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This track was originally based on Joe's bass line plus some samples of cartoon music and a Serge Gainsbourg drum beat which was then replaced by Tim Mooney, who was such an excellent drummer, master of all styles, that we never, ever had to resort to sampling a cool beat! The theramin and the creaking door sound from the cartoon music are still in there though, buried underneath guitars and other sound effects.

The cartoon thing we'd sampled was from a section called "comet anxiety montage" and this made me think of the Hale-Bopp cult that had offed themselves in Los Angeles the previous year, 1997 and hence the lyric. The lyric doesn't develop much, just repeats and that is sort of cultish too.

So I thought it would be apt to pair with a picture here is of that Hale-Bopp comet with an odd and never-identified companion, believed by cult members to be a spacecraft.

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Well
Here come the comet
Tail of fire scratch the sky
People say
The signs are showing
Time will end and so will I

But first I must
Do everything
Because
I could be living for the last time
Living for the last time
Living for the last time
Living for the last time

Well
Here come the comet
Tail of fire scratch the sky
People say
The signs are showing
Time will end and so will I

But first I must
see more of you
Because
I could be living for the last time
Living for the last time
Living for the last time
Living for the last time

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from The Tragic Tale of Lil Tiger or How the Music Bizniz Destroyed My Best Recording and Derailed My Life (San Francisco 1999​-​2001), track released June 30, 1998
Tim Mooney - Drums
Joe Goldring - Bass, samples
Michael Belfer - Organ,guitar
Diana Trimble - Vocals
Craig Silvey - Production

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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