Phillip the Bee Keeper

My bee keeping suit arrived today along with most of the gear I need to start up my first honey bee hive. This is a photo of me in my suit:

I won’t know until the end of June if I can get some bees to start a colony, but I’m ready for them whenever they do arrive.

Further updates on my bee keeping adventures will appear at Mud Songs — starting sometime in June, I hope.

Skinny Legs

Skinny Legs was recorded in 2000 and appears on Phillip’s 4th album, After the Fire. It was originally written and recorded by Lyle Lovett for his 1994 album I Love Everybody. The two people who have had the privilege of hearing this song more than once (Jenny and me), agree that it’s a dandy little number. Phillip writes:

My vocals, if you can call them that, are all over the place on this one because I couldn’t decide how to sing it. Which is apparently what makes it fun to listen to. And the guitar, the cheapest, most beat-up classical guitar ever made, was recorded not with a microphone but an old suction-cup pick-up designed for recording telephone conversations. I never thought much of this recording until my girlfriend, after hearing it for the first time, said, This is so cool!

All audio recordings are owned by Phillip Cairns, and are for non-commerical used only.

UPDATE: The Mp3 of Skinny Legs is not longer available due to copyright issues.