Bushwick Book Club presents GALAPAGOS by Kurt Vonnegut

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All songs written in response to Vonnegut's GALAPAGOS.
All songs recorded live January 21st at CounterEvolution.
counterev.com
Photos by Herb Scher, herbscher.com
Flyer by Julie Lamendola

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released February 24, 2016

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The Bushwick Book Club Brooklyn, New York

We started in January 2009 playing songs written in response to Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. We haven't stopped since. We've written & performed songs inspired by everything from "On The Origin of Species" to Dr. Seuss to Raymond Carver. There are BBCs popping up nationwide now. Bushwick Book Club Seattle started in 2010 & is run by Geoff Larson. Our nerdy dare-devilry knows no bounds. ... more

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Track Name: Charlie Nieland - Hopeful Monsters
Hopeful Monsters

What you know is true
The future's coming back to you
There's a captain with no chart
To find a place for you to start

One mistake or one mutation
Will make the perfect situation
And save the day for those who saw
Their life contain the perfect flaw

The future, they say she waits for no one
But a million years from now
You won't believe the place she made
For you and me
And all that you have to do is go on
And make your big mistake and then create
The world you couldn't help but make

In this time of hopeful monsters
With cravings that are constant
But distant relatives will win
With smaller brains and bigger fins

The future, they say she waits for no one
But a million years from now
You won't believe the place she made
For you and me
And all that you have to do is go on
And make your big mistake
And then create

One million years is long
Complications will be gone
No one will sing this song

La la la la la la la la la.....
Track Name: Sweet Soubrette - Kingdom Come
KINGDOM COME

In the era of hopeful monsters
The parents of natures’s experiments
Are engineers
The parents of children with wings or fins
With a hundred eyes, with antlers the size
of ballroom chandeliers

Experiments with heartlessness
With admiration for the rich
Purposeless greed and ambition
We’ll blow the world to kingdom come

Like a rocket in love with a radar dish
We’re counting down the moments till
It all goes boom
We’re living in the instant
Just before the big collision
When the rocket and the radar honeymoon

By your very nature
You have to do the Charleston
Give a little twirl
You wonder when you’ll finally get
Your chance to prove you are the greatest
Dancer in the world

Destroy your brains with radios
Why do you carry such an enemy inside you?
Stand breast to breast and toe to toe
Tilt your heads back just as far as they can go

Experiments with heartlessness
With admiration for the rich
Purposeless greed and ambition
We’ll blow the world to kingdom come
Insatiable voyeurism
Fruitless twigs of evolution
Self-confidence cynicism
We’ll blow the world to kingdom come
To kingdom come
To kingdom come
To kingdom come
Track Name: Jessie Kilguss - Flippers and Fins
Imagine if you will
Six lucky passengers
Waiting in Guayaquil
For the nature cruise of the century

Not unlike Gilligan
Our sea-faring friends
Were about to begin again
Where the nature cruise found it’s end

Who needs opposable thumbs
Who says you need hands to win
According to Mr Vonnegut
The future’s all flippers and fins

A tale told by a ghost
Who used to talk in his sleep
He wouldn’t ever
write Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Leon Trout the headless narrator
Sails the seas with
Our hapless sailors
For two million years just because he’s curious

Who needs opposable thumbs
Who says you need hands to win
According to Mr Vonnegut
The future’s all flippers and fins

Welcome to the future
I hope you like fish!