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4 July, 2009 / Erik

Torgo: Failed at Bitches

This has been in the works for a while as a Yakmala project. Every year, I make a special soundtrack for the Yakmala group made up of some of the songs and dialogue we hear over the year’s Yakmala sessions. For last year’s 2008 CD, my friend Seth Linker wrote a song in the voice of Torgo, the not-quite-satyr manservant from the classic “‘Manos:’ the Hands of Fate.” Ever since, we’ve discussed a video for YouTube consumption. Thanks to editing wizard Rob Bradfield, we now have Torgo: Failed at Bitches.

The title is derived from an in-joke amongst Yakmala folk. When we watched the film (without Joel and the Bots), we misheard the line “You have failed us, Torgo” and “You have failed at Torgo.” “Failed at Torgo” became shorthand for bungling a simple task. Like any sub-culture, Yakmala gives rise to obtuse vernacular.

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