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cranquis:

An anti-anti-vaccine song which started off as a joke — but the more we thought about it, the more we felt it needed to be sung.

Dear Jenny

[Chorus]

Dear Jenny,

By now you must already know—

Vaccines are safe to undergo,

And so it’s time for you to go.

Dear Jenny,

The data isn’t on your side —

Time to admit that you have lied.

Bye, Bye, Baby.

[Verse #1]

"Thimerosal," you’ll say to me

"It’s toxic and unsafe, you see."

But data says that’s not a fact,

So your position can’t be backed—

Besides, it’s all but gone away.

(Bye, Bye Baby…)

[Chorus]

[Verse #2]

You say they aren’t natural —

But arsenic is, that’s factual (that stuff will kill ya)!

You give diseases one more chance,

And depending on who you ask,

You’ve caused over 6,000 deaths.

(Bye, Bye Baby…)

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

Bur your kid just wants your loving—

Doesn’t care about the crap you’re shoveling.

Your hysterics give autism a bad name—

Acting as if it’s a curse,

Hunting for someone to blame.

[Chorus]

Two strong posts about the science behind vaccines for further reading, brought to you by the Anti-Anti-Vaccine Queen, aspiringdoctors:

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Two

We’re starting the anti-anti-vaccine movement!  Won’t you join us?  We have cake!

helms-deep:

baffledinbrooklyn:

guineapiggies:

playing for handouts (by ScarletPeaches)

Stop what you’re doing.  This is important.

I feel like thereallygoodpotroast needs to license this image for the cover of their next album.

Drafting the email now….

helms-deep:

baffledinbrooklyn:

guineapiggies:

playing for handouts (by ScarletPeaches)

Stop what you’re doing. This is important.

I feel like thereallygoodpotroast needs to license this image for the cover of their next album.

Drafting the email now….

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Convo 1

Convo 2

RGPR - Dear God, Please Kill My Treadmill

Mark:  I’ve made efforts to reduce the amount of me there is, and have spent a lot of time in a love-hate relationship with a treadmill.  Rob messaged me while I was finishing up a run and made this request to write a song about wanting my treadmill struck down.  Moreso, it had to be an acoustic ballad, featuring melodica.  I obliged, because that’s how I roll.  

Written and recorded over a weekend.  See below for the lyrics.

I hope you enjoy my misery.

-M!?

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Thanks

Okay, I think we’re done here. Time has run away from me, so it’s on to the next thing. Maybe we’ll do this quasi live thing again sometime soon.

Thanks for listening. I hope you enjoyed.

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Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division / Evelyn Evelyn version Cover)

Amanda Palmer had a side project at one point called Evelyn Evelyn, and they did a ukulele version of this song as the album closer.  The simple, stripped down melody was haunting and lovely, so I’m trying it here on my 5string uke.

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Pennsylvania (The Bloodhound Gang cover)

Cold read cover.  Pulled up the tabs from the intarweb and went with what I remembered of the melody.  The lyrics to this song are kinda dumb, kinda funny, as typifies a BHG track.  But the chorus has always stuck with me as this great little detailed moment, either of heart break or personal defiance. 

You are the heart dotted ‘i’
in the word ‘Apologize’
scribbled drunk on a post card
sent from somewhere volcanoes are.
I am the heart with no name
airbrushed on a license plate
of a Subaru that was
registered in Pennsylvania.


I love this song in a weird way.

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Run (Live) - The Really Good Pot Roast original

This was one of my favorite tracks from Mixed Signals.  We had a lot of fun recording the album, and I really enjoy playing these songs.  This was one of the first songs we finished for the record, so I haven’t played it in a while.  This was sort of a cold read off the lyrics, and the first time I’ve played it acoustic.

Played 233 times

Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus cover)

Hey, I covered Britney Spears before… might as well go for the new train wreck.  And sure, I’ll admit this song caught in my head a bit.

Played 19 times

Disappearing One (Chris Cornell cover)

Yeah, so Euphoria Morning wasn’t an amazing album to listen to end to end.  It’s a bit heavy handed, and not the rock album we all expected. But this song has stuck in my head over the years, and I thought I’d try to learn it.  And of course, Chris Cornell uses a thousand chords with weird voicings.

This is happening

Today is my birthday.  Despite releasing an album of new material about 6 weeks ago, I feel like I haven’t done anything musical in a while, and certainly haven’t played live in longer.  So today, I’m carving out an hour to set up, pick some songs, and record a live set of songs.  I think it’s going to be a collection or weird covers I like, maybe an original or two.  I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but I’m going to post these here anyway, as a series of single song posts. 

-Mark

Any requests?

Now that the album is done and summer is here, I (Mark) am thinking of heading out to play some shows and open mics.  I’ve realized that my focus on writing new material has left my knowledge of other musician’s material to atrophy.  So let’s replenish that.  I want to learn maybe 2-3 songs per week, if I can.  Things I can play acoustic, either on guitar or ukulele.  I’m game for almost any suggestions.  As I’m learning and working on the approach, I might try to record a few as live takes. 

So, what should I know, or what would you like to hear? 

Listen/Download/Purchase: Run by The Really Good Pot Roast

We’ve wanted to release this song for a while.  I think we’ve posted it here before, but it bears repeating.  This one is a straight ahead 70’s style guitar-forward rocker.  We had a lot of fun just stripping things back and keeping things focused on guitars, bass, and vocals here. 

We hope you enjoy it.

From Mixed Signals, the newest album by The Really Good Pot Roast, available now on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.

Alice in Chains - Would?

Layne Staley had one of the best voices in rock.  Ever. I’m still disappointed he’s not around to make more music.

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Mixed Signals, the newest album by The Really Good Pot Roast, out now on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.
http://thereallygoodpotroast.bandcamp.com

The Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven

Sure, I could have picked ‘Where Is My Mind’, but after Fight Club, everyone knows that one.  Frank Black’s distinct voice, always on the verge of breaking, always adds a sense of urgency to his songs.

Safe travels if you’re on the roads this weekend.

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Mixed Signals
http://thereallygoodpotroast.bandcamp.com, the newest album by The Really Good Pot Roast, is out now on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.