Catbirds - A Johnny D's Gift Certificate For Christmas

from Song of the Weak​!​!​! - Christmas Edition by Chandler Travis Philharmonic

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This song happened because I ashed Carla Delellis at Johnny D's if she would make a contribution from the restaurant or bar to the Somerville Homeless Coaltion when we do the Christmas Cavalcade, and she said she'd be happy to donate a portion of all gift certificates sold that night, which completely blew me away. Do you know what the odds are of a bar owner saying yes to a question like that are (especially when it's a charity they've supported for years anyway)? Not that high -she's the best (THANK YOU, CARLA!)
I had hoped we might be able do a new recording of this, as this is the only time we've ever played it, and you may notice the occasional teensy flaw (plus, sounds like shit -hey, it's a board tape!) -so, so far you're stuck with this one, Anyway...
So get out there and buy some damn gift certificates, folks!


from Song of the Weak​!​!​! - Christmas Edition, track released December 6, 2012
board recording by Josh Berman from the Catbirds record release party at Johnny D's, Nov 1st, 2012, with some added bg vox.


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THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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