Airy Persiflage


The Tale of the Boffin and the Guttersnipe

From BY AEROSTAT TO HOOTING YARD, by Frank Key.  Ch. 12 Having ushered in the New Year with some solemnity, I thought it would be appropriate to diverge from my spell of sadness by recording a piece for 3PoS’s sister blog, Airy Persiflage.  Airy Persiflage is a less frequently tended garden of audio snippets I’ve either recorded or posted over the years and has been around since 2010.  One of my favorite modern surreal writers is Mr. Frank Key, whom I was introduced to by listening to “The Goat God Catechism” on the Drabblecast podcast when I was out of town.  The combination of Frank’s dry wit, mastery of the English language, and droll use of obscure literary references makes for a combination that usually has me sniggering, then guffawing, as I drive in to work in the morning.  Not to mention meeting blank stares and head scratches when I get my colleagues to listen to the funny bits.  I have struck up the occasional long distance correspondence with Mr. Key and he has graciou

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