Guest Post by Fluffy: Yeti Set Go – Ginger Cat

by | Mar 3, 2021 | Guest Posts, Song of the Day

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 find a dead rat that is smelling up the attic, after which he will complain about his back being sore. I have heard humans say that no job is complete until the paperwork is done. But around here no job is complete until the Food Guy complains about his back being sore.

Since the Food Guy is busy finding a dead rat and complaining about his back, I will write his log post. I am writing about a song called ‘Ginger Cat’ by Yeti Set Go.

I enjoy sitting in the front window and watching the people on the street and the squirrels that live in the oak tree. Sometimes an orange cat comes onto the porch looks at me. Sometimes the cat walks right up to the front door and threatens to come inside and eat my food and sleep on my couch! I think the orange cat is evil.

I do what I can to protect our home from the intruder by peeing all over the front door and also the floor and the carpet and the antique sideboard. Then I’ll pee on the back door just in case the orange cat makes a sneak attack from the rear.

My tactics must be working because the orange cat has been afraid to come into the house. The Food Guy, however, doesn’t seem to appreciate my efforts. He mops up my barrier and says the same words that he uses when he complains about his back. He especially did not appreciate it when I protected the bass amp which later did not work very well, but I didn’t want the orange cat to get any ideas about becoming a bassist. I’ve heard him sing, and he should definitely be a drummer.

‘Ginger Cat’ is about an orange cat who has invaded a house and subjugated its inhabitants. They serve their Orange Master and give her everything that she demands, yet live in terror of being killed while they sleep. The Food People did not put out an effective barrier to protect themselves against the evil infiltrator.

Ginger cat, ginger cat,
why are you unhappy?

I got your dinner out on time.
Your box is clean,
you’ve slept ten hours.

Think most would say
you’re doing fine.

I don’t know, but I’ve been told
That ginger cats ain’t got no souls…

What’s that? Excuse me a moment… The Food Guy reminded me that orange cats are not inherently evil. I pledge to examine, and work to correct, any unconscious biases that I have concerning orange cats. And dogs. And drummers.

Yeti Set Go and their cat live in Seattle. The Food Guy showed me Seattle on a map, and it is only a few inches from our orange cat-free home here in Houston. So maybe one afternoon I will trot over there to visit Yeti Set Go and demonstrate how to properly protect their home from encroachment. And I am going to keep making that joke until someone laughs at it. Okay the Food Guy says his back feels better so I will let him finish.

Yeti Set Go is Celeste Flock (vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano), Tom Sloan (bass, guitar), and Paul Abner (drums). ‘Ginger Cat’ appears on their recently-released nine-song album, Limbic Resonance. The ginger cat in question is named Mango and I’m sure she is a perfectly delightful companion. The music of Yeti Set Go is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music. Visit the band’s website, and be sure to follow Yeti Set Go on Instagram and Facebook.

Since 2013, Reverb Raccoon has featured the best music from unknown and independent musicians. His interests include eating leftovers from the neighbor’s garbage can and watching The Royal Tenenbaums.  Email: reverb.raccoon@gmail.com

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