coffee grounds and rinds

I’ve been a bit frustrated by the slow working pace forced upon my noisemaking attempts, so even though I have the ideas for one song complete and am working on tracks, and a lot of ideas for another one done (although not a thing recorded), I decided I would force myself to act quickly. So, yesterday evening, I came up with some lyrics and a few musical ideas, and this afternoon I recorded two acoustic guitar tracks, some cardboard-box percussion, and a vocal. There was one false guitar take and one bad vocal take; otherwise, everything you hear is first take…(clears throat) and very heavily edited. I still have a lame-ass sense of rhythm. It’s certainly easier to work quickly when I don’t worry about the lyrics making a damned bit of sense.

So here it is: “Lance Crocker, Almanac Cracker” by the renowned Monkey Typing Pool.

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5 responses to “coffee grounds and rinds

  1. flasshe

    Exquisite. So what voices guided you during the making of this short but sweet masterpiece? You should market the cardboard box.

    rsfkqx! rsfkqx!

  2. 2fs

    Ha. Office Depot already sells the cardboard box. I just stuffed a pillow in it, put a mic on the pillow, put the lid on, then banged on it. Then compressed the poop out of it. The signal, not the box. I’ll take credit for the Bisexual Chord, however: “Am I G? Am I C? I am both!”

    Lyrics:
    He rides a donkey
    through the city
    He wears trousers
    ’cause his knees aren’t so pretty

    in swerving traffic
    past oil derricks,
    under bridges
    to his Uncle Eric’s (yeah!)

    He carries compasses
    in leather satchels
    In canvas, corduroy,
    and smells of burning matches,

    a switchblade ego,
    a turnpike mind,
    an appled oranger
    spilling coffee grounds and rinds

    (He’s…)

    Lance Crocker
    Lance Crocker
    Lance Crocker
    Almanac cracker

    etc.

    Amusingly, there is apparently a “Lance Crocker” in the world. No relation.

  3. Paula

    I really like this, 2fs! And your voice is reminiscent of Andy Partridge.

  4. 2fs

    Andy Partridge, eh? Can’t say I hear it – but then, last time someone said I sounded like David Thomas, and I couldn’t hear that either. Although there is a certain hiccupy similarity in those two singers’ voices, I guess. And at least it’s singers I like – not “you sound like that guy who sang with Rick Wakeman on the ice-skating album” or something.

  5. Anonymous

    Hi, My name is Allan Crocker. I came across this site on a whim by imputting my father’s name into Google, and, voila, here we have this!

    You say on your blog that “Amusingly, there is apparently a “Lance Crocker” in the world. No relation.” Well, there IS indeed a Lance Crocker in this world; he lives in British Columbia, Canada, and has been a truck driver for over 30 years! (and yes, he does indeed have ugly knees!!

    Cheers!

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