Ziggy Starbuck

from by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff



© 2003 Jeff Bohnhoff

Ziggy sat at the bar
Getting wired with venti lattés.
The Baristas from Mars -
He drank it sweet black,
But made it too strong.
It was a special roast,
Revved up his nerves the most.

Ziggy sipped all day
Got no sleep and bloodshot eyeballs.
No decaf for the man,
Oh the grounds they were piling.
He liked drinkin’ fair trade
He wasn’t fussy, man.
He’d brew it from a can.

Where were the Baristas
When the espresso machine went down?
Just a menu to guide us.
So we bitched about the lines.
Should we get low fat this time?

Ziggy played for time
Jiving us the brew was voodoo.
So wired it was crass,
He was a spazz.
Licked grounds from the glass.
He took it all too far
Slurpin’ down that thick, black tar.

Making tall cappuccinos
Ziggy sucked it into his mind.
Like a dark roast Messiah.
With a badly shaking hand
I had to close up the stand.

Ziggy sat at the bar.


from Grated Hits, released March 12, 2010
Maya Bohnhoff - Lead Vocal
Jeff Bohnhoff - Guitars, Bass, Drum Programming



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Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff San Jose, California

Jeff and Maya have an identity crisis. Their music is sometimes uproariously funny parody (like their spot-on "Bohemian Rhapsody" parody "Midichlorian Rhapsody", or hauntingly beautiful, like "Road to Jerusalem" or "Manhattan Sleeps". One way or another, their music will create strong emotions. Jeff and Maya have been creating music together since 1979, and plan to continue for some time to come. ... more

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