Beehive Sessions

by "Awesome"

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03:25
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02:50
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03:50
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01:11
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02:17
9.
06:00
10.
05:19

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produced and mixed by Jon Auer

executive producer: Bruce Oberg

1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 recorded at Chroma Sound
engineered by Jayme Mattler & Jon Auer

4, 5, 7, 8 recorded at Dubtrain
engineered by Pete Remine & Jon Auer

1 by Ackermann / Nixon
2 by Ackermann
3, 5, 7, 9, 10 by Osebold
4 by Anderson / Osebold
6 by Nixon
8 by Ackermann / Mosher

strings on 9 arranged by Mark Nichols

special guests:
Sarah Ackermann, Emmy Burns, Jayme Mattler, Becky Poole, Montana von Fliss (2); Gillian Jorgensen (3); Jakob Breitbach, Larry Golding, Ken Wright (9); Jon Auer (1, 2, 4, 6, 9)

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released September 1, 2007

mastered by Mark Guenther at Seattle Disc Mastering
artwork/design by "Awesome" and Corianton Hale

(C) & (P) 2007 "Awesome" / Bandor Smash (BMI)

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"Awesome" makes music and sound based performances and recordings. The rest of the time, they do other things. <guitar solo>

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Track Name: Buddha Nature
Tumbling from my mouth
These honey bees
Place them on the lotus bloom
And start over again

Crumbling from my mouth
These honey bees
Place them in the storage room
And start roaming again

Climbing from a mound
These hungry bees
Praise them for their storage skills
And start roaming again

Climbing up a hill
These hungry thieves
Praise them for their storage skills
They startled the homing pigeon

Clinging to the hill
We hunt the thieves
Raid them in their foreign schools
And starve them from their home and kitchen

Tingling in my mouth
These honey sweets
Raid them from the storage room
Then start making more again

Tumbling from my mouth
These honey bees
Place them on the lotus bloom
And start over again

Welcome one and all to the banquet hall
Fashioned on a sonic web
That constantly evolves biologically poetic
Constellation buzzing like a song
Track Name: Ones & Zeroes
Ones
& zeroes
And no
One knows
Where they
Come
From
Switch to
Random
S.
O.
S.
I can’t say just why
Program
Shut off
Flame’s new
Friend moth
Ones
& zeroes
And no
One knows
Where they come from
Track Name: Telephone
Palms are beginning to sweat (When you I call)
Seconds slip through my net
Maybe I should forget
Maybe I should…

Brain waves send a message: pick up the phone
Arm is moving now, no longer stone
Hand reaches out with a will of its own
Pick up the receiver cradled ‘tween fingerbones

(When you I call)

Numbers lined up listed 0 through 9
Pluck them one by one like fruit on the vine
Done dialing then blood turns to wine
Kill the connection hang up just in time

Numbers lined up listed 0 through 9
Pluck them one by one like fruit on the vine
Done dialing then blood turns to wine
Maintain connection and stay on the line

Ring ring…
Ring ring…

Brain waves send a message: pick up the line
Palms are beginning to sweat
Pluck them one by one like fruit on the vine
Seconds slip through my net
Hand reaches out with a will of its own
Maybe I should forget
Maintain connection and stay on the phone
Maybe I should…
Track Name: Shape Song
Why do you go
Come see the snow
Or maybe my thoughts
I feel so distraught
For reasons I don’t know

This myth born of math
A mystical path
What we perceive
Refuse to believe
Or stop to catch a breath

Why do you go
Stay for the show
The sky overhead
Is turning to red
Your halo is aglow

Rectangles & circles & squares unaware
An angle, a circuit, a dare to be spared
Rectangles & circles & squares unaware
An angel, a circus, a flare for the air

Rectangles turn to circles
Circles into squares
Squares into each other
Apart and unaware

An angle burns a circuit
A circuit is a dare
A dare unto a brother
A partner to be spared

An angel to a circus
A circus made aware
A flare for one another
A star lit for the air

So fly now
fly now
fly now
Goodbye now
Track Name: Nightsky
I’m so close to space
I can almost taste the cream
I’ve got no legs
I feel no wrong

This is my hiding place
Smacking away satellites
Damned flies
That’s the price of a summer night

Coasting inside out
From up here I really think it might work

Have a glass
Always being poured
Carbon by carbon
Quark by Quark
Universe by universe by universe
Track Name: Memory Leak
This language is lacking
In garbage collecting
So now I’ve got a memory leak
We need to check the error logs
Track down the bug
I’ve got a hunch that it’s here in this GOSUB-10

The machines have been drinking
From the waters of Lethe
So you can’t put them back on the heap
Prayers to the Imps and the Lords of Misrule
They answered in Lisp
Your recursive calls
Now it’s crashed and you’ve lost it all
Track Name: Sherrie
Sherrie
Why don’t you love me, baby?
I thought we’d get married, Sherrie
Since you’ve been gone my song feels wrong
I get so lost without

Sherrie
It’s not like you, baby
Since you’ve been gone I feel out of tune
And sounding wrong
O Sherrie

Sherrie
I guess we won’t be together
We’re not birds of a feather
O how I loved you
Sherrie
Track Name: Cell Song
There is a cell in the center of the human head
and it is the only cell in your body that never dies
(never changes, never regenerates)
It is equidistant from the pineal gland
(in the brain)
the olfactory nerve
(top of the nasal cavity)
and the optic chiasm
(where the right and left optic nerves meet)
and every person who has isolated and observed this cell
has noted that its shape is strikingly beelike
each observer has also died of severe anaphylactic shock
before announcing their discovery
Track Name: Anthem
Me it’s just me
That is all can you believe
She and he
You and we
Everybody needs to see
It’s not me
Can you see
And I tell you don’t believe
Is it real
That’s the key
Don’t be fooled by what you see

Look at me
Pay a fee
To stand this close to your own dream
Save the queen
She’s just sixteen
As she holds a cup of tea

O was it something that was said from my mouth O
Or is this all just in my head I’ve come to doubt
I’ve thought this all before
I never wanted more
Than just to have my own secret door
To someplace I have only read about

Look at me pay a fee
To stand this close to your own dream
Look at me look at me

O where has everybody gone
I’m just singing a song to me
In all the rooms and halls
I see through all the walls
I feel free

Me is it me
From my elbow to my knee
O to be
Or not to be
Or from the question turn and flee

Look at me
Honeybee
I will swallow all the sea
Plant the seed
Bathed in mead
From the ancient book I read

I traveled far wide and beyond
Sailed the sea of stars and broke through the glass of morning dawn
Swam through a formless world of clay
Till everything around me seemed to shrink and fade away
And then before me stood a door
It led into a room with lights afloat above a forest floor
A spinning volume overhead
And from behind my eyes a voice called out and said

Look at me
Honeybee
I will swallow all the sea
Plant the seed
Bathed in mead
From the ancient book I read
Trough of greed
Is where I feed
No matter how you beg and plead
Look at me
Or not to be
I will swallow all but me

Look at me it’s just me
That is all can you believe
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY & Z go

It’s just me can you believe
Track Name: Beehive
Extract honey to make life fertile while the sun still shines
A design to help children realize the spelling of words
Like music to the mind

Welcome one and all to the banquet hall fashioned on a sonic web
That constantly evolves biologically poetic
Constellation buzzing like a song