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Panthalassa & Emerald Bay

By Neptune's barnacle-encrusted balls, this is incredible. Not a new band, but a new discovery and a new favorite: Giant Squid. sovay, take heed! Hear all their music at bampcamp.com, and it's all purchasable via Amazon. Love at first listen.

The dreams are upon me again with impossible seas filled to the brim with equally impossible things with preposterous amounts of teeth
Hereto I command an immortal ship and all ten hands on deck
Standing abreast with the finest men, each thick headed and hell bent on seeing this through for reasons all their own
Patching the sails with the shirts off their back, I need not sail alone the highest crests will fall like the rest under our battered hull
The beast filled troughs our bow will cross atop their cartilage skulls
The chill of the wind carries the hymn of things sounding disappointingly human
I'm quick to remind my men to ignore these beauties with green skin
A sure sign their blood is too thin, singing lampreys that will suck you dry
This sea has no end
Each of you will give in
Only a matter of time before I bring you all bliss

~ "Panthalassa (Lamperta tridentata)," Giant Squid


( 9 comments — Have your say! )
Sep. 20th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
If I should pour the rest of my bottle overboard into the sea
Will it sting the eyes, those black eyes staring up at me from behind all those teeth?
Or should I save the last sip for my frozen gut and my blue lips?


I mean, thanks for alerting me . . .
Sep. 20th, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)

I knew you would love this. Why didn't I find this book while I was writing The Drowning Girl!!!!!??????
Sep. 20th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
I knew you would love this.

I'm listening right now to "Dead Man Slough (Pacifastacus leniusculus)": Crayfish will do as they wish / Cattails beyond the pale / Hide the reason why he's late . . . Crayfish will do as they wish with every inch of him. It's like drowned Tom Waits, whispering up from the weeds. My God.

Why didn't I find this book while I was writing The Drowning Girl!!!!!??????

Sep. 20th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
I love new-to-me musical discoveries. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this..
Sep. 20th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)

I'm just glad I noticed the post by my cousin's wife on FB that contained the lyrics to Emerald Bay.
Sep. 20th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
Sep. 20th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, yes, thank you. This has made today better already. Now to solve only having enough coffee to make half a pot...

May I recommend something while I'm here? God only knows I've found enough music and other things to fixate on through your recommendations. If you haven't heard them, a band called O'Brother. I'm not sure how to describe them, but after hearing this, I think they might be up your alley.
Sep. 20th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)

Oh, nice! As Sovay said, very Tom Waits-ish.

In the interests of media exchange, here's a fun animated video:

(Snurched from Mark Evanier's blog)
Sep. 21st, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
A drowned Tom Waits - perfect description. Now, if only they did a cover of "Song to the Siren".
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