Monday, December 17, 2007

Togetherness

Assuming that we can pull together two forty-five-minute sets of schmaltzy holiday tunes, I'm happy to announce:

The Ryan Stanley Duo, featuring Thom Sebastian on the upright bass, presents: The Jingle Boys: A Yuletide of Dangling Dog Dicks*
Coming this Wednesday, December 19th, to a Corner bistro near you.


*A working title, to be sure.

UPDATE! Gig will also include special guest Gammo on the electrical keyboard. Huzzah.

9 Comments:

Blogger The Neoskeptic said...

just do the never-ending Sleigh Ride vamp for 20 minutes and segue into a reprise of the ska arrangement of O Come All Ye Faithful. should be a piece of cake.

17/12/07 12:14 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I'm in it to win it. But I'll need a guitar. And an amp. And I might need somebody to reteach me all the songs.

17/12/07 12:15 PM  
Blogger eekbeat said...

ska!

17/12/07 1:26 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Now, now, eekbeat. That would be rude.

17/12/07 1:46 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Hey you know what would work really well as a bluegrass tune? "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", is what.

18/12/07 9:17 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

That sounds interesting, TMK.

We are doing a sort of New Orleans second-line version of "Here Comes Santa Claus." Commenter neoskeptic sent along this public radio piece about the second line tradition.

He also sent this link, recommending "Carnival Time" as the closest approximation of what we're going for.

Everything else is pretty straightforward jazz, with the exception of a funk-jam version of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," which is really fun.

18/12/07 1:59 PM  
Anonymous heebie-geebie said...

Off topic, but I just tried my grandma's neti pot. At the time I couldn't really get the water to come out the other side, besides a slow drip. But afterwards, I blew my nose, and I feel pretty good now. Before when I was blowing my nose it was not really doing much.

19/12/07 12:36 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

heebie: yeah, that sounds about right, if you're rather congested. It seems to loosen stuff up from the back side and start a sort of flow. You'll likely have to blow for awhile now. I hope you feel better soon!

19/12/07 12:45 AM  
Blogger The Neoskeptic said...

sea salt is the key!

19/12/07 9:21 AM  

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