A Honey Wagon

A Honey Wagon

 New London, Connecticut, USA
BandAlternativeRock

A piano being dragged through a parking garage.

Biography

his is not so much “the” honey wagon as it is “a” honey wagon. The band consists of Terry Flynn, Chris Moore and J. Curland. At first we wanted to name the band “John” but we soon saw that many other bands were either named John or had a John somewhere in their name. Our band’s name is somewhere in a john, but that’s another story (Bullaro!) . . . We chose the name A Honey Wagon because we figured that nobody else would name their band after a truck that sucks crap out of sewers. The laziness that prevails with many other of the band’s activities led us to the slick assumption that this freed us from the necessity of researching the name to see if any of the other little Internet pirate ships we call local bands were sailing under the same colors. Well, it turns out there are about as many “honey wagons” on the net as there are doing the dirty work in cities and towns all over the world. We are, of course, honored to be in such good company. We imagine if any of these other honey wagons gets rich and famous there will be a hilarious class action lawsuit on behalf of all the other honey wagons out here in cyber-nowhere. We will enjoy this as we get a kick out of those random pieces of mail the lawyers send us to let us know that they have been busy at work fighting for our interests against some random department store. Some of us have seen such mail with as much as six dollars and eighty-two cents that can only be spent at the store we won the lawsuit against. Such serendipity! Three cheers for the class action lawyers...But we here in A Honey Wagon digress. This Honey Wagon started when Terry Flynn cajoled Chris Moore and Phil Bullaro (special thanks to Phil for getting the band up and running as our first drummer) into playing a bunch of boring songs about crap nobody really wants to hear about anyway. He didn’t mean to; the original idea was never to actually form a band, but simply to sit around talking about the music such a band would make. It was going to be easy because it was never supposed to exist anywhere outside the realm of thought. We would all get together and “practice” whenever the mood suited us, which wasn’t often. This particular honey wagon seemed to do just fine with or without our input. After a six month stint without any practice at all, we discovered that they had actually held down a three-night stand at Carnegie Hall. Naturally, this excited us, so we got more and more detailed about just what sort of songs this honey wagon might have. The process progressively got so confusing that we actually started bringing out guitars and drums to help illustrate the things we were trying to describe. Pretty soon, and despite all our efforts to the contrary, we wound up writing a bunch of songs. We really hope you like them. We’re doing our best but compared to the imaginary band we dreamed up so we wouldn’t have to do any of the work, we think we kinda suck crap.---TerryFlynn

Lyrics

Water Wings

Written By: Terry Flynn

did you see it on tv
did you see it on you tube did you
see it in the skywriting or
did you see it in times square up on a wall

you need a pair of water wings
to stay afloat

angel face starlet fell from grace
touched rock, rehabbed and staged
her triumphant comeback
in the space of a single day

it was the best week ever
it was her worst day
it was the best week and her birthday too

she did it all for you

flotsam jetsam
shark food wrapped in life vests
like hors d'oeurves in bacon
something titanic is going down
sharks are getting sick eating
people sick from eating sick sharks
it's a vicious circle
it's a fin de siecle
it's the best day ever
it's the worst year ever

keep your water wings

(copyright 2010 terry flynn / rodeo clown records)

Discography

"How Come Every TIme We Get Kentucky Fried Chicken It's Raining Outside?"---Full length album

Random airplay on various college stations and a burgeoning
e-following in Turkey and Belarus ( which incidentally happens to be our fave in most Olympic events).

Set List

1 set of allen wrenches...we never remember ours and we always need them somewhere around the 5th song in the set.