Victor's a Dictionary

July 15, 2008 11:01 PM

Written back at the turn of the millennium (oh the good old days) this song is about our old friend Victor. He’s an ethnic Chinese, Australian born doctor who abandoned medicine (and Sydney) to embrace the “structured” world of computer programming and the United States. Once you understand the laws that govern Victor’s existence you can compile him quite reliably.

I like to think of this arrangement of the song as if it was being performed on a Prairie Home Companion. I can just imagine/fantasize about the Garrison Keillor introduction and performing it live somewhere in Minnesota. Of course, not only would we need bassoon and banjo players, but we’d need someone on the didgeridoo (for that “authentic” Australian goodness). And as an extra bonus, my talented sister Avital is singing backup on this track. Cool!

Victor's a Dictionary by Sugar Fix

posted by hillelc (4 comments total)

This is both catchy and funny. I love the way the kick drum and bass create a gentle but precise 'thud' throughout. Delicately done. The whole production is super nice.
posted by edlundart at 4:00 PM on July 17, 2008

I like the C'mon Get Happy! Partridge intro.
posted by chococat at 7:16 PM on July 17, 2008

This is such a head-boppingly charming arrangement, from that intro chococat mentions to the flute to the vocal harmony. Great stuff.
posted by danb at 7:23 AM on July 18, 2008

Thanks everyone. :)

@chococat: you're the first person to notice and mention the similarity - other than me. ;)
posted by hillelc at 9:48 AM on July 18, 2008

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