Guest Post by Fluffy the Cat: Three Songs Involving Greg Jarrow
Hi, it’s me again. Fluffy the Cat. Sometimes when the Food Guy is busy he lets me write his log post and put it on the Winternet. Today the Food Guy has a pre-existing condition to mulch a garden bed. Last Monday he announced a Master Plan to weed and mulch one bed every day. After seven days of progress, he is only four days behind schedule. But he has compensated for his lack of work by increasing the vocabulary that he uses to complain about his back on which he is currently lying.
The Food Guy usually writes about one song — and then parades around the house like he has just written the Great American Novel which he seems to think exempts him from cleaning the litter boxes — but today I will demonstrate
the superioty superity how Cat Music Journalism is better by writing about three songs. The songs all have something in common which is Greg Jarrow.
‘Hibernation Day’ was written and performed by Greg Jarrow, with help from Markus Jarrow on drums. This song is about a cat who is sitting in the front window watching the people on the street, and the cat is thinking that winter is almost here and she is glad that she has a warm place to sleep and nice food people to snuggle up to at night. And before they go to bed the food people pull the shades so that the morning light won’t hurt the cat’s eyes. I like the guitars and how sometimes they sound like a cat purring and sometimes they sound like a cat meowing.
‘The Great Conjunction’ was also written and performed by Greg Jarrow, but this time he calls himself Bacon Hammer. I guess that is like how the Food Guy calls himself Reverb Raccoon on the Winternet, probably so that his real friends won’t know how bad his writing is. Except ‘The Great Conjunction’ is a good song.
‘The Great Conjunction’ is about a cat who is sitting in the front window watching the people on the street, and the cat is thinking about how sometimes people look up and say Lord help us and then they kinda pause like they are waiting for something to happen. I think if something did happen they would run and hide under the bed like I do when the doorbell rings. I asked the Food Guy if the Lord will ring the doorbell when he comes to help us, and he asked the Food Lady if she accidently dropped an edible in the cat food.
‘Christmas Time Again’ is performed by a band called Yellow Dog. Greg Jarrow co-wrote the song and played guitars and keyboards and some other stuff. There are also other people singing and playing on the song. It was released five days after Christmas, so I guess Yellow Dog is on the same schedule that the Food Guy is with his mulching. I shouldn’t like this song since it’s by a dog, but I do. Just don’t tell the other cats that I like it or I will get catcelled, which is like being cancelled but with more hairballs.
‘Christmas Time Again’ is about a cat who is sitting in the front window watching the people on the street, and the cat is thinking about how she looks forward to Christmas because the food people put a tree in the living room and stick cat toys all over it. And she always gets a new ball of yarn and there is a fire to keep her warm and her Food Guy watches football so she gets to sleep on the couch with him.
Greg Jarrow lives in New Jersey. The Food Guy showed me New Jersey on a map. It is only a few inches from our home here in Houston, so maybe I will trot over and visit Greg someday. I am going to keep making that joke until someone laughs at it. I think I’ll let the Food Guy finish this.
The songs of Greg Jarrow, Bacon Hammer, and Yellow Dog are available on Bandcamp. And be sure to follow Greg Jarrow, Bacon Hammer, and Yellow Dog on Instagram.