moosebutter news and musings
(condensed from the June 21 2004 moosebutter web letter. To join the moosebutter email list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Topics in this edition of the moosebutter web letter:
I. moosebutter shirts are now available.
No, no, no, put down your pitchforks and incendiary weapons, they're not those shirts. They're the moosebutter stage shirts.
We have heard your constant cries of pleading, "Grant us the moosebutter shirts or we shall storm Martha Stewart's jail cell and stomp upon her cupcakes!", and now the same shirts worn by moosebutter in their wacky moosebutter-y comedy music show can be yours to own, to wear, to hug, to cuddle. These shirts make many bold statements: "I know who moosebutter is." "I'm not afraid to admit that I wish I could communicate with artichokes." And of course, "This moose is in a red triangle."
Available at moosebutter shows beginning Saturday, June 26th, and for order from the moosebutter web site soon (check the store to see if they are there). Cost: $12. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL (limited #). Colors: Black, or White. Flavor: Lima Bean.
Each volunteer will be given one free moosebutter T-shirt, admission to a moosebutter show, and the adulation of adoring moosebutter fans. Volunteers will be expected to be available from 2 hours before the start of a show to one hour after the show, will attend a mercifully short orientation and training workshop, and must be trustworthy, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, ....
Contact email@example.com if you are interested. Please indicate your age, availability (day, evening, weekend, holiday), area you live, areas you would be willing to travel to assist, and favorite 70's pant fabric. Upcoming dates when volunteers are needed: June 26, eve, American Fork, UT; July 2, eve, Provo, UT; July 3, afternoon, Murray, UT.
Something to keep HARRY and HERMIONE HAPPY - check out the Free Stuff area of our WIZARD-ly WEB SITE to hear our new MUGGLE MUSIC - a recording of the POTION-ish PARODY, "HARRY POTTER." It's a SNAPE SNAZZY rendition, rendered officially cool with the MUSICAL MAGIC of AZKABAN AMAZING vocal percussionist and everyone's favorite DRUM DEMENTOR, Wes Carroll*.
Available for LUCIUS LISTENING or DIAGON DOWNLOAD.
*Check him out at http://www.mouthdrumming.com or www.stylishandhotdrummerspittingonthemicrophonewithnoshirton.com
The last few weeks have been great, and I wanted to post a few fun things associated with each event, and thank certain people.
The Harmony Sweepstakes on Sat, March 6 was terrific - excellent music, great sets from all the groups. The dudes from Inpulse and No Better Cause, winners and runners-up respectively, were super cool to hang out with. Also great thanks to the 17th Avenue All-Stars, consumate performers and very nice people.
Saturday the 13th we did another rip-snortin' moosebutter Little Dudes at the Provo Library. If you were there, were still in diapers, and were less than 3 years old, you had a good time.
Saturday afternoon we sang for the great kids at the Springville Commitment to Youth program at Springville High School. Even though Mark Eaton didn't stick around to hear us sing (we were going to have a tall contest between him and Weston...). We had great requests, sing-a-longs, and an attempt at a song interpretation of "Chicken of the Sea" that turned into more of an interpretive mime. Thanks to all the great kids for sticking around to chat.
Friday March 19th we were at the Logan LDS Institute of Religion singing for a bunch of Enchilada-munching college students. Fun, fun stuff... some of the greatest sassy-cat suggestions EVER. Speaking of which, we lost the sassy cat.... I won two special distinctions that night: the most pointless anecdote / rambling in the history of moosebutter (and that's an accomplishment with Weston in the group), and someone recognized the end-of-Spider-Man-stick-to-the-wall thing I do for the aesthetic breakthrough that it is.
Weston also sang while executing a delicious head-stand.
Saturday der 20th we chugged down to Cedar City for the Iron County United Way fundraiser. Despite a couple of minor technical tics (Chris wearing the wrong set of feet), we had a great show, and the requests sections was fun, fun, fun. By the way, Cedar City, did any of you see the TV spot we did? What did you think?
Lastly, someone in Logan called Weston the Mexican John Belushi. Why that never before dawned us, we don't know.
We just got back from San Francisco - MAN was that fun. We hosted the Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes. What a delight to hang out with such talented groups and see such great stuff. We had a whopping good time introducing all the groups, and sang a set while the judges were tallying scores. Thanks to everyone for the fine time!