Big Hand Band Van Man

by Sam Mulligan

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Lars Shurilla Sam has a gift for catchy, relatable, clever, and endearing songs. Let Sam be your Big Hand Band Van MAN. Favorite track: The Visitors (feat. Dave Richardson).
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Cydran (Danial) It's just incredible, the way you can mix the chiptune sound with guitar and vocals. Incredible album by an incredible man. This album also influenced me to begin the hunt for Sasquatch... Favorite track: Looking For Sasquatch (Furry Pants mix).
JANX
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JANX Sam Mulligan is a BEAST and writes incredibly fun and awesome music <3

KEEP IT UP SAMMY SAM!!! :D
Also I want some homemade furry pants... Favorite track: Looking For Sasquatch (Furry Pants mix).
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Pieces of Eight One of the best rock-chip hybrid albums since sadnes's "Fill Your Head." Upbeat, simple, and yet different somehow. REALLY looking forward to more from this guy! Favorite track: Wasted Talent (feat. Rob Lynch).
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released January 22, 2013

This EP wouldn't be what it is without the influence of these wonderful people:

Dave Richardson - www.daverichardsonfolk.com

Rob Lynch - www.cathoderaysmusic.com

Pixie Druid - www.facebook.com/pixiedruid/

The World Is Square, Boryalic & Geekbeat Radio, Eric/Seaking's Seaglass, Clay at the Middle East, ESH Crew and Force of Will, Diamond Machine, NickelPUNK, Steve Subrizi, The Anatomy of Frank, everyone at MATV, The Carbones, Boston8Bit, Br1ght Pr1mate for advice and setting the bar high, Taters for endless enthusiasm and kicks-in-the-pants, The J. Arthur Keenes Band/Danimal Cannon/Saskrotch for teaching me everything I know about LSDJ by sharing their .SAVs with the public, Johan Kotlinski, my family (Ma, Dad, SisterSister, Aunties, Unclies, Cuz-buddies, and my fur family), Britches - for everything, all my past bandmates, and everyone who listens, enjoys, and shares this music!

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Sam Mulligan Boston, Massachusetts

Sam Mulligan plays goofy rock songs with a guitar and gameboy in Boston.

Also co-founder of folk-punk group Compost Shark, and formerly of My Kids Are Jerks.

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Track Name: One Of Those Guys
Fresh out of school, got nothing to do
No solid plans, let's get crackin'
Oh no my resumes lackin'!
Idleness is so taxing, and time is rapidly passing
Now I'm not so fresh out of school and I'm feeling like a damn fool

So I'll get a real job!
What do you mean there are no jobs?
Then I'll just be a slob, is that okay with you, Ma?
Not okay with me either, but what am I supposed to do?
I'm getting older and I told you don't want to be a soldier!

Well, I just don't think I'm cut out to be one of those guys
Wearing camouflage pants and shooting guns all the time
I'm better at catching fireflies than finding land-mines
I just don't think I'm cut out to be one of those guys

Maybe I'm not a real man, but I feel like a man
I like girls, I drink beer, I've got big hands
I just prefer driving vans and playing in bands
So, that can't be it 'cause I'm a big hand band van man

Yeah, that's what I am…

My dad thinks I should get into computers
I'm good with computers but I'm not sure if I'm good enough
I don't got the magic touch, probably won't make no million bucks
Maybe my dad is the one that should get into computers

Maybe I'll just get a job at K-Mart
Settle down and try to start
Accruing some savings, commit to regular shavings
Find a nice wife and try to have a nice life
Oh, I hope I'm cut out to be one of those guys...

One of THOSE guys!
Track Name: The Visitors (feat. Dave Richardson)
When the visitors come and they won't leave
What can you do to get your point through?

I see you thought my guitar was a towel drying rack…
It's not.
It's my guitar.

You're using my toothbrush, you don't think I know
Well, I know… and I'm making your breakfast

When the visitors come and they won't leave
What can you do to get your point through?

I bought mint oreos, I loved them so
Now, they're gone… Where did they go?

Get out of my house, you're ruining my fun
Did you know I've got guns?

When the visitors come
What can you do?

When the visitors come and they won't leave
What can you do to get your point through?
Track Name: Traveling Man
I'm a traveling man, that's who I am
It's my most accurate descriptor
Life on the road is lonely and cold
Sending sales reports back to my boss, Victor

Someday I'll be free of this monotony
I'm missing the Missus and the dog's always vicious
He must not remember who I am…

Someday I'll come home when I've paid off my loans
Credit cards, house and the car
I'll spend all my time with my wife, dog, and kids
Finally find out who they are

I'm a traveling man, that's who I am
It's my most accurate descriptor
Life on the road is lonely and cold
Sending sales reports back to my boss, Victor

This one goes out to you, Victor
You are a dick and I hate your guts
And I just want to say thanks for doing everything that you can
to make sure that my life sucks.

I'm a traveling man, whoa oh ohh, ya ya yaaa
Track Name: Wasted Talent (feat. Rob Lynch)
I wake up at noon
And put on yesterday's pants
Don't give me the time or any respect
Just a judgmental glance
And when they call on me
You know I might not show up
And in the off chance that I do
I'll probably just throw up
Sway and stumble, stumble and sway
Mumbly mumble, what's that you say?
Drinking my courage 'til I think I can dance
But if I checked the footage I'd know that I can't

What a wasted talent
What a waste of talent yeah

I think I might have missed my show
But I don't really care
Because my main concern right now is not falling down the stairs
Sway and stumble, stumble and sway
Mumbly mumble, what's that you say?
You think this is easy? Maybe I'm dedicated?
The jokes on you, I'm heavily medicated
CHK DIS OUT

Where's the encore?
It's in the back of my van
I'll sing it while choking and laying down
'Cause I'm too wasted to stand

What a waste of talent
What a wasted talent, yeah
What a wasted talent
What a wasted talent, yeaaaah
Track Name: Looking For Sasquatch (Furry Pants mix)
Running around in the woods
With my pack full of survival goods
Not even sure if I should be out here looking for him at all
In my home-made furry pants
I do a little happy dance
'Cause I've got a chance to find out where he's hiding

Are you in the trees?
Could you be under this rock?
I'm eternally looking for sasquatch

I've invested a lot of time
All on my own dime
So could you give me a sign if you're out here?
A-HA! Hey, look at this…
Lean in close and take a sniff
I think it's Sasquatch piss, that means we're hot on the trail!

Are you in the trees?
Could you be under this rock?
I'm eternally looking for sasquatch

The longest game of hide and seek
That I've ever lost
Wherever you may be, one thing's for sure
You've got a pretty good hiding spot!

In all my years looking for Sasquatch I never found
A hair, footprint… nothing, man…
But I'll tell you what I did find.
A little part of myself.
That's right. Introspective discovery.
POW!