Here’s what you missed if you weren’t at Mickey’s Tavern in Madison last evening for our happy hour show on the back patio.
Mickey’s sits at the center of what has to be one of the loveliest four-block radii in all of this best of all possible worlds. And The Viper and His Famous Orchestra had a lovely, radiant, best-of-all-possible world, even revolutionary time on this Bastille evening, with two Viper parents, one sister, two nieces, and several rain clouds in attendance.
It was great to see old Madison friends like Kissyfish songwriter John Papageorge, roadie Mark Kuether, and videographer John Rademacher, along with new Madisonian Anthony Burton, whose Golden Horse Ranch Band had once let the Viper sit in as a guest as part of their residency at The Whistler in Chicago (a show for which I wrote “Big Headed Small Minded Man”).
Speaking of new songs (we were speaking of that, weren’t we?) last night’s show debuted “Dirge” – a composition about decomposition – and witnessed the performative maturing of our newish “Dopamine.” John Peacock did a good job throughout on the suitcase and melodica — and you can let him know I said that.
You need more? Well, here’s the whole megillah, gorilla:
- Don’t Want To
- Winnebago Bay
- I Left My Liver in Libertyville
- Good Morning Irene
- Body and Soul (Ludlul bel nemeqi)
- Party Girl
- My Seafaring Lassie
- Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been…Blue?
- Randolph St.
- Curb Your Dog
- Party in the U.S.A.
- Another Birthday Song
- Big Headed Small Minded Man
- I Love a Girl in Moscow
- Bled-a-loe Lang-de-lang
- Stopper in My Hand
- Tavern in the Town
- Ukulele Rhythm
- Hey! Rounders
- Make a World Brand New
Come and see us when we’ll play another Monday happy hour on Mickey’s patio on August 11. And if you can’t wait that long, come and see us at the Madison Children’s Museum Adult Swim: Summer Speakeasy on Friday night, July 25.