Stupid Star (EP)

by pseudonym

/
  • Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

     name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
02:36
4.
5.
04:41
6.
04:48

about

These are all old mixes of songs we'd recorded for the “Pig Tail World” CD but that didn’t end up on the album. Songs that were long ago given up for dead. But listening to them now, although the recordings were pretty rough around the edges, they also had good energy and some good performances. It seemed like with a little sprucing up they could be made presentable. So with the assistance of friend John back east in the Grasshopper Records Massachusetts office, in conjunction with Grasshopper's state-of-the-art mastering facility on planet Uranus, we worked tirelessly, day and night, going without snacks, in a painstaking effort to restore these long lost tracks to their rightful lo-fi glory!

Listening to these songs is the same as taking a time machine back to the 20th century.

We're putting them up as a 6-song EP for free download. Enjoy. (Just click "Buy" and enter $0).

credits

released August 5, 2013

Pseudonym is:

Paul Desjarlais - vocals
Dr. Rhythm - drums
Cliff Notes - bass
Waylan Solo - guitar
Gil Gullible - keyboard

©2013 Trivial Pop Songs
All words and music written by Paul Desjarlais, except She Falls Down, words by John Gage. All songs performed by Pseudonum. See the individual song notes for more, um, notes about each song.

Dig us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pseudonym1993

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

pseudonym San Francisco, California

Pseudonym is a band consisting of me, Paul Desjarlais, and other real or imaginary people. Back in Boston a long time ago I used to play bass for The Uncalled Four, and then for Haberland. After that I released a cassette album called Pabz, and later a CD called Pig Tail World. Now I live in San Francisco and I record songs when I get a chance and sometimes post albums online. ... more

contact / help

Contact pseudonym

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Commonwealth Avenue
got to try to pack on the pounds
keep something down
or I’ll never see tinsel town
what’s a lady supposed to do
in my high shoes
I’m doing the work of two
hey I don’t know about you
if you believe it’s true
on Commonwealth Avenue
then it’s a fine fine day
got to smile at that luck of mine
time after time
wind up in some sort of bind
said the girl who’s a super ball
cuz after all
I’m running on gasohol
sometimes I worry about you
if you believe it’s true
on Commonwealth Avenue
then it’s a fine fine day for you
oh twinkle twinkle stupid star
who do you think you are
could you show me
two forms of ID
high like a diamond in the sky
shut up you’re making me want to cry
it’s no time for the rise and shine
hey valentine
forget the assembly line
said the man on the fire escape
oh heaven’s sake
I’m made of bed springs and tape
hey I don’t know about that
if you believe it’s true
on Commonwealth Avenue
then it’s a fine fine day for you
Track Name: She Falls Down
she died in a pool
she cried on a stool
she’s ugly and she knows it too
and she knows it too
her daddy is rich
but her mama ain’t good looking
and she knows it too
and she knows it too
her thoughts stop
she can’t cough
she falls down
we all laugh
she’s rich and in love
you can’t argue with that
she got her Ledbetter records
and her little red car
she does anything
anything she wants
and she knows it too
her thoughts stop
she can’t cough
she falls down
we all laugh
she’s rich and in love
and she knows it too
Track Name: In For You
I know
somebody’s got it in for you
and I know
it’s a crime
and I know
somebody’s got it in for you
and it’s a crime
they got
apparently nothing else to do
and they got
extra time on their hands
apparently nothing else to do
with their time
don’t walk away
how can you let it win
don’t walk away
this time
even though
somebody’s got it in for you
and it’s a crime
bodies
going so slow they’re simple to
stop
on a dime
and I knew
somebody had it in for you
it was a crime
Track Name: When I Saw Her
when I saw her
sitting in the street
all adjectives were obsolete
because
you’re the caffeine in my coffee
you’re the color in my TV
you’re me and you and you and me
when I saw her
moving round and round
when I saw her my eyes went up and down
because
you’re the money in my pocket
you’re the gas in my Chevrolet
you’re who I gotta gotta get
if you wanted the sky in the afternoon
if you wanted July, April, May and June
and I hope you like it on the moon
cuz girl someday you’re gonna get it
when I saw her
sitting in the street
til then my life was incomplete
because
you’re the caffeine in my coffee
you’re the color in my TV
you’re me and you and you and me
when I saw her
when I saw her
when I saw her
Track Name: Refrigerator
with a galaxy in the brain
they’re like
hit the pavement buddy see you later
hey mister smarty
so what am I supposed to do with this
just keep it in the refrigerator
and like a lot of these people think they’re
so cool
they got a language all to theirself
ok that’s fine
just don’t come crying to me next time
cuz anyway we don’t need your help
if you call us a idiot
you clearly know everything
do you know everything
do you?
hey mister smarty
ok that’s fine
just don’t come crying to me next time
just keep it in the refrigerator
just keep it in the refrigerator
Track Name: No Good
you always knew
everything that was alright to do
at every step
and we started good but
sort of fell somewhere
along the line
you do everything well
you live and feel as good as hell
you are the best
and now I need to
ask a question
did you know that
I’m no good for you
you had it all before me
and now I’m not gonna do
I’m no good for you
I’m no good
you get a small
wrinkle on the side of your happy smile
when your hands move
and your eyes get wide and
dart around one way
and then the other
you always know
everything is done oh just so
almost all the time
and we had things right but
kinda lost it there
didn’t you know
I’m no good for you
you had it all before me
and now I’m not coming through
I’m no good for you
I’m no good
I’m no good for you
you had it all before me
and now I’m not gonna do
I’m no good for you
I’m no good