From the recording We Need Freaks
I originally wrote this as a poem and sent it in an email to about 200 friends encouraging them to come to this coffeehouse I used to play at. But when the coffeehouse owners saw it they banned me from the place. The next week my band played there without me so I fired them all, broke up the band, took our only cd offline, and started a new band. A few years later Natural History set the poem to (totally improvised and absolutely unrehearsed) music. This is live -- I was rapping and playing the guitar at the same time, something I have never tried to do before or since. Derrik Jordan recorded it and is playing keyboards; Jared Shapiro is playing percussion. The three of us have been playing together since 1973; we recorded this in 2002 or 2003... It is on the cd The Great Apes of Vermont; click on "links" to listen to more or to buy it.