Sexy Bowler Girl

My bass teacher tought me the blues scale one day, and so I thought to my self "Wondn't it be great if I wrote a song that used all the notes in the blues scale so that they will teach my song to kids to help them learn the blues scale?!" It has always been my dream to write at least one song that becomes a standard in high school jazz ensambles, like "All Blues" or "Mount Saint Helen's". I saw this as a great opertunity, so i went home and came up with the bass line.
I had been playing it for maybe a year or two when one day in late 1998, I wrote the lyrics to sexy bowler girl. I just wanted to write a song about bowling and those were the words I came up with. I didn't match up the music and the lyrics until it came time to record the song, which i think worked out well.
That fuzzy noise you hear taking the lead is my bass. Normaly when I record my bass, I plug my bass into an amplifier and then put a mic up to the speaker and record it that way. I accidently plugged my bass right into the tape recorder (with out a DI), though, and liked how it sounded when I played the high notes. I recorded the regular bass line the regular way. The reason the bass volume drops in the beginning is because i think the mic stand swung away from the speaker. I didn't really notice that till later though, and by then i just didn't really care. It sure did explain why I had so much trouble getting the bass volume to stay where i left it, though.

While recording the drum track, I thought it would be cool if I just kept going after the end of the song and tjust went right into the next song with out stopping. However, while recording that part of the song, i realised that I didn't know what the next song was going to be or how it was gonna sound, so i just thought "oh fuck it" and stopped playing. I left it on the track as a mild drum solo.

The rule I made when recording the drum tracks was that I couldn't make any two handed drum fills, only one handed. You can hear I left the metronome track in their, I think I had accidently got in on stuck on another track. lot of good it did, its such a sloppy track, I love how it all comes back togeather after the chorus. On of my favorites of mine. i obviously sped up the vocal, i think the whole track is sped up too.


Well, i'm bowling tonight
and i cant get a strike
i've only knocked 2 pins down
the whole damn nigh
Yeah i'm a bowling tonight
I throw the ball with all my might
But the ball keeps guttering to the right

Well, i'm bowing tonight
and what can i say
Im a bad bowler in every way
I can't hit the pins, but hey!!!
I'm still glad i came her today

(because of the) Sexy Bowler Girl
Shes the sexiest girl in the world
She always bowls a strike, she always knocks em down
She wears a championship bowler's crown
And shes the reason that i bowl

Well, i'm bowling tonight
And, man, I'm sure bad
I'm the worst damn bowler that this world ever had
Man, I suck but I'm all right
Cause the sexy bowler girl is here tonight!

Yeah, i'm bowling tonight
But I still have fun
Cause I am in love with some one
She's the sexty bowler girl
And i'm gonna get me some

(Of That) Sexy Bowler Girl
Shes the sexiest girl in the world
She always bowls a strike, she always knocks em down
She wears a championship bowler's crown
And shes the reason that i bowl