[Editor’s Note – The below text is written by Joshua Cockerill, a.k.a Animal Parts, who will be playing a show for SIC on October 20th at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC. Now shhhh…read cautiously…I hear footsteps…]
Be quiet and listen. There is a gorilla in the mangroves. I’ve laid out a trail of pogo sticks (four minutes on each side if using a microwave) to lure him into my corner chair – among the rest of my speaking menagerie. So far, he has shown as unsure of me as I only thought I could be. Next step, I’ll play him my favorite collection of animal related sing songs. Calling on his inner human with my inner animal.
Call me a cockeyed optimist if you need, this is the sound of my plan.
10 Best Animal Songs
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Lion Lair
Bill Callahan – All Thoughts Are Prey To Some Beast
Tim Hardin – Black Sheep Boy
Neil Young – Old King
The Beatles – Everybody Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
Songs:Ohia – The Old Black Hen
Mountain Goats – Bluejays and Cardinals
Doug Paisley – Bluebird
Cass McCombs – Robin Egg Blue
Leonard Cohen – Bird On A Wire
Here is comes. What beautiful beast.