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Re: Gather 'round the pool, it's lyrics night tonight.

From: Dave Ungar <verbal.kint_at_lycos.com>
Date: Wed 18 Jul 2001 - 04:30:00 PDT

 

I've always loved:
 "...was made entirely from the skins of dead Jim Morrisons - 'swhy it smelled so bad"

..And I love Pat's *delivery* of "..And people wonder where all the fucking money's gone."

And "Chickentown" - what a great song. Not the chicken rap (Best Way - which I like also) - but "(Smalltown)" -> another story of the dreadful life in the suburbs (See also: Pleasant Valley Sunday (Monkees), The Big Country (Talking Heads), Smalltown (Lou Reed), etc..) I imagine that the Bicycle Kid probably lives in that damn town.

I don't have any dislikes - although "Grey Flannelette" sometimes bugs me because it's slow, droning & long - I still appreciate it for it's lo-fi, utilitarian, oscillating Berlinesque qualities. (Gotta be in the right mood for it... and I'll take it over a Dave Matthews song any time.)

...And "The Onion Field" is a great song (Although when I think of it, I always drift into "Imitation Pearls" by David J., for some reason - which is a better song.)

What's you favorite Pat Fish suit? I like the black one best.

-Dave

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On Wed, 18 Jul 2001 03:04:53  
 Darren B wrote:

>
>
>
> Fellow JBC'ers,
>
> Changing gears slightly, I thought I would throw a few of my
> favorite Butcher lyrics out there & tell you why i enjoy them.
>
> "GOTTA FIND OUT WHAT MAKES YOUR HEART SING
> BECAUSE I FOUND OUT ALREADY WHAT MAKES MY HEART SING"
>
> It took me far too long to figure out that meant I have to
> give it to get it.
>
> "WHEN SHE WAS 18 SUSIE SAW THE PATTI SMITH GROUP ON TV
> AND SHE TOLD ME THAT IT CHANGED WHAT SHE WANTED TO BE"
>
> I had similar feelings of inspiration after I first heard
> Pat's music. It changed what I wanted to listen to & helped
> an awkward teenager find identity.
>
> "IT'S ONLY A RUMOUR- WHAT'S THIS I HEAR ABOUT YOU AND SUSIE?"
>
> Pat & David's delivery was just plain passionate.
>
> "THIS IS PARTYTIME
> AND IT'S BETTER THAN A COLD BATH WITH SOMEONE YOU DISLIKE"
>
> Disturbing, Descriptive, and Hilarious- Classic Butcher!
>
> I met Pat Fish in June of '88 at a gig in Vancouver. I tell you
> this only because it was one of the big thrills of my young
> life. It's pretty damn cool to have a pint with your hero when
> you're 18 years old. It's even cooler when he turns out to be
> one Helluva nice guy. Keep on making music Pat because alot
> of people out there keep on loving it.
>
> I would love to hear about some of the good feelings other
> Conspirators associate with Pat's music, if anyone is so
> inclined.
>
> Been singing this tune
> since i heard Blank Frank,
>
> Darren.
>
>
>
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Received on Wed, 18 Jul 2001 07:30:00 -0400
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