Monday, October 11, 2004

songaday volume 2 #11

welp. here is the iridescent trio

let it never be said something. okay. this is a very curious one. horrifying? it will grow on you? easily a "halloween" song, which is odd in and of itself. moreover, it took me forever to get this one going (and i'm-none-too-sure about what i finally settled on). i tried many serious and high-minded ideas with all sorts of complicated and not-so-working drum things. so i tried the opposite thing. which ended up being about a skeleton, monkey, and bear who play loud cacophonous songs on village hilltops. the featured instrument is skeleton. i think that they think that they are most welcome, though i am not so sure that this is always the case. it is mostly just the lovable yet awfylly drunk hobos who welcome them and join in on their songs. but for all the trio know, every towne is completely made up of lovable drunk hobos. regardless, if you see them, it would be wise to just give them some macaroni and sing along.

so yeah: it was tremendously hard to get today's song done. the results were sort of crazy fun and i-don't-knowish (glowish?). but that is the same thing that happened last time with eleven song . (that song has gone on to become one of my least favorites, but a big favorite of some excellent and discerning friends...) moreover, i set out with a pretty serious premise in mind. i loved bologna the bear, but i felt pressed to get something more "weighty" off my chest. shows what i know. he's a heavy bear. and i'm pretty sure it's balogna who plays the keyboards.

in hindsight, it needs a jug. a ghost jug.

coming to your village very soon,


Anonymous said...

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.
i dare say that this song harkens back to the days of 1998! only, more "mature".
it seems like a logical progression from a place way far back that you jumped away from at some point, instead of progressing from at the time. that sounds a little confusing, but i think you know what i mean.
it sounds just like your drawings. like your halloween drawings. i swear. go look at your sketchbook from then.
that's when we were in new love. tee hee hee.
that is also when i knew what i was going to be for halloween.
so much has changed.
maybe your song means that i will know what i'm going to be for halloween soon!!!!!
i love this song! it helps me with my costumes!
i will be super manager bear for halloween!
i will wear my helmet!


Anonymous said...

Okay, that's two in a row where they've been character-drive songs. Story songs. Now, at first listen I can't tell if the story of this song is present in the text of the song, as it is in Bologna the Bear. But I love the image so goddamned much I insist- INSIST- we must make a short film of the Iridescent Trio for next Halloween.


-Serpentor Farrell

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