unreleased 1980 Nurd EP entitled
'Yo-Yo'. A genuine treat.

An  mp3 download of a recorded track selected from among Dean's collection of unreleased musical rarities and re-discovered early recordings' Some stuff no one's ever heard. Some stuff Dean doesn't even remember he wrote. Some works in progress. And some stuff that's so embarrassing Dean won't even release it now! Well, everything but that stuff.





4. Deano's 'Picks'

This month we feature Hudson Valley recording artist, Dan Pelletier, masterfully plying his musical trade right here at the foot of the Catskills in New York. Check him out.





5. Matt's Mindbenders

Check out this month's oh-so-cool, mind-bending cryptic crossword puzzle devised by my pal, the wise and inscrutable, Matthew Lees, puzzle-miester, problem poser and astute figure-it-outer. This month, Matt's cryptic crossword uses the songs and lyrics of my second album, 'Well, Well,' Said the Rocking Chair', as its theme. Extremely puzzling and genuine fun!

For solution to last month's puzzle: CLICK HERE





6. Ask Amelia

Puzzled? Befuddled? Perplexed? Ask Amelia. Even though she's not much more than 12" tall, Amelia's still one of the smartest primates we know plus being the voracious reader that she is, she can pretty much answer any question you may have about any conceivable subject in the universe. Plumbing problems? Ask Amelia. Dating dilemas? That's Amelia specialty. Trouble filling out your tax forms? Amelia can help. This is one astute monkey. No question, no matter how complex, absurd or pointless, is beyond her scope.





7. Guest Column

Once a month, this guest column will provide a forum for the rants and raves or well-reasoned arguments or simple domestic anecdotes of one of our readers. To contribute something to the Guest Column send it with the words: Guest Column Submission in the subject heading. Spelling and penmanship counts! NOTE: Because all of you were so shy about submitting stuff this first time around, instead, I've posted an interesting piece by the esteemed author, Kurt Vonnegut, that's been making the internet rounds. It makes some salient points about the current absurd state of political affairs.





8. Bosom of Suburbia

This month's Episode
"Earl the Squirrel"
Ongoing adventures of a certain hapless singer/songwriter that lives in the suburbs of New York with his family and a small menagerie. Real life! This episode features sage words of wisdom from a wily, bushy tailed rodent, Earl the Squirrel.
PLEASE NOTE: This photo-comic-strip has a PG rating, which means
it's not really intended for kids and parental guidance is suggested. Actually,
It's meant for really immature adults, savvy teenagers and extremely precocious
13 year olds. Content may include occasional swearing, drinking, pot-smoking, inter-digitation (that's handholding) and exploding cats. However, no animals were
harmed, or in any danger, during the making of this production - yet.




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