35. Two Out of Three Dinosaur Feathers (A 5 Minute Group Effort)

DAY THIRTY-FIVE

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.”

1 2 3 4.

Verse 1
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!

Chous
Oh!

Unintentional Bridge
The Deliberation over how long to make the Chorus

1 2 3 4.

Verse 3
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!

Chorus
Oh,
OH!

1 2 3 4.

Intentional Bridge
Watermelon Noises

1 2 3 4.

Verse 3
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!

Chorus
Oh,
OH
OH!
AAH!

Fin: “Okay, that was perfectly serviceable.”

This is what happens when two out of three members in Dinosaur Feathers and Pearl and the Beard have a show and write a song in 5 minutes in a tiny basement venue in Brooklyn.

Jocelyn Mackenzie: uke
EHP: Omnichord
Greg: Drums
Ryan: Electric Bass

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!

EHP

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