In which Sherwin Sleeves recounts a William Gass
story about a family trip to farm country.
The Second Account
AMV25: A Plague of Ice
"In which Sherwin Sleeves speculates on the history
of an old vehicle abandoned in his meadow and
recalls a powerful hailstorm from his first days in
AMV 2: The Meese and the Bowl-a-mat
In which Sherwin Sleeves discusses an attack by
Meese, doing laundry at the local bowling alley, and
why he has a fondness for Superman.
AMV26: The Mailbox in the Woods
In which Sherwin's mailbox is not only deemed to be
illegally located deep in the woods, but also
reveals itself to be the previous nexus for a very
AMV 3: Lizzy Queelfight and the People
of the Trees
In which Sherwin Sleeves discusses his boarding
house days in Portland, Oregon and his more recent
discovery of people living in the trees.
AMV27: The Moonshiner of Minishing Lake
In which Sherwin
searches for a missing
lake only to find that he has been summoned to the
very lake by a lady moonshiner.
AMV 4: The Stalwarts and Profile of Garbageman
"In which Sherwin Sleeves reveals his membership in
a secret society and wonders about cause and effect
in regards to the death of his former garbageman."
AMV28: The Race Car Robber - Part 1
In which Sherwin finally permits himself a visit the
local barbershop, where he is mistakenly accused of
stealing a car.
AMV 5: "The Antioch Fire"
"In which Sherwin Sleeves recollects the tragedy
that marks him to this day."
AMV29: The Race Car Robber - Part 2
In which Sherwin pursues a robber while himself
being pursued by the cops.
AMV 6: "The Pennbennies"
In which Sherwin Sleeves continues his private work
for the clandestine organization known as "The
Stalwarts", secretly audio-recording persons of
Music by Pete Seeger, Godspeed You
Black Emperor, Stars of the Lid, Eddie Cantor,
Labradford, Tom Waits, and Low.
AMV 30: Christmas Special
"The Christmas Skater"
In which Sherwin takes his yearly Christmas skate
down a wilderness river, ever hoping to meet up with
a long ago and deeply missed acquaintance.
AMV 7: "The Mourner's Companion"
A meeting with an overdressed stranger at a hidden
pond leads to an extended stay at the hospital -
where Sherwin develops an interest in storytelling.
Music by: Godspeed You Black Emperor, Enya, Danny
Kaye, The Waterboys, Drowsy, and Vienna Teng.
In which Sherwin takes a subscription to the Lemon
Times, which newspaper he cannot read without
AMV 8: "The Demon of Lemon of
Winchester arrives at Sherwin's and confesses that
he is being hunted by men on horseback who believe
him to be a very dark figure. Sherwin agrees to
assist him in his flight, and fight.
by: The Dubliners, Soul Coughing, Harold Budd &
Brian Eno, Philip Glass & Sigur Ros.
AMV32: Sarro's Balloon*
In which Sherwin's insomnia leads to a late night
voyage up into the sky.
Biosphere, Bing Crosby,
Owl Breathe &
*Broadcast on XM Satellite Radio on May 4, 2008 -
Thanks to Ron &Fez!!
July 4, 2008
AMV 9: "The Exponent of Westbrook -
In which Sherwin recounts his unique military
service at a remote outpost in the very far North.
Music by: Feodor Chaliapin, A Produce,
June Tabor, Keiji Haino, Kenny Baker, Polyphonic
AMV33: The Accidental Apparition
In which Sherwin's sleepwalking creates a ghostly
by: Sherwin Sleeves,
AMV 10: "Harvey Porter and the Pot of
In which Sherwin visits the local Lemon Library and
undertakes a private project ' only to find that
someone else in the library is doing something quite
Music by: Anton Karas, Stars
of the Lid, Dick Haymes, The Mills Brothers, John
Williams, My Brightest Diamond
AMV34: The Dinner in the Dark
In which Sherwin is invited to dine aboard the
Flying Yankee, which invitation includes a rather
Music by: Sherwin Sleeves, The Ink Spots, The Eels,
Johann Johannsson, British Sea Power, David Byrne,
Mark Kozelek & Elizabeth Cotten
- 8:00 pm
AMV 11: "Bringing Lumpy to the
In which Sherwin's turn as Maxwell Fox in the 1970's
family farce "The Droll Foxes" is recounted
alongside a nasty revelation regarding his habit for
Music By: Lid Emba ('Tubby's
Tabloid' www.lidemba.com), Gilbert & Sullivan
(Modern Major General), Piano Magic (from Son De
Mar), Belle & Sebastian ('Fox in the Snow'), The
Corries (The Bricklayer's Song), Mum (Green Grass of
AMV35: Lemay's Last Case"
In which Sherwin is asked to write the "big twist"
finale of the mystery novel of a deceased local
author, but is forced to deal with a certain
Music by: Sherwin Sleeves,
*Performed live with
Redwing Blackbird in Peterborough, NH on
June 6th at the
Thing in Spring"
AMV 12: "Streamlines of the Futurist"
In which Sherwin is presented with a new Stalwart
work outfit and discovers the name of the author of
a much sought-after book.
Music By: O
Yuki Conjugate, Glenn Gray, Perry Como, Dianogah,
Sufjan Stevens, Velvet Underground, and Eddie
AMV 36: "The Orwell Storyteller Part
"In which Sherwin boards a train bound for a plain
type of elsewhere and finds himself in a special
sort of nowhere."
AMV 13: "Unputdownable"
In which Sherwin is given the chance to put down the
unputdownable, and given the chance to observe
himself from a unique perspective.
Olivier Messiaen, Carly Comando, Corrina Repp, and
37: "The Orwell Storyteller Part 2"
"In which Sherwin finds himself stranded in the
badlands and then in an even tighter spot."
*AMV38, the 3rd and final installment of the Orwell
Storyteller, has been written and will be produced
shortly. AMV39 is a standalone story that will
arrive thereafter. AMV40 thru 45 were a part
of 6 story subscription based series - they will
also appear here soon.
AMV 14: "The Advanced Disappearance of
After agreeing to switch places with the playwright,
Artur Barrel-Bain, Sherwin heads to Barrel-Bain's
home with his new set of keys, only to discover
someone waiting for him at the door.
music by: Erik Satie (Gnossienne No. 4),
Drowsy (Bed of Pyre and Wood), Fiest (Tout Doucement),
and Yo La Tengo (Everyday).
AMV 46: "Flip Hackery & The Goose Hollow Girls"
In which Sherwin tells the
stories of two very different sorts of local
celebrity - Flip Hackery, who is most well known for
standing in the middle of the street - and the
mysterious Goose Hollow Girls, who still live in
their closed down campground with only their guns, a
zipline, dogfood, and a bonfire to keep them
by: Sherwin Sleeves, Roy Harter, & Harold Budd
AMV 15: "The Boy in the Tree, The Boy
in the Bed"
Sherwin's first hours impersonating Artur
Barrel-Bain include sleeplessness, a silent new
companion, and the request that he begin to make a
study of a certain someone he'd rather hoped to
Music By: Biosphere (Rotation), Kenny
Baker (Wait & See), Lisa Germano (Too Much Space),
Charles Mingus (Meditation on Inner Peace), David
Byrne (The Other Side of Life), and O Yuki Conjugate
AMV 47: "The Flashlight Jaspers"
In which Sherwin discusses the
origins of "Chesskers", a new game he's invented
with Sheriff Ray, and how that led to a troubling
police visit to the Flashlight Jaspers, a family who
have shut themselves off from the the world.
by: Sherwin Sleeves & Roy Harter
AMV 16: "The Allied Contraption of
In which Sherwin observes his impersonator walking
home from the theater and realizes a difference
between how things seem and how they are.
Music By: Kraftwerk (Franz Schubert), Francis
Lai (Ninna Nonna), Richard Thompson (Remember O Thou
Man), Biosphere (Inverse), and Beck (Nobody's
Fault But My Own)
AMV 48: "The Whippoorwill to
In which Sherwin's quest to
understand the arcane use of a peculiar clock leands
to an awful discovery on Paradox Mountain."
by: Sherwin Sleeves & Angel Olsen
AMV 17: "Something Occurred & Just
In which Sherwin's sense of self takes a turn for
Music By: Joanna Newsom (Emily), O Yuki
Conjugate (Dirty Roads), Philip Glass (Pruit Igoe),
Sinead O'Connor (Thank You for Hearing Me), Harold
Budd & Brian Eno (Still Return), and Stan Richardson
AMV 18: "Atoms, Motion & the Void"
In which Sherwin learns the secret identities of
Artur and Tristam Barrel-Bain, and gathers that he
has, all along, been undergoing the transformative
process known as the 'Bodhi Seti Satva' which
offers, in its end-stage, an intimate glimpse into
the great unknown.
Music By: Napoli 23
(Weeping Rock), John Cage (Imaginary Landscape #1),
Sigur Ros (Haffsol), My Brightest Diamond
(Disappear), UNKLE (Never Never Land), Sigur Ros
AMV 19: "The Morphine Ghost"
In which Sherwin convalesces in his old apartment in
the so-called Morphine Ghost-like state and has
experiences both in, and out, of body.
By: Danny Kaye (Accentuate the Positive), William
Basinski & Richard Chartier (Untitled 2), Biosphere,
(Disparu), Eddie Cantor (Laff it Off!), Danny Kaye
(I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts)
AMV 20: "The Bildeberg Silka"
which Sherwin loses one body and gains another.
Music By: Edith Piaf (Hymn to Love), Amina
(Fjarskanistan), Robert Rich, (Beyond Part 1),
Radiohead (How to Disappear Completely), A Produce
(Rhyolite), Pink Floyd (One of these Days)
AMV 21: "Grave Versions"
In which Sherwin has a deeply disturbing run-in with
Mr. Grave and finds out the real purpose of the
Music By: Sherwin Sleeves (Grave Versions), Tim
Hecker (Harmony in Blue, Chimera), Piano Magic (Son
de Mar) & Big Black (Kerosene)
AMV 22: "Lullaby for Liechtenstein"
In which Sherwin learns of Mr. Grave's apocalyptic
visions and is recollected to an old acquaintance
who still occupies a place in his heart.
Music By: The Ink Spots (Someone's Rocking My
Dreamboat), Tim Hecker (Stags, Aircraft, Kings),
Beethoven (from "String Quartet, No. 9"), The
Raconteurs (Intimate Secretary), Rammstein
(Rosenrot), Sleeves (Lullaby for Liechtenstein), The
Pixies (Where is My Mind')
AMV 23: "The Exponent of Westbrook,
In which Sherwin accompanies Mr. Grave on a
Music By: Ingram Marshall (Fog Tropes), John
Adams (Light Over Water), Grey Area (Amphibia),
Rammstein (Reise Reise)
AMV 24: "The Technologist & the
In which Sherwin finds himself on an entirely new
Music By: Dino Pacifici (The Currents of Space),
Burial (Night Bus), Somei Sato (Birds in Warped
Time), and Arvo Part (Spiegel Im Spiegel, Fur Alina)