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I am a multi faceted ambiguity.

My babies of the 80's Korg Ms10, Ms20, Sq10. 1978-1980

Korg Ms10, Ms20, Sq10 1980


 Before smart phones and other digital dust, I would spend hours searching and scrapping and gently releasing a fossil sand dollar as small as your little fingernail from its sandstone matrix.. Could have been there thousands of years waiting to be found by me.. finding it should have been enough.

No, I had to have it.. possess it, oh to be able to brag about it! to appreciate it from my comfortable chair any time I want.

Well, the amount of matrix was not enough and the treasure broke after release. The disaster!, the shame!, thank goodness there were no witnesses (except for the other fossils cracking themselves in fear) 

I brushed off my hands and started looking for more. A most perfect lesson never learned. Ugh!

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1865


"Most of the vocals I use are Vowel Sounds". (Joel)

"Musically, I was raised on "Edith Piaf, Bob Dylan, and Alpine yodeling". (Joel)

Got Dysentery drinking Salmon Creek water on PCH, very sick, nursed back by a whore living in Topanga Canyon into Joni Mitchell (my first experience with a Dulcimer). 1969 (Joel)

"You're trouble!" Time Share Salesperson to Joel


H.M. Graham General Electric, circa 1936

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast". (Alice) or q-anon?

"Fall is in the Air, Leaves are on the Ground" (Joel)

Picture hanging at the "Bench and Bar", Oakland Ca. 1992 (Art Show) (Joel)

I was raised by Mary Baker Eddy weaned to Alan Watts and ended up in Berkley with Allen Ginsberg. (Joel)

"If I knew what was good for you, I would have done it myself". (Todd)

"I have been to Petra", he said off handedly.. (Joel)

"I thought I told you to wait in the car!". (Sparks)


Joel Graham: 1982 Intersection Theater North Beach San Francisco Ca.

First record I was on (in the chorus)? "Christmas in the Valley" 1967 (Joel)

" Stop making sense" (Byrne)

 I have been under the influence of Jeskola Buzz for over a decade now (Joel)

"We're looking for a drummer who doesn't perspire" (Schneider)

Do I know any of these people?...No, but I like the ironing of their words.

Don't hurt me, I eat harmful insects!  (Mr. Good Bug)

"Sit with it until it passes, if you can" (Therapist)

Altruism is Alive- you just have to look it up (Joel)

"I have taken the Snake Path to greet the sun atop Masada" (Joel)