Upcoming Concerts

  • Nov 30
    T Sisters at the Mystic Theatre
  • Dec 10
    Garcia's at the Cap
    Port Chester, NY
  • Dec 11
    Wonder Bar
    Asbury Park, NJ
  • Dec 13
    Hill Country
    New York, NY
  • Dec 14
    T Sisters at The Freight & Salvage
    Berkeley, CA
  • Dec 14
    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC
  • Dec 15
    118 North
    Wayne, PA
  • Dec 16
    Rising Sun Inn Barn
    Telford, PA
  • Dec 17
    Still Partners
    Sea Cliff, NY
  • Dec 19
    Ed Rocks Listening Room
    Bethlehem, PA
Nov 30
T Sisters at the Mystic Theatre -
Dec 10
Garcia's at the Cap - Port Chester, NY
Dec 11
Wonder Bar - Asbury Park, NJ
Dec 13
Hill Country - New York, NY
Dec 14
T Sisters at The Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA
Dec 14
Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Dec 15
118 North - Wayne, PA
Dec 16
Rising Sun Inn Barn - Telford, PA
Dec 17
Still Partners - Sea Cliff, NY
Dec 19
Ed Rocks Listening Room - Bethlehem, PA

Moonalice News

  • 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!!!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
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!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • 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 17, 2019 / The Chapel (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is Sunday. Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to celebr...
  • 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 16, 2019 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
    According to Moonalice legend, Felton is home to some of the most interesting people in Santa Cruz County...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 Manâ...
  • Nov 15, 2019 / Fernwood Tavern (Big Sur)
    According to Moonalice legend, part of Big Sur’s charm is the scarcity of humans. This has allowed wil...
  • Oct 31, 2019 / Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach)
    According to Moonalice legend, there’s something strange in the neighborhood. The spirits are running s...
  • Nov 8, 2019 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Sisters and Brothers are making our first appearance tonight at Hop Mo...
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 17, 2019 / The Chapel (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, today is Sunday. Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to celebr...
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 16, 2019 / Felton Music Hall (Felton)
According to Moonalice legend, Felton is home to some of the most interesting people in Santa Cruz County...
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 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...
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 Manâ...
Nov 15, 2019 / Fernwood Tavern (Big Sur)
According to Moonalice legend, part of Big Sur’s charm is the scarcity of humans. This has allowed wil...
Oct 31, 2019 / Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach)
According to Moonalice legend, there’s something strange in the neighborhood. The spirits are running s...
Nov 8, 2019 / HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol)
According to Moonalice legend, the Sisters and Brothers are making our first appearance tonight at Hop Mo...

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.