Death in Los Fumos — songs, poems, sounds and skits

by David Nigel Lloyd

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Death in Los Fumos is a public version of a cycle of songs, poems, sound pastiches and skits DNL wrote for his wife's 34th birthday. It's purpose was to sing the family out of the city on the bay originally named 'La Bahia de los Fumas" —the bay of the slender smokes.


released August 17, 1994



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David Nigel Lloyd Yreka, California

David Nigel Lloyd emerged from LA’s new wave scene with the acoustic Dark Ages in 1984. An Age of Fable added traditional songs to the DNL mix in 1987. Death in Los Fumos [1996] blended song poetry, skits and found sound while How Like Ghosts Are We [1998] returned to traditional music. Rivers, Kings and Curses featured blues legend Nat Dove and the Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson. ... more

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Track Name: Intonation / Dirk Musagetes

Spume filled cartridge pen in hand
Naked horses cross the strand.
Dark pink my women kiss.
Ocean song in surface hiss

Realized throughout the bay
Words swim down the coast highway
strung together by the gills.
Poetry of unpaid bills

words and music: DNL
Track Name: Anglo Boracho
words and music: DNL
Track Name: On the Couch / Blue Blue Day / Dramatis Arcana
words and music: DNL
Track Name: Wild Mountain Time
words and music: trad/DNL
Track Name: Holy Smoke / Jumpin' Flash Jack
words and music: DNL
Track Name: Great Whopping Lies!
words: DNL
music: DNL & John MacAdams
Track Name: Paintings (Princess of Rain)
words and music: DNL
Track Name: We're Makin' a Movie!
words and music: DNL
Track Name: The Famous Folk Singer Visits Los Fumos / Dirk's Farewell to Los Fumos
words and music: DNL
Track Name: Invocation

Wet paint travel.
Paper unravel.
Song now sing.
Yang kiss Ying.

words: DNL