In the Smoking Section

July 8, 2006 8:52 PM

Exhausted, on an all-too-brief lunchbreak this past Friday, I was smoking a cigarette, watching an ant cart around a dragonfly corpse. And I thought, "Damn. It's a good thing they aren't big enough to carry cigarettes. And that they don't smoke."

posted by The Great Big Mulp (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

The poor audio quality can be attributed to the fact that my shitty computer mic wasn't picking up the ukulele very well leaving me to work with whatever I could find, which was one of them digital notetaker type dealies.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:53 PM on July 8, 2006

"...because I'm a big ass ant...with a smoking problem..."

Priceless. I like the noisy ukulele - I doubt ants have very good recording set ups anyway :)
posted by muddgirl at 11:23 PM on July 8, 2006

i'm so glad i roll my own and don't have to worry about ants ... quite funny
posted by pyramid termite at 8:34 AM on July 9, 2006

Sounds really old, in a cool way. I rather like the noise in it.
posted by edlundart at 2:51 PM on July 9, 2006

I like the noise too for the same reason as edlundart. It makes it sound like an old recording which adds to it.
posted by rfbjames at 1:15 AM on July 10, 2006

Something very O Superman going on here. The I-iii chords, the curious, precise annunciations, the full-chord vocal harmonies...

Excellent stuff.
posted by cortex at 3:41 PM on July 10, 2006

I do not know this "O Superman". I shall look her/him/it/them up.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 5:55 PM on July 12, 2006

Ah! It is the defining Laurie Anderson recording. Brilliant, brilliant stuff. Off her debut album, "Big Science", which was based on a performance art things she'd been doing at the beginning of the 80s.
posted by cortex at 6:02 PM on July 12, 2006

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