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Bushwick Book Club presents ORANGES by John McPhee

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Baby, would you bring me an orange. The evil is building up in my head. You know how I get--a little bothered, little upset. SUre could use some sweetness instead. It's starting to feel like just more toil and struggle. Why don't you convince me otherwise. Be a doll and bring me an orange. One of the seedless kind. You know how I get. I forget how to have a good time. Don't you let me go on without some sweetness inside. My heart is heavy. My liver doesn't talk to me. My mind is a self-torture device. I try and remember that we're all the same, but some people make themselves so hard to like. JEsus never ate one. Neither did his mother, but that doesn't mean that we have to suffer. Bring and orange, baby. Peel it. Bring another. Your hands will do just fine to peel that orange baby, and get to the sweetness inside.


All songs recorded live at Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwick on June 28, 2012. All songs inspired by John McPhee's ORANGES. There was interpretive dancing with oranges by Stefko Koscher on Dan and Rachel's citrus rap. Photos by Thomas Bayne


released July 14, 2012


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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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