October 3, 2013, Denton, TX

LITTLE JACK MELODY AND HIS YOUNG TURKS PERFORM IN DENTON, TX, DAN'S SILVERLEAF, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, A RARE GIG, DON'T MISS IT, NO I'M NOT SHOUTING WHY DO YOU ASK?, PRESENTING, CONCEPTUALLY SPEAKING, ALABAMA SONGS

Okay here's the deal. Hello all, greetings from Denton. The hell of it is is that Little Jack Melody and his Young Turks will be making a live night of it right here in Denton at the wonder that is Dan's Silverleaf.

LJMJoe Friday just the facts, ma'am:

Who: Little Jack Melody and his Young Turks. That's LJM (singing, a little tenor banjo, a little cornet); Brad Williams- keyboards; Dave Monsch- reed instruments; Ross Schodek- largemouth bass; Arjuna Contreras- drums.
Who else: Opening act is Wunderland, the brand new project of accordion wunderkind Ginny Mac and her nonpareil peers. This gig marks the band's world premiere. And you don't want to miss them.
Who else else: You, of course, happy lovely audience members.
What: A live music show in a lovely and not smoky hometown venue.
When: Thursday, October 10, 2013. Showtime for Wunderland is 8:30 p.m., LJM et al expected to take the stage around 9:30.
Where: Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial Street, Denton, TX 76201.
Why: Because it really is time, and in fact way way overdue.
How: By the skin of our collective teeth.

More specs: For the LJM portion of the program, you can expect a loose-knit governing concept for the playlist, that being dictated by the lyrics of the Brecht/Weill classic, "Alabama Song." So for convenience sake, let's just call the LJM 75-90 minute segment, Alabama Songs.

To wit:
Oh show us the way to the next whisky bar
Oh, don't ask why, no, don't ask why
For we must find the next whisky bar, for if we don't find the next whisky bar
I tell you we must die, I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die

Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say good-bye
We've lost our good old mamma
And must have whisky
Oh, you know why.

Oh show us the way to the next pretty girl
Oh, don't ask why, no, don't ask why
For we must find the next pretty girl, for if we don't find the next pretty girl
I tell you we must die, I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die

Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say good-bye
We've lost our good old mamma
And must have girls
Oh, you know why.

Oh show us the way to the next little dollar
Oh, don't ask why, no, don't ask why
For we must find the next little dollar, for if we don't find the next little dollar,
I tell you we must die, I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die

Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say good-bye
We've lost our good old mamma
And must have dollars
Oh, you know why.

George GroszThank you, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

So the concept goes like this--using this endoskeleton LJM et al will be playing several songs about whisky/drink/escape, followed by several songs about girls/romance/love, followed by several songs about money/greed/consuming. Got it?

And then, following up with several songs that don't quite fit the template, although they do all seem to deal with the human condition, the existential, the quandary, the abyss, the Kilroy.

So at the risk of sounding like an overthinker, alls I'm sayn is, ein Abend of loosely squished into a conceptual template mainly Little Jack Melody songs, many of them not frequently heard live. Not to be missed! So attention must be paid.

Thanks to all out there for reading this, and we hope to see every single one of you at the gig.

Ich bin ein Dentonite,
(not a jelly donut),
LITTLE JACK MELODY
Denton, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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