Upcoming Concerts

  • Jan 24
    Point San Pablo Harbor
    Richmond, CA
  • Jan 25
    Terrapin Crossroads
    San Rafael, CA
  • Jan 26
    Felton Music Hall
    Felton, CA
  • Feb 20
    Ardmore Music Hall
    Ardmore, PA
  • Feb 21
    Warehouse
    Fairfield, CT
  • Feb 22
    Brooklyn Bowl
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Mar 19
    Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Mar 20
    Mystic Theatre
    Petaluma, CA
  • Mar 21
    The Odd Fellows Hall
    Auburn, CA
  • Apr 04
    Good Old Days Celebration
    Pacific Grove, CA
Jan 24
Point San Pablo Harbor - Richmond, CA
Jan 25
Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA
Jan 26
Felton Music Hall - Felton, CA
Feb 20
Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
Feb 21
Warehouse - Fairfield, CT
Feb 22
Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
Mar 19
Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Mar 20
Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Mar 21
The Odd Fellows Hall - Auburn, CA
Apr 4
Good Old Days Celebration - Pacific Grove, CA

Moonalice News

  • Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
  • Thank you for an amazing year!
  • 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!!!
Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
Thank you for an amazing year!
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!!!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Dec 14, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
    Notes: Jason played Iko-Iko and Roger sang New New Minglewood Blues with Stella Blues Band. Anniversary...
  • Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
  • Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
  • Dec 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
  • Dec 10, 2019 / Garcia's at the Cap (Port Chester)
    Notes: Erica Jeski’s first show with Doobie Decibel System Elliott Peck sang Sugaree
  • Jan 4, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room (San Rafael)
    Debut of Full Moonalice Time Has Come (THC) Revue. SOLD OUT! Notes: Hallelujah dedicated to Liz Du...
  • Dec 11, 2019 / Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
    Notes: Jason played with Solar Circus
  • Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
  • Dec 19, 2019 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
    Note there has been a venue change to The Rising Sun Barn.
  • Dec 13, 2019 / Hill Country (New York)
    Notes: Jason played with Dave Diamond Band Roger sang Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
Dec 14, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Notes: Jason played Iko-Iko and Roger sang New New Minglewood Blues with Stella Blues Band. Anniversary...
Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
Dec 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
Dec 10, 2019 / Garcia's at the Cap (Port Chester)
Notes: Erica Jeski’s first show with Doobie Decibel System Elliott Peck sang Sugaree
Jan 4, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room (San Rafael)
Debut of Full Moonalice Time Has Come (THC) Revue. SOLD OUT! Notes: Hallelujah dedicated to Liz Du...
Dec 11, 2019 / Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
Notes: Jason played with Solar Circus
Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
Dec 19, 2019 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
Note there has been a venue change to The Rising Sun Barn.
Dec 13, 2019 / Hill Country (New York)
Notes: Jason played with Dave Diamond Band Roger sang Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad

Foxtrot Uniform

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

She wrote me a message, on paper that was torn
“Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Yankee Oscar Uniform”
I focused on the page … trembling in my hand
It took me a minute
Then it took another minute
It took a lot of minutes for me to understand

It meant that she don’t love me, she don’t love me any more
It meant she wants to break my heart and nail it to the floor
But the only thing that hurts me, that breaks my heart in two
I’m pretty sure the man she loves looks a lot like you (5)

I sent her back a question, got a message in return
“Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Yankee Oscar Uniform”
I looked again in silence at the message in my hand
It took me a minute
Then it took another minute
It took a lot of minutes for me to understand

It meant that she don’t love me, she don’t love me any more
It meant she wants to break my heart and nail it to the door
But the only thing that hurts me, that breaks my heart in two
I’m pretty sure the man she loves looks a lot like you

Bridge
I can’t believe she loves you after all that we went through
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
I-O-U (5)

So I’m writing you a message, a message not so warm
“Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Yankee Oscar Uniform”
I hope it all confuses you and messes up your plan
That it takes you a minute
That it takes a lot more minutes
A lifetime of minutes for you to understand

If Constellation Rag was my attempt to write a ragtime blues, Foxtrot Uniform was the solution to a puzzle: how do say what you feel in a song, if what you feel is something you cannot say on air? I was thinking about clever songs from the past - "Makin' Whoopee," "Hold on, I'm Comin'," "Take A Whiff On Me" and a zillion others. For some reason the NATO alphabet was lurking at the edges of my mind, so I started spelling out a certain phrase. Then I realized I could make it scan, which meant it could be lyric. From that point forward, the lyrics came out in a rush . . . All I had to do was think about the people who were my "partners" at Silver Lake. I'm a cheek-turner, and I had never told them what I think of them. It was very therapeutic.

Roger McNamee

Tribe Comments

larzap1545's picture

I really enjoy hearing this song, a catchy tune.