merlin:

Sometimes There’s a Man (Part III)

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As heard on Back to Work s01e17, here’s the third part1 of my rock opera about Dan Benjamin (here’s parts one and two). Graciously commissioned by our friends at MailChimp—so, many thanks to them.

Tune in each week for the next part of the album.

Inspiration:

April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow,


  1. Mea Culpa. We need to do a whole episode of FU just for me to apologize for this abomination. Sorry: to T.S. Eliot, for butchering the greatest poem of the 20th century; to Ezra Pound, Petronius, Dante, Ovid, Jessie Weston, et al, by extension; to Superchunk, for stealing their slidey, distorted octaves; to drummers everywhere for only using one lame drum loop; to human ears for rushing out a mix that I will heavily tweak as soon as I get a chance; to The Nerds of Back to Work for taking two motherscratching weeks to record FIVE (5) different versions of this atrocity. So: Sorry.
    That said? I really like this song a lot. Singing is fun

Merlin made a Three (3) part Rock Opera on GarageBand on an iPad and it is excellent.