Welcome to the absolutely fourth issue of the...





Vol. 1 Issue 4. November 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 is covered with approximately 4,286,549 unraked leaves).






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:  'She Runs on Blood, Not Gasoline' Title track to the cult classic horror-film 'I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle'.

A quarterly 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 ex-Squeeze band member, Chris Difford. Now recording with the independent artist label Aquarian Nation, his most recent solo offering, 'I Didn't Get Where I Am', is a musical delight. Check him out.





5. Matt's Mindbenders

Here's another amazing
, mind-bending puzzle from the astute yet convoluted brain of Matthew Lees, puzzle-miester, problem poser and astute figure-it-outer. This month, Matt has devised a clever and funny Lyric Cryptogram which uses the songs and lyrics of my fourth album, 'Songs for Grownups', as its theme. An invigorating challenge that's loads of 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 dilemmas? That's Amelia's 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

"(I Am In Love With The) Arby's Girl"

Once a month, this guest column will provide a forum for the rants and raves or well-reasoned arguments or simple domestic anecdotes, cartoons or videos of one of our readers, or if you see something really cool on the net, send it to us and we'll share it with the rest of the gang.

This month's offering put a big smile on my face when I first saw it. Produced by talented NJ-based, radio dj and audio/tech engineer, Kevin Holmes, this adorable clip is an ode to fast-food love which uses the Blenders version of my song 'McDonald's Girl' as it's soundtrack.

To contribute something to the Guest Column send it with the words: Guest Column Submission in the subject heading.





8. Bosom of Suburbia


This month's Episode
"A Squirrel's Gotta Do What A Squirrel's Gotta Do!"
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!
PLEASE NOTE: This photo-comic-strip has a PG-13 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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