Laurie Hope | Tales of the Insect Women

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Tales of the Insect Women

by Laurie Hope

Hilarious, lighthearted, folksy bluesy songs with clever lyrics bordering on risque. Truly original and guaranteed to make you smile. Features a variety of vocalists.
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lady Scorpion
3:06 $0.99
2. Centipede Gal
4:28 $0.99
3. Viper Woman
3:28 $0.99
4. Black Widow
3:02 $0.99
5. Lizzie the Lizard
2:19 $0.99
6. Fiddler Man
3:02 $0.99
7. The Citation
2:16 $0.99
8. Passion of the Drama
3:41 $0.99
9. Your Cinnamon Buns
2:55 $0.99
10. Prozac Nation
4:10 $0.99
11. Love Trigger
3:53 $0.99
12. Menopause Blues
2:42 $0.99
13. No Trim
3:11 $0.99
14. Laurie's Limericks
4:32 $0.99
15. Write your Own Limerick
3:16 FREE
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Nowhere else will you find a collection of songs about dancing centipedes, bikini waxes, Prozac, Lorena Bobbitt and more! This highly entertaining collection of original songs exemplifies Hope’s motto: “Give me levity or give me death. No, wait...I didn’t mean that.”

What People are Saying:
Her mom: “How can you embarrass yourself like that?”
Her son: “My mother writes dirty limericks. Ewww.....”
Her sister: “I always knew she was strange.”
Her boyfriend: “She makes me a better man.”
Her shrink: “Highly therapeutic!”
Chimp the cat: “Hey that’s me on track 5!”
Master Mikiabis: "Hen pèifu ni"
Her broker: “ Buy this CD. Buy many copies.”

About the Artist: MWF, Capricorn with Libra rising, loves sunsets and very short walks, gluten free, closet mystic, favorite quote: “If you can’t learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.” (Ashleigh Brilliant)

Great guest singers include: JB WHITE (#2 & #9), SEAN INGOLDSBY (#3), ROBBIE SHEPPARD (#4), DAVE SHEPPARD (#5), SMITTY WEST (#7) and CLIFTON GORE (#11). Contributing musicians include: NEIL McFADDEN on trombone, SEAN INGOLDSBY on bass and drums, YUE DENG and JOHN ZERETZKE on fiddle, KAREN ORSER on banjo and TOM BALL on harmonica. HOPE manages to play all the other instruments, much to the amazement of all who know her.

Song Notes:
#1-5 were inspired by the bizarre and busty rubber figurines made by the wacky folks at Accoutrements Inc. called The Invasion of the Monster Women (and sadly no longer available, unless you want to order $10,000 worth. That’s a lot of bugs).

#6: How many old time song titles can you find in Fiddler Man? (Hint: more than 4, less than 6)

#7: The Citation lyrics were written by my wunderkind son, Joshua, when he was in high school. The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

#8: The Passion of the Drama was the result of asking a friend if she was still going out with her on-again off-again boyfriend and she replied, “Ummm, I don’t remember.”

#9: Your Cinnamon Buns was written on a restaurant napkin at breakfast. Guess what we were having?
(wrong--- it was eggs and potatoes)

Note to parents: you might not want to have to explain tracks 10 – 14 to the kids.

#10 Prozac Nation: Recent tests are finding pharmaceuticals in our water supplies. Scary! My first version of the chorus went:
The whole world’s gonna get happy
The whole world’s gonna get high
‘Cause we’re pissing out our anti-depressants
Into the water supply!

#11: Love Trigger – Clift and I went to a Valentine’s Day party where you had to come as a famous couple, so we chose Dale Evens and Roy Rogers. Our stick horse Trigger stole the show. Pinch his ear and he whinnies and gallops (you can hear him on the end fade out).

#12: Menopause Blues: This whole CD is a result of ‘em!

#13: No Trim: If you think Brazilians only live in Brazil, you’d better ask someone about this.

#14: Laurie’s Limericks: E-mail me if you want to hear my favorite limerick. It is way too disgusting to put in the song!

#15: Write your Own Limerick: I double-dare you!



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Robbie Sheppard

Very Funny
We heard Tales of the Insect Women on a long car ride and laughed our heads off all the way through. It is a unique collection of wonderfully bizarre songs. Talented singers and instrument-
alists including Laurie perform the music. Do not miss this certifiably witty CD.

Smitty West

Almost Wet My Pants
Laurie's songs progressively get more hilarious and PG-13-rated as the album unfolds, culminating in a call to the masses to submit limericks. How clever!

With a delightful assortment of Ojai Valley's talented singers, and Laurie's own earthy vocals that nod and wink at each verse, this CD is a wonderful peek at her world, her intelligent and edgy wit and of course her musicianship.

Smitty West

John biggs

Tales of the Insect Women
This unique little CD is a real find, especially for people looking for quirky,
off beat material. The lyrics are clever, the songs diverse, and the
instrumentation a delight. It leaves one with a giggle that lasts and lasts.