Posted on June 19, 2016
Posted by John Scalzi
Perfect for Father’s Day! Album art courtesy of Troy Z, whose work might be familiar to readers here.
I do love the look on Athena’s friend’s face.
My next Victrola upgrade will be to accomodate stereophonic sound, just for this release.
This is better than budder!
Embarrassing your kids, priceless.
This is just freaking craziness. I love it!
Can you work in a really awful “Dad” joke in this somehow? I can’t think of a way to tamper with the perfection you’ve achieved, but WTH? :)
Athena: This _isn’t_ my Dad.
Athena’s Friend: This isn’t _my_ Dad.
So much win here!
My daughter (Athena’s age) is currently in Japan, so my father’s day was a message saying, “Happy father’s day, learned to play sanshin!”
Cool! Looking foreward to the release party at Portland Westercon in 12 days. :-)
Wow. Just wow.
That couch looks really comfortable. I bet it’s one of those places where you sit down for a couple of minutes and then wake up a few hours later with no memory of falling asleep. I love couches like that.
happy father’s day to all you
So the album this cover was partially photoshopped from was a latin/jazz released in 1957..
Someone yelled ‘Freebird’ at a Dylan show and he performed it. Having been to a Dylan show, that must’ve sounded pretty dire. So Mr. Scalzi is gonna have to step up his game to beat that. Perhaps a ukelele version of “Battle of Evermore” to open the album?
So what list of songs are available on this album? And when will it be on iTunes?
You seem like such a cool dad to a 60-something reader.
I’m sure that’s a good thing, right?
CUT IL LOVE
wiredog@8:24 – “Perhaps a ukelele version of “Battle of Evermore” to open the album?” – Please please please please please?
@Robin Whiskers: The facial expression I love is Athena’s couchmate’s.
I love the wear marks around the edges. This is obvy the classic, vinyl edition, right? The whole thing just totally rocks. Clearly published ca. 1968.
Only available on vinyl LP.
I think we need a ukelele version of the The Immigrant Song!
I think all three of you deserve an Emmy or a Grammy or something for the perfect expressions. Priceless.
@Troutwaxer: “I think we need a ukelele version of the The Immigrant Song!
Followed by Smoke on the Water . . .
Father, you have embarrassed me. And the boy? He will suffer for his laughter!
I love the “Cringeworthy Classics” tag in the lower right corner.
Very cool! I still want to know what you were singing to them.
The only thing missing from the cover is an image of Daisy howling.
I, too, love the BF’s expression most. “I really like Athena. I REALLY like Athena. I really LIKE Athena, BUT. I really like Athena AAAAAAARRRRGGGH!!!!!” Photograph taken between the last two sentences.
Taunting the tauntable since 1998
John Scalzi, proprietor – JS
Athena Scalzi, editor – AMS
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