Sound Bites

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    SONGS FOR A SHUFFLED EXISTENCE

    39 mini-symphonies and offensive poems. Meant to shuffle into yer iPods, so little 'blips of Bitch-ness' come up squished between yer Beyonce and Bach.

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i picture them shuffling around on yer ipods and infecting you with quick thoughts while on yer trots.

SOUNDS FOR A SHUFFLED EXISTENCE

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released December 8, 2009

Elvis the singing dog does some of his finest work on this album. Bitch raked her journals for her shortest thoughts and her friend dutchboy made 'em all sonically even.

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Bitch Brooklyn, New York

Bitch (Bitch and Animal, Shortbus) is known for her unique brand of electric violin performance art meets bass, ukulele and keytar rock. Her shows, like her name, are exercises in self-liberation.

She has released 8 albums, including 3 with Bitch and Animal, (2 on Ani Difranco's label, Righteous Babe Records) 1 with Kill Rock Stars, and three on her own label, Short Story Records
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Track Name: Sound Bites One
(road sounds)....Sound Bites....(road sounds)
Track Name: a Hundred and Sixty
in a hundred and sixty
letters or less
i have to get this
off my chest
Track Name: I were Me
if i were me
i would be
a Capital b
o kee
Track Name: oysters and sound
is it crazy that the world is our oyster?
do you think oysters bite?
they might?
Track Name: Orchward
blankness. total open space. filled with cartoon-y movements.
Track Name: This Mike is On
safe from the fast sounds
of even these tiny streets
a distant train brings in
a chorus of crickets

and the hum of the universe
is on
this mic is on
and we're using it
Track Name: Black Ladies White Babies
all the black ladies
and their white babies
on the upper west side
Track Name: Pro Fren or Pro Fen
ibuprofen ibuprofen please kick in
Track Name: Stories on yer Skin
like a subway car
next to me you breathe
and i weave
stories on yer skin
Track Name: You may be Gone
there's all these stairs

and you may be gone
Track Name: Points are Painful
at this point
the point is hard
and i never should have loved you

this empty too heavy
the future too long
my bones too weak
to sing my song

outside it's all strangers
in here it's all memories
empty pages where you once slept
empty bed where secrets kept

the points are painful
Track Name: Life is a Driveway
all i can think to say is,
"don't take this love away, ok?"

keep it in my driveway
cuz life is a driveway
and i do want to ride it
all life long

art as rain!
no more pain!
Track Name: Cougar
none. no words. speechless. cougar. grrrrrrr.
Track Name: Crystal Boys
Don't do crystal
Don't do boys
Don't do boys who do crystal
Don't do crystal, boys
Track Name: BBQ of U
riding the interstate fate of our love
the birds are circling the stakes from above
the bbq of you and me
is salty on top
and sweet fleshy meat
underneath
Track Name: I-Bu-Pro-Pren
Ibuprofen please kick in!
Track Name: Upstairs There's
downstairs there's a girl
upstairs there's a world
and the stars hang over
all of them
Track Name: combo platter
it's a thick mist. and inside the truck-stop, they cheer on basketball. i'm a combo platter of disaster and head over heels. but how love feels is sometimes. so shakey.
Track Name: Snuffaluffagus
THE FRUSTRATION OF SNUFFALUFFAGUS
Track Name: electric generation
this guy couldn't have said it better..
Track Name: chewing Barbie
my dog is chewing
barbie to pieces
Track Name: Hippie Dick
i'd rather be and earth-loving hippie
than some dick in the mississippi

(repeat as needed)
Track Name: come on country
come on country!
Track Name: no Take Backs
one night
long and black
everything i said
i can't take back

why these roads so long
why you, me, and this song?
Track Name: twinkle: proud
we are stardust
Track Name: Sound Bites Too
sound bites
Track Name: Neato Mosquito
i saw you across the hillside
watched how we work
i think you're neato mosquito
and the world is a jerk
Track Name: Wee Oh
singing like Charlie Brown's teacher.
Track Name: chewing Barbie again
my dog is chewing
barbie to pieces
Track Name: Cute and Kinda Callouse
you're cute
and kinda callouse
your e-grows big
like phallus
whenever i'm around
or not
Track Name: home town
long dirt road

turtle carcass

bridge over algae

chorus of crickets

distant train

summer night of my home town
Track Name: with words, with me
he loves what i do with words
and i love what he does with me
Track Name: so Pretty
this is so pretty
and i don't know why

rivers and bridges
and sun-setting sky

i stayed in that city
too long too long

and i don't know why

you called me today
with good news on the line

all i could think to say
was 'i'm fine...
i'm so fine..."
Track Name: Brooklyn Bound
i don't know where i'm found
somewhere brooklyn bound
Track Name: wisdom, variation
let's shed the shackle of should
and move to the castle of would
Track Name: Sound Bites 3
sound bites
chomp chomp
Track Name: twinkle: home
i love you
i can't believe i found you

that's all
this poem
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