Upcoming Concerts

  • Dec 12
    The Rising Sun Barn
    Telford, PA
  • Dec 13
    MilkBoy
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec 14
    The Capitol Theatre
    Port Chester, NY
  • Dec 15
    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington , DC
  • Dec 16
    The Saint
    Asbury Park, NJ
  • Dec 17
    Still Partners
    Sea Cliff, NY
Dec 12
The Rising Sun Barn - Telford, PA
Dec 13
MilkBoy - Philadelphia, PA
Dec 14
The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Dec 15
Gypsy Sally's - Washington , DC
Dec 16
The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
Dec 17
Still Partners - Sea Cliff, NY

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)

  • Nov 25, 2018 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
  • Nov 23, 2018 / Ashkenaz (Berkeley)
    According to Moonalice legend, the insanity continues, but the good guys are beginning to make inroads. ...
  • Oct 13, 2018 / Roger McNamee Solo @ Carolyn Ferris Art Studio (Fairfax)
  • Dec 1, 2018 / The Reel Fish Shop (Sonoma)
    According to Moonalice Legend, tonight is our final concert of 2018. It has been a mind blowing year ......
  • Oct 27, 2018 / Rock Of Ages Costume Musical Extravaganza @ Osher Marin JCC Kanbar Center For The Arts (San Rafael)
    According to Moonalice Legend, this special DDS lineup features Roger McNamee, Jason Crosby, Lebo, Steve...
  • Nov 21, 2018 / The Chapel (San Francisco)
  • Nov 25, 2018 / Moe's Alley (Santa Cruz)
    According to Moonalice legend, the climate is changing. After decades of being chill, the climate is get...
  • Nov 24, 2018 / Roger McNamee & Friends @ TXR Bar - FREE (San Rafael)
  • Oct 21, 2018 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
  • Nov 30, 2018 / Odd Fellows Hall (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, we have long been fascinated by the Independent Organization of Odd Fellow...
Nov 25, 2018 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Nov 23, 2018 / Ashkenaz (Berkeley)
According to Moonalice legend, the insanity continues, but the good guys are beginning to make inroads. ...
Oct 13, 2018 / Roger McNamee Solo @ Carolyn Ferris Art Studio (Fairfax)
Dec 1, 2018 / The Reel Fish Shop (Sonoma)
According to Moonalice Legend, tonight is our final concert of 2018. It has been a mind blowing year ......
Oct 27, 2018 / Rock Of Ages Costume Musical Extravaganza @ Osher Marin JCC Kanbar Center For The Arts (San Rafael)
According to Moonalice Legend, this special DDS lineup features Roger McNamee, Jason Crosby, Lebo, Steve...
Nov 21, 2018 / The Chapel (San Francisco)
Nov 25, 2018 / Moe's Alley (Santa Cruz)
According to Moonalice legend, the climate is changing. After decades of being chill, the climate is get...
Nov 24, 2018 / Roger McNamee & Friends @ TXR Bar - FREE (San Rafael)
Oct 21, 2018 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Nov 30, 2018 / Odd Fellows Hall (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, we have long been fascinated by the Independent Organization of Odd Fellow...

Constellation Rag

Credits: 
Roger McNamee
Credits Lyrics: 
Roger McNamee
Credits Music: 
Roger McNamee

Constellation Rag

Wash your hands in my finger bowl, Baby, then let your pinkies dry
I’ll let you hold my fuzzy peaches, if you’ll let me taste your pie
You may hold my peaches, Baby, you may drive my car
‘Cuz in my constellation, Baby, you know you’re the brightest star!

You can take all my money, Honey you gotta take me as well
I wouldn’t how to live without you, but then you never can tell
You still stir my sugar, Baby, you still lick my jar
‘Cuz in my constellation, Baby, you know you’re the brightest star!

I will clean your chimney, Baby, when you need your ashes hauled
I’ll unclog your carburetor, when your car has stalled
You may try to leave, but you won’t get too far
‘Cuz in my constellation, Baby, you know you’re the brightest star!

I know we’ll grow old together, two sweet peas in a pod
Lovey dovey senior citizens may strike some as odd
I will do whatever you ask, I’ll follow you to Mars
‘Cuz in my constellation, Baby, you know you’re the brightest star!

Performers: 
Roger McNamee

I'm pretty sure I wrote it on the same vacation as Tell Me It's Okay. It was a good week. :-) Back in 1999-2001, the Flying Other Brothers had an annual one-week band camp with Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Pete Sears, and GE Smith. Jorma, Jack, and Pete were 3/5ths of Hot Tuna and GE had recently left Saturday Night Live. Hot Tuna's recording of Hesitation Blues was one of the songs that made me want to play guitar, and those three weeks were life changing. Before our third band camp, I wrote Constellation Rag as an homage to Jorma and Jack. I borrowed licks and cliché lyrics from a dozen ragtime blues songs and assembled them into Constellation Rag. The music was tricky, but the lyrics took only an hour. My personal touch was to make Constellation a ragtime love song, rather than a blues. At that time, I could not finger pick, so I learned it with a flatpick, which took longer than I would have liked. One of my greatest thrills occurred a couple years later when the FOB Four quartet (Pete, Barry, Ann, Roger) played the song at Jorma's Fur Peace Ranch concert hall, with Jack on bass. A few years later, Jack joined us in the formation of Moonalice.

In the early days of Moonalice, we didn't play many songs written for the FOBs. That changed at a Jewels in the Square gig, when we played Tell Me It's Okay just for the fun of it. Playing the song was a blast, and the audience loved it. After that, we tested other songs: Happy Endings, Nick of Time, Silver Lining, and Constellation Rag. All of them were reborn in Moonalice.

Roger McNamee