The Mediocre Gatsby

by Matty Schindler

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I recorded this at home and before finishing it and mixing it properly, I accidentally deleted the GarageBand file from my hard drive— total mediocre move. So this version was a rough mix that I had exported just to see where levels were sitting etc.
I namecheck a bunch of Minneapolis bands in this song. Presented to you under the auspices of The Duluth Experiment.
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My first band
We weren’t bad
We were not trying to reinvent the wheel
We just wanted to make music
That was fun to dance to
At parties in basements, in garages
That was fun to dance to
And we called ourselves the Mediocre Gatsby
And we had our own theme song
And it went just like this:

The Mediocre Gatsby is coming to your town
That’s right!
The Mediocre Gatsby is living in your home town!

That’s how our theme song went!

And my next band, we were called
Chatty Cathy Cathcart and the Catheter Catharsis
We were pretty good
We played around
We played some parties
And in the the Clown Lounge
And people danced and they cheered
In the Clown Lounge it felt weird
(in a good way)

But Chatty Cathy Cathcart and the Catheter Catharsis
Had to die, just like all bands must die
Like Fixed Gears are for Jerks and Lesbians
The ‘Mats and Hüsker Dü and Prince too
And The Blue Up? And Steel Shank
And Velma and Chromaphase
And The Spectors (and Trip Shakespeare)
And The Hang Ups (and Rex Daisy)
And The Wonsers
Now!
It is time, to repeat the theme song, of my first band:

The Mediocre Gatsby is coming to your town
That’s right!
The Mediocre Gatsby is living in your home town!

Mediocre Gatsby!

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released February 9, 2018
Written and performed by Matty Schindler, FKA Faux Jean.

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