The Making Of Aloha Supreme: Chet & Chomsky

I’m working on a new album, Aloha Supreme, to be released in October 2010.  For more details, read this.

Chet & Chomsky were two rats that I used to live with.  They belonged to friend/roommate Peg.

Chomsky used to torment me.  Sometimes Peg would forget to put him back in his cage at night, and when I came home from a gig he’d be waiting in my bed, forcing me to sleep on the couch.  I gave up on trying to coerce him out of my room after he bit me one day.  It killed. Rats have long teeth!

Chet never gave me any problems.

This song is my ode to Chet & Chomsky.  I picture them singing the first part.  When rats stand up on their two feet, they do this thing with their head – sort of like what Stevie Wonder does when he sings.  That’s what I picture them doing when I listen to it.

Here’s the demo:

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…and a PDF chart if you want to read/play along (it’s missing the last section, though):

Chet & Chomsky PDF

Oh man, Kieran Adams did some amazing playing on this tune.  I can’t wait to mix it!

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(photos by Ali Eisner)

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