lifeblood: socs: 1994-11-22: chickenman (shepard's bush empire - london, england)


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chickenman (9:36) (wav)

amy ray during chickenman:

"put yourself on the road," that's what my mind said so i did. and we drove so far and it was a really beautiful thing. most of the time. we went from ga and we went through alabama and mississippi and louisiana and texas. sometimes we drove on up to athens. sometimes we drove all the way up to toronto. in toronto i went running and i saw this woman get beat up on the sidewalk. on the way to athens i saw a deer laying by the side of the road. on the way out west, i saw a cat in the median and i tried to catch it...but it got hit by a car. and it's a lot of stuff. but when we were on our way from houston playing in this smelly little stinky club - where we always played coz it was fun - we were going to austin and everything was looking pretty grim, lots of dead animals, lots of weird stuff, floods, lots of lightning, lots of tornadoes, lots of fast food...and anyway, so we were driving to austin and everything's looking grim and i'm thinking to myself, "i can't believe this." i have to close my eyes the whole time i'm driving because i'm scared of seeing dead things. i'm getting to be a really bad case. we stopped at this flea market and it was this guy's front yard and i didn't even know it, i thought it was a flea market, it was his front yard and...and i felt really crappy and i looked at him and he looked at me and we were talking and i don't know what happened, it was like...vulcan mind-meld or something...but i looked up at this sign in the sky and it said chickenman and i said, "oh my god, i feel better."
i was on the road to austin...


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