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Thursday
Nov072013

SONG-A-WEEK: AIN'T GOT A NICKEL OR A DIME ~ RICK BERLIN

 

why i am it seems perpetually and for the most part, ok, in spite of chaotic internal weather or external crash-n-burn kamikaze insanity

Sunday
Sep152013

SONG-A-WEEK: I DON'T WANNA GO TO WORK ~ RICK BERLIN

 

The boys think this is a honky tonk piano song. I think it's punk. Go figure. (Meanwhile an all too common sentiment.)



I DON' WANNA GO TO WORK TODAY

i don't feel good
i think im sick
i puked in a wastebasket
it's only six
my head's in a vice
i won't be nice
i was in a fight last night
jesus christ

i don' wanna go
i don' wanna go
i don' wanna go
to work...today…

hey!

last night i went out on the town
on the sidewalk i fell down
a blackout upside my head
i lost my phone
i don't know where i live, hey

all work, no play…hey

c

it ain't that i hate my job
+ it ain't that i am lazy
i just need a break, man
get me outa the rat race n
party...down

all work, no play…hey

c

all work, no play…hey
i don't wanna go…TO WORK!

Thursday
Aug222013

SONG-A-WEEK: THAT'S THE BEST I'M SORRY I EVER HAD ~ RICK BERLIN

Hard to say, hard to hear, hard to believe.

 

 

Monday
Jul082013

SONG-A-WEEK: LAUTREC ~ RICK BERLIN

An at-home demo made on G-band.

Fantasyland at the corner bar I imagine I am Toulouse. I see as he sees. I draw with his hand. Everyone looks, at the night wears on, as if populating one of his astonishing posters. The hard black lines. The adoration of the not-so-beautiful. This is one weird-assed song, but it's for him so tip of the hat to Paris and that awesome inspirational time.

Saturday
Jun082013

SONG-A-WEEK: JOHNNY GUITAR ~ RICK BERLIN

 

Waaay back when Orchestra Luna II replaced the original band, Steven Paul Perry joined up. I wrote Johnny Guitar for him and began the song with a weirdo (pretentious?) monologue (Berlin as Patti Smith?) that kicked in the 'idea' of a boy who won the world. Even wrote a screenplay based on the idea. Although we never played the song after LUNA I stuck it in here with THE MOVIE as the best place to honor Steven who has only recently 'lifted off' from earth into the stars.

Band: Bobby Bandon (keys), Chet Cahill (bass, vocals), Steven Paul Perry (guitar, vocals), Joe Pet (kit), Berlin (vocals), Billie Best (mgr).