This song is “Crad Kilodney Was Innocent” by the Toronto punk band Armed and Hammered. I post it here in response to the news that cult author Crad Kilodney has died. He was a unique and eccentric fixture on downtown Toronto streets for many years, selling off-the-wall self-published books on his own. His titles included Pork College, I Chewed Mrs. Ewing’s Raw Guts, Blood Sucking Monkeys from North Tonawanda, and Putrid Scum.
At some point, I acquired a signed copy of one of his little books of short stories, Sex Slaves of the Astro-Mutants, but I must confess I have never cracked it open. Maybe it’s time to take a look.
From CBC Toronto:
"I started out with this idealistic view that the public was reasonably intelligent," he said in a 1992 York University documentary on his life. ”I must say, after 14 years on the street I’ve had all of my illusions about the public shattered. …”
The Crad Kilodney Literary Foundation is at http://www.cradkilodney.com