Immediate download of 11-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. I'm self-published, so anything you pay goes directly to benefit the artist, i.e., me, Tom Smith -- so thanks a lot. :)
Original Liner Notes (only very slightly tweaked)
Filk Weirdo On The Hoof:
Take one (1) fast-talking Pepsi-guzzling maniacal grin.
Glue one (1) beard all around.
Add: one(1) guitar;
one (1) Amiga computer;
too (2) damn many eclectic books, tapes, videos, and toys for his own good;
the (1) conviction that the perfect guide to human existence is Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Half-bake until slightly crusty. (Watch out for sudden parodies and explosive puns.)
Garnish with beautiful women. (Optional, but very desirable.)
Serve overhand, with a slight pull to the right.
Copious love and thanks to Anne Schneider, without whom I couldn't handle half my life, and Leslie Larkins, without whom I couldn't handle the other half.
Thanks also to Bill and Gretchen, Julie Washington, Sarah Zettel, Janet Coburn, John Hall and the D.I., and my grandmother, Phyllis Troeder, about whom more next tape [Plugged].
To Fandom: Thanks for having me, but now I ain't going.
-- Tom Smith
Bill and Gretchen would like to thank the Supreme Court for their ruling on parodies, but have nothing more useful to say than Justice Souter did. ("You wait and wait for a ruling and what do you get? An invitation to get sued to find out if your parody is covered by the ruling....)
By the say, see if you can spot the cut that was recorded on the ADAT. (No prizes -- we're just wondering if all this digital technology makes a difference.)
released 20 May 1994
Vocals & Guitar: Tom Smith
Additional Vocals: Anne Schneider ("Wish I Couldn't Read Her Mind", "Heat of the Blood")
Saxophone: Mike Musser ("Starlight and Saxophone")
Recorded, mixed, and produced by Bill Roper and Gretchen Van Dorn
Recorded hither, thither, and yon over a far longer period of time than we believed possible (let alone likely)
All songs are written by and © Tom Smith in the listed years, with the exceptions noted below:
"Domino Death" (© 1988)
"Temperature of Revenge" (© 1987, original music "The Temper of Revenge" by Julia Ecklar, © 1983 Julia Ecklar)
"Starlight and Saxophone" (© 1989)
"Divine Irregularity" (© 1987, original music "The Good Ship Callabar" [trad.])
"The Really Sick Note" (© 1993, lyrics after "The Sick Note" by Pat Cooksey, original music "In The Garden Where The Praties Grow" [trad.])
"Ho! For the Death of Time" (© 1992)
"Sheep Marketing Ploy (The Ballad of Fenton)" (© 1993)
"Wish I Couldn't Read Her Mind" (© 1989, original music "Good Think He Can't Read My Mind" by Christine Lavin, © 1988 Rounder Records Corp.)
"Storm Dancing" (© 1988)
"Operation: Desert Storm" (© 1992)
"Heat of the Blood" (© 1991)
All songs are further rereleased with a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike license
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