A fellow from Kansas who lives in London, Robert M. Fenner, performs from time to time under this own name but more often under the moniker Nurvuss (a reduction of the word “nervous”), assisted or not by a couple of other bandmates. Of this act his Facebook page notes simply: “Sometimes autobiographical. Sometimes not. Always NURVUSS. What you take away from it is up to you.” It’s a cheeky statement – but it’s shock that he deals in.

Be warned: “American Made,” the sole video in this playlist at the present time (whether it will be augmented in future is anyone’s guess) is not for the squeamish. (There is another video, for the song “Lobomotomobile,” which I simply could not watch, on account of the footage in which some cerebrosurgical preliminaries are depicted, and so did not include.)