Set list for February 3, 2007

February 3, 2007

SET #1

  • “The Viper’s Theme”
  • “Winnebago Bay”
  • “The Viper’s Blue Yodel No. 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd”
  • “Interjections!” (Lynn Ahrens, as perf. by Essra Mohawk for Grammar Rock, 1973)
  • “Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been…Blue?”*
  • “The Barley Farmer’s Bar” (Joe Raposo & Elaine Laron, as perf. by Judy Graubart and Skip Hinnant for The Electric Company, 1971)
  • “Think about Your Troubles” (Harry Nilsson, from The Point!, 1971)
  • “We Love It” (as perf. by Tiny Tim on Tiny Tim’s Second Album, 1969)
  • “They’re Knocking Down Our Home” (Pete Ham, as perf. by Badfinger on Magic Christian Music, 1970)
  • “Brand New Key” (Melanie Safka, 1972)

SET #2

  • “Everyone Has a Pain” (Joe Raposo & Tom Dunsmuir, as perf. by Morgan Freeman, Lee Chamberlain, and Skip Hinnant for The Electric Company, [year?])
  • “The Day the Well Went Dry” (Norman Greenbaum, 1972)
  • “My Seafaring Lassie”*
  • “…And Sometimes Dmytryk”*
  • “Then I’d Be Satisfied” (George M. Cohan, as perf. by Tiny Tim on God Bless Tiny Tim, 1968)
  • “Sing a Song of Texas”*
  • “I Love a Girl in Moscow”*
  • “The Time of the Leaving”*
  • “L-Y” (Tom Lehrer, for The Electric Company, [1975?])
  • “Aren’t You Glad You’re You” (as perf. by Tiny Tim on For All My Little Friends, 1969)

* = from The Viper’s work-in-progress HUAC documentary musical, Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been… Blue?

Lulu’s Back in Town

That is to say, The Viper, after several years of living in exile after abdication (to crib a line from Mo Tucker), is again at least semi-active as a performer and/or writer. Or at least we’ll see.

I’m currently imagining this space less as a public blog than as a way to collect notes and keep track of my progress toward completing several bits of unfinishing recording, writing, and performing business.

the kind of music your great-great-great-grandparents warned your great-great-grandparents about