Upcoming Concerts

  • Jun 12
    Saturday Stream
    Howling Moon Studio, CA
  • Aug 06
    The Days Between @ Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
  • Aug 07
    Petaluma Music Festival
    Petaluma, CA
  • Aug 20
    Friday Night Live Concert Series
    Cloverdale, CA
  • Sep 05
    Bottlerock Music Festival
    Napa Valley, CA
Jun 12
Saturday Stream - Howling Moon Studio, CA
Aug 6
The Days Between @ Black Oak Ranch - Laytonville, CA
Aug 7
Petaluma Music Festival - Petaluma, CA
Aug 20
Friday Night Live Concert Series - Cloverdale, CA
Sep 5
Bottlerock Music Festival - Napa Valley, CA

Moonalice News

  • Fan Creates Awesome Line Dance to Full Moonalice song, “Woo Woo”
  • Photos from Full Moonalice livestream for Relix on Twitch!
  • Shelter-in-Place Tour: Statistics from the First 365 Days of Shows
  • Shelter-in-Place Tour: A Full Year of Daily Livestreams! Relix story
  • Full Moonalice Poster Artists Take On The Pandemic
  • 4/20 Posters!!! Check Them Out!!!
  • Moonlight In The Darkness Postponed - Enjoy Posters From Cancelled Dates
  • Tour dates cancelled; Announcement of Moonlight in Darkness livestream tour
  • Fear the coronavirus? Here’s how to watch live music from home
  • Barry Sless interviews on Grateful Web and KPFA's Dead to the World
Fan Creates Awesome Line Dance to Full Moonalice song, “Woo Woo”
Photos from Full Moonalice livestream for Relix on Twitch!
Shelter-in-Place Tour: Statistics from the First 365 Days of Shows
Shelter-in-Place Tour: A Full Year of Daily Livestreams! Relix story
Full Moonalice Poster Artists Take On The Pandemic
4/20 Posters!!! Check Them Out!!!
Moonlight In The Darkness Postponed - Enjoy Posters From Cancelled Dates
Tour dates cancelled; Announcement of Moonlight in Darkness livestream tour
Fear the coronavirus? Here’s how to watch live music from home
Barry Sless interviews on Grateful Web and KPFA's Dead to the World

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Jun 5, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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  • May 15, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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  • May 30, 2021 / Psychedelic Soul Relix Twitch Stream from The Fox Theatre (Redwood City)
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  • Jun 8, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
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  • May 29, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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  • May 18, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
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  • May 25, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
  • May 22, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
  • Jun 1, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
  • May 11, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
Jun 5, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
May 15, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
May 30, 2021 / Psychedelic Soul Relix Twitch Stream from The Fox Theatre (Redwood City)
This very special full-production "Psychedelic Soul" live stream was presented on Sunday 5/30 by Relix on...
Jun 8, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
May 29, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
May 18, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
May 25, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
May 22, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
Jun 1, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we are cha...
May 11, 2021 / 4:20 Tuesdays (Howling Moon Studio)
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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