10x10 Alligators

10x10 Alligators

lowhum's picture



Liner Notes: 

how could anyone resist the 10x10 ten-tation Lol


1. the blank page is calling
a guy by the name of Jolly Rollins

2. you make me beautiful
you make me smart
some people may even call it art

3. a visa for any country
helps with the seeds
that need planting

4. i just woke up
went to school
then i realised i'm 42

5. i've been happy
i've been sad
it's the in-betweens that drive me mad

6. a holy man
once sold the moon
his name was as rocky as a raccoon

7. have you ever seen a burglar with snow white teeth
releasing you of all possessions with a grin

8. have a beer
have a whiskey
have a vodka
go make some children

9. a kitchen is a shrine
so make your kitchen shrine

10. kill me now
or kill me
i'm your crocodile
you're my alligator

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


So many lovely little wry takes on modern life. #4 is priceless and #5 is deeply profound. And they're all great fun.

kahlo2013's picture

Love the unique and wonderful perspectives you share here in these Very well delivered snippets of short songs! Love them!

Hehe love the style of these - your vocals deliver the lyrics really well and have good timing for the pubs and little twists. I really like the kitchen one, and the alcohol one Biggrin

Roddy's picture

Excellent. These are really good songs.

metalfoot's picture

definitely your trademark style of jazz-inflected music in convenient bite-sized chunks!

dzd's picture

These were all great, and another wonderful medley Biggrin

I've done that number 4 a few times......woke up and thought I was late, yeah by a little over 20 years hahah

off to go have a vodka and hopefully not make any children Wink

absolutely agree with that number 9 too, I don't have many pet peeves but a filthy kitchen is one of them.

Fuzzy's picture

I like how you ran them all together.
Great playing here.
Some really interesting lyrical bits here.
Yeah, you could turn any of these in to full tunes.
Great job!

billwhite51's picture

how did you manage such a smooth recording in one take? u had to do each snipet seperately. my favorite was the waits-like 5. i've been happy I've been sad it's the in-betweens that drive me mad

sph's picture

It's four and five for me. Your delivery is great as always - Mandolin poet that you are.