Hey Sandy (Polaris)

by Grand Lake

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When I was 16 I had the insanely great fortune of meeting Mark Mulcahy. We had mutual friends and Mr. Mulcahy wanted to play a show in my hometown of San Luis Obispo between stops in LA and San Francisco. I was beyond thrilled to get to meet the mysterious genius who penned the soundtrack to every kids' favorite TV show - the Adventures of Pete & Pete.

Not only is Mark Mulcahy the nicest, most polite musician I think I've ever met - he's also one of the most talented. If you haven't yet, you should really check out his site mezzotint.com and listen to his work.

A note about the lyrics:

There seems to be quite a bit of debate about what the actual lyrics to this song are. I decided to sing the lyrics the way I remember them from childhood - so firstly, I left out the second verse, and secondly I sang the chorus 'Hey Sandy, does your dog bite?'. I also sing 'Its very strange' as the first line - because that's what I always thought it was.

Caleb sang, played guitar, and sampled his own voice. John played the Alesis Micron. We recorded at home in Oakland, CA.


released September 7, 2010




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