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    Fur Peace Ranch - SOLD OUT
    Pomeroy, OH
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    Roger McNamee solo @ Sweetwater
    Mill Valley, CA
Sep 22
Fur Peace Ranch - SOLD OUT - Pomeroy, OH
Oct 7
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - San Francisco, CA
Oct 21
Roger McNamee solo @ Sweetwater - Mill Valley, CA

Moonalice News

  • Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
  • Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
  • Moonalice plays Dead!!!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
  • Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
  • Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
  • LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
  • Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center
Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
Moonalice plays Dead!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Sep 9, 2018 / June Lake Jam Fest (June Lake)
    Today's legend is more serious than usual. We have a second, special poster today by John Mavroudis. The...
  • Sep 16, 2018 / Doobie Decibel System (Mill Valley)
    Notes: This show was supposed to be a Roger McNamee solo concert with a Beatles theme. The night before...
  • Aug 8, 2018 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, pigs are flying, hell has frozen over, the weird have all turned pro ... a...
  • Sep 22, 2018 / Fur Peace Ranch - SOLD OUT (Pomeroy)
    According to Moonalice legend, Fur Peace Ranch is a magnet for beautiful people. Moonalice came here bec...
  • Aug 25, 2018 / Venice Beach Music Fest - FREE! (Venice Beach)
    According to Moonalice legend, the sun is out, the surf is up and we got to start this set at 4:20. It d...
  • Sep 12, 2018 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, 2018 is the scariest reality television series in history ... and it’s s...
  • Aug 9, 2018 / Jerry Garcia Tribute Night @ SF Giants (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, Jerry Garcia hit the road 23 years ago for a solo tour we could not join. ...
  • Aug 26, 2018 / Bogie's @ The Westlake Village Inn (Westlake Village )
    According to Moonalice legend, Westlake Village is city with a purpose. The headquarters of Guitar Cente...
  • Aug 23, 2018 / Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach)
    According to Moonalice legend, we arrived in Hermosa Beach a few hours ago and learned something that bl...
  • Aug 24, 2018 / Golden Sails Hotel (Long Beach)
    According to Moonalice legend, this is our 19th show here in Long Beach! I am not certain, but I think t...
Sep 9, 2018 / June Lake Jam Fest (June Lake)
Today's legend is more serious than usual. We have a second, special poster today by John Mavroudis. The...
Sep 16, 2018 / Doobie Decibel System (Mill Valley)
Notes: This show was supposed to be a Roger McNamee solo concert with a Beatles theme. The night before...
Aug 8, 2018 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, pigs are flying, hell has frozen over, the weird have all turned pro ... a...
Sep 22, 2018 / Fur Peace Ranch - SOLD OUT (Pomeroy)
According to Moonalice legend, Fur Peace Ranch is a magnet for beautiful people. Moonalice came here bec...
Aug 25, 2018 / Venice Beach Music Fest - FREE! (Venice Beach)
According to Moonalice legend, the sun is out, the surf is up and we got to start this set at 4:20. It d...
Sep 12, 2018 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, 2018 is the scariest reality television series in history ... and it’s s...
Aug 9, 2018 / Jerry Garcia Tribute Night @ SF Giants (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, Jerry Garcia hit the road 23 years ago for a solo tour we could not join. ...
Aug 26, 2018 / Bogie's @ The Westlake Village Inn (Westlake Village )
According to Moonalice legend, Westlake Village is city with a purpose. The headquarters of Guitar Cente...
Aug 23, 2018 / Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach)
According to Moonalice legend, we arrived in Hermosa Beach a few hours ago and learned something that bl...
Aug 24, 2018 / Golden Sails Hotel (Long Beach)
According to Moonalice legend, this is our 19th show here in Long Beach! I am not certain, but I think t...

American Dream Rag

an anthem for Occupy Wall Street

download or stream the song!

LYRICS:
Credits: 
Words and lyrics by Roger McNamee

I've been out of work since the bank shut down
They shipped our jobs to China, left behind our town
Tumbleweed rollin' through, it feels like we've all been screwed

Every day's a struggle but we get by
They took everything we have, we don't cry
We can't afford to drink, but we still get high
Livin' the American dream

Politicians say In Banks We Trust
They gave em all the money that once belonged to us
In the name of red white and blue
It feels like we all been screwed

Every day's a struggle but we get by
They took everything we have, we don't cry
We can't afford to drink, but we still get high
Livin' the American dream

We used to have insurance and a steady job
But our banker bought the business with intent to rob
He closed all the factories, shuttered every store
The thousands out of work make his stock worth more

(solo)

Debt and unemplyment we got up the wazoo
Change we can believe in is long overdue
It's past time to sing the blues
It feels like we all been screwed

Every day's a struggle but we get by
They took everything we have, we don't cry
We can't afford to drink, but we still get high
Livin' the American dream

Every day's a struggle but we get by
They took everything we have, we don't cry
We can't afford to drink, but we still get high
Livin' the American dream
Livin' the American dream
Livin' the American dream

Performers: 
John Molo - drums Pete Sears - bass, piano Barry Sless - lead guitar Ann McNamee - percussion and vocals Roger McNamee - rhythm guitar and lead vocals

an anthem for Occupy Wall Street

Tribe Comments

attraction's picture

My 2 cents: very cool lyrics and music....what scares me more is that if we go out and protest, we are considered PUNY TERRORISTS by the Establishment....if we don't, we are considered dumbasses by the same Establishment....this is a tuff cookie to tackle folks.....NO doubt:). What comes to my MYnde right now is the Who tune......"we won't get fooled again" (which is still in vogue today!!!!!!) and the Cream tune "we're going wrong":):):)!!!!
Keep on keepin' on good hard working folk :):):)

lee1423's picture

banks , car companys ,ect are private companys. they can operate anyway they choose ,as long as the public will use their services. if big government ,Obama and his people want to give out bail outs ,until we are broke ,will need to stop them. No poor man has ever been able to hire anyone, it takes rich people, business, to do that. take away their money ,their profits and you and i have no jobs or no money.Even if the banks have no bail outs or not,will not give any of us any more money in our pockets. the only thing that will give anyone some money ,is to work hard and hope the rich,and business do well so they can give us a job. the government never has any money of it own,it never generates any at all. the government only has our tax dollars to spend and blow .so if the government give a bunch of people money it would only be giving away our own tax dollars they have taken from us working people, the rich, and private business. so quit blaming wall street,they are private business also along with the banks. blame the government ,socialist agendas , Obama ,and the democrats.

steve@premofine.com's picture

Very nice song. It says words and lyrics by Roger. Did he also write the music?