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â€¦ it’s got a different feel to it it’s um I write this in a shower in Thunder Bay I mean you know like a shower that you clean yourself in not a shower of rain or you could clean yourself in a shower of rain but you don’t always know it’s gonna rain and you’re not necessarily dirty at precisely the right time to go out into the rain but it would be great if people could time their dirt so they went out and obviously if you’ve got small kids and you need to bathroom regularly because they’re not old enough to voluntarily shower or bathe you could just wait for for the shower that would doom for you none for the infants anyway I wrote this in Thunder Bay and it’s about a creature that’s been extinct now for about 100 million years but it lasted about 400 million years which is a lot longer than we are likely to nonetheless we in our brief lifespan have already named this creature and it’s it looks kind of like a ladies shaving device from the 1940s but obviously it made a stone because it’s fossilized it’s called a trilobite because it has three lobes three sections to it and you can find a lot of these still fossilized trilobite sand cliffs in various parts of the world they may even be on on the moon for honor but it’s very hard to prove either way but you know we’ve called it this thing the trilobite but long after it’s like as if somebody dug one of you up in years to come and said these are the bones of Gloria Swanson you know you always who remember you sir particularly and not Gloria Swanson um as far as I know because you haven’t proved you on but I’m assuming you are for all I know all of you are actually called Gloria Swanson which only proves my point the chorus of the song refers to refers to Elton John buying cheap confectionery in a down market cafe in the late 60s before he became famous and wasn’t able to do that had to get someone else to do it for him and it has no connection with the rest of the song so ok that’s set the scene for this anyway trilobite right Dwight’s in the light by trilobite right in the light by Dwight trilobite right Dwight’s in the light by trilobite right in the light by Dwight basking on the shores of time the little Stein creature ain’t dead to the world they call him trilobite right rights in the light by trilobite right in the light by Dwight trilobite right rights in the light by trilobite brighten the light by Dwight Weldon Johnson but real name is Richard wood creaking away for a second of Fame a billion years later they give it a name they call a trilobite right and whites in life by trilobite right in the light by Dwight when I’m too wasted these rocks to clamber then lean me on the cliff and encase me in amber and the creature from the future in way out when can clop my fossil and name me span that’s a nice day built for a world where nothing needs shaving yoga then stone ants and I are waving trilobite right and whites in the light by trial of pipe right in the light by Dwight let’s hold a clicking championship the trilobite wins and everybody else loses trilobite try to buy
Robyn Hitchcock, Trilobite, as transcribed by YouTube
The chorus in real life is:
Trilobite, right Dwight’s in the Lite Bite Trilobite, right in the Lite Bite, Dwight
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Andy Kershaw show, 2001-08-24
FM-Radio > SB-16 > WAV > CD-R
CD-R > XLD > FLAC-16
Sound is occasionally slightly buzzy, but generally pretty clear.
1 Gene Hackman
2 Cheese Alarm
3 Arms Of Love
5 I Often Dream Of Trains
6 Autumn Is Your Last Chance
8 (Interview with Andy Kershaw)
Support was The Bhundu Boys.
Recorded and transferred by Stewart C. Russell - scruss.com
(who also has a mono AUD on minidisc of this - enquire if interested)
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
AUD > lapel mic > Sharp MD-SR50 MD (mono mode)
MD-SR60 > Marantz PMD-620 > Audacity > FLAC
(analogue connection from MD to PMD-620)
Note: recording is *MONO*, and is 24-bit FLAC.
1 talk: "not horribly caramelized or mellow"
3 talk: "clint eastwood, for it is he"
4 A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations, Briggs
5 talk: "exciting and miserable time"
6 Wax Doll
7 talk: "a totem of misery"
8 The Veins Of The Queen
9 talk: "watch out for igor the dragon"
10 Viva! Sea-Tac
11 Glass Hotel
12 talk: "the only reason we can have, um, courtney cox"
13 Queen Elvis
14 I Am Not Me
15 Raymond Chandler Evening
16 talk: "good news: charles knocked out"
17 Sally Was A Legend
18 talk: "that amp contained a dybbuk"
19 Only The Stones Remain
21 encore intro: "got another half hour"
22 Gene Hackman
23 The Ghost In You
24 talk: "already preparing to go somewhere else"
25 Think For Yourself
Audience recording by Stewart C. Russell, http://scruss.com/