Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dark Side of the Loom: With All Due Apologies to Roger Waters

I've been feeling a bit inspired today, and decided to try my hand at updating the lyrics of one my very favorite Pink Floyd songs-- "Us and Them"-- so it speaks a bit more strongly to the World Sheep Community. I hope you enjoy it!

Ewes and Rams

Ewes, and rams
And after all, we’re only simple ruminants
Me, and ewes
So many gals, it’s wrong-- how can I choose? Could you?

“Didn’t you hear, it’s now the time to shear?”
A rabble-rouser squealed.
“Listen my sons,” said the sheep, “find the fun…”
“There’s more beyond this field!”

Black or white
And who knows which is which, and who is right.
Up and down
Over the fence and on the ground.

“Forward,” he cried from the rear
But the flock shied.
And, in the meadow stayed
But the sheep with the smarts
Stole a truck to brighter parts
And left them all dismayed

Down and out
It can’t be helped, but there’s a lot of it about.
Wooled… without.
And who’ll deny, it’s what the spring is all about?

Up on the hill, they start to feel a chill
A meeting would decide.
For the will and the wool
And the want of three bags full
They jumped the fence
And hitched a ride

Do you think it might need a bit of a laser light show styled video? I may need to work on that.


Danger, Wool Robinson! Danger! Danger!

I thought it would be nice to support Ms. Pitt in her recent DoodleWeek endeavor. Given that she has helped resurrect my comics career again, I figured the very least I could do was participate in her doodling initiative by giving her the very best work I had to offer.

So here: I did this self-portrait-- eerily accurate, if I do say so myself!-- of me, showing off The Right Stuff in a space dream I was having just the other night. You might say it's because I knew DoodleWeek's Space Doodle Day was coming up that this image crept into my subconscious. But no. It was actually because I fell asleep in the Meadow while listening to my Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon" album.

People count sheep to fall asleep, but what do sheep do? Listen to Floyd.

It's fact. Look it up.