Monday, April 17, 2006


In other words...nothing relating to Waste of Aces. I am choosing to write about this song next because Jun and I recently received an e-mail from a new fan named Stefan from Sweden

who runs his own ukulele webshop and he wanted to know more about the song. I wish I had a really cool story I could talk about right here but I'm afraid the origins of this song are a bit bland. After listening to a rough cut of the album, I really felt like we needed one more fast song. The question was, what type of fast song? Jun had already written a few fast tunes that were more "modern sounding" and since our sound bounces back and forth between "old-fashioned" sounding tunes, and "modern indy" sounding tunes, I thought I would go "old-fashiony" on this one. I wrote it in about twenty minutes and I think it's a fun little tune, but it's really our resident drummer Damon Pipitone and Adam Henry on the trumpet along with Jun's bass playing that gets the song kicking. It turned out better than I could have imagined. It's in my top three favorite songs on the album and it's funny to me that it was just thrown into the mix at the last minute to provide a little more balance. As far as the lyrics go, I think I was inspired by the show BLIND DATE. Some of the guys on there think they are God's gift to women and they're so utterly clueless it's sometimes painful to watch.


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