Hirsute Honey. I once loved a girl who was exceptionally well endowed with body-hair.
Hirsute Honey was a challenging production in many ways. The lyrics consist of a string of homonyms and archaic word use, and an assortment of eclectic argot. It has been suggested that my lyrics are unapproachable without a dictionary. During the process of introducing the band to this piece, I found that I needed to describe the different musical idioms to the band. I will reveal them here so that with you may sympathize with the convoluted terrain to which the musicians were subjected: It starts with (literally) foot-stompin’ jug-band-country-blues. (Foot stomps and clapping provided by percussionist Sheila Bosco.) The country-blues evolves un petit peux de zydecho. The vocals enter with 1920s-style jazz harmonies and textures, moving to 15th century courtly-Franco-German-troubadour-moment, culminating in a Appalachian blue-grass accented Texas blues build-up and break-down, entering a crooning swing, which is a gateway to Motor City funk which kicks into a bluegrassy country-western verse, (complete with yodeling), dropping us off at the corner of country and Chicago blues where we catch the bus back to a modified Motor City-Run DMC-funky hip hop with Surf-Stoner commentary and psychedelic harmonica, and an R+B refrain to letting us off at a Texas-blues-rock ending. Put it all together and I call it: “Hick-hop”.
Furry baby in her suit of down
Hirsute honey in her downy suit
Darling, downy, dolly,
how daintily she dallies;
Down the downs she dances her dance.
I see her and I glance her my glance.
Downy dolly, daring the drizzle.
Yo! Her suit be cool, dude!
Her honey heating in her hollow. (oo-woah-oo-woah!)
Hankering for fuzzy baby's honey. (Ding! Ding!)
Hankering for my honey's fuzzy.
My hirsute honey's fuzzy hollow.
Her heated honey hearkening me home.
Yo, hirsute be cool.
I gotta get home to my fuzzy baby;
her heated dewy hollow;
My fuzzy wuzzy home.
from Broken Glass Promenade
released July 16, 2014
Composed and Produced by The StiKman
Production consultant: Nicholas Dobson
Engineered and Mixed by The StiKman
The StiKman: Vocals, Harmonica, Glockenspiel, Bass, Keyboards, Jawharp, Drums and Percussion
Wally Scharold: Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals, Keyboards, and Texas
Rob Reich: Keyboards
John Brooks: Bass Guitar and Vocals
Robin Reynolds: Cello and Vocals
Craig Dukes: Trap Drums
Sheila Bosco claps and stomps
Jojo Razor: Vocals
Micaela Superstar: Vocals
Basic tracks performed with My Hero :
The StiKman, Wally Scharold Rob Reich, John Brooks,
Robin Reynolds, Craig Dukes
Art Director: The StiKman
Art and Graphics: JoJo Razor
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