2023 has marked some significant anniversary milestones for Language of Prairie Dogs. It’s been 25 years since Dean A. Sobers & Matthew A. Kaufman encountered each other for the first time; 20 years since we released our first CD single (in our former guise as the band Elysium).
It’s also been 18 years since we formed Language of Prairie Dogs; 15 years since I founded my fake record label Brown Dwarf (named for the failed stars that Dean & I are). 15 years, too, since we released our first LOPD single, the perennial Xmas classic Lone Giant.
10 years it has been since we released a re-worked 1980s version of Lone Giant, which got us our first almost-proper bit of attention from someone in the press. That release was to be our first single from our long-gestated début swansong long-player, The Water Boatman, which wouldn’t be ready for another 5 years - which also means it’s the 5th anniversary of that record, too.
Quite the auspicious year, you will agree! To celebrate these multiple anniversaries we have rebanded to record a cover of the lamentable theme song from long-cancelled horniest show in the cosmos, Star Trek Enterprise.
For Prairie Dogs it has indeed been a long road, getting from there to here.
It's been a long road getting from there to here
It's been a long time but my time is finally near
I will see my dream come alive at last, I will touch the sky
And they're not gonna hold me down no more, no they're not gonna change my mind
'Cause I've got faith of the heart
I'm going where my heart will take me
I've got faith to believe I can do anything
I've got strength of my soul, no one's gonna bend or break me
I can reach any star
I've got faith
I've got faith
Faith of the heart
released December 31, 2023
Performed by Dean A. Sobers & Matthew A. Kaufman
Faith of the Heart written by Diane Warren
Theme from Star Trek written by Alexander Courage
Longtime friend of the band, Simon Love has re-released the same Xmas song with us every year for over 10 years now. This is his first solo LP. Matt can be heard on the track 'My Dick' ! Language of Prairie Dogs