Something like this:

Sunday, July 30, 2006


Since my baby left me
(badadada dum)
My world is in a haze
(badadada dum)
Those dudes in all white lab coats
Got me runnin through a maze

I got the rat blues
The gol'dang rat blues
The stepped in a trap blues
The here comes the cat blues

Oh baby please tell me
(badadada dum)
What am I s'posed to do
(badadada dum)
How much cheese does it take now
For me to get over you


Yeah, ok, so maybe Lady Macbeth isn't the best idea for a children's book illustration submission. Not that I'm submitting anything. I don't really know how that world works. But something tells me a rat singing the blues is more appropriate than a bloody and crazed lady. But maybe I'm wrong. Like I said, I don't know much about the children's book illustration business. If you, dear reader, have any advice/hints/money to give, let me know in the comments.

Anyway, here's a little rat-tacular musical pic your your amusement. Are you amused? I hope so. Because I was really trying to stay away from horrified this time.

Previous music-themed aceos here, here, here,
and here.

Go out and buy this little ditty here.


Amy Zaleski said...

Hehe, made me laugh. Lab rats have every right to sing the blues. I like this little character a lot.

uvor said...

Great Illu and great Lyrics! I could hear the harp and the guitar on it!
2 days ago I had some rats trapped, because my cats are too lazy :)
Regards, Uli.

uvor said...

And I passed the rats to them, they looked at me as they would say: How did you bloody thumb two-legged monster figured this out? This is our business, pass the snacks over! Grrrr!

DEW said...

This is just great - put a big smile on my face - after melting all day today! THANKS!

~Gina said...

He is so cute! I love rats! (domestic)

susanna said...

Badada dum! Yeah! If ever that was a rat to sing the blues, this one would be it. Good work. You made me smile this morning. :)

ian russell said...

i like this guy!