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The Girl With The Wooden Arm - Disc 1/2

The Girl With The Wooden Arm - Disc 1/2

Playing tracks by

Air Supply, Matthew Fisher, Procol Harum, Ritchie Havens, Pat Travers and more.

01-07 SET 1; 08 INTERLUDE; 09-16 SET 2

Years ago, when I was active in a singles club, I had a dream in which I made a date with a woman and she stood me up. The next day, I went looking for her and found her at a social event. When I confronted her about her no-show, she refused to talk to me and turned to leave. I grabbed her by the left arm to stop her--but her arm separated from her body at the shoulder. As she disappeared into the crowd, I examined the arm and saw that it was a wooden artificial limb. Some years later, I made this musicollage, inspired by that dream, and by my impressions of people I met in the singles scene.

The cover art is the work of Paul Whitehead and is part of his sleeve illustration for the Genesis album 'Nursery Cryme' (1971).