Upcoming Concerts

  • Nov 15
    Fernwood Tavern
    Big Sur, CA
  • Nov 16
    Felton Music Hall
    Felton, CA
  • Nov 17
    The Chapel
    San Francisco, CA
  • Apr 05
    Skull & Roses
    Ventura, CA
Nov 15
Fernwood Tavern - Big Sur, CA
Nov 16
Felton Music Hall - Felton, CA
Nov 17
The Chapel - San Francisco, CA
Apr 5
Skull & Roses - Ventura, CA

Moonalice News

  • Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
  • Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
  • Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
  • Live for Live Music writes about Moonalice Sisters & Brothers Tour!
  • 420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
  • 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!
Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
Live for Live Music writes about Moonalice Sisters & Brothers Tour!
420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
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!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Oct 30, 2019 / Golden Sails Hotel (Long Beach)
    According to Moonalice legend, the smoke is thick in Southern California. Normally this would be a sign ...
  • Nov 1, 2019 / Ramona Mainstage (Ramona )
    According to Moonalice legend, Ramona is a hub for the annual migration of peacocks on from their off-sea...
  • Nov 9, 2019 / The Odd Fellows Hall (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, Roy Rogers is famous for signing off with the tune Happy Trails. Poor Man...
  • Nov 8, 2019 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Sisters and Brothers are making our first appearance tonight at Hop Mo...
  • Oct 23, 2019 / Woodlands Tavern (Columbus)
    According to Moonalice legend, time has come today. The band is so excited to be touring with the New Ch...
  • Oct 24, 2019 / Martyrs' (Chicago)
    According to Moonalice legend, it is getting to be a lot easier to tell the good guys from the bad guys. ...
  • Oct 31, 2019 / Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach)
    According to Moonalice legend, there’s something strange in the neighborhood. The spirits are running s...
  • Oct 22, 2019 / Rex Theater (Pittsburgh)
    According to Moonalice legend, this poster by our art director Chris Shaw is a major test of your buzz. ...
  • Nov 2, 2019 / Discovery Ventura (Ventura)
    According to Moonalice, this is our first indoor show in Ventura. We were here for the Skull & Roses fest...
  • Nov 3, 2019 / Bogies @ Westlake Village Inn (Westlake Village)
    According to Moonalice legend, tonight is the final night of a fantastic five night Halloween run with Cu...
Oct 30, 2019 / Golden Sails Hotel (Long Beach)
According to Moonalice legend, the smoke is thick in Southern California. Normally this would be a sign ...
Nov 1, 2019 / Ramona Mainstage (Ramona )
According to Moonalice legend, Ramona is a hub for the annual migration of peacocks on from their off-sea...
Nov 9, 2019 / The Odd Fellows Hall (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, Roy Rogers is famous for signing off with the tune Happy Trails. Poor Man...
Nov 8, 2019 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
According to Moonalice legend, the Sisters and Brothers are making our first appearance tonight at Hop Mo...
Oct 23, 2019 / Woodlands Tavern (Columbus)
According to Moonalice legend, time has come today. The band is so excited to be touring with the New Ch...
Oct 24, 2019 / Martyrs' (Chicago)
According to Moonalice legend, it is getting to be a lot easier to tell the good guys from the bad guys. ...
Oct 31, 2019 / Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach)
According to Moonalice legend, there’s something strange in the neighborhood. The spirits are running s...
Oct 22, 2019 / Rex Theater (Pittsburgh)
According to Moonalice legend, this poster by our art director Chris Shaw is a major test of your buzz. ...
Nov 2, 2019 / Discovery Ventura (Ventura)
According to Moonalice, this is our first indoor show in Ventura. We were here for the Skull & Roses fest...
Nov 3, 2019 / Bogies @ Westlake Village Inn (Westlake Village)
According to Moonalice legend, tonight is the final night of a fantastic five night Halloween run with Cu...

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