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Thread #15178   Message #1207183
Posted By: GUEST,Mikhail Horowitz
14-Jun-04 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Shooting of Dan's Guru
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Shooting of Dan's Guru
Glad you (and the other respondants) dug "Dan's Guru." I've been performing it since the early '80s, and, like all my stuff, it constantly evolves and changes, sometimes on the fly. The version reprinted by Greg F. is, in fact, the closest to an "authorized" version; it's taken from Michael Monteleone's Lord Buckley tribute website ( The version that Stewie heard on the Artie and Happy Traum anthology album was done live on their former WAMC (NPR) program, and Artie told me 5 minutes before we went on that I couldn't say "mother-fakir" (the single best pun in the piece) on the air; hence, the rather lame substitution of "one of you levitators is a rotten tomater," an uninspired ad lib that still makes me wince. If anybody's interested in similar stuff, there's a CD of my jazz fables, "The Blues of the Birth," available from Sundazed Records ( on their Euphoria! Jazz label, and a self-produced CD of gigs with my partner in literary and acoustic crime, Gilles Malkine (who briefly played bass and rhythm guitar in Tim Hardin's band), titled "Live, Jive, and Over 45" and available from the back seat of my old Ford. (That one features our rap version of "Waiting for Godot," among many other eminently unforgivable selections.) Peace, Mikhail