Upcoming Concerts

  • Jun 19
    Haight Street Art Center
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 20
    Summer Solstice Show in Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 23
    Italian Street Painting Marin
    San Rafael, CA
  • Jun 24
    Italian Street Painting Marin
    San Rafael, CA
  • Jun 25
    Private Event
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 27
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 30
    Sweetwater Music Hall - Benefit for Internet Archive
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Jul 14
    Roger McNamee @ Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest
    Auburn, CA
  • Jul 15
    Roger McNamee @ Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Jul 27
    Mission Theater - McMenamins
    Portland, OR
Jun 19
Haight Street Art Center - San Francisco, CA
Jun 20
Summer Solstice Show in Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA
Jun 23
Italian Street Painting Marin - San Rafael, CA
Jun 24
Italian Street Painting Marin - San Rafael, CA
Jun 25
Private Event - San Francisco, CA
Jun 27
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jun 30
Sweetwater Music Hall - Benefit for Internet Archive - Mill Valley, CA
Jul 14
Roger McNamee @ Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest - Auburn, CA
Jul 15
Roger McNamee @ Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Jul 27
Mission Theater - McMenamins - Portland, OR

Moonalice News

  • 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
  • Honoring The San Francisco Tradition of The Rock Poster!!!
  • Rock Out To The Music Of 1967 at The Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam On 21 June!!!
  • Happy Birthday Moontunes TM!!!!
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
Honoring The San Francisco Tradition of The Rock Poster!!!
Rock Out To The Music Of 1967 at The Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam On 21 June!!!
Happy Birthday Moontunes TM!!!!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
    Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
  • Dec 29, 2013 / Sweetwater Music (Mill Valley, CA)
    Our Psychedelic Sunday shows at Sweetwater occur at 2 in the afternoon - a fantastic time for serious psychedelic music
  • Aug 5, 2013 / AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)
    We played two sets before the Giants game. Our band loves baseball, so this giant fun for us (pun intended)
  • July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
    Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
  • July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
    Really fun festival in northern NH
  • July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
    With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
  • Oct 6, 2013 / HSB (San Francisco, CA)
    HSB: the largest free festival in America draws more than 1/2 a million people. Our adrenal glands were working overtime!!!
  • July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
    Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
  • Jul 3, 2013 / TRI Studios (Weir Studio, CA)
    If you don't know Moonalice and want a quick introduction to our music, this show is as good as you will find.
  • July 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
    This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
Dec 29, 2013 / Sweetwater Music (Mill Valley, CA)
Our Psychedelic Sunday shows at Sweetwater occur at 2 in the afternoon - a fantastic time for serious psychedelic music
Aug 5, 2013 / AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)
We played two sets before the Giants game. Our band loves baseball, so this giant fun for us (pun intended)
July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
Really fun festival in northern NH
July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
Oct 6, 2013 / HSB (San Francisco, CA)
HSB: the largest free festival in America draws more than 1/2 a million people. Our adrenal glands were working overtime!!!
July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
Jul 3, 2013 / TRI Studios (Weir Studio, CA)
If you don't know Moonalice and want a quick introduction to our music, this show is as good as you will find.
July 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!

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