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My Hobo Past

Here's a monkey king of a different kind from Adam Koford, who does sketches of hobos. This one is called "Monkey King Harold", and I'm quite fond of the look.



Should probably make an icon out of it... but I think I may like Uncle Monkey even better.

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rhienelleth
Apr. 18th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
I don't know, the one with the crown and cigar is pretty awesome.

Of course, you could just make icons out of them both.
the_monkey_king
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Two for one! I just need captions.
viking_cat
Apr. 18th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
I was just listening to an album of old hobo songs. Appropriate timing on the link!
the_monkey_king
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Ok, I gotta ask: What's the name of the album, and where do I get one?
viking_cat
Apr. 19th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
By giving $40 to Amazon! Utah Phillips is a former hobo and Korean war vet who is the son of labor organizers; he's a storyteller and a walking library of labor/organizer songs and tramps music. "Starlight on the Rails" is a four disc collection of the work he hopes will outlive him. Best of all, every song has an introduction where he tells the story of how it came about.

http://www.amazon.com/Starlight-Rails-Songbook-Utah-Phillips/dp/B00080Z67E/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/002-6139017-9287226?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1176993252&sr=8-2

As an acquired taste, you may want to track down some of his other music first and seeing if you like it; just avoid the (to me) disappointing album "the past didn't go anywhere", which he did with Ani DiFranco.

And if you ever have the chance to see him live, grab it with both hands. He's superb.
righteousfist
Apr. 19th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
my nieces know me as Uncle Monkey.
the_monkey_king
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
If you're smoking banana joints, then that portrait is YOU! :)
mckitterick
Apr. 19th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
These are grrrrreat!
sucros
Apr. 19th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
Uncle Monkey looks disturbingly like my grandpa when he's in his hobo clown outfit. Clearly, I need to buy him a banana joint.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 20th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
Presumably you have heard of The 700 Hoboes Project: http://e-hobo.com/
the_monkey_king
Apr. 21st, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
Oh, absolutely. Good fun.
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