Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Music Issue

Even with professional drinker-musicians in our group, alcohol is a big problem for the RRCC Jug Band. It’s not that we can’t remember the songs after 16-1/3 beers per Member, it’s that we can’t remember what songs we remember. When we can’t think of any songs we sit around staring at each other, getting unrealistic suggestions from the rest of the Club (Eruption, Bohemian Rhapsody, No. 9 Dream…). And in return, we subject everyone else to endless repetitions of the same songs (more on the repetition problem below).

So up in the top corner of this web site we have set up a permanent link to generate an official Rebel Rivers Songbook. Nominate songs by using the “Comments” button and if it seems doable we’ll print up the lyrics and chord changes, plus the bass line for Roy and a rippin’ three-string banjo solo. If a song seems like a keeper, or actually gets played, we’ll declare it part of the songbook which will be printed out before each trip and put in the lid of the Chuck Box. As long as someone is sober enough to remember it’s in the lid of the Chuck Box, the hills will be alive with the sound of music. We already have six songs.

On a related subject, while the rookie Member of the Jug Band has already doubled the hit total of 4 Non Blondes and other more famous acts…it’s still probably time to learn a third song. It only seems fair that since everyone in the club is going to hear it repeated often, everyone should get to participate in choosing the song. So make your choice by voting below. Site visitors (like you, Carno-man, and Josh’s co-workers in Europe) are free to vote too. Here are your choices:

1. Tumbling Dice, because there's a fever in the funkhouse now.

2. I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll because I want to 'lectrify my soul.

3. Take It Easy, because it's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowing down to take a look at me.

4. New Year's Day because her name is Pussywillow Rose.

5. Dirty World because if you need your oil changed I'll do it for you...free!

Follow this link to VOTE HERE


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