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Hey Fishface

February 12, 2009 is Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, so get out there and embrace your inner fish folks! 2009 also marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of  Darwin’s evolutionary, revolutionary ‘On the Origin of Species’. So it’s a big year for science geeks around the world.

To get into the swim of things I wrote a song and recorded it last year with friends at Narrows Perch Studios here in Ketchikan. As usual the musicians took it to a whole new place. Enjoy the MP3 by clicking here.

And as you gather round the dinner table on Darwin Day don’t forget to recite ‘The Evolutionist’s Prayer”! Visit the Hairy Museum of Natural History to download a copy:

Hey Fishface… written by Ray Troll, 2008

“Just another vertebrate” phrase was how Marion Bonner, renowned Kansas fossil hunter, referred to himself.

Shauna Lee: vocals
Alejandro Chavarria: vocals
Ray Troll: extra vocals
Patrick Troll : guitar
Craig Koch : harmonica, bongos
Recording, mastering: Stron Softi

Hey Fishface
I know who you are
Hey Fishface
You ain’t no superstar
Hey Fishface
Did you forget who you are?

You’re a lobefin just like me

Just another vertebrate
getting in the way
Just another vertebrate
with nothin’ to say
Just another vertebrate
getting’ through the day

You’re a lobefin just like me

Big brained monkey
you do it all wrong
Keep mucking up this place
It won’t take long
Your time on this earth
will be gone gone gone…