The Sound Of Fresno

by Brian Kenney Fresno

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ROACH EV’RY REEFER Roach ev’ry reefer Ash ev’ry pipe Pass around some raisins Grapes that once were ripe Roach ev’ry reefer Clear ev’ry bong Find your way from Fresno How can that be wrong? What’s wrong is they banned me from playing in their town But I’m wearing a smile, no you don’t see a frown Roach ev’ry reefer Clear ev’ry bong Find your way from Fresno How can that be wrong? What’s wrong is they banned me from playing in their town But I’m wearing a smile, no you don’t see a frown
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Goatsucker 07:12
From the ruins of ancient south eastern Mexico flew the hideous beast with one place left to go-Fresno run out by a fast encroaching tourist industry evil winged creature night surgeon hack bloodthirsty Built just like a panther hops like a kangaroo once it sinks it's fangs into you there's nothing you can do shiny red eyes above beating leather wings with a long snake like tongue mercilessly hunting down the old the weak and Kenny Young Chupacabra you've been so misunderstood you use your evil for good you've been hiding out too long you were right and we were wrong Chupacabra mutilations quite the thing to see all the organs missing eaten out internally not a drop of blood, or shred of skin will there be it's a cold cruel killer hundreds die thousands flee Chupacabra no ensidio entendito usas do mal pollo bien asa de maseada tiempo que te escontes tenias roson enosotros nos equivicamos! It's got a sharp pointy devil tail with silky vermin ears a specialized function sucking organs evolved over the years BIG OL!(huge)razor sharp spikes liberally line the back leaves a sickening sulfur stench wherever it goes on all it attacks I'll just bet it's an alien pet someone let out to...
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Generator 05:59
Generator That day we never planned on the power going out The people got so angry and the crowd began to shout how “we bought our tickets yesterday!” but how could we foresee the way our lives revolve around good ol’ electricity so we’re gonna run the generator later gonna run the generator generator run the and the people started thinking and they sat around to talk went outside to ride their bikes, and went on long romantic walks and the computers got so lonely and the TV’s gathered dust which is great, but for rock shows, electricity’s a must so we’re gonna run the generator later gonna run the generator generator run the Hurricane Isabella pooched me in Washington DC (in 03) When their was just 97 volts, and that’s just not enough AC By then Vic, the volunteer electrician had tested it right at the wall Which was a shame, cause I had already set up the whole damn show Which for lack of electricity was a no-go And I’d just driven all the way from Fresno Just to entertain them all so we’re gonna run the generator later gonna run the generator generator run the So give me photovoltaic solar cells and a big ol battery I’ll put em up on my rooftop and collect the sun for free And I’m gonna put windmills in my big back yard Hangin from every tree Sell the excess back to Texas, at an outrageous profit to me Electricity’s been a real good friend to me.
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FedExy 05:45
FedExy Yes I wanna have sex with the Fed Ex lady In my big backyard where it's nice and shady You bring me gifts out of the blue I don't know why but I'm glad you do Some special treat I just adore Sometimes you leave them at the door I just want you to come inside Want you to take me for a ride (in your van) Brought me my second Chapman stick Put it in my hands super quick And then she brought this Warr guitar You know she drove it just as far Wanna keep you coming with A.R.T. I just think you're so Fedexy! She's the one that makes me smile I'm hopin that she'll take me that extra mile We can lay a packing blanket down under a tree On the cool green lawn, the Fedex lady and me I made you a pillow out of packing peanuts And a quilted comforter out of bubble wrap I've got some slick white Styrofoam sheeting Just wanna lay you down, tuck you in for a nap
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Ssshh 05:03
She's my secret girlfriend, I only really met her once or twice But She's my secret girlfriend, soul destroyingly gorgeous and nice And when I think of her I want to say hi But my tongue's all tangled when I'm feelin all shy and I can't forget her no matter how I try, but Ssshh IT'S A SECRET, Ssshh IT'S A SECRET Ssshh IT'S A, Ssshh IT'S A She's my secret girlfriend, and I can't never ever let it show cause She's my secret girlfriend, but she couldn't be if I ever let her know And when I'm so close and I can't just stop by It makes me feel so alone that I cry, It makes me just want to curl up and die but Ssshh IT'S A SECRET, Ssshh IT'S A SECRET, Ssshh IT'S A, Ssshh IT'S A-- It's a secret! Ssshh IT'S A SECRET Ssshh IT'S A, Ssshh IT'S A, Shit hits the fan the day our lovers ever know The sentiments that we shared that day It seems like years ago And I've tried so hard to forget you But it was just was’nt likely or fair So I'll just have to know you're out there And you'll just have to know I care That I'm your secret boyfriend, it's why you never write me or call that's right your secret boyfriend, it's why I never hear from you at all.. Yes your secret boyfriend, your inseparable absentee That's right your secret boyfriend, well you know I always hoped I could be Cause we'd only have the good things and everything'l be all funny we'll never have to argue about stupid things like money you'll never have to call me "sugar pie" or "honey" cause Ssshh IT'S A SECRET, Ssshh IT'S A SECRET! We'll never have to worry about anniversaries or birthdays And You'll never have to take me to your parents on holidays You'll never get sick of me in so many different ways cause Ssshh IT'S A SECRET, I heard you love me loud and clear through my secret decoder But it must be some kinda psychaloalogical disorder But hey, thanks for lifting that restraining order but Ssshh IT'S A SECRET, Ssshh IT'S A SECRET, Ssshh IT'S A, Ssshh IT'S A-- It's a secret! Ssshh IT'S A SECRET Ssshh IT'S A, Ssshh IT'S A, Shame we can't be more open with our feeling in affairs of the heart But then I guess it wouldn't be a secret- But at least we wouldn't have to be apart Just to be our Ssshh!
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Lock Up! 08:13
Lock up when you go to Fresno, Don't stop! WHOOOO! Sing the car alarm! In Fresno- Impressed no
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Cobras 09:03
COBRAS When I was eight in mid September Painful experience I still remember Weather started turning cold Needed new coat I was told Mom and I went K mart, see what we could find Well you know how Kmart is all some unheard of brand? Slave in sweatshop made in some far away land “Big Ol” piles a parkas heaped up on the floor rivers of raincoats halfway out the door I tried on a coat with these “Big Ol” pockets And a hood for keeping dry in the rain A searing flash went through my body As I pulled my hand back in pain I looked in the sleeve and saw something slithering It’s skin glistening all opaque I jumped up and down in terror when I realized I’d Been bitten by a snake Cobras in my coat It was the scream heard through the store Oh Mommy, don’t make me try on anymore! THEY’RE LIVING IN THE SLEEVE! Oh Mommy, why won’t you believe? My mother would’nt believe me And she spanked me when I cried She never believed the coat I tried on had cobra eggs inside It just made me so frustrated Cause why would I have lied? At least I know that everyone Felt so guilty when I died And went on through to the other side Though I was killed by cobras I was sent back to this plane To try and warn you all So this can never happen again God said “Brian Kenney Fresno, you are my one and only son I'm sending you back to the earth so the earth can have way more fun So warn the people of the cobras and other dangers in their coats Tell em I said to all sing along feel the magic and the power in their throats.”
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In 1993 The city of Fresno gave to me A coupla thousand dollars that was supposed to be for me to go and write and play in Fresno But people weren't impressed no I had to find some inspiration anywhere I could I knew that I would with Slurpees and pornography But I never thought I'd be The refugee you see Prohibited fron performing in my own locality I can't play anymore in Fresno The council wasn't impressed, no They hit me with an audit, asked me, "where'd the money go?" All the receipts showed: Slurpees and pornography! So I applied to the California Arts Council Touring and Presenting program They told me they resent me, and frankly didn't give a damn Said "not now, not never" would they ever try to help me They told me my art was of poor poor quality They only saw Fresno, so it couldn't have any class Well I say they wouldn't know art if it bit em in the ass! They said my marketing plan relied too much on the internet To me saying that's about as stupid as you can get It only shows a mindset in the last century Now tell me what other medium is as powerful and free? It's a modern day telephone, and chalk full of pornography! (NEW VERSE- True Story!) Then I got Banned from Burning Man For "harshing peoples' mellow" I couldn't understand it, because I'm really a postive fellow They said they wanted less entertainment If you can figure out what that meant... I came all that way, so it was a big 'ol disappointment! Got to The Playa - saw Nudity - said,"Whoopee!" I thought they were liberals, but they were just dirty hippies!
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Porno Dan 02:47
Porno Dan, we salute you When they robbed you last fall I’m glad they did’nt shoot you Your product fills a need it helps me spill my seed that’s why Porno Dan we salute you Porno Dan, when the bandits gun misfired We all thought that you’d retired! Your porno rack are overflowing Guess that’s why I’m always going to Porno Dan we salute you!
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Transitional 06:35
TRANSITIONAL We go through the motions We go through the lotions It’s purely sexual we just don’t care We go through the motions But there’s no emotion It’s purely sexual we just don’t care We go through the motions But there’s no devotion We use each other like we just don’t care Transitional Girlfriend
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Wells! 05:55
WELLS! Wells! Won’t you put your ass to work one day? You’re a sittin down lazy mother WELLS!…….. WELLS! Workin in Fresno with The Local 158 There’s the one guy everybody loves to hate He’s a sittin down lazyass never-do-nothin kinda slug Might sneak away take a nap when you’re not looking WELLS! Won’t you put your ass to work one day? You’re a sittin down lazy mother WELLS!…….. WELLS! He spends so much energy to avoid spending energy, you really gotta wonder what the guy could do If he used his evil for good insteada laziness-used his stupor for clarity insteada haziness Where’d he go? WELLS!………. I think he’s actually proud of himself The way he truly has no shame And to his credit he brings us all together against him And we’ve always got someone to blame He makes a perfect example of exactly what not to do A model of failure and frustration And of not thinking anything through He’s disappeared again- WELLS!………….WELLS! He once told me: “You guys need me to set the mark of ineptitude and plumb the depths of bad” Which is actually me paraphrasing- he would never say that, as he as a vocabulary of about 500 words. He actually said : “If I was’nt fuckin off makin you guys look good you have to admit in a way that you’d really all be sad.” Which is also not true as it turns out. Cause he’s babbling about something while he’s smokin a cigarette Be the first one to the donuts to grab all he can get Drinking coffee and talking to you while you’re toiling away He’s dangerous to work with, he’s only in the way He’s disappeared again- WELLS! Get your ass back over here Quit slackin off by the pin-rail Never mind the Pepsi Take a break once with everybody else Won’t you show some self respect and pull your own weight on the crew I’d rather work without you- slowin up the progress Disregarding everything anyone’s ever said- never use your head No one would be sad if you woke up dead Such a sin a waste of perfectly good skin And not to mention all that food for a big bad dude with a big bad attitude He’s disappeared again- WELLS! ( Traveling Head of Carpentry assembles crew of 4 locals to wrangle big heavy dangerous box that killed a man in Philadelphia –Build to fit.) I think he’s actually proud of himself The way he truly has no shame And to his credit he brings us all together against him And we’ve always got someone to blame He makes a perfect example of exactly what not to do A model of failure and frustration And of not thinking anything through He’s disappeared again- WELLS! Won’t you put your ass to work one day? You’re a sittin down lazy mother WELLS!…….. WELLS!
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My 3rd solo CD- Recorded live at Polymorph Studios. I invited all of my favorite musicians and friends to the studio for a BBQ concert with lots of beer. It was so much fun. There are more songs to be mixed-

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released July 24, 2007

Featuring Sleepytime Gorilla Museum members, Faun Fables, MoeTar Jesse Quattro, and others.

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Brian Kenney Fresno Fresno, California

My name is Brian Kenney Fresno, and I have this super fun solo ROCK show
where I sing modern TALES of urban legends and epics of the absurd- in a
sing along format, mostly about Fresno Ca, my home town, and everytime I say
"Fresno", everybody eats the raisins and says "WHOOO!" in a group
experience.
It's really fun!
Everybody laughs a lot!
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