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Playing on childhood memories of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff", comes a Darwinpunk fairy tale, inspired by a subconscious visitation from a seemingly ‘more than’ homo sapiens female, crossing some metaphorical version of the actual bridge that separates my dwelling from the other side of the mighty Twisp River. And, though I didn’t realize it at the time of writing, following a similar trope to Chekov’s short play "The Bear," but with the sex roles reversed.

As the fiction-making-ape our love of myth and folklore dates back far beyond recorded history. And fictive science really is an actual thing, albeit relatively recent, as "The Storytelling Animal - How Stories Make Us Human." (Gottschall, J. 2012); On the Origins of Stories - Evolution, Cognition and Fiction." (Boyd, B. 2009); "The Literary Animal - Evolution and the Nature of Narrative" (eds. Gottschall, J. and Sloan Wilson, D. 2005,) and "Biopoetics -Evolutionary Explorations in the Arts" (eds. Cooke, B. and Turner, F. 1999) reveal. In fact there is a whole body of emerging study suggesting biological and evolutionary reasons as to why we are so fascinated by fiction, and more generally, by “art (as) the lie which tells the truth” as Picasso would have it.

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I ONCE WAS A FICTIVE SCIENTIST
TILL I FELL OFF THE WAGON AND INTO THE DITCH
WHO’D HAVE THOUHGT IT? THIS METAMORPHOSIS
I’M THE KEEPER OF THE BRIDGE

I COME FROM OUT UNDER, ‘SEE THE THAT LOOK OF HORROR?
BEFORE I GRANT THEM THEIR WISH,
SO DON’T LINGER, DON’T LOITER, DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS
IF YOU WANT TO BE CROSSING MY BRIDGE

BUT ONCE UPON A TUNE IN ONE OF NEPTUNES’S BLUE MOONS
COMES A GAWKER GIVING ME ATTITUDE
PONTIFICATING, DOWNRIGHT IMPLOLITE
I JUST THROW ‘EM OVER THE SIDE

QUITE RIGHT KIND SIR, SO I PRAY, I WONDER
AND I KNOW IT’S A SMIDGEN IRREGULAR
I MEAN IF I MAY, IF I MIGHT CROSS THAT WAY
I’LL BE GONE BEFORE YOU CAN SAY …

WHO GOES THERE TRIP TRAPPING?
TRIP TRAPPING ACROSS THE BRIDGE
LET’S BE CLEAR THERE’S NO DANCING HERE
NE TRIP TRAPPING, TRAP TRIPPING PAS

DEFYING PHYSICS, SHE LEAVES ME GOBSMACKED
YOU JUST COME FROM THERE, THERE’S NO GOING BACK
IT WAS, AND IT IS, AND IT ALWAYS WILL BE
A ONE WAY TICKET FROM ME

BUT I DON’T COME FROM THERE, THERE’S WHERE I WANT TO GET
DIDN’T YOU GET THE MEMO, OR DID YOU FORGET?
SO NICE CHATTING, NOW I REALLY MUST GO
I HAVE A DATE WITH THE EARTH BELOW


LOOK I SUPPOSE, IF YOU REALLY MUST KNOW
I WAS CAST OUT OF HEAVEN … SO IT GOES
STRIPPED OF MY WINGS FOR CRIMES OF THE MIND
BY MY OWN ANGEL KIND

WELL THE MORE SHE CONFIDED THE STRANGER IT SEEMED
LIKE AN EARWORM SHE BURROWED INSIDE OF MY DREAMS
SOMEHOW SHE GOT ME ALL TURNED AROUND
BAMBOOZLED AND SOMEWHAT UNBOUND



COME WITH ME THEN, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO?
TAKE A RISK, THROW CAUTION TO THE BRIDGE
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE FOR A NICE COMFY BED
AND SOMEONE TO SHARE IT WITH

NOT ONE TO DISSAPOINT, AFTER ALL I’M ONLY HUMAN
WELL SORT OF, NOT REALLY BUT THAT’S ANOTHER STORY
I WASN’T EVEN LOOKING BUT I GOT THIS FEELING
FALLING FOR THE FALLENING

HERE WE GO TRIP TRAPPING
TRIP TRAPPING ACROSS THE BRIDGE
THERE’S NO DANCING HERE, UNTIL WE APPEARED
TRIP TRAPPING ACROSS THE BRIDGE

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from Stardust to Darwinstuff, released April 21, 2017
The Axis of Dissent on this song are:

Written by Hunter, N. Directed by Nobacon, D.
Produced by Mell Dettmer. Recorded, mixed and mastered by
Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli, Seattle WA, Oct-Dec 2016

Danbert Nobacon: acoustic guitar, vocals
Miranda Zickler: vocals
Anna Dooley: violin
Jimmy Berg: accordion
Gregory Miles: banjo
Austin Quist: bass
Steve Kamke: drums

EMI Music Publishing Germany 2017

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Danbert Nobacon & The Axis of Dissent Twisp, Washington

Danbert Nobacon 'freak music legend' got an associate degree in the science of children’s play in England in the 1990’s whilst moonlighting in the punk rock band Chumbawamba. He is currently teaching theatre at his local High School. His new album, the first in seven years, entitled "Stardust to Darwinstuff" exploring, the consilience between art and science, (release date April 2017) ... more

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