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Longmont Potion Castle

Part of blogging in WordPress that’s great is that I can save drafts. This is one with just a link to wikipedia and the title Longmont Potion Castle.

What did I mean? Why did I save it? To research?

Longmont Potion Castle:

Longmont Potion Castle (born 1972) is the pseudonym of an anonymous surrealist prank caller active in Colorado and the Los Angeles areas since 1986. Details about his personal life are scarce, and his real name is unknown to the public. Over the years, his mostly self-released albums have gained a cult following, notably among musicians.


Listen to a track:

It’s fascinating. Ridiculous. I don’t like prank phone calls, really. But this, it’s very listenable. Reminds me a bit of Joe Frank at a totally different angle. It also reminds me a bit of the They Might Be Giants track Untitled. Found recorded audio can be magic.

Gloria: But what does he get–how does he make money on this? Whatever he’s advertising in the paper. This is the part that don’t make no sense.
Guy on Phone: Oh, he’s advertising this in the paper you saw it.
Gloria: In the Village Voice, yeah. They got–that’s where the Kiss Clinic, but they give you another number if you wanna join it. Then I got the “intellectuals meet with other intellectuals…”

I think I’ll listen to My Life in the Bush of Ghosts today.

one comment so far...

You are sleeping… you do not want to believe… you are sleeping! Yeah so Buffy said that she’s a big fan and that her plumber is in the movie(!?) crazy, man! I like when the people on the phone are just laughing and going along with it. It’s totally difficult to say how I would be on the receiving end of such tomfoolery, but I HOPE it would be that I’d laugh my butt off.

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