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Writing

#89 - "Empty Bottle Collector" (2001)

A.S.: Or “Empty Bottle Blues”.

L.K.: This is the same as “Empty Bottle Collector,” right? Because I don’t have an “Empty Bottle Blues”.

A.S.: Err, yeah I guess its original name is “Empty Bottle Collector”; I have it as “Empty Bottle Blues”.  367 more words

Instrumental

#83 - "I Am A Human Head" (2000)

A.S.: So this was one of the songs originally intended for No! but was deemed too strange for a children’s album.

L.K.: As if the subject matter was any less “weird” in an adult song. 720 more words

John Linnell

#81 - "I'm Sick (Of This American Life)" (2000)

L.K.: Oh, speaking of cannibalization of parts of songs

A.S.: The line “I didn’t come here to socialize” later turned up as “I’m not here to socialize” in… 511 more words

John Flansburgh

#56 - "Rat Patrol" (1999)

L.K.: This is one of those songs that wound up differing pretty radically from an earlier Dial-A-Song number with the same title. It blows my mind to discover that they’ve played this song live, because it seems like the sort of song that would never see a setlist. 868 more words

Dial-A-Song

#53 - "All Alone" (1999)

L.K.: Well this shouldn’t take too terribly long.

A.S.: Nope.

L.K.: I don’t know, this song qualifies as the bad kind of minimalism to me. 239 more words

John Linnell