The Life, Death, And Persistence Of Captain Charles Fort

by The Wiggly Tendrils

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    The Last Transmissions to the First Song Siphon
    The transmissions recently received by the Lovelace-Fort device suggest that Captain Charles Fort may have survived his mission to the Sargasso Sector. A close study of all ten recordings made by the original song siphon provides a wealth of new historical data, catalogued here for the first time. This data may shed light on the circumstances of Captain Fort’s apparent death and the nature of his professional and personal relationships with Dr. Lovelace.
    Download includes 10 audio files and a 15 page PDF with the full text of the paper by University of Western Minnesota forensic musicologist Rebecca O. Veach describing the outrageous adventures of Captain Fort and the ingenious Dr. Lovelace.

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released January 9, 2012

Michael M Ubaldi - Artist's rendering of Captain Fort and the Song Siphon

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Track Name: A Man Named Edison / Telescopes
A man named Edison
He made the phonograph
Out of Aluminum
Then later out of wax
It cuts a melody
And destroys it as it plays

It cuts a melody
So enjoy it as it plays

Do you believe the moon is stealing her luminescence
Do you concede our world is reeling through vast expanses
Oh yes we might just be a momentary lapse, or happenstance
Track Name: Gravity Is So Weak
gravity
is so weak
and our universe is so large
but it keeps our world in an ellipse
around our star

for it doesn't decay and it won't give in
and it is not opposed and it's always within

lik god's voice
so soft, so soft that i don't hear it speak
in my dreams in my thoughts, my thoughts
in the quiet that i keep

but it doesn't decay and it won't give in
for it is not opposed and it's always within

like our love so soft, so soft that i don't hear it speak
in my dreams in my thoughts, my thoughts
in the quiet that i keep

but it doesn't decay and it won't give in
for it is not opposed and it's always within

like our love
so soft that you don't feel it live
in each breath in each thought each thought
in the surface of our skin

gravity doesn't decay and it won't give in
for it is not opposed and it's always within

like our love
like our love
like our love
like our love
like our love our love our love
Track Name: I Was A Member Of A Set
how the stars move
the multitudes prove
how timing pulls apart us humans
who would be healers
priests or teachers
oh the key turns
somehow we're neither
i was a member of a set
i could be counted with the ones that i collect
as the self does
what's less selfless
what am i to pay these bills with
and where's my woman
for she'll bear witness
to the wounds which bloodless
bleed this business
i was a member of a set
i could be counted with the ones that i collect
i was a member of a set
i will be counted with the ones that i collect
Track Name: It's Time For Your Transporter
Return to me Charlie
Through your portal in the sky
Your signal is getting weaker
Oh you haven't got much time

It's time for your transporter

Return to me Charlie
Your ship is losing speed
The air supply is leaking
The transporter is what you need

It's time for your transporter
It's time for your transporter
It's time for your transporter
It's time for your transporter
Track Name: Ambulance
my love with your human shape
hold my arm where it perforates
come any closer i'll breach your fortress
hold my arm
our love shines like strobe lights here in the ambulance

two sparks in this starry heap
radiate they burn in effigy
my how we're only dead so slightly
hold my arm
our love shines like strobe lights here in the ambulance

this day we shared a galaxy
and our love how it bleeds and bleeds
tonight when we're only dressed so slightly
hold my arm
our love shines like strobe lights here in the ambulance
Track Name: Mark The Ground
mark the ground mark the lead
mark the space in-between
and the spark whose arc the path completes
mark the ground mark the lead

does the grave know her ghost
does the worm know her host
what do we compose as we decompose
does the grave know her ghost

mark this man mark his peace
mark where he did overreach
and the spark whose arc the path completes
mark the ground mark the lead
Track Name: Astro Me
i could never own a dog
and take him on a space walk
i could never own a fish
and keep her in the petri dish
and i could never own a cat
in zero-g imagine that
i could never own a dog

my life goes up and down
my thrusters push a million pounds
and everything is very light
and all my food is freeze-dried
and everything is very hard
and everything is full of stars
and the dark between parts

to be
or astro not to be
astro me
astro me
Track Name: A Married Woman
my
my you were an in impressive youth
so bright
blessed with unusual beauty, too

time
time it has been kind so far
i never thought that i would find what i'm looking for

and now
a married woman
ooo
i'm proud
proud that i knew you when

the times
the time when i was so dead wrong
it's alright
we're finally moving on

and now
a married woman
ooo
i'm proud
proud that i knew you when