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.