July 9 & 11, 2010 Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
(July 9th) According to Moonalice legend, the tribe wandered around this part of Oregon for centuries in a desperate search for enlightenment . . . and chocolate-flavored mushrooms. Apparently both were available in great supply to anyone with a clue; unfortunately, clue is something you never find in Moonalices of the male persuasion. Fortunately, our tribe is a matriarchy. A great matriarch by the name of Hill Woman Moonalice came to the rescue. In 1969, she led the tribe to the original Oregon Renaissance Faire on Crow Road. Talk about enlightenment!! Ever since, the Oregon Country Fair has drawn our tribe every year for three days of therapy. For this, we give thanks!
(July 11th) According to Moonalice legend, the Oregon Country Fair is a portal to the space/time continuum. I was talking to some of the other musicians yesterday about how tribute bands are taking over the music business. We think tribute bands are cool. They are the symphony orchestras for the new classical music known as classic rock. Naturally, we assumed we were completely out of step with this trend. Then came the midnight show. It must have been something I ate, but I had a vision in which the great matriarch Veneta Moonalice appeared. She was beautiful. She was topless. She had a beautiful pair of … stone tablets with Two Big Truths. Truth #1 was the creed of the Moonalice tribe: “It’s always 4:20 somewhere.” But Truth #2 was new to me. It turns out Moonalice IS a tribute band. Other tribute bands play the music beautifully. Some reproduce set lists and equipment. But this tribute band has special powers!! Not only are we the only tribute band with the same name as the band we copy, but we reproduce Moonalice shows note for note. Today we are going to play the Moonalice show from July 11, 2011 note for note. For those of you who weren’t there, the July 11 show very important for Moonalice, as it was their first acoustic concert. Incredibly, you will be able to watch it again and again on moonalicetv. Isn’t time travel fun?
Listen to these shows now at Moonalice.com.