The Last Folk Singers -- Excerpt

from by Derek Brink

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The opening track might be the shortest thing I've ever released as a song. As the title indicates, this is an excerpt of a different song called "The Last Folks Singers" which is available on my "Sorry, I Didn't Mean to Shout" release. It was new to that recording and remains one of my favorite songs I've written. It had a verse about Kurt Vonnegut in it and I thought that was as close as I'd ever get to putting out an album based on Vonnegut's works. Who knew? It's a good intro, I think. It acclimates you to the world and gives you a sense that it's going to be different and weird. Which pretty much sums up the album. So we're good, right?

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I thought that I
saw Kurt Vonnegut
singing in the church.
He was singing about
life being beautiful
and how none of it ever hurt.
He said this about that
and that about this
and the whole thing
came with an asterisk.
You’d have to be a robot
to be a Humanist.
So it goes and so it is.

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from * (Asterisk), released November 11, 2018

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Derek Brink is a musician from St. Louis, MO. He offers all of his music for the low cost of absolutely FREE. Just put $0.00 in the box after clicking "Buy." For those who are generous, you may pay any amount you wish with Derek's thanks--but you are not obligated to do so. Thanks, and come back for more, any time! ... more

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