The Slow Poisoner (alias Andrew Goldfarb) is a one man surrealistic singer-songwriter from San Francisco. He plays strange songs for strange people. Songs about worms driving hot rods, angry flowers and books full of tentacles. Since 1996 he has performed over five hundred shows all across America, in nightclubs, libraries, science fiction conventions, beauty parlors, donut shops, bowling alleys, park bandshells and a quite a few laundromats. The Slow Poisoner puts on a wild show filled with painted props and bizarre stories, invoking the black humor and theatrics of predecessors such as Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Screamin' Lord Sutch, Roky Erickson, Robbie the Werewolf, Zacherle and The Cramps.

Photo by Allen Kizziah


Tuesday, November 16 at Johnny B's in Medford, Oregon. Free!

Friday, November 19 at BizarroCon in Troutdale, Oregon.


Invocation of the Sun

I’ve been experimenting with a creative process called Trepanning. It involves boring a hole in your head with an electric drill (don’t try this at home; use the shed). This brings in new ideas straight from the flaming fist in the sky, such as this danceable ditty, which features the appearance of alien life forms as well as the plastic magic of Lite Brite!

Thanks to Rani Goel (cinematography), Bulk Foodveyor (visitation from space) and Ed Goldfarb (music production).

CONTACT: TheSlowPoisoner (at) gmail (dot) com