Sunday, November 25, 2007

SHE EVIL CARRIES ROSES

Here's an old song of mine I've been listening to:

She Evil Carries Roses

This concerns a dark-haired girl in Chicago who, at the time, I was painfully enamored with. It seems to be a put down because I say she "evil" carries roses. But the song was meant affectionately. I think. I was in a weird frame of mind at the time. She was "evil" in the sense of being mysterious and impenetrable. But not in the sense of being bad. Her name was Monica. We worked together at a Woolworths where we often had to carry plastic fake roses up and down the stairs to the stock room in the basement. These fake roses were bought by people who put them on graves. Or I assumed that's what they did with them. Years later I tried to call Monica and she refused to speak to me.

It also concerns a dream I had while staying at my recently deceased grandmother's house while I was a child or maybe a teenager. The dream has stuck with me all these years. I must have had the dream about 10 years before I wrote the song, if not more and I wrote the song some time in the 80s, yet I still remember the dream.

It's a sort of creepy song. Don't get creeped out by it.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Genius! Please post more of your music. Can I buy cds anywhere?

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!! If only you still had your bass. .

Lone Wolf said...

A bit creepy, a bit trippy, but I liked it. So what was the dream about?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Syd Barrett

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Dim said...

big fan of subtle dissonance

thanks

BRussu said...

All of the sudden, I feel the urge to listen to Floyd's Meddle album.

Anonymous said...

mysterion said.. "Sorry, I dare to add 2¢"

understatement of the century!

Anonymous said...

"sudden urge to listen to...meddle..."? Try "Saucer Full of Secrets," or better yet, "Madcap Laughs."

keishin.ni said...

loved it
sounded so grey fogged in and misty
like looking into endless mirrors in a steam room....
Monica would have talked to you--I'm sure of it--you must have called when her boyfriend/husband was home or some such situation when the past is not allowed to parlez with the present.

is that really you, Brad? singing and playing and writing these meandering images and all?

It certainly calls for more.
I join in with anonymous#1: can we buy cds anywhere?

Anonymous said...

I liked the song a lot. Reminds me a bit , just a bit of Jandek. Brad is like Bhagwan Rajneesh. Good/Bad Zen.Bad/Good Zen. Zen. Zazen.

aumeye said...

I join the growing chorus who finds the song reminds them of Pink Floyd . . . good song.

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Anonymous said...

Bhagwan Rajneesh? Was he Zen?
Who is Jandek?

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Anonymous said...

is jandek a cult?

Mysterion said...

Who is Jandek?

'A myth with a cult following.'

Sound familiar?

'A myth with a cult following.'

Today's side-show: Gospel Midgets?

Please, make no error about this post. I am not attacking anything except IGNORANCE. Ignorance is one of the principle causes of suffering (second only to greed).

DB said...

Brad,

Apropos of absolutely nothing.... your column today (11/26) over at SG makes me wonder if you're reading my mind or what? I hope you stick to your guns and continue writing in this vein.

DB

David said...

Mysterion said...


Gotta wonder about $35 worth of Fake Flowers on a pretentious box ($10,000).


people do the best they can.