Hot Pink Life

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Hot Pink Life. From the plaintive cries of love requited to the frenzied shrieks of a love that cannot be: The booger loves the chewing gum, but sadly, he is inanimate. As would-be suitors, the fly and the spider have the physical advantage. This song was spawned in a feverish daydream at the DMV on the occasion of having to re-take the written driving test. As I filled out the multiple-choice squares, I absent-mindedly put my hand under the desk where I felt stickiness and at that moment there emerged an abnormally oppertunist fly whose unshakable mission seemed to be to take up residence in my right ear. A note for math-nerds and prog-heads: I conceived the vamp section as 7 beats = (1-2) - (1-2-3) - (1-2). Matt-tat-tat considered the first 2 beats as a pick up and proceeded counting the 7 beats as he preferred = (1-2-3-4) - (1-2-3) and. I guess it works either way. Recorded “live in the studio”

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Hot Pink Life

Once there was a booger
Who dwelt under a tabletop.
He was known as “Bleagh!”
“Bleagh!”
Bleagh dwelt there with other boogers
And a piece of blackened bubblegum
called
“Lola”
“Lola”
“Lola”
“Lola”
“Lola”
“Lola”
“Lola”
On a hot, dry, summer day
Bleagh watched aghast
As Lola was violated by a fly
Who pierced her with his proboscis
He pierced her with his proboscis
He pierced her with his proboscis
He pierced her
Under the mysterious folds
of Lola’s Dark Skin is
Hot pink life!
Under the mysterious folds
of Lola’s Dark Skin is
Hot pink life!
Anton the spider
Who also viewed this
Was so enamored therefrom…
That he covered the entire scene
with spider jizz…
He covered the entire scene
with spider jizz…

credits

from Broken Glass Promenade, released July 16, 2014
Composed and Produced by The StiKman
Production consultant: Nicholas Dobson
Engineered by The StiKman
Mixed by The StiKman with Dan Rathbun

The StiKman: composer, arranger. Producer, engineer, Vocals and Flute
Alex Skolnick: guitar and vocals
That One Guy (Mike Silverman): Bass Guitar, Double Bass, and vocals
Val Esway: Vocals
Matt Van Der Ende Trap Drums

A tip of the “Hatlo hat” to David Immerglück and Peter Josheff.

Art Director: The StiKman
Art and Graphics: JoJo Razor
Includes image by lpeters

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