Misfits Audio, 2012
Fable Distortions does what it says on the packet; it finds
new ways of telling familiar stories, often including excruciating puns, wordplay and parodies.
Peatl Dandruff and Fish Buckets begins as a western, then moves inexorably
through a series of transformations involving a hairbrush, fish, a brother and sister, crime and coyotes.
Based on a little-known Aesop fable "Brother and Sister," the story tells of two
siblings, one ugly, the other good-looking. One decides to take revenge on the other, but they are eventually embraced at
the end of the tale by their father, who advises them to make use of the virtues they already possess, rather than coveting things
that they can never find.
In Glenn Hascall's retelling of the tale, that covetousness extended to physical
objects as well as personality traits. The moral still emerged, but the tale itself was transformed into an absurd drama
in which quite literally anything could happen. It was very funny, I admit; while proving beyond doubt that Aesop
is quite literally adapter-proof.