Monday, November 2, 2009

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks - The Music!

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks - The Music!
Songs by Clementown (Chris Beaty and Kate Lynch)
from Poems by Calef Brown.
Now available for purchase at
or download on itunes.

28 Songs from all the poems in
Polkabats and Octopus Slacks
and Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers.

Highwire 66!
Eliza's Jacket!
Moon Reunion!
Dutch Sneakers!

First review on is a good one. (date of the review on the site is Oct. 26th)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Poem for Halloween

The Hawthorn Berry

Let’s take a trip
to East Londonderry
and pay a visit
to The Hawthorn Berry –
the last old gothic apothecary.
It’s a gathering place
for weary undertakers
to relax and chat
over nightshade boilermakers
and other odd toddies.
They talk about funerals
and dead bodies–
the tricks of the trade,
how crypts are made,
and helpful hints
like which tints of makeup
make cheeks appear rosiest.
Which headstones are costliest.
Which coffins are coziest.
Even the nosiest
eavesdroppers, gawkers,
and local loud talkers
find the atmosphere calming.
it must be the candles
and herbs for embalming
down at Hawthorn Berry –
the last old gothic apothecary.

© calef brown 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

TV Taxi

Television Taxicab, what a way to travel!
Another poem from Flamingos on the Roof.

Also on Youtube.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A very flattering and kind mention
of my book Polkabats and Octopus Slacks
here on the well known blog
Thanks to my sister Phebe
for introducing me to Dooce, one of her favorite blogs.

The Crystal Bowling Ball

A short video I made of the poem The Crystal Bowling Ball
from my book Flamingos on the Roof.
Read beautifully by John McDonough.
The Audio CD is available too, from Recorded Books.
Also on youtube here

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

School Visits

Here are some photos, as well as wonderful artwork
created by students at schools I visited this spring.
Thanks to everyone at Woodland, Arrowhead, Worcester,
Audobon, Eagleville and Forest Park elementary schools,as well as Springside School.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Greece! Rome! Monsters! Art!

I recently received a wonderful email from Rainier,who created this amazing wall hanging
for her son Gabriel. The project was inspired by his interest in Greek mythology,
and by extension, the book that I illustrated titled Greece! Rome! Monsters!
Check out the beautiful bead and fabric renderings of my paintings. I'm very flattered
to have such fantastic skill and effort put into bringing them to life in another medium.
Thanks Rainier, for sharing this cool project!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Don't be a

couch 'tater. You'll regret it later.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Yggyssey!

I just recieved my first hardback copy
of The Yggyssey by Daniel Pinkwater.
It's the sequel to his amazing novel The Neddiad.
I did the cover art , as well as a small ink illustration for
each of the sixty-nine chapters.