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Matt & Melvin: Awesome Basketball Rivalry, OK?

by The Other Strange Man

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Although neither a play nor a cast album, this short EP, based on real events, can perhaps best be considered as such.


Matt spends his days in his basement making music, but longing to be recognized as a basketball god. After Matt challenges any and all members of the public to a one-on-one grudge match (1), the heroic Melvin responds to the provocation by agreeing to fly from his native land in far-off Europe to teach Matt a lesson in humility (2). The night before the epic battle, Matt throws a music concert, but all minds and hearts are focused on the coming battle (3).


The big day has arrived. After a couple of warm-up games (4), Matt and Melvin take the half-court. Both men play hard and rough in the first 3-minute half (5), and take a well-deserved break as musicians extraordinaire Mitch 'n' Odilon's Good Time Trumpet & Ukulele Combo Band take the field for the halftime show (6). The second half is a tense, nail-biting affair with a dramatic final moment (7), and an important lesson is learned by all (8).


released June 15, 2020

Odilon Green (The Other Strange Man): lyrics, electric ukulele, music & vocals (except as indicated below), production.

Matt Motern Manly Man: additional vocals on 1, 7.

Spinneweb: additional vocals on 2, 7.

Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures: acoustic guitar & organ on 4; vocals on 8.

OwenneiL: vocals on 5.

Sidney Delorean: vocals on 5.

Mitch / Tod Got Overexcited: trumpet & additional vocals on 6.

Johnny Unicorn: additional vocals on 7.


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The Other Strange Man

I write songs inspired by Motern Media and the various artists who ascribe to the Motern philosophy.

I also have music on other subjects released under several other names.

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