Weird. I totally posted this last night before I went to bed, and I wake up at 7 to find that it is still a draft, waiting to be posted. Oh, well. Here you go!
Two Out of Three Dinosaur Feathers Agree: Watermelons are Best for a 5 minute song.
Thanks to Jocelyn for the lyrics! yesss!
“Two Out of Three Dinosaur Feathers Agree: Watermelons are Best for a 5 minute song.”
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Oh, I got a watermelon and I’m walking from the store.
I got some little brussel sprouts and baby, I got veggies galore.
I got veggies galore!
I got a small banana and I got some Pikachu.
I got some big old noodles and I’m giving them to you,
Oh baby, I got vegetables for you!
The Deliberation over how long to make the Chorus
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Got a watermelon and I’m walking from the store.
I got a bag of peaches and I’ve got veggies galore,
Oh baby, you know I got em galore!
I got a bag of noodles and I’ve got some pizza pie.
I got a little croissant, I got it in my eye,
Oh, got that croissant in my eye!
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I got a little sister and she really is my friend.
She is a really great person, I’ll love her til the end.
Oh no, I got veggies for her!
I got a crazy diet when I eat my vegetables.
I got a crazy friend in me, and you know that I love you the most.
Oh, I love you the most!
Fin: “Okay, that was perfectly serviceable.”
Tonight we all had a show at a cool place in Brooklyn called Sycamore. It was intimate, small, and sweaty. Pearl and the Beard played almost all new songs, but specifically, we wrote this song in about 5 minutes: the fastest collaboration of the 365 yet. Thanks to Jocelyn for her totally improvisational lyric skills, Greg and Ryan (the really loud one- sorry about that) for their magnificent drumming (a talent which I was clueless he had, in fact!) and bass talents (respectively).
This is a good learning experience for a number of reasons: I’m getting better at the omnichord and realizing I’m a horrible lyrical improviser. I suppose the only way to improve is to just do it, but until then I’ll just let Jocelyn handle it…
I looked at Jocelyn, pointed at her and said, “Say the first thing that comes to your mind.” After some hesitation (amazingly), she shouted out: Watermelon! So, I suppose this is an ode, of sorts, to a watermelon. The style chosen was: POLKA. The weird noises you hear us making are the sounds a watermelon might make… if it could make sounds…hmm.
Now that it is 2 am, I’m sleeping!
See you tomorrow!