The Bunny Who Wanted to be a Rat

June 24, 2009 10:46 AM

Would you like to hear a story, boys and girls?

Originally by John S. Hall, instrumentation is as follows:

Timbill - Korg DS-10 (Nintendo DS), vocals
Tréteque - Baritone Saxophone
Pheatherwäit - Casio PT-80

Recorded back in March, when my voice was recovering from the flu. This prolonged my recovery by about a week.

posted by askmeaboutLOOM (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Once there was an adorable little bunny that hopped and bopped through the cotton fields eating carrots all day long.
The people loved him and thought he was so fucking cute and sweet and good, and he hated that.
He liked to eat the carrots, but that was about it.
He had seen this movie Willard about a bunch of rats who eat Ernest Borgnine and a bunch of other people, who are Mean to Willard,
Then they eat Willard because he tried to poison them.
The adorable little bunny thought this was so cool.
The bunny was tired of being cute and cuddly in the cotton field.
The bunny wanted to go north, to the big city,
And play in the garbage and scare people by slithering around in the subways and on the streets.
Bunny bunny wanted a rat tail, not a bushy cotton tail.
Bunny bunny wanted to screech, like a rat, instead of a bunny.
Bunny wanted to stop hopping; it was undignified and adorable.
And bunny wanted to be more omnivorous.

Carrots were ok but it would be so cool to eat stuff that other people would throw away.
"It would be like recycling.
It would be better for the environment." bunny would rationalize.
"People can eat carrots; I'll eat what the people throw away
I'll live inside walls and screech and if anyone ever tries to pat me again,
I'll bite them and, hopefully, give them rabies.
Oh! What a wonderful life it would be,
To just be a rat!"

"There is one thing that really bugs me about this dream, however," said bunny bunny.
"It's how formulaic and pedestrian this story is. I mean, it's completely obvious that I'm going to meet some magical wizard, or find some occult book, or some rat dust, or be captured by scientists who are working on some bunny to rat gene splicing experiment or something like that. At any rate, there is no question that I will get my wish and get to live in the big city, scare some people, eat and play in that garbage, run around in the subways, till one day, I accidentally eat rat poison or get caught in a glue trap and either decide it was all worth it anyway because my dream finally did come true or otherwise feel cheated because it wasn't as much fun as I thought it was going to be. But no matter what, the rest of my life is entirely predetermined. I don't see how I can go on or how I could possibly enjoy being a rat for a single second when I have already worked out my destiny in my little bunny head. I can't think of a single reason for continuing with this charade for another second. I'm getting out now. Fuck this. Find some other bunny stooge to be your rat for the day. I'm hopping the fuck out of here, right now."

In fact, let me finish this story for you, you pathetic pedestrian hack.
Bunny bunny hopped off in a great big huff, ate 100 carrots in a row, and died of vitamin A poisoning.
The end.

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:53 AM on June 24, 2009 [2 favorites]

askmeaboutLOOM, you didn't used to make 8-bit music for obscure Japanese games, did you? Because that's what I'm feeling here. That and that I'm really running out of time to finish the current level. Especially loved the 02:50+ part.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:37 PM on June 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

As much as I would love to claim that on my resumé, alas, I did not.

You really need to get going on that level, though. You're not even halfway through
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:57 PM on June 24, 2009

so, anyway. i'm in love. that's nice. good show. i won't ask for more of this, particularly, but...

more of this? or that?
posted by es_de_bah at 4:23 PM on June 24, 2009

Delightfully bent.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:28 PM on June 24, 2009

Man, I would have enjoyed this well enough without the sax...the story, your vocals, the basic track etc... all great.


(I haven't checked out many of your previous songs, but I will now. More sax please?)
posted by snsranch at 5:03 PM on June 26, 2009

Ah, sorry, just realized that you did the korg and vocals. I guess I don't get enough sax and horns in my diet.
posted by snsranch at 5:14 PM on June 26, 2009

That's alright, the sax was done by man vs sun. All of our stuff tagged with "gyrophonia" is our band, Demons of Gyrophonia. We started as electric organ, bari sax, and flute. We've expanded our instrumentation (though it's still mostly just the three of us) greatly, since then, but the sax comes out fairly often. Keep checking back for more!
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 8:31 PM on June 26, 2009

snsranch, i will personally take it upon myself to make sure your musical diet consists of substantially more bari. over 9000% more bari. i shall melt your face with all the bari you can handle. and then three more notes.
posted by man vs sun at 9:35 AM on June 27, 2009 [1 favorite]

Hell yea! You guys rock.
posted by snsranch at 1:56 PM on June 27, 2009




*three more notes
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:52 PM on June 27, 2009 [2 favorites]

This is very very good.
posted by nthdegx at 3:39 AM on August 10, 2009

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