Thursday, October 25, 2012

One Day, ALL THIS will be the Muscular Christians Songbook

It's amazing to me that we have a fan that I don't know personally. But it's true! I met several at our 2nd to last show.

Not only do they attend under-heralded venues and non-publicized shows, but they request manuscripts of our amazing works past!

This is, by my count, the 4th request for such chord and lyrical documentation work -- and I'm sure there's countless dozens out there that would also benefit from such an endeavor -- so fuck it. It's only been 6 months since that gig at Parkside Lounge --  let's get started on the Muscular Christian Songbook.

Here's the first the virgin album: Dan Marino: Important Message

Been Goin’ Out With You

C          F
Been goin’ out with you
For a year or two
C         F
Don’t really like it
       Am    G
Just say I do

C7         Falt
Been goin’ out with you
C7 Falt
For a year or two
C7              Falt
Don’t really like it
        G     C
Just say I do

CF x 3
Am G


F alt
E | o |---| o | ***
B | o |---|---|
G |---| o |---|
D |---|---| o |

You be gettin’ old
And I be gettin’ too
I don’t really love you just say I do

I never liked your dad
I’m sorry ‘bout your mom
And I don’t give a shit about your job

Been livin’ a lie
So long it’s a sin
Wishing that I didn’t have to pay for everything

With your convoluted ways
And your high-falutin’ schemes
I’m dreading what your planning for my New Years’ Eve

Breaking up is hard
But so is loving you
It’s too bad that I can’t do either of the two

***is there a redundancy here?...yes. but that's just how i fucking finger this chord so i thought i'd be honest.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Live Show Booked, Confirmed via Internet

In less than one months time, us Muscular Christians are playing the Parkside Lounge, on Sat March 31st at 11pm. Don't believe me? Feel free to confirm that shit independently by checking the Parkside website. (Rated "R", by the way. It's dangerous.)

While most bands are going for bigger and grander these days, we're looking to go more intimate, more snuggly, and play only the venues that we've previously played at. CBGBs and Knitting Factory have long been out of business....but on a chilly December evening at the Parkside Lounge back in 2007 we played for hours covering every song whose words and chords were able to be vaguely hinted at. Below you will find our rendition of Pussy from that very night. Please note that both and words and chords are performed with exacting precision. (Also check out youtube for Harvey Fierstein from that same show.)

Parkside Lounge -- Saturday, March 31, 2012
317 Houston (Bet Aves B & C)
New York City
11 p.m. -- $5 (Five Dollars)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tribute Videos

It came as a surprise to me this week when I learned there were more tribute videos to Muscular Christians songs, than actual sanctioned videos made by us. Some shameful shit, to be sure. Especially considering there are only 3 tribute videos, but if you're visiting this random website you're probably a diehard Muscular fan one of our mothers, and you'd surely want your voice heard in the poll on the right side of the page.

"Unanswered Questions"

Shocking -- but they seem to have all the words down, including the tightly choreographed different timings on the chorus for the "Jesse" and "Sam" parts, respectively. What they lack in lighting and camera work, they make up for with a rigorous adherence to the original work. For those of you betting at home, the Over/Under for number of times they'd listened to the song before doing this video is 35.

"doctor phil"

The above image is used over the lyric regarding the good Doctor's granny, whose vaguely referenced illness is of course the whole reason Doctor Phil got himself into this sexy fictional plane ride in the first place. An extensive and exhausting google image search was undertaken to string together this continuous stream of see and say, and thankfully he throws caution to the wind when considering copyright infringement. He obviously knew the Muscular Christians have crappy lawyers. We never sue NOBODY.

And if the tattoo pictured here is located on the ass of the fine young youtuber who made this piece of artistic endeavor, all in reverence to one of our magical songs, then shit man, we'll buy you a beer sometime. Thanks for that. And thanks to your left butt cheek.

"brown babies"
*Please note: actual song title is "Richard's Brown Baby Boy"
I have mixed feelings about this one. You've got to admit it's a beautiful picture containing lots of brown babies, unfortunately it's relevance to this particular song is middling at best. I'm intrigued however about the circumstances concerned with this youtuber getting ahold of what is surely our one and only radio appearance on WFMU back in those scared and paranoid early days of the Patriot Act.

Time to Vote mother-fuckers! Which tribute best exemplifies everything the Muscular Christians stand for? And while you're at it, please let us know what you think it is that we stand for...we need to give our lawyers some direction in regards to who we should sue first.