alpha chum gatherer

The Mountain Goats - Song Catalog

“Bluejays and Cardinals”
02-75 (U)
15-1
15-2 (U)
25 (U)
8-20 On a Weapons Charge (U)
Abandoning My Father Talking Blues (U)
Absolute Lithops Effect
Acceptable Damages Sutra (U)
Adair (U)
Adultery
Against Agamemnon
Against Pollution
Age of Kings
Agemo’s Hoops (U)
Alabama Nova
Alagemo
Alibi
All Devils Here Now (U)
All Frosting (U)
All Rooms Cable A/C Free Coffee
All Up the Seething Coast
Alpha Aquae (U)
Alpha Chum Gatherer (U)
Alpha Compunction (U)
Alpha Desperation March
Alpha Double Negative: Going to Catalina
Alpha Gelida
Alpha Incipiens
Alpha Negative
Alpha Omega
Alpha Rats Nest
Alpha Sun Hat
Alpha in Tauris
Alphabetizing
Alphonse Mambo
Ambivalent Landscape Z
Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
An Inscription at Salonae (U)
Animal Mask
Answering the Phone
Anti-Music Song
Anti-Witchcraft Song (U)
Any Available Surface (U)
Are You Cleaning Off the Stone?
Attention All Pickpockets
Autoclave
Azo Tle Nelli in Tialticpac?
Baboon
Bad Luck Triple Star (U)
Bad Priestess
Bad Waves
Badger Song
Balance
Baltimore (was: Song for Prince Edward III)
Beach House
Beat the Devil
Beautiful Gas Mask
Billy the Kid’s Dream of the Magic Shoes
Birth of Serpents
Birthday Song: This Time Has Come (U)
Black Molly
Black Pear Tree
Blood Capsules
Blood Royal
Blueberry Frost
Blues in Dallas
Born Ready (was: Know the Way)
Brandy Let’s Go (U)
Bride (U)
Bring Our Curses Homes
Brisbane Hotel Sutra
Broom People
Burned My Tongue
Butter Teeth
Calcutta (U)
California Song
Cao Dai Blowout
Carmen Cicero (U)
Casetino’s Nursery (U)
Catherine Antrim’s Kids
Chanson du Bon Chose
Cheshire County
Chilean Fire Barrel (U)
Chinese House Flowers
Chinese Rifle Song
Chino Love Song 1979
Choked Out
Cobra Tattoo
Cobscrook Bay
Coco-Yam Song
Cold Milk Bottle
Collapsing Stars
Color in Your Cheeks
Columns Pillars Steps
Commandante
Communicating Doors
Cotton
Counterfeit Florida Plates
Counting Song for Bitter Children (U)
Crane (U)
Creature Song
Crows
Cruiserweights
Cry for Judas
Cubs in Five
Cut Off Their Thumbs #1 (U)
Cutter (U)
Damn These Vampires
Dance Music
Daniel 12:8 (third)
Deianara Crush
Deserters (U)
Design Your Own Container Garden
Deuteronomy 2:10
Dilaudid
Dinu Lipatti’s Bones
Dirty Old Town
Distant Stations
Dogs of Clinic 17
Don’t Take the Dogs Away
Down Here
Down to the Ark (U)
Downtown Seoul
Dub Capsules
Duke Ellington
Dutch Orchestra Blues
Early Spring
Earth Air Water Trees
Edvard Munch (U)
Elijah
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (U)
Emerging
Ending the Alphabet (U)
Enoch 18:14
Estate Sale Sign
Ethiopians (U)
Etiquette Song (U)
Eugene Sue (U)
Evening in Stalingrad
Exit Portland Oregon (U)
Extreme South #1 (U)
Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace
Faithless Bacchant Song
Fall of the Star High School Running Back
Family Happiness
Fault Lines
Feed This End
Fire Editorial
First Few Desperate Hours
Flashing Lights
Flight 717: Going to Denmark
Flower Song (U)
For Denise Matthews (U)
Four New Trees (U)
Fresh Berries for You
Fresh Cherries in Trinidad
From TG&Y (U)
For Charles Bronson
Foreign Object
Full Flower
Game Shows Touch Our Lives
Genesis 3:23
Genesis 19:1-2
Genesis 30:3
Get Lonely
Ghosts (U)
Going Invisible (U)
Going Through Pomona (U)
Going to Alaska
Going to Bangor
Going to Bogotá
Going to Bolivia
Going to Brazil (U)
Going to Bridlington (U)
Going to Bristol
Going to Buffalo (U)
Going to California (U)
Going to Chino
Going to Cleveland
Going to Dade County (U)
Going to Federal Prison (U)
Going to France (U)
Going to Georgia
Going to Hell (U)
Going to Hungary
Going to Jamaica
Going to Japan
Going to Kansas
Going to Kirby Sigston
Going to Lebanon
Going to Lubbock
Going to Maine
Going to Malibu
Going to Marrakesh
Going to Mars (U)
Going to Maryland
Going to Mexico
Going to Miami (U)
Going to Michigan
Going to Monaco
Going to Morocco
Going to Norwalk
Going to Palestine (U)
Going to Port Washington
Going to Queens
Going to Reykjavik
Going to San Diego (U)
Going to Santiago
Going to Scotland
Going to Some Damned English City (U)
Going to Spain
Going to Spirit Lake (U)
Going to Tennessee
Going to Utrecht
Going to Wisconsin
Gojam Province 1968
Golden Boy
Golden Jackal Song
Good Morning to All Vultures (U)
Gravedigger
Greasepaint Friday (U)
Grendel’s Mother
Hail St. Sebastian (U)
Hair Match
Half Dead
Handball
Hardpan Song
Harlem Roulette
Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod
Hatha Haill
Have to Explode
Hebrews 11:40
Heel Turn 1 (U)
Heel Turn 2
Heights
Hello Sarah (U)
Hello There Howard
Hello, Old Rabbit (U)
Heretic Pride
High Doses #2
High Hawk Season
Historiography
History of the Church (Part 1) (U)
Home Again Garden Grove
Horseradish Road
Hotel Road
How I Left the Ministry
How to Embrace a Swamp Creature
Hye Kye (U)
I Corinthians 13: 8-10
I Hear the Planets
I John 4:16
I Know You’ve Come to Take My Toys Away
I Love You, Let’s Light Ourselves on Fire (U)
I Meant Every Word I Said in New Delhi (U)
I Samuel 15:23
I Will Grab You by the Ears
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
I’ve Got the Sex (U)
Ice Blue
Ice Cream, Cobra Man
Idylls of the King
If England Where What England Seems, Then We Would Only Have Our Dreams (U)
If You See Light
In Corolia
In Memory of Satan
In the Corn Fields (U)
In the Craters of the Moon
In the Hidden Places
In the Shadow of the Western Hills
Indonesia
Infidelity
Insurance Fraud #2
International Small Arms Traffic Blues
Isaiah 45:23
Island Garden Song
It Froze Me
It’s All Here in Brownsville
Italian Guns (U)
Itzcuintil-Totzli Days
Jaipur
Jam Eater Blues
Jeff Davis County Blues
Jenny
Keeping House
Kittens in Mittens (U)
Korean Bird Paintings
Lab Rat Blues
Lakeside View Apartments Suite
Last Man on Earth
Leaving Home
Lemon
Let the Dogs Come Out (U)
Letter from a Motel (U)
Letter from Belgium
Like a Bullet (U)
Linda Blair Was Born Innocent
Lion’s Teeth
Liza Forever Minelli
Lonesome Surprise
Love Love Love
Love Cuts the Strings
Love Hymn to Aphrodite
Lovecraft in Brooklyn
Luna
Magpie
Maize Stalk Drinking Blood
Malevolent Cityscape X
Malevolent Seascape Y (was: Ambivalent Seascape Y
Malted Milk (U)
Marduk T-Shirt Men’s Room Incident
Masher
Matthew 11:14-19
Matthew 25:21
Maybe Sprout Wings
Michael Myers’ Resplendent
Midland
Milk Song (U)
Million
Minnesota
Minor Joan Crawford Vehicle (U)
Mole
Moon Over Goldsboro
Mosquito Repellent
Mountain Goats Busking Song (U)
Mountain Goats Shirt Song (U)
Move (Chicago 196X)
My Favourite Things (U)
Naming Day
Narakaloka
Neon Orange Glimmer Song
Never Quite Free
New Britain
New Chevrolet in Flames
New Math (U)
New Monster Avenue
New Star Song
New World Emerging Blues (U)
New Zion
Night Light
Night of the Mules
Nikki Oh Nikki (U)
Nine Black Poppies
No Children
No, I Can’t
Noche del Guajolote
Noctifer Birmingham
Nova Scotia
Oceanographer’s Choice
Old College Try
Omega Blaster
One Frozen River (U)
One Winter at Point Alpha Privative
Onions
Only Existing Footage
Ontario
Orange Ball of Hate
Orange Ball of Love
Orange Ball of Pain
Orange Ball of Peace
Orange Ball of Pride (U)
Orange Ball of Shame (U)
Orange Ball of War (U)
Original Air-Blue Gown
Oslo 1888 (U)
Outer Scorpion Squadron
Ox Baker Triumphant
Pale Green Things
Palmcorder Yajna (was: Sacrifice)
Papagallo
Passaic, 1975 (U)
Peacocks
Pennsylvanian Dutch Treat (U)
Philippians 3:20-21
Pigs That Ran Straightaway into the Water, Triumph Of
Pink and Blue
Pinklon (U)
Please Come Home to Hamngatan
Poltergeist (U)
Porcile
Prana Ferox
Predator Eyes
Process of Elimination
Programmed Cell Death
Proverbs 6:27
Prowl Great Cain
Psalms 40:2
Pseudothyrum Song
Pure Crystal (U)
Pure Gold
Pure Heat
Pure Honey
Pure Intentions
Pure Love
Pure Milk
Pure Money
Pure Sound
Quetzalcoatl Comes Through
Quetzalcoatl Eats Plums
Quetzalcoatl is Born
Quito
Radical Evil Song (U)
Raid on Entebbe (U)
Rain Song
Raja Vocative
Real Good Girlfriend (U)
Red Choral Diamond Spray (U)
Red River Valley (U)
Red Southern Curl (U)
Resonant Bell World
Ribdate
Riches and Wonders
Rockin’ Rockin’ Pet Store (U)
Rockin’ Rockin’ Twilight of the Gods
Roger Patterson Van
Romans 10:9
Rotten Stinking Mouthpiece
Running Away with What Freud Said
Saigon Shrunken Panorama (was: Song for Anonymity)
Sail Babylon Springs
Sail On
San Bernardino
Sarcofago Live
Satanic Messiah
Sax Rohmer #1
Scavenger Babies (U)
Scotch Grove
See America Right
Seed Song
Seeing Daylight
Send Me an Angel
Sendero Luminoso Verdadadero
Seneca’s Trick Mirror
Sept. 15 1983
Sept 19th Triple X Love! Love!
Shadow Song
Sheket (Be Quiet)
Short Song About the 10 Freeway
Short Song for Justin Bieber and His Paparazzi (U)
Shower (U)
Sign of the Crow 2 (U)
Sinaloan Milk Snake Song
Slow West Vultures
Snakeheads
Snow Crush Killing Song
Snow Owl
Snow Song
So Desperate
Soft Targets
Solomon Revisited
Some Other Way
Some Swedish Trees
Somebody Else’s Parking Lot in Sebastopol (was: Somebody Else’s Parking Lot in Santa Cruz)
Something Blue (U)
Sometimes I Still Feel the Bruise (Trembling Blue Stars)
Song for an Old Friend
Song for Black Sabbath’s Second North American Tour (U)
Song for Cleomenes
Song for Dana Plato
Song for Dennis Brown
Song for God (U)
Song for Grey Valentine (U)
Song for John Davis
Song for Lonely Giants
Song for Mark and Joel
Song for My Stepfather (U)
Song for the Julian Calendar
Song for Roger Maris (U)
Song for the Shoreline (U)
Song for Tura Satana
Sourdoire Valley Song
Source Decay
Southwestern Territory
Southwood Plantation Road
Spent Gladiator 2
Spilling Toward Alpha
Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan
Stable Boy Song
Standard Bitter Love Song #1 (U)
Standard Bitter Love Song #4
Standard Bitter Love Song #5 (U)
Standard Bitter Love Song #6 (U)
Standard Bitter Love Song #7
Standard Bitter Love Song #8
Star Dusting
Stars Around Her
Stars Fell on Alabama
Steal Smoked Fish
Store (was: Aisle)
Straight Six
Sudden Oak Death
Sun Song
Supergenesis
Sure
Surrounded
Tahitian Ambrosia Maker
Tallahassee
Tampa (U)
Tape Travel is Lonely
Teenage World
Terminal Grain
Thank You Mario But Our Princess is in Another Castle
Thanks for the Dress
That
That Hippolytine Song (U)
The Admonishing Song
The Anglo-Saxons
The Autopsy Garland
The Bad Doctor
The Ballad of Bull Ramos
The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
The Big Unit (U)
The Black Ice Cream Song
The Car Song (U)
The Coroner’s Gambit
The Cow Song
The Day the Aliens Came (or: Hawaiian Feeling)
The Diaz Brothers
The Doll Song (U)
The Garden Song
The Hot Garden Stomp
The House That Dripped Blood
The Lady from Shanghai
The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix’s Life
The Last Limit of Bhakti
The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
The Mess Inside
The Monkey Song
The Moon (U)
The Moon Song (U)
The Mummy’s Hand (U)
The New Potatoes (U)
The Only Thing I Know
The Pieman
The Pig Song (U)
The Plague (U)
The Recognition Scene
The River Song
The Sign
The Water Song
The Window Song
The Young Thousands
Their Will Always Be an Ireland (U)
Then the Letting Go
They Are Stone Swallowers
There Will Be No Divorce
Third Snow Song
This Magic Moment
This Year
Thucydides II-58 (U)
Tianchi Lake
Tollund Man
Tomato in the Grass (U)
Torch Song
Toolshed
Transcendental Youth
Transjordanian Blue
Treetop Song
Tribe of the Horned Heart (U)
Trick Mirror
Tug on the Line
Tulsa Imperative (U)
Twelve Hands High (was: Fit Alpha Vi) (was: Insane Horse)
Twin Human Highway Flares
Two Thousand Seasons
Tyler Lambert’s Grave (U)
Ultraviolet
Un Rêve Plus Long Que la Nuit (was: November Love Song)
Unmasked!
Until I Am Whole
Up the Wolves
US Mill
Used to Haunt
Waco
Wait for You
Warm Lonely Grave (U)
Warm Lonely Planet
Water Song II
Waving At You
We Have Seen the Enemy
We Shall All Be Healed (U)
We Were Patriots
Weekend in Western Illinois
West Country Dream
Werewolf Gimmick
White Cedar
Who You Are
Whole Wide World
Whon (U)
Wild Palm City (AKA Within You, Without You)
Wild Sage
Wishing the House Would Crash (U)
Wizard Bus a Hat
Woke Up New
World Cylinder
Wrong!
Yam, the King of Crops
Yoga
You and Me and a High Balcony (U)
You Need a Magician in Your Life (U)
You or Your Memory
You Were Cool (U)
You’re in Maya (U)
Young Caesar 2000
Your Belgian Things
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Alpha Chum Gatherer
The Mountain Goats
Alpha Chum Gatherer

The audio quality on this is pretty low, but the opening banter makes it totally worthwhile.

As near as I can figure it:

I wonder if you guys saw this commercial that they used to play when I lived up in Iowa. I didn’t see it anywhere else, I don’t know if it was nation wide, or what, but…

*Some drunk guys from Iowa start yelling “IOWA” really loud*

Oh hush now, nobody gives a shit. Where you are is artificial. It’s just a place you live, okay.

Really now, it’s a continuous landmass. The lines are just things on maps.

So, but, um, they use to have this commercial they would show that was like, you know… *chuckles* it was the best thing.

I hope you saw it! But I don’t know if it was maybe a Iowa and Minnesota get-people-to-go-to-the-lakes thing– though I assume you have lakes down here also.

But it was a kid’s voice– oh, this is going to be a long story, hold on– It was a kid’s voice and reminded me of one of the best songs of the 80s, that great decade the 80s that brought us such great music as “Dear Mister Jesus.” Did you ever hear “Dear Mister Jesus?” It was a song sung by a five-year-old, and it was that sort-of Cristian pornography, that like, you go, “Oh, the kid said Jesus. What could be better?”

And if you are like a guy who is going to Mega Death shows in Long Beach in his spare time, you look at “Dear Mister Jesus” with wonder and reverence and go “Aw, this is the best time to be alive!” because “Dear Mister Jesus,” right?

But it was clear that they had asked the kid to talk dumber then she actually was and she sings like: “Dear Mister Jesus, I don’t know what to do” and it was like that, right?

So this commercial I’m thinking of that ran in Iowa, was the “Dear Mister Jesus” voice, but the kid was asking his father to take him fishing. This is the sort-of thing that weighs very heavily on Midwestern Dads, I think. If you are a kid listening to this, and you want to just rip out your Midwestern father’s heart, then I suspect asking him to take you fishing on a day he can’t do it is a good way to do that.

But the commercial went:

“Take me fishing, because I won’t be nine forever!”

“Take me fishing, because there’s only one sunset a day!”

And I would watch this video and go “Oh man, Dear Mister Jesus has gone fishing, this is cool!” Right?

I want you to bear those noble sentiments in mind as I play an unreleased song from Tallahassee about the day the guy gets drunk and goes fishing.

It’s called Alpha Chum Gatherer

Source: My sister’s recording of the 6/20/13 show in St Louis

threekoolcats-blog  asked:

Hi JD! 1) Can you recommend some good vegan cookbooks? I came up with the "throw everything in the kitchen in a pan and that's what you eat for the next 3 days" school of cooking and I'm trying to expand horizons. 2) Is there any truth to the rumors that a studio version of "Ethiopians" exists from the Tallahassee sessions? Is there any chance your faithful will ever get to hear it?

I like Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Vegan With a Vengeance a lot, and Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian is great – truly great, really, he preaches a less-is-more gospel about spicing (add salt and pepper; taste before adding anything else) that’s really changed up & improved my overall style. Ottolenghi’s cookbooks are great, they’re veg-not-vegan though they do have some vegan recipes. Kurma Das’s cookbooks are also great but he’s again not vegan, uses a lot of ghee. 

We tracked both Ethiopians and Alpha Chum Gatherer and possibly another unknown Tallahassee song that I don’t remember, but exhuming and releasing old stuff is almost never a priority for me. Perhaps one day it will be a priority, but I don’t look forward to that day, because making new things is fun and rummaging around in cobwebs is, y'know, I’ll do that when I’m a skeleton, the skeleton days need not be rushed