So, you want to know about the Irrigation Song, do you?
I could just have responded to this post, but I figured no one would actually notice it back there. Besides, this means I can start off with a fresh post, still with that new post smell.
This song was written to win a wager against a guy who was living in Rich Amtower's pantry. Rich lived in Campus Village at UCI at the time, and there were quite a few odd ducks living in or around that particular apartment, including the Mysterious Mr. Fong (Rich's room mate who no one ever saw) and this guy that was living on a mattress in the walk-in pantry. I can't remember his name but he was I now recognize as a missing link between Goth and Emo and he was dating Rich's bisexual dancer friend. We were discussing whether or not there were appropriate and inappropriate subjects for songs and Rich and I bet him that it was possible to write a song about any subject.
We won the bet (which obviously had a pretty low threshold for victory) with this little gem:
The Irrigation SongIrrigation!Moving water from place to placeIrrigation!Growing crops for the human race
I'm pretty sure that there wasn't any more to it. The first attempt to convey the majesty of this song to Bill resulted in Probably Not instead, so it really all worked out for the best.