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Hey baby can you no see you baking sadness pie?
January 15, 2010 12:06 PM   Subscribe

"That Would Be Awesome" is a song written by Bigfoot, the lyrics to which were published in the illustrated Bigfoot memoir Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir. It has been arranged for ukelele and harmonica and posted to YouTube. It is awesome.

Graham Roumieu is a Toronto-based illustrator, whose work has appeared in seemingly every periodical worth reading. (Some favourites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.) His best-known project is an ongoing series of illustrated Bigfoot memoirs: In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot, Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir and Bigfoot: I Not Dead.

Fans of Roumieu's Bigfoot can follow him on Twitter.

Roumieu evidently has nothing to do with this song, and though it was posted to YouTube more than a year ago, Bigfoot himself only tweeted about it today.

(My first post after more than seven years of frequent comment-only contribution. I was holding out for just the right imaginary being's ukelele love ballad about possums and pie. That's just how I roll.)
posted by gompa (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very worth-while thing to hold out for, and I'm happy you found it. And I'm happy you like Graham, and his weird books about/by Bigfoot.

And possums are ossum!
posted by filthy light thief at 12:18 PM on January 15, 2010


Memo to Big footsinger: mike go to mouth, not ukulele.

Capiche?
posted by Mike D at 12:28 PM on January 15, 2010 [4 favorites]



Hey baby can you no see there a tear drop in my eye?
Hey baby can you no see you baking sadness pie?
And it hot and it burn when I put it in my mouth
And it burn me insides tooooo
So put pie in window it need to cool for an hour or two

Chorus
And that would be awesome
Totally awesome
Possums are awesome, possums are awesome

But there thunder then there lightning
And wind blow the pie awaaay (repeat)

But if I wish upon a rainbow
Maybe pie come back some daaay

Repeat chorus

posted by waxboy at 12:40 PM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thankfully (I guess...) the lyrics are typed out in the 'more info' section on the right since you can't really hear them too clearly.
posted by Shfishp at 12:41 PM on January 15, 2010


...or directly above my last comment.
posted by Shfishp at 12:41 PM on January 15, 2010


It's all right, as twee goes. But it's not the music me think Bigfoot would make.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:46 PM on January 15, 2010


It's all right, as twee goes. But it's not the music me think Bigfoot would make.

I agree. This (mildly NSFW) is what I think Bigfoot's music would sound like.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:49 PM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bigfoot Twitter feed is hilarious. For all you Twitter haters, here's what you are missing;

Sticking head through hole and Getting shot in face not best way find out beavers now packing bb gun

Obviously you not understand that we no talk about Bigfoot mistakes after I have cover them with leaves and stick.

Bees nest is Nature's Death Star.

Every year have to buy all available tags for Bigfoot hunt

Someday wish people stop writing off me success to millennia of evolutionary fine tuning, and just understand it raw fucking talent.

Trudge, trudge, shuffle-step, sashay, trudge, pelvic-thrust, trudge. Today more Bob Fosse than Dian Fossey.


Constant threat of forest fire is what stopping me from do acid lately

Set new world record in 100m lope.

Crawl in and out of cave so many times today that it have orgasm.

Went Tito Puente on drum circle's ass

If tree fell in forest onto tent full of clowns would you hear me laughing?

Dear Wasps: if want to avoid future tragedy, stop making nest that look like roasted turkey and taste like angry wasp.


posted by Keith Talent at 12:50 PM on January 15, 2010 [5 favorites]


Someday wish people stop writing off me success to millennia of evolutionary fine tuning, and just understand it raw fucking talent.

I actually laughed out loud. nicely done, bigfoot dude.
posted by shmegegge at 1:22 PM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Even Bigfoot think American Way not periodical worth reading.
posted by punkfloyd at 1:28 PM on January 15, 2010


this guy is grand

the song not so much. i love a good 145 as much as anyone but 145 + uke is as annoying now as pentatonic halfsteps + quiet/loud guitar were in 1996. if you understand any of that sentence you win TEH PRIZE
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:33 PM on January 15, 2010


Romieu and the lyrics are awesome. This arrangement and performance, not so much.

That jar of Hellman's in the video must have expired. It has made the extraordinary, ordinary.
posted by Kabanos at 1:48 PM on January 15, 2010


i love a good 145 as much as anyone but 145 + uke is as annoying now as pentatonic halfsteps + quiet/loud guitar were in 1996. if you understand any of that sentence you win TEH PRIZE

This song goes I V IV and there are no half steps in the pentatonic, what do I win.
posted by ludwig_van at 2:04 PM on January 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


Only my embarassment but if you collect the whole set you can exchange for a free kick in my groin.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:09 PM on January 15, 2010


Marisa Stole the Precious Thing: "... This (mildly NSFW) is what I think Bigfoot's music would sound like."

That is much more melodic and displays more skill than I would imagine a band of bigfoots being capable of. I would imagine something a little more like this.
posted by idiopath at 2:53 PM on January 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I've heard people call Behemoth many things, but "melodic" has never been one of them, so I thank you for that.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:19 PM on January 15, 2010


Everyone knows Bigfoot is in Tenacious D.

Although he got kicked out
posted by cyphill at 4:13 PM on January 15, 2010


I would think bigfoot would sound like this.
Please ignore the AMV.
posted by TheJoven at 4:52 PM on January 15, 2010


Why does that young person in the song video have a jar of what appears to be mayonnaise next to them? Is this some in-joke which has not percolated down to my clueless level of the internet yet?
posted by winna at 4:53 PM on January 15, 2010


winna: it's a reference to another of her songs.
(Don't Eat That Mayonnaise) Straight from the Jar
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 2:38 PM on January 16, 2010


The best way to describe that song is cute. Worth at least one listen, if not more.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:10 PM on January 16, 2010


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