Fish Heads, Fish Heads

Apr 8, 2020 | Creativity & Inspiration

I am a huge fan of “novelty songs” and satire. “Fish Heads” was never my favorite Dr. Demento hit, but the story of how it became a hit at all just tickles my funny bone. If you’ve never heard Barnes & Barnes “Fish Heads,” watch the video below. After you’ve recovered from the “What the hell did I just watch?” feeling, check out the interview with Bill Mumy on how it came to be.

One day, I hope to win the Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest. Why? Because it appeals to my “weirdly competitive” side, whereas “win a Pulitzer” or “win a Hugo” seems like one of those goals you sneak up on, strolling along, whistling nonchalantly, pretending like you don’t give a damn, lest the universe send you fish heads in the mail.

UPDATE 12/24/2020 – OSAKA POPSTAR

I have a new follower on Twitter @OsakaPopstar. I don’t know if they saw this post, or it’s just a funky coincidence – but here’s a fun, updated, punk version:

Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle, illustrated by Jordan Vinyard; A Puppy, Not a Guppy, illustrated by Ryan Shaw; and the newest release: A New Leaf for Lyle, illustrated by Carrie Salazar. She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young-at-heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun.

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