Blind Mime Ensemble

Blind Mime Ensemble

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Immediately catchy songs by Bryan Baker, homestudio artist champion, etc. BME creates intimate house concerts, instores, radio, web, and hands-on-for-kids shows -- and delivers FASCINATING interviews.

Biography

Foremost it's Bryan Baker's knack for instantly catchy songs which grab the listener's attention. What makes Blind Mime Ensemble is the breadth of material in conjunction with Bryan Baker's range of activities which are all brought together to make a show that leaves its audience not only with great new songs to sing on the way home, but many new ideas in enjoying music.

Bryan Baker is the longtime editor/publisher of GAJOOB, which has championed homestudio recording artists worldwide for more than 15 years. gajoob.com houses one of the largest archives of independent music reviews in the world.

He is a founding member of The Tapegerm Collective, an international collective of loop-based creative recording artists with over 50 albums to its credit.

He is a developer of such independent music resources as DollarCD.com, IndieOneStop.com, and ShortrunMusic.com.

He is the developer of homemademusic.com, which is growing to be an extensive library of homemade music from around the world.

His KidSongs presents kids with unique ways to explore and mix sounds, creating songs in a hands-on session with an assortment of instruments and loops.

And we've probably forgotten something 'cos he's gone and done something else you'll want to hear about.

Lyrics

Birthdays and Breakups

Written By: Bryan Baker

Do you hide your age
Even from the pages
Of your multi-volume diaries?
Where you cry about men
How again and again...
When will they tire of the irony?

And every year it's all the same
You're left alone when party games
Grow stale and then the last guest breaks
Toss the napkins and the party hats
Straighten out the welcome mat
Or will that be your fatal mistake?

When birthdays and breakups
Pass by you
Birthdays and breakups
Leave a mark on you

Sometimes the next stranger
Offers chances with danger
That will sweep away the mundane, if not the disdain
But failing that
And failing tit for tat
They'll both get your through the false refrains

Where rhyming hope with rop
And dope with cope -- let 'em puzzle over metaphors
It's enough to leave you wishing
That your wishes were fishes
That were gobbled up by semiphores

When birthdays and breakups
Pass by you
Birthdays and breakups
Leave a mark on you

So you curl up with your diary
XIII slash IV
This page is filled with teardrop frowns
Littered through a landscape
Of falsehopes then heartache
No chivalry to save you now

You're sleeping on crumbs
But your body's too numb
To feel the dog lick your nose
Tomorrow at eight
You'll be running a bit late
But that's how this story goes

When birthdays and breakups
Pass by you
Birthdays and breakups
Leave a mark on you

When birthdays and breakups
Pass by you
Birthdays and breakups
Leave a mark on you

Kite On a String

Written By: Bryan Baker

This kite on a string
Is moving to and fro
And this kite on a string
Doesn't know which way to go

Now I know it's not just me
And I know it's just not true
Yes, I know it's not just me
Who feels the way I do

This kite on a string
Was just flying 'round and 'round
But this kite on a string
Is now falling to the ground

Now I know it's not just me
And I know it's just not true
Yes, I know it's not just me
Who feels the way I do

This kite on a string
Struggles to be free
But this kite on a string
Has now crashed into a tree

Now I know it's not just me
And I know it's just not true
Yes, I know it's not just me
Who feels the way I do

Now I know it's not just me
And I know it's just not true
Yes, I know it's not just me
Who feels the way I do

Now I know it's not just me
And I know it's just not true
Yes, I know it's not just me
Who feels the way I do

At Grandma's House

Written By: Bryan Baker

At grandma's house
A silent rocking chair makes me want to smile
'Cos nothing ever changes at grandma's house

At grandma's house
The wall behind the stove is cracked with age
And nothing ever changes at grandma's house

Why, oh, why
As the days pass us by
Does it seem we can't rely on anything?

At grandma's house
Out back the barn has now been taken down
But nothing ever changes at grandma's house

Why, oh, why
As the days pass us by
Does it seem we can't rely on anything?

At grandma's house
As grandpa's laughter echoes through the rooms
Nothing ever changes at grandma's house

Nothing ever changes at grandma's house
Nothing ever changes at grandma's house

Discography

Blind Mime Ensemble publishes a quarterly CD package of Bryan Baker's most recent studio recordings. It is available individually or by subscription. Streaming audio and lots of other stuff is available at blindmime.com.

Set List

A typical set consists of 10 songs with multimedia photos video via laptop projection with program booklet. Stage talk and audience involvement is a key ingredient to a Blind Mime Ensemble show. Approx 1 hour.