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Chandler Travis Philharmonic - Phil Budne's Birthday

from Song of the Weak​!​!​! by Chandler Travis

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“Phil Budne’s Birthday”- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded at Phil Budne’s birthday party at the Knights of Columbus in Arlington, MA, Oct. 22 2011 by The Valet- this is the second time in the last couple of months I’ve inadvertently ended up writing something to celebrate an occasion the night before…. obviously, very rough, because the band first heard it minutes before the gig, but kinda fun… Phil had given us an unusually astute and lengthy list of requests (included below), and there was no way we were going to be able to do them all, so I guess this was my way of apologizing.

Phil’s list starts with an explanation of his scoring system:

Here is a list of songs I’d like to hear. I put stars at the front of the names to roughly indicate the level of hope that you would play them:

****Eje Ka Jo
****Fruit Bat Fun
****Meat Chant
***Bob Whats’is Name
***Dr Kildare
***Midmorning in Moscow & **Midnight in Moscow
***Money Won’t Buy You Happiness
***Nature Boy
***Not Unhappy
***Roses in Picardy
***Sha La La
***Softly in the Night
***Step it Up
***Yo Tomo Mi Mano
**Air, Running Backwards
**Call Me
**Chandler Travis, King of the World
**Dance Goddammit
**Did You Ever Know or *Taoist Vacation
**Faithless Love
**French Toast Man
**Get Right Back
**Grand Route St John
**I Want to Walk You Home
**I’ve Been Hurt
**Must Be Love
**My Father Met My Mother in NY
**My Old Man
**Not My Fault
**Pajama Pants Baby or *Turning the Page or *You Speak My Language [Dinty]
**Razorclams and Watercress
**Sometimes I’m Happy
**Stay Like That
**Talk to My Baby
**That’s What She Said
**This Is Home
**Time Marches On
**Tomatohead Blues
**Up To Your Neck
**What’ll it Be
**You And Me, Pushing Up Daisies
**You Killed My Love
*Calling Me Back Home
*Charley’s Prelude
*Complicated Life
*Crab Napkin
*Everything Can Go Wrong So Easily
*Got to Let Go Sometime
*Hermetic Zeal
*Milk Truck
*Moody’s Mood for Love
*Say When
*She Knows How
*Supermarket Employee
*Vasco de Gama
*Village of the Darned
*When I Grow Up


from Song of the Weak​!​!​!, track released October 26, 2011
Recorded by the Valet
Live at Knights of Columbus, Arlington, MA, October 22, 2011


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Chandler Travis Philharmonic Massachusetts

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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