I Am Joe's Eyes

But I'm Happy Now

20 Seconds of Pleasure

Lounging in the Belly of the Beast

Primal Urges



The Winter Concert

Big Times in a Small Town

The Stealth Project

Seattle Performing Songwriters

also see:

Uncle Bonsai

Mel Cooleys


electric bonsai band recordings

Electric Bonsai Band is actually Andrew Ratshin, member of and principal songwriter for the group Uncle Bonsai, and his acoustic guitar. When this popular Seattle-based trio disbanded in 1989, Andrew began recording and performing, with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, as Electric Bonsai Band.


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Hmm...what to say about the second Electric Bonsai Band release, But I'm Happy Now? Why not let the press describe this one:

"The songs on But I'm Happy Now are all impeccable. Each is perfectly rendered. We are confident in the years to come, Andrew Ratshin will be judged as one of the premier songwriters of his generation. And there you have it, Electric Bonsai Band's - But I'm Happy Now, one of the brightest, most innovative, cheerful, and rhythmic albums to come out in decades." - The Maverick Report

"For this little slice of pop heaven, [But I'm Happy Now] Ratshin deserves a pair of wings and a silver halo...slightly bent." - Performing Songwriter

"Each of Ratshin's songs describes a clear, self-contained, lyrical, and musical landscape. While the complex chordings and tricky rhythmic structures are clearly those of a trained musician, the songs move crisply in a pop vein, backed by Ratshin's impeccable acoustic guitar playing and arranging skills." - Absolute Sound

""But I'm Happy Now" explodes with energy, wit, wisdom, optimism and plenty of sarcastic grins. It's happy now, but with not a grain of saccharine... Engineered, and bolstered by an all-star cadre of musicians and backup vocalists the sound is lush, full and dizzy with detail." - The Ann Arbor News

SONGS (click for lyric):
But I'm Happy Now
Isn't It Sad
Comfort Me
I Am My Dad
If A Tree Falls
Guardian Angel
This Is What Love Is For
The King Of Love
Midas Touch
Creatures Of Habit
Puberty Wars
True Believer

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UNCLE BONSAI YELLOW TAIL SAMPLER BIG LIST OF SONGS! LINKS PHOTOS SAMPLER ELECTRIC BONSAI BAND Christine Lavin blankey.com mulberrybushmusic.com uncle bonsai nwdiscs.com scott katz DISC ONE: The Inessential Uncle Bonsai Send My Body Home; Isaac's Lament; In It For The Children; Suzy; I Want A Man; Fat Boys; One In A Million; Heartache; Johnny, It's Downhill From Here; He Must Have Been A Genius; A Lonely Grain of Corn; Boys Want Sex In The Morning; Lois Lane; Silent Night; Enterprising Young Man; Billboard Love; Cheerleaders On Drugs; Penis Envy; Charlie and Me DISC TWO: Myn Ynd Wymyn The Voice Of God; Men and Women; Doug At His Moms; Womb For Rent; K-Mart; Bedroom Eyes; Midas Touch; Folk Song; Family Restaurant; Julie Andrews; Another Fat Song; Takin' The Kids To Disney World; Then God Made Malls; Me and Mrs. Middle America; Big Chihuahua; Women With A "Y" (Womyn); Making Fun Of Foreigners DISC THREE: Doug Doug's Birthday Song; Doug Goes To Town; Doug Gets Married; Doug's Divorce: Part 2; Doug At His Mom's; Doug at the Gates of Hell (Epilogue) (Electric Bonsai Band); Doug's First Job (Electric Bonsai Band); Doug At Home (Mel Cooleys); Delilah Gets Married (Mel Cooleys); Doug's Divorce: Preamble (Doug and the TV: Part 2) (Mel Cooleys); Doug Engaged (Mel Cooleys); Doug's First Date (Uncle Bonsai w/Mel Cooleys); Doug's Greatest Christmas Ever (Uncle Bonsai w/Mel Cooleys) DISC FOUR: Plain Brown Wrapper Olivia Newton John; Don't Put It In Your Mouth; Man For The 80's; Meet Me Under The Table (A Drinking Song); Kill The Competition (A Love Song); Parcel Post; In The Suburbs; To Market, To Market (Pigs); Too Many Creeps; Boys In Heat; They're At It Again; Splitting The Genes; Eine Kleine Nacht Musik; Chubby Wanna Sundae?; Ashley's Little Blues; There Is A Line; I Like Girls; Rich Kids; The Star Spangled Banner APOLOGY Disc Five - Bonus DISC: Sponge Boy Sponge Boy