Song Lyric Sunday — Sit On My Fax Machine

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme, Jim Adams deferred to Amy Braun’s suggestion of songs that feature lyrics associated with electronic communication devices (pagers, iPhone, Android, fax machine, computer, TV). I’m going to go a bit weird by focusing a song that includes the line, “I want you to sit on my fax machine and prove to me that you love me.” The artist is Patrick O’Hearn and the song is “Chatahochee Field Day.”

I first became familiar with Patrick O’Hearn when I was going through my new age music phase. He is an acclaimed American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and recording artist with a focus on new age (progressive instrumental) and ambient music. “Chatahoochee Field Day” was a track off of O’Hearn’s 1990 Mix-Up album, which contains remixes of some of his earlier works. O’Hearn original came to prominence with Frank Zappa, and he co-founded the early 1980s new wave band Missing Persons with several other veterans from Zappa’s bands.

The remix of O’Hearn’s “Chatahootchee Field Day” was put together by David Barrett, but there’s no information that I could find about him. In fact, there’s no information I could find on the internet specifically about backstory of the remix of “Chatahoochee Field Day” or even about the very strange lyrics that seem to be randomly interspersed throughout the instrumental song.

So, if you have about five minutes of free time today, take a listen. I don’t guarantee that you’ll like this song, but I’m sure you’ll find it, well, interesting.

9 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Sit On My Fax Machine

  1. newepicauthor December 19, 2021 / 6:28 am

    I remember when it was a thing for girls to sit on copy machines without panties on, but I guess a Fax machine would work just as good.

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  2. Marleen December 19, 2021 / 12:35 pm

    I would have never imagined that the people making this music were associated with Frank Zappa. The lyrics, though… I believe you. I know of Zappa mainly because of a boyfriend I had during high school (but not at my high school), maybe even before (I might’ve first gone to the political camp the summer before high school). Due to his musical taste, I’d bet he found his way out as I did. But one never knows; Paul Ryan was a RATM fan, clueless.

    I’m sharing a music video for “Precious Metals” [yes… I do promise there’s music at the end] because metals are needed for our computer age. I laughed aloud at some politician involved in the “stolen election” spectacle for his saying that there was a rare earth detector somewhere in a voting machine. Rare earth is a category of various minerals and metals mined; it’s not one thing mystically messing with our democracy. This is Primus or Les Claypool.

    I have a vague memory, from more recent years as my own music interests multiplied, that Les Claypool played (his bass guitar) with Frank Zappa at some point. I never listened to Zappa or Claypool with the boyfriend, he just told me Zappa was one of his favorites. Because of that chapter in my life, I know how to pronounce Waukesha. It’s a city in Wisconsin which I have heard NO legacy or alternative media personality say correctly. WHY?

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    • Marleen December 19, 2021 / 12:46 pm

      You can sample his album based on his own favorite childhood movie (not mine) here:

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  3. leigha66 December 20, 2021 / 12:12 am

    Musically I loved it… lyrically it WAS “interesting.”

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  4. Carol anne January 31, 2022 / 1:15 pm

    I wasnt familiar with this singer!
    Its a good song! ❤

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