Michael Abrahamsohn was a man of many talents. One of them was the ability to whip out weird rhymes on the spot. “Mike, where do you get this stuff,” I would ask. He’d reply, “I pull them out of my butt.”
Once when Mike was having a rough day, not from OCD but from girl trouble, I said, “Come on, let’s record a song about it, right now.” I sat him down in front of a Mac laptop and found this GarageBand loop. Without a real mic (just using the computer’s internal microphone), these words spilled out spontaneously. I just kept saying “Again, more,” to keep him going, then edited and arranged it. All the “vocal effects” are just Mike, sitting in front of my computer, cupping his hands over his mouth.
One of the songs we played in church at the time went, “Holiness, holiness, that’s what I long for.” Look for MIke’s twisted version in the last verse. Only Mike…
So here it is, a rare treat! Enjoy: Monkey Jive Blues