Unlikely Pairings

Unlikely Pairings

kahlo's picture

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Val suggested doing a 10x10 of unlikely pairs - things that don’t go together very well…so she sent me 5 lyrics that I put music to and I sent her 5 that she put music to…thus, she is singing/playing words I wrote and I am singing/playing what she wrote. Sometimes we embellish slightly - for instance I did not write the last line of the last song - that is all Val… sometimes those little snippets just pop out …

And yeah, I love doing 10x10s as I am almost able to get through about 10 seconds of playing and singing without too many mistakes.. and it is fun to do them quickly to get creative energy flowing.. sometimes a 10 second song will take off in another life as a whole 3 min song - in this particular case, I think that would be unlikely…

Lyrics: 

1- ANT & BEAR CROSSING
What do you get
When you cross an ant with a bear
I don’t know I bet
It’s pretty scary

2- WHITE SOCKS & FLIP FLOPS
white cotton crew socks
black plastic flip flops
don’t go together
no! no! never!

3- MISPLACED AEROSOLS
I put deodorant on my hair
And hairsprayed my underarms.
Damn.

4- FLANNEL PAJAMAS IN SUMMER
flannel pajamas
on hot summer nights
why do you wear those?
it just isn’t right

5- DEATH VIA PINK UNICORN
Death rides a pretty pink unicorn!
Death rides a pretty pink unicorn!

6- FELIS CATUS, RODENTIA, LAGOMORPHA LAMENT
pet cats aren’t so bad
guinea pigs aren’t either
but having both
with rabbits too
is really silly..
but yeah, they do

7- PEAS & CARROTS SUCK
Why do they say
Things goes together
Like peas and carrots
When peas and carrots suck

8- COFFEE CONUNDRUMS
iced coffee while ice skating (brrrr…)
hot coffee while hot tub bathing (phew…too hot..)
the coffee you choose
should compliment what you do…

9- DORITOS & SUSHI
Doritos and sushi
Just try it
Doritos and sushi

10- DANGEROUS LIAISONS
hang gliding in lightening storms
hiking volcanos as lava flows
swimming through toxic waste
doing yoga after eating tacos



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

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dzd's picture

These are all great! As I sit here on a hot summer night in flannel pajama pants and socks and just took off some flip flops, does it count if they were blue plastic? Biggrin In my defense I was cold after I got out of a shower and finally into some air conditioning

Death does indeed ride a pretty pink unicorn!!!!

billwhite51's picture

you start off singing with a sprightly spring in your step. makes me feel good. and i love these 10x10 miniatures. the peas and carrots observation is spot on. and burritoes and sushi? is this how the world ends? in a foodie nightmare?

Gwyn Jones's picture

So entertaining and a great idea to keep the listener engaged...worked for me...loved it!

Wolf Kier's picture

LOL brrr... this is so much fun. second I've heard this sitting. Great idea. Creative choices. Like a flies eye view on the mind of the presenter and the deciphering in the listener. Brilliant. Still smiling. Good job.

splittybooms's picture

Too many people in my family are guilty of #2.
#3 sounds like it could be a great piece for a very confused bard in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign...
#7 I don't like peas and I only baby carrots to snack on with ranch. I was forced to eat the pea and carrot pair in kindergarten and I would always cry lol
#8...I actually...wouldn't mind having a delicious hot coffee drink while in a hot tub...but on a cold night!
#9 wait...two of my absolute favorite things!!! I must try!

3tdoan's picture

Omg, this was a delight. Made me smile the whole way through. Adorable!

vivalarayna's picture

Lol, these are all hilarious and fabulous. Smiled from start to finish. I'm 100% with you on 2 (socks/flip-flops), 7 (peas & carrots), and 8 (coffee), but I think 5 (death/pink unicorn) and 10 (dangerous liaisons) are my favorites. Really fun writes.

tamsnumber4's picture

I enjoyed the heck out of this!! Loved all of the silly subjects and different writes and instruments/styles. Val is so talented to come up with all of these different vocals....so much fun!!!!