title: Big Heads
instrumentation: voice (range: F#3 to C5), tenor sax, synthesizer, bass and drums
duration: 3 minutes
written in: 2011
text: Sara Madison Björk Hernández & Alex Temple

One day, a friend’s kid was building a scarecrow out of random objects in my apartment, and while she was putting a hat on top of a small beanbag, she started singing: “Big heads! Small heads! Every kind of heads! I don’t know what I’m talking about! I think I’m talking about heads!” It seemed to me that this needed to be turned into a post-punk song.

Those of you with an interest in the history of composition in the late 20th century may also detect a secret allegorical meaning.


The Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles:
  Ben Hjertmann, voice
  Noah Zeldin, tenor sax
  Alex Temple, synth
  Chris Fisher-Lochhead, bass
  Brian Baxter, drums
Live at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 5.6.11

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The Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles
  (same lineup as above)
Live at the Velveeta Room, South by Southwest Festival, Austin, TX, 3.18.11