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1956 double clutch, double stick,
rusted but ready to roll.
One million miles,
she was ours for a while
from Jackson to Jackson Hole.
Alternative travel was about to unravel.
We ate there, we slept there, we drove.
The cards on the table,
VCR but no cable,
a sink and a fridge and a stove.
Crazytown’s in the back with the gear we would pack.
Miss you, sure would like to see you.
Son of the beach, so far out of reach.
Breuster’s you have no idea.
Stowaway girl wanted to see all of the world.
Paid us to give her a ride.
French lesbian, won’t see her again,
Breuster’s done up and died.
The weight of our load,
a private state road,
the New Jersey Turnpike that is.
Hijo de la Playa
I hate to say goodbye ya,
Breuster’s you had no idea,
Breuster’s you had no idea.


from Mélodie fantastique, released November 15, 2012
Sylvain Carton – guitar
David Gantz – junk percussion, vocals
Evan Farrell – bass
Jason Slota – vibraphone
Jeremy Baron – banjo
Dina Maccabee – vocals
Megan Gould – violin
David Phillips – pedal steel guitar


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Japonize Elephants San Francisco, California

This eclectic ensemble plays its own brand of well-honed “hardcore-gypsy-circusgrass-pirate-clown madness.” The Japonize Elephants have arrived at their totally unique sound through the use of innovative arranging techniques using an extremely varied instrumentation featuring glockenspiel, junk percussion, vibraphone, accordion, guitar, bass, flute, saxophones, trumpet, violin, banjo, and vocals. ... more

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