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Did Alexander Calder Have a Mobile Home ?


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Description
Basic guitar and vocal song that asks a question with deep philisophical overtones.


Kinetic artist ' Umigami' has linked to this song from his blog :

http://the-mobile-factory.blogspot.com/

Credit to Umigami for the Exorcist still with a Calder poster in the background.
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Lyrics
Once when I was in the big city
The concierge in the Hotel told me
That on Thursday Nights the Art Museum was free.

So I Pulled on my boots and put on my hat
Had the fellow call me a Taxi
and went down there to see what I could see.

Metal and wires hanging from the ceiling
Various shapes spinning and reeling
And a woman in a Suit explaining what it meant.

When it came time for the Q&A Session
she asked if there were any questions
I raised my hand and said something like this :

Did Alexander Calder have a mobile home
Was he mentally stabile, did he like to roam
Was he anti-social, did he hang around ?

Could he keep a steady job or was he fired
Was he kind of mellow, was he really wired
Did Alexander Calder have a mobile Home ?

Well, all those city folks gave me a look
Like I never even thought of reading a book
Especially some bald guy wearing a turtleneck Sweater

He walked right up, got in my face
I said to him" Now looky here Ace,
You'll back off if you know what's good for you ".

Near a pointillist painting he poked me in the eye
I never even bothered to ask him why
After that unfriendly Gesture the fight was on.

We tumbled into a Pablo Picasso
His nose on my ear my eye on his elbow
He bounced off a Sunflower and bit off a piece of my ear

We rolled into the surrealism gallery
Fishy lightbulb mustache lingerie
About that time the police had arrived

Did Alexander Calder Have a mobile home
Was he mentally Stabile did he like to roam
Was he anti-social, Did he hang around ?

Could he keep a steady job or was he fired
Was he kind of mellow, was he really wired.
Did Alexander Calder Have a Mobile Home?

Well if you're ever in the city
and visit the museum on a Thursday
It's best to keep your opinions to yourself

Those Art Types take themselves seriously
If you speak you'll probably wind up like me
And spend your weekend sitting in a cell

Did Alexander Calder have a mobile home
Was he mentally stabile, did he like to roam
Was he anti-social, Did he hang around ?

Could he keep a steady job or was he fired
Was he kind of mellow, was he really wired
Did Alexander Calder Have
a mobile home ?


Words/music Copyright 2010 David Damroze (ASCAP)
Song Stats
Hits: 2336
Comments: 8
Fans: 7
Plays: 125
Downloads: 87
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 26, 2010 - 01:28:06 PM
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2015 - 03:47:34 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 06:36:03 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
Harmony Classical Guitar, Vocal chords.
Software:
GB
Comments
fasteddie said 2768 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
Art Gallery Brawling
I love that stuff.

Cool song.

Way to duke it out with one of those artsy fartsy types!

Love it!
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spitlogic said 2767 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
Nice
Silly, but nice.
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anomalous said 2767 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
lol
definitely interesting. i liked it!

Didnt he have a winnebago??
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PaulaMunk said 2735 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
You did
this much better than most of us could ever hope to do. I remember things like this from the heyday of hootenanies. You are like a modern Pete Seegar. What a blast! Certainly this fun song belies the intelligent thought and the snappy delivery is awesome. :)
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Demeter7 said 2735 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
You
don't let us know when you craft these gems. Enjoyed it. :)
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Char said 2735 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Okay,
there you've got a triple fav. I thoroughly enjoyed this. A fan, kiddo. :)
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papag said 2226 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Mobile livin
We like Calder a lot in our house. Your tale of the art snobs is hilarious and sooo true.

thanks for the download :)


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richard13 said 2190 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
When I saw the title I knew I had to listen
This is, as PaulaMonk says above, a literary or intelligent song, such as Seeger or some of the other folkies might have written. Very simple, very clever, and lots of fun. Thanks.
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