Back to Boston Charlie. There are some anecdotal theories regarding the origin and meaning of Kelly's lyrics to Deck Us All with Boston Charlie. The ones involving coded messages to prisons or such are pretty outrageous, and may or may not have credence. I do know that Kelly loved to create nonsense, and nonsense is what this song is all about.
Let's take a look at the 'official' version of Boston Charlie, as seen in Songs of the Pogo. The text piece is Kelly's first take on the song's 'origins'. He had other takes, as we will see in the next few posts.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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