Sailor Martin's Shipwrecked Song

April 30, 2008 9:28 PM

Sailor Martin, a tattooed and pierced ventriloquist dummy, produces what sounds like his version of the scene in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy meets the Munchkins, except, in this instance, he has been shipwrecked, eaten some potentially poisonous bark, and may be hallucinating.

The song is recorded over an MP3 of a Tatar song called Kuk Kugercin, recording date and original artists unknown. The song was made by recording new lyrics into a Casio Exilim camera on digital video mode, exporting the sound as a WAV file, editing the WAV file in Audacity, then combining the new lyrics with the original Tatar recording in Garage Band.


I'm sailor Martin
I come from the ocean
I was in a shipwreck
On a nearby shore
I have been starving
I tried to eat a sea shell
I drank up my own urine
And tried to kill a parrot
I tried to eat some tree bark
It made mt stomach sore

Won't you please help me
I want to eat your buildings
They are made of celery
Can I eat some moldings
Some shingles from your roof
Or the hinges off your door

You are all singing
While I am still here starving
You dance your dances
While I am needing food
You are so tiny
I'm so hungry I could eat you
Pop you in my mouth
Swallow you with a gulp
You'd be in my belly
Would you think that that is rude?

Your little costumes
They are made of licorice
And buttons made of gum drops
I think that you are edible
But maybe I'm delirious
From the tree bark that I chewed

posted by Astro Zombie (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I have a feeling that all day I'm going to shake my head and crack up randomly thinking of this. It's hilariously twisted.

This is the kind of kid-friendly/not-kid friendly dark stuff I want my son to listen to once he understands words.
posted by umbú at 6:45 AM on May 1, 2008

I hope that didn't come out wrong. I just mean that when I was little, I really appreciated Edward Gorey-esque cartoony goth because it was so different from the sanitized, Disney-fied vision of childhood. I think a kid could understand the ghoulish humor in this.
posted by umbú at 10:38 AM on May 1, 2008

That's how I took it. Sailor Martin, however, flew into a rage.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:08 AM on May 1, 2008

Aiighh. Maybe I'll just let the little guy listen to Sailor Martin, as opposed to seeing his show live. Seems risky to get too close to the stage...
posted by umbú at 11:18 AM on May 2, 2008

It's surprisingly more enjoyable than one might think from the description. ;)
posted by pterandon at 12:56 PM on May 2, 2008

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