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Classic Creeps Live & Acoustic

by Fishboy

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Courtney B
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Courtney B While Classic Creeps is a wonderful humorous ambitious album on its own, and the live versions capture the craziness of this tour, it's the comic book with all the adventures and characters I love from the "scene" that had me smiling and laughing. Eric's tour diary captures some of my favorite people with all their quirks and charms and really sums up how much I love everyone associated with such adventures. And still, we're left with mysteries like what was really in that hooch... Favorite track: Autumn the Owl (Mistakes the Feelings of Being in Love with the Feelings of Being an Owl).
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  • A 75 page 7"x5" tour dairy comic drawn by Eric Fishboy chronicling the band's US tour adventures in 2011 after the release of Classic Creeps. Every copy comes with an immediate download of a live studio recording made while on tour featuring new acoustic arrangements.

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1.
in the course of events that we lose each other let's meet in the back yard in the one week time in the corse of events the back yard is flooded let's find the nearest spot thats dry in the corse of events the whole city is covered let's find a place that rents paddle boats in the corse of events all the boats have sunken let's call each other on the phone and if all the phones are off the hook I'll get out a sky writing book and remember the lessons that I once took to surprise you on your twenty first birthday I wrote in the sky "everything will be ok" and I meant it on that day like I mean it on this day just as long as we're sticking to the back up plan At this point in my life only two things matter ONE becoming an astronaut TWO its you my dearest Ava you are the only thing I've got our neighbor Adrian built a rocket hes a master of everything that flies I'll sneak in his back yard jump in and launch it we owe it to ourselves to try But it's like a cartwheel that lasts two weeks or the roaring sound of a thousand bees having your gone and not next to me in the course of events that this plans a failure pray to God we don't lose each other cause I don't think I could ever find another
2.
when I was just a lad I went on a hunting trip with Alberto and our dad we had an accident he shot a baby bear the sorrow was immense he said there's nothing we can do for him time travel don't exists then he said hold on to your horses you only own one shot at life there is no undo or backspace so just wait and take your time but now that I am old I know my father lied I figured out a way to surpass the speed of light we built a rocketship Alberto stole supplies we'll travel to the past and disprove our dad's advice that we should then he said hold on to our horses you only own one shot at life there is no undo or backspace so just wait and take your time and when we reach the past we'll save the bear at last and relieve my future mind it's just gonna take time
3.
Alberto Simmons' getting bloody noses he knows the time is coming when the bleeding stops until that day it comes around he will continue stressing out he hates his job but oh he loves his brother they've got a plot to take the world on with their style using a rocket and wormhole go back a dozen years or more but down in the basement things are starting now to get a little cramped machines in their masses force the Simons' to relocate their camp Alberto Simmons has a boss who bullies his name is Victor Allen Moss and at this time hes in the breakroom looking round but oh Alberto can't be found as Moss Incorporated ends it's work day the inventory is seeming just a little light old Alberto never tells of stolen whistles stolen bells Alberto Simmons' getting bloody noses (repeat)
4.
the breakroom is deserted but I search it for my daily dessert and in cursive on the first lid in the fridge I read these words "if you touch this chocolate cake you'll be fired on the spot now please enjoy your break thank you sincerly Victor Allen Moss aka your boss the one who writes the checks the one who does no wrong and you will miss me you will miss me when I'm gone" when I was only 15 or maybe 16 my first true love I found her name was alyson she was given a car we drove around a continental to the airfield watched planes fly overhead we swore in ten years we'd be cowboys or in ten years we'd be dead but that summer she moved south to the Mississippi mouth and he quote in that years year book in a black italic font said "you'll miss me, you will miss me when I'm gone" and in the office up the stairs I'm now roping rolling chairs with a lasso made of last weeks neck ties all at once, I realize this is not the life I want So as I write this letter, I feel better than I have felt in years when you read this I'll be in Fort Worth roping my first steer the factory is closed but please spare me your tears pack your things pack them and go thank you sincerly victor allen moss formerly your boss the one who wrote the checks the one who did no wrong you will miss me now that I am gone you will miss me I am gone
5.
Alyce Revere she glows from ear to ear she says shes more appealing in the morning after three minute abs a shower then a nap she surfs the internet until the evening but in her mind she's alright with the same thing every night she's slowly wasting time she says he soups and search engines suit her fine Alyce Revere lives with her brother dear his name is Andre and he is a writer he tried and he tried to get Allyson outside but now a days he doesn't even bother cause in her mind shes alright with the same thing every night shes slowly wasting time she says her soups and search engines suit her fine
6.
Andre Revere 03:14
Andre spent three years all alone in his car his only home it was a Lincoln Continental and Andre with his massive writing skills obtained a memoir deal for several hundred thousand dollars now he lives in a house with his sister and doubts that he ever will write again his new prime directive is to be a detective solving mysteries no one can and who'm I to say what is right or ok for a perfectly stand up man like Andre Andre even though you're 4 foot 10 you are a giant among men but not the giant people usually think of and one day you will solve the perfect crime satisfaction will be sublime you'll get a write up in the paper and now over the scanner in a desparate manner a cry of shock and dispare an officer's gone, no one knows whats wrong he vanished to thin air and Archibald Aspen he starts to askin "who will save the day? wheres Andre?" his name is Andre
7.
Archibald Aspen the worlds greatest cop didn't quiet set out to be promoted within from his job taking fingerprints when they caught wind of his photographic memory known across the earth but fame to him is worthless worth less than the shoes on his feet he'd rather live quaint sculpt and paint but he needs the paycheck just to feed his family then one night on his route saw two men sneaking out of an abandoned factory door they saw each others faces and knew if they exscaped they'd be tracked down tomorrow for sure so with a blow to the head Archibald fell to the floor Archibald Aspen has one only son born on new years day Millennium Aspen is now ten years old his little league team calls him Aspen2k his mother comes home and she calls for Millennium tells him she has some bad news is dads dissapeared and everyone fears that he's lying somewhere beaten battered and bruised all at once Millennium jumps and swears that its time to attack he says "mark my words I will search and I'll search till I bring my father back" Mrs. Aspen she smiles pats her son on the back
8.
Aspen2k 04:21
I was born on the bathroom floor of the morning that the world would end and when the day blew the clouds away things were Y 2 O K again and ever since to my proud parents I've been their little two thousand man they say my fate since I once saved us is to save us once again they told me Millennium! Millennium save the day Millennium! Millennium there's no other way you always told me I'd be the only one to make things right so I'll do my best to try yesterday my dad they say just vanished out of site I look for clues and when I do I meet andre the private eye I fill him in and within minutes we're a crime fighting team we follow clues and prints of shoes to a downtown factory as we sneak inside I see an owl with eyes so wide shaking his head as if saying "don't go in!" but once we're there I see my father tied to a rolling chair and two men constructing an ominous machine it seems, that this must be and job for Millennium! Millennium save the day Millennium! Millennium there's no other way you always told me I'd be the only one to make things right so I'll do my best to try Millennium Aspen and Andre Revere rounded the corner to discover Archibald tied to a chair, the sinister figures of Adrian and Alberto Simmons perched above the old man. Millennium cried out for his father leaping forward to untie him when he felt his feet snared by a force from behind and he collapsed to the floor. Unable to move he saw Alberto emerge from behind Andre clubbing him unconscious. Millenium awoke tied to the enormous rocket in the center of the Moss factory floor, a still unconscious Andre to his right and poor Archibald to his left. Father and son looked at each other pensively listening to the haunting cry of the night owl wondering what was to come next. Millennium! Millennium save the day Millennium! Millennium there's no other way you always told me I'd be the only one to make things right so I'll do my best to try
9.
Oh I am just an Owl but I know how to appreciate this beautiful world so don't act surprise that my heart lies with an aviaria girl she is portugese at least I think and every week with binoculars watches the street how my heart beats aviaria girl and oh oh oh oh it feels like my head is turning round and oh oh oh oh further than the usual amount two seventy degrees I've found I am silently hovering off the ground and we, we will be hand in beak happily forever more if its not fate my heart will break aviaria girl and now for the first time she wants to try to go inside my factory world but she wont like what she finds aviaria girl

about

An acoustic live set of Classic Creeps pared with a 75 page book of comics about the bands 2011 tour. Recorded by Michael Briggs at Violitionist Studios in Denton, TX Sept 22nd, 2011.

The last song on the album "Ava Aviaria" was never learned by the touring acoustic band, thus never recorded.

credits

released February 22, 2013

Eric Michener-songwriter, guitar, vocals
Ryan Williams- guitarron, vocals
Rob "Googolplexia" Severson- accordion, bells, kazoo, vocals, percussion

Recorded by Michael Briggs at Violitionist Studios in Denton, TX Sept 22nd, 2011.

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