Friday, July 31, 2015

Doodles Weaver: Feetlebaum Returns!

For the absolute beginner, getting a taxidermy kit is probably the easiest way to learn on one's own. These kits come with guides in book or video form that go through every step, from skinning to mounting, and can be an invaluable help to a beginner who doesn’t have the benefit of an experienced taxidermist to learn from. Videos, in particular, are helpful because they can be set up as the taxidermist is beginning the project, and stopped, rewound, or restarted as necessary. Unfortunately, most kits are fairly specific to what animal they are appropriate for, and those that aren’t will still require purchasing the right mannequin and eyes to create a finished project. Most hobbyists, particularly those new to taxidermy, don’t have the money or space to invest in keeping a wide range of mammal mannequins on-hand. Therefore, knowing what species, age, and even gender of mammal that is going to be worked with can be a big help when it comes time to pick out supplies. (From

Thank you Tim Maloney for bringing this 1974 LP into my ken. May "Ode to a Loquat Tree" bring you and Hae-Jin daily inspiration in the garden.

The Great Horse Race
Music Goes Round and Round
Eleanor Rigby
Interview with the World's Smartest Idiot
Ode to a Loquat Tree
Dance of the Hours
Gentry's Gin
Row, Row, Row, On Up the River
Moe, the Baby Hummingbird
Home, Home on the Range
Roll a Silver Dollar

Album audio & artwork

P.S. Here's how this particular copy of the LP looked with its inscription by Doodles Weaver before I Photoshopped it out:

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.


  1. Wow! And suddenly it's Christmas. Welcome back! I never know from what area of left field your new posts will be coming - - or when, but it's always such a treat.
    I've never seen this Doodles Weaver album, but having heard his "Eleanor Rigby" I'd guessed at its existence...
    Looking forward to this and the rest of the new batch of posts. Many thanks :)

  2. You rock! That's a great album from the uncle of Sigourney. From his days with Spike Jones and his peripheral work since then he had amassed a good amount of comedy worth listening to. I love your taste in comedy, please keep them coming! Thank you mightily!


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