No More Mister Nice Girl: Maggie Estep

February 13, 2014 at 3:26 am (Uncategorized)

Heard today about the loss of  poet, author and musician Maggie Estep. Her sudden passing at the age of 50 following complications from a heart attack is pretty shocking.Too soon, too soon.

I went to the collection and pulled out the only CD of hers I own, No More Mister Nice Girl.  Overall the record has aged well. The stuff I didn’t like much, I still don’t like, but the inspired stuff, “Hey Baby”, “Car Guy”, “Fuck Me”, “Rip Trip Strip”, and “Bad Day at the Beauty Salon” still sound great. Oh and there’s a fantastic shot of Estep on the cover with a “Fuck with me, I dare you” expression on her face.

Here’s the video for her most famous recording, “Hey Baby” which features John S. Hall from King Missile

 

 

Hey Baby

Liner Notes – (from No More Mister Nice Girl)

I was having a foul day. Some geezer harrassed me on the street and I got completely bent out of shape, but the guy was huge so I just stuffed my retort. Went home to drink coffee. No milk. I ripped through the cupboards and found Non Dairy Creamer. It tasted like shit. I got into one of those senseless rages where you throw stuff. I hurled the Non Dairy Creamer and it fell into the tub where I was running some bath water. The creamer erupted and made this bathing gel of Non Dairy Creamer. I was ready to kill myself. Instead I wrote Hey Baby.

So I’m walking down the street
minding my own business
when this guy starts with me
he’s suckin’ his lips goin’
Hey Baby
Yo Baby
Hey Baby
Yo

and I get a little tense and nervous
but I keep walking
but the guy, he’s dogging my every move
hey Miss, he says,
Don’t miss this!
And he grabs his crotch and sneers ear to ear
so finally, I turn around
Hey Buddy, I say
I’m feelin’ kinda tense, Buddy
I got a fuckin’ song in my heart
so come on,
Let’s go

I got a huge bucket of non-dairy creamer
and some time to kill
so let’s do it
we’ll make some foul-smelling artifical milk
and drink gallons and gallons and gallons of it

Get our bladders exceedingly full then
sit on the toilet together and let
the water run in the shower
and torture ourselves by not letting ourselves urinate
as the water rushes loudly
into the bathrub, okay?

We’ll do it together
writhe in utter agony
Just you and me
and I’ll even spring for some of that blue shit
for the toilet bowl, all right?
I mean, that’s my idea of a good time
so how bout it, you wanna?

The guy backs up a bit
Whatsa matter, Baby?
You got somethin’ against men?, he says
No, I say
I don’t have anything against men
Just STUPID men

Maggie Estep
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