picaresque and proud

April 7, 2007 6:12 PM

Song about a Detroit waitress.

posted by sleepy pete (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

So instead of posting anything new, I thought I'd post something old. This was recorded in 1998 with my old band Teriyakis (posthumous myspace page). I wrote most of it and played the guitar on the right side, piano, and sang. The lyrics are about a time we were touring and had to drive to Detroit in a blizzard. We stayed with a very nice, but very strange, waitress/barista from the coffee shop/bar where we played and her roommate who insisted on calling everything ghetto. It's an anti-Bob Seger-on-the-road song. This was a crowd-favorite song when we played. Now that I listen to it 10 years later, I wouldn't say it's my favorite that we did, but I do like it a lot still--plus I've been told I have to post this one.

For what it's worth, I didn't really put toothpaste on her door.
posted by sleepy pete at 6:19 PM on April 7, 2007

Very nice. Every change in it was quite unexpected and my favorite is the one where the piano comes in. The singing is very different from what I've heard of you in other songs and it's not the one I like the most of the kinds of singing I've heard you do, but it goes with the song, definitely. They sound really good, the Teriyakis. Post the one you like the most by them, yeah?
posted by micayetoca at 7:17 PM on April 7, 2007

This rocks.
Very, very Pavement-y, no? And very 1998, took me right back.
Thanks for posting it.
posted by chococat at 7:29 PM on April 8, 2007

I made him post it because I love this song and that band so damn much. It's from Haunted Hungarian Sauna which may be my favorite record of theirs. I hope he'll post more from them. (Tea Parties On the Ceiling: hint, hint.)

Actually, that song and others still live on a page on our site -- if you liked this feel free to check them out there.
posted by melissa may at 12:13 AM on April 9, 2007

Very twinkly. I dig it.
posted by Eideteker at 11:34 AM on May 4, 2007

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