Rainmaster

Lyrics

(1)

[TV man's tarantula
TV man]

Rainmaster
Rainmaster

Copycats this and that
What about copy cat familiars (2)
And miserable witches

Rainmaker
Changes all rain 

Rainmaster, Rainmaster

(Florida) Wildlife is under constant threat

Rainmaster

[TV man]

Rainmaster Rainmaster

Curserer of blights once too often
In the ridiculous muggy envelope stained
Goin', you sorry fuck

[TV man]

All hail

Rainmaster in Belgique
Rainmaster in Basingstoke's portaphone traffic
Maurique assistant crap in hermitage (3)
Rainmaster in New York
Rainmaster over cool green layered forest
Interspersed
With hammers banging
Fellahs tapping slow in hot morning (4)
Silenced! Rainmaster! 
In his benediction (5)

Smug in the task and knowledge

Cut to the quick

Rainmaster whoop!
Citadel Florida 3-4-9 dot dot dot dot dot dot dot.
That's how far we go.

Notes

 1. This is one of those Fall songs that reminds me of a puzzle with missing pieces. Sometimes MES is just stringing impressions togther, sometimes there's a story or a theme, and this one could go either way. As always, my faithful readers are invited to weigh in.

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2. A familiar is a witch's aide and companion, a supernatural being that is usually said to take the form of an animal of some sort (cats are probably the most common in popular portrayals). One of the most famlous familiars in literature--Brown Jenkin, a large ratlike creature with human hands and face, appears in "Dreams in the Witch House" by HP Lovecraft, one of MES' favorite authors.

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3. Belgique is the French word for Belgium, and Basingstoke is in southern England. Porta Phone is a brand name of a maker of wireless headsets for football coaches, but this could just mean mobile phones in general; anyway, I'm not sure how long the company has been around. I don't know what Maurique is

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4. Fellah is the arabic name for a farmer or an agricultural laborer in parts of the Middle East and the Maghreb. 

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5. He actually says "brenediction," as far as I can tell, but it seems meet to have the intelligible word above and explain the pronunciation here rather than vice versa. 

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Comments (7)

dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 04/09/2014

"Rainmaster" is also a term used in motor racing for a driver who is notable for their skill in driving in wet or rainy conditions.

Martin
  • 2. Martin | 04/04/2016

The only Fall connection I can find with the town of Basinstoke is that they played a gig there: Tuesday, May 31, 1994 The Anvil, Basingstoke.

Martin
  • 3. Martin | 11/04/2016

Well no, I was wrong. Apart from (once) misspelling the name of the place in comment 2, I now realise that Basingstoke also features in Levitate: "The snazzy japes of a Basingstoke shot".

Antoine
  • 4. Antoine | 10/03/2017

What with the TV references, the Rainmaster might be a weatherman. "Smug in task and knowledge" indeed.

bzfgt
  • 5. bzfgt (link) | 23/03/2017

Good point, that may be the case. It makes sense.

dannyno
  • 6. dannyno | 21/04/2017

"Maurique"

One thing that "maurique" seems to mean, is "Africans", in Latin. According to translate.google.com.

bzfgt
  • 7. bzfgt (link) | 13/05/2017

Plural? I can't find a definition for the exact word online although it could be related to "Maurus" (dark, swarthy) hence "Moor". But we need to find something more exact.

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