First song, fifth album. Lizard Overlords. Heh heh heh. The same idiot who told his kid I was an evil Satanist who ritually sacrifices humans also intimated that (even worse than that!) I could be a “lizard overlord”. Fascinated by the mentality, and also a great lover of Sleestaks from wayback, I decided to embrace this notion. This song is the result. I had a great idea to make a video for this one, too… full Sleestak-style costumes, doing normal things in our lovely town of Avola…. walking past the Madre Chiesa, eating cannoli, petting dogs, shopping in the little supermarket, throwing a big beachball at the beach…. maybe I’ll still do it sometime when there’s more time.
This is probably one of my favourites on the album. It feels so fun and summery, and also helped me very early into planning, to decide to give the whole thing a loosely-woven space theme.
Incidentally, the cover for this album is a painting I made of my wonderful collie dog, Lyuba, who died last year at age 16, a great companion, herder of goats and geese, overcomer of many fears and troubles, and a beautiful soul. The name, “Sirius”, apart from the obvious connection to the Dog Star, and space theme, came from the fact that people had started asking me when I was going to do more of my “serious” music… like electronic, fun stuff is somehow inferior to classical work. I’ll tell you, it’s not!! I decided to call this my serious album, and to push back at the Almighty Genre barriers a little more, defining (at very least, to myself) where I next wanted to explore.
So…serious, Sirius… Lizard Overlords. There’s a clear progression there, right? Please enjoy it.
Lizard Overlords (Sirius) The Lowest of Low
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