Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ivor Cutler

Got a letter from a thrush --
come and see me compose.
So I went.

She stuck her beak into the ink
and sputtered onto the manuscript,
then sang it.

tra la la
tweet tweet
warble warble
tweep tweep

When she finished,
I was asked for an opinion.

With a grave look, I opined --
well, it's very good.
Regular thrush music.
Good range, plenty of variety, nice timbre.

Look Cutler, said thrush
do you think it's worth making a demo disc or a tape
and going around the agents?
I think it's chart material.

Look thrush, I replied
it could only succeed as a gimmick.

Yeah I suppose, she tweeted
and flew into a stump.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Ivor Cutler.

Velvet Donkey (Virgin)

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