This is the finished version of Iris Florentine. The acoustic version is still up, though…
by Jack Merlot
copyright 2009 all rights reserved
young and lovely, with a wise patina
tapping her toe like Degas’ ballerinas
swinging her hair in a golden braid
Witness protection is a gem imo! You could sell out arenas on the basis of that 1 song
Sayonara Willow Tree
copyright 2008 - all rights reserved
I saw you at the Hippodrome
again at Camden Town alone
I know you been across the ocean
cuz you wear that crooked smile
Salamanders, South Dakota
Don’t you…read more
Love it - Thanks for sharing… -Moe
by Jack Merlot
When we had finally captured the raven
Caught the raptor and made her our pawn
We headed out of that No Man’s Land
and traveled straight through until dawn
but the shrapnel had dug deep inside me
fiery phosphor held fast…read more
World War Nine does an a capella version of this, with Toby Luscious on vocals.
scarecrow sprawls against the spiralling fall
the masquerade celebrating our migration
I’m falling from your pedestal
while you’re pondering hibernation
the circumstances lead us into a brawl
so we made our escape…read more
The story doesn’t end with Jack Merlot.
Check out “Blood Work” by World War Nine.
I made this song, it’s not really about Clyde in particular, just old tom-cats in general. (Such as myself…)
A self-portrait in grunge.
I recently got an electric guitar, so I’m testing the waters a little bit to see where I can use it.
Electric instrumentation sure changes the way I approach multi-tracking, that’s for sure!
This song makes a kickass soundtrack.to a qUiCk.pIcKuP.gAmE of Capture the Flag. I rode shotgun with ZU Silverback last time.
Kenichi Hino from Facebook left this here. http://www.facebook.com/ping.merlot
Tying knots inside of heads
imagine how to untie them
rag rugs and wood floors occupy my time
Too much time
too much time
but no time is mine
Thoughts sleeping in back…read more
Wow this is what I wake up to every morning?! This shit’s good! Very reminiscent of the Fleet Foxes, Kri$
Flight flickers living light
through a translucent night
where the sky is unowned
by anything of flesh and bone
this Planet is punctured by lines
what is yours? what is mine?
I remember a time…read more
“I dream of Orca whales / ‘n Owls / but I wake up in Fear,”
“…You will never be mine / YEW will never Be Mine / YEW WHEEL NEVER BE MY DEER”
spider silk of the stars
heard me playing the ghost dobro
saw me slip through the bars
to quench my fevered glow
her allure was practiced and warm
and all the pretty horses arose
I wore her on my wrist like…read more
Then there’s this pirate ship from the North Korean Pirate Bay who thinks he has captured Tegan R. Quin on her way to Aldi Foods.
This crazy getaway song is a little something I wrote when I was convinced that the cops were about to raid my apartment for some reason.
It sounds a little neurotic, kind of like a space-jazzy Radiohead song, except all instrumental.
Make up some words to go along with it!
I was going to…read more
So Tightly Packed.
AMERICAN SPIRIT CIGARETTES.
Then, there’s like, this totally soft camera dissolve, into this midriff shot of some girl whom has scratched a rift into her Girbaud jeans in the Eleventh Grade, who has a pouch of turquoise American Spirits rolling tobacco tucked discretely into her right butte pocket.
From the angle of the camera, from the midriff down, you can see the little Native American Guy hitting his piece pipe from the side, looking at you from the side pocket of the scratched out long-fisherman fingernail polished with Manic Panic Original Polish, Cerulean Blue, or whatever.
In any case, so, yeah. He’s looking at you out the side of the corner butte pocket, wandering weather or naught you payed a tension in Spanish class that day.
Jacques Eliott Merlot
Jack Merlot goes electric.
Dear Sara K. Quin,
So round. So smooth. So tightly packed.
Then, there’s like, this totally slow camera dissolve, & the voiceover guy does his:
“AMERICAN SPIRIT CIGARETTES”
& like, there’s this panorama shot on a Leica body with a Minox frame, with 1600-speed Fujifilm 70mm, black & white, of Sara K. Quin, walking away from the camera, from the midriff down.
Around & aboot, eh?
Jack Elliott Merlot
Yo its the matrix and samurai one (tre and sebo) your music is AWESOME
Thom Yorke liked this track so much that Radiohead convinced ɃɈȪЯҠ herself to do an unplugged, all-acoustic instrumental cover that is hard to find, but search the ᶆᶏᶉᶏᶇᵭᵰ setlist for more information.
Sorry to hear about the Incident at http://www.reddit.com/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut Jack.
Nice to hear some other Minnesota writers on here.
Hmm. Guess this one didn’t go over as well as it could have.
merlot a go go..eta bolshoy
like the harmony vocals a lot!
This song was written about one man’s journey through the psychedelic wilderness that is the barren runescape which is the Badlands.
During this piece, imagine that you have landed on Mars, and that you are given free access to the Mars Rover, which comfortably seats two people.
Imagine who…read more
nice weirdness. very unique proto punk flourescence
This song was recorded a short time prior to a very messy break-up.
Hope you can feel me, it’s hard to put this out there.
copyright 2009 some rights reserved
it’s been years since I felt like this
with a sweet little honey on my…read more
this is a cool song!
strange, but thoroughly enjoyable. nice one
cool - i don’t think i’d heard this version - there’s a lovely lilt to your melody
sorta like tom waits meets jonathan richmond….damn good stuff!
great bass sound. singing like a girl is a strenght not weakness. you dont really sound like a girl. i think what you are afraid of is being emotional …..like a girl. please that is so much better than the alternative. be happy
Queens Over Aces
one hand clapping in the sycamore trees
while you’re out mapping the coast
won’t you come back, brother, oh please
I swear that I miss you the most
the Pacific Northwest is the place that she went
and you followed…read more
i like the quirky picking and as always the story is what draws me in.
I tried not to like this - I’m not keen on the vocal but dang, it’s another great song!
Stunning! Love it!
driving that Infiniti all along the coast
doctor of divinity - I didn’t mean to boast
with your strange affinity for whiskey & coke
and looking at the stars
brother Shawn, here’s a disk for your collection
we’re gonna go check out this here natural selection
sell it to the lady up the stairs…read more
This one reminds me of Jonathan Richman, too. Great stuff.
see notes for graveyard party
Graveyard Party? I just finished Gaiman’s the Graveyard Book and it was spot on. Thank you and I miss you all.
So this is The Escape. But where are the RCMP?
Remedies are funny things. You want to get better but you don’t want to change.
This is now a minimally tidied up version of this track 18/3/09
Eloquent, tuneful and moving - I look forward to perusing the back catalog you’ve assembled here.
How’re things in your neck of the woods? Glad to see you’re keeping busy.
Look for a PM from me soon.
Hey, sorry I’m late - I just uploaded some of the tracks I recorded for Orchids for Betty, (my entry in the RPM Challenge 2009).
Check out my page at the RPM Challenge or check out my website for more music!
I’ll try to upload the rest of my album here later, right now I’m on a really slooooow computer.
Hey, sorry I’m late - I just uploaded some of the tracks I recorded for Orchids for Bett, (my entry in the RPM Challenge 2009).