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03 MARCH 2004: BEEFHEART.

Party Of Special Things To Do

 

when the stiff wind blows 

the flag dont wiggle

in the party of special
things to do

I met the ace of love

she took me to her plantation

for the love without separation

in the party of special
things to do


it could happen to me

it could happen to you

I met the ace of love

she said I want you to go

to the party of special
things to do

and when you’re through

Ill be right here waiting
for you


here take these sparks 

so my distant cousins can
get along with you


watch out for the mirror
man


and elixir sue

when I got to the party
of special things to do 


it wasnt hard to find Elixir
Sue


I met all the cards 

the wild cards 

the one-eye jill

the red queen

she turned her head

you know what I mean 

she turned it back and said

“I got a brand new game
I want to lay on you”


I met them all 

at the party of special
things to do

when I was done

I was far from through

I returned to the ace of
love


now wouldnt you?

I met them all

the camel wore a nightie

the camel wore a nightie

at the party of special
things to do


….elixir sue

it wasnt hard to find liquor
at the do


I met all the cards 

the wild cards 

you know what I mean 

then she turned it back
and said 


“I got a brand new game
I think I want to lay on you”


I met elixir sue

at the party of special
things to do


its so special

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock