12 thoughts on “Meet the Elongate Heart Urchin

  1. Derek White Post author

    In retrospect, i should’ve used Capt Beefheart as the soundtrack to this:
    Each pillow is touted like a rock
    The mother / father figure
    Somebody’s had too much to think
    Send your mother home your navel
    Case of the punks
    New hearts to the dining rooms
    Violet heart cake
    Dissolve in new cards, boards, throats, underwear
    Ashtray heart
    You picked me out, brushed me off
    Crushed me while I was burning out
    Then you picked me out
    Like an ashtray heart
    Hid behind the curtain
    Waited for me to go out
    A man on a porcupine fence
    Used me for an ashtray heart

  2. Derek White Post author

    [interstitial conversation from Trout Mask Replica:]
    don van vliet (captain beefheart): ah, ha, ha, ha…! fast and bulbous.
    victor hayden (the mascara snake): fast and bulbous!
    don van vliet: that’s… (laughs)
    frank zappa: hey, do it again.
    don van vliet: i love that, i love all those words.
    victor hayden: fast and bulbous!
    don van vliet: that’s right, the mascara snake, fast and bulbous.
    victor hayden: bulbous also tapered.
    don van vliet: yeah, but you got to wait till i say: ‘also a tinned…: teardrop’.
    victor hayden: (laughs) oh, christ!
    frank zappa: alright, again. beginning…
    victor hayden: fast and bulbous.
    don van vliet: that’s right, the mascara snake. fast and bulbous. also a tinned teardrop.
    victor hayden: bulbous also tapered.
    don van vliet: that’s right.

  3. Joel Bernstein

    We were at the beach
    Everybody had matching towels
    Somebody went under a dock
    And there they saw a rock
    It wasn’t a rock
    It was an elongate heart urchin

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