Compost

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about

Compost is a therapy album. I was recovering from some physical/mental issues, and thought putting out an album would be helpful. It is inconsistent, with songs from various times in my life with no particular theme. But it has some of my best and/or favorite music.

The cover photo was taken at the beach in Berkeley by SF Bay. Since cleaned up and now a rather pretty spot.

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released January 1, 2002

Written and performed by Hugh Caley, with Lynda Mandolyn and Serge Vladimiroff as noted in the individual song information.

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Plasmabat San Francisco, California

California Ebuillence and weirdness.

A quiet storm.

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Track Name: There Was a Cock
Once there was a cock, and he even had a name.
Herme ruled the roost, with fortune and fame.
And every day at dawn, he'd start his serenade
out on the lawn, with the whole chicken gang ...

Every weekday morn, the children would go to school
and every afternoon, he's waiting for their return.
Now roosters don't follow rules, and they have too much pride;
he tried to cross the road, didn't get to the other side ...
Track Name: The Echidna Song
Echidnas live inside my head; it's not exactly Heaven.
There are quite a few of them: five, or maybe seven.

Monotreme, you're just a monotreme.
I'm a mammal, you're just a montreme.

Echidnas are political and eucalyptus issues are hot.
Sometimes they startle passersby by talking through my mouth when I'm not.

Monotreme, you're just a monotreme.
I'm a mammal, you're just a monotreme.

Spiny spiny spiny, oh, spiny spiny spiny, oh ...
(spiny and delicious!)

Echidnas lick my private parts ...
Track Name: Ghostly, Intransigent
Ghostly, intransigent, pretty and intelligent
She hasn't changed much, since I saw her last.
Ghostly intransigent, clumsy and inelegant
She is always spilling things, spilling evermore.

Ghostly intransigent, closing all the window blinds
Ghostly intransigent, checking all the doors
Ghostly intransigent, now she feels safe to sleep
though no one can touch her, touch her evermore.

Ghostly intransigent, wants to pet the kitty cats
Ghostly intransigent, wants to scratch behind their ears
Ghostly intransigent, she still wants to comfort them
but she only freaks them out, freakout evermore.

Ghostly intransigent, friendly and extravagant
She talks my ear off when It's time for bed.
Ghostly, intransigent, spectral and indigent
and she's really frightening, frightening evermore.
Track Name: I'm Your Dentist, Girl
I'm your dentist girl; come inside.
I'm your dentist girl; open wide.
Come into my office girl, it's sterile and it's clean
Pastels and porcelain ...

I'm your dentist girl, sit right there
I'm you dentist girl, my dentist chair
I promise this won't hurt a bit
You've heard that before
but you were plenty sore ...

It's all for your own good
Gotta catch these things early
Better safe than sorry.

I'm your dentist girl, ooh.
Track Name: Detroit Haunted City
Michigan Avenue winds its way through downtown late at night.
The streetlights dim, the buildings hard.
The moon is full and skeletal, and though it's very bright
who knows what might be happening here.

Detroit haunted city, Detroit nights.
Detroit skeleton city, Detroit nights.

The building used to be a bank, god knows who own it now
It's full of kids who are in the know.
When no one's watching you can do the things that you love
like drinking wine and dancing with the ghosts.

Now those days are gone. We've all moved away.
But we carry the experiences all our haunted days.

Detroit haunted city, Detroit nights.
Detroit skeleton city, Detroit nights.
Track Name: Lost in Space
I want to be lost in space, no part of the human race ...
Bodiless, headless, thoughtless, heedless,
painless, penniless, shameless,
timeless, heedless, timeless, senseless, homeless ...

I want to be lost in space, no part of the human race ...
Clothed in nothing, in absolute cold
Going nowhere, and I'll never get there ... aaaah.

I want to be lost in space ...
Track Name: Felis Culpa
Cats and cats and cats and cats and cats and cats and cats and cats!
Awww ... but they're so cute!

I just want to get some sleep
I want to be counting sheep
Little creatures in the night
give my naked toes a bite
(you know that's really annoying)

Cats and cats and cats and cats and cats and cats and cats and cats!

Walking with his tail held high
That's why they call him old one-eye*
Darling your cats can share the bed
I think I'll just go home instead.

*(stolen from Benny Hill. Also, asterix ;) )

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