The Arrangement Presents: How to Write a Grateful Dead Song
Song Title: Some combination of a flower, a color, and a geographic location.
Verse 1: Affectionate description of a woman who did me wrong. Oblique reference to various wonders of the universe. Some mention of the Devil.
Modal jazz breakdown in 11/8 time. Polymoog synthesizer solo.
Chorus: Gorgeous Crosby Stills and Nash-style harmonies. Remark about “life on the road.” Brief meditation on vocations of saints or sailors.
Verse 2: Cite a beat poet or two. Discuss a six-shooter and a great flood. Wax psychedelic.
Funk-glockenspiel interlude into drum solo (minimum three drummers).
Verse 3: Biblical allusion. Name-drop a folkloric hero. Pseudo-philosophical riddle, followed by a metaphysical truth.
Sparkling guitar solos interlock, spiraling into dizzyingly infinite boogie transcendence.
Dixieland jazz coda.
Take a long, strange trip to see The Arrangement on Saturday, June 22 at the White Oak Tavern from 9:00pm to 12:00am!
The Arrangement features Mr. Drew Fontaine on acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by Mr. Phil Rosensteel on djembe, backing vocals, cymbals, penny whistle, and quite possibly the tabla. They play fun and inventive covers of all your favorite songs. Unless all your favorite songs are by the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Sorry, but that’s just not how The Arrangement rolls. Yee-ikes.
Have any questions? Please holla.