The San Antonio​-​West Virginia Energy Malaprop Incident

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Greg: This is my attempt at a rap song. These are the rhythms of the streets I have to walk around and think about all day in MY hood, homey. I am both honored and sorry that Irving still has to have the lyric sheet before him at gigs.

Adam: The thing I like about working with Animal is that he doesn't let the limitations of the English language get in the way of a good lyric. The hard part is determining which words he made up and which ones are from his extensive experience playing Scrabble. I think I beat him at Scrabble once. If that. Animal's semantic engineering skills come from his own version of Scrabble which is known as Scribble. Scribble is played much like Scrabble (same game board and pieces), but the goal is to only put down words that do NOT exist. The player must come up with a definition for this word when he/she puts the letters on the board. There's no real score keeping involved, but it's a whole lot of fun.


In an economical pan-dimensional directive from the top on the San Antonio-West Virginia Energy Malaprop They said, "re-adjustable non-combustible equipments to be used and be mandatorilly inexcusably constructed with a muse!"
With such non-essentially supercilious requirements being made such as geometrical hydroelectric conducive lemonade the existentially motivated interested will be served like asymmetrical architecture that gets on people's nerves.

Well, this hypothetical imaginary system would go bust if the diabolical ignoramuses betrayed the public trust so in an anti-partisan editorial, scientists did suggest that the absolute-zero superconductors would actually be the best!!

These are the situations
when artists get elected.
Some subtle fluctuations in
just what gets protected.
There'd be rivers on the sun
and mountains on the cities.
Nobody'd get anything done
but it sure would be pretty.
When the over-aesthetic perpetrators heard about the plan they made ritualistic genuflections and summoned the good god, Pan they deactivated appropriations to the scientific set, but Pan apathetically materialized scolding the marionettes
He said, "Preposterously incorrigible mindsets such as yours are certifiably nonproductive contagious little sores for it takes dual-hemisphere interpolation to arrive on different planes or evolutionary homeostasis takes up half the brain!"

These are the situations
when logic gets confiscated.
Some subtle fluctuations
in what gets delegated.
There'd be rivers on the sun
and mountains on the cities.
Nobody'd get anything done
but it sure would be pretty.

Well, their educational malnutrition was noticed then and there as psychosomatic efflouresence appeared out of thin air so, with diplomatic ingenuity a consortium met to pool their quantumphysical baroquedelic solutions to the rule!

These are the situations
when everyone works together.
Some subtle fluctuations
to make it all work better.
All the rivers on the sun
and mountains on the moon
can be navigated and mapped
by late this afternoon...


I tried to live on a clock
it was too small and noisy
so I got off it and just roamed
It was nice
not having a buzzing clicking thing
under my ass all the time
As soon as
as soon as I thought that
I was back on the clock
and I hadn't left yet
and you know how that is


from Chameleon In A Kaleidoscope [25th Anniversary], track released January 1, 1996
music: Adam Rabin
lyrics: Greg Skillman
Backing vocals: Rachel Beck


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Where Prog Rock meets Geek Rock. Adam Rabin is a Vermont songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has also played with Elephants of Scotland, Mailbox, and musical improv troupe She Thicc. You can also hear Adam’s music on the podcasts: Improvised Weapons, Improv Overdrive, What The Hell Are You Watching, and Vermont Favorites. ... more

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