Monday, July 15, 2013

Music of The Night

I have an announcement.

I am getting the band back together.

Early on in my blogging career, I started a band called "K-Oss  Theory". I even wrote a blog thingy about it called "Band For Life". (Click here to view.)

Unbelievably we received very few offers for lucrative record contracts, so I tabled the idea.

However, lately I have been re-pondering the subject and I have reached the conclusion that I am ready to try again. There are several factors that have gone into my decision to try again:

1. I have had two years of watching American Idol and America's Got Talent and these shows have made me realize that if the contestants on these programs are considered "talented", there is absolutely no way they can deny my gift for music.
2. The addition of Jaq provides our band with new musical depth.
3. I'm kinda bored and foresee an opportunity for music-based mayhem.

We will retain our original name of "K-Oss Theory" because "Hootie and The Blowfish" is still taken.

Tiger Lily will still play the role of Back-up Whiner and Artist Who Dies Too Young.

We have all been busy learning new instruments. Ivan has been teaching himself to play the "Cat Box Kazoo". He has become quite proficient, especially after burrito night. Jaq has turned out to be a prodigy at playing the keyboard (not the piano thingy, I am referring to the rack that holds keys by the front door). Tiger Lily plays smacksaphone. I have taken over playing brass. Brass candlesticks, the brass doorknocker and the brass springy thingy that keeps the door from hitting the wall all make beautiful music when played by a master such as myself.

With the addition of Jaq's voice, we have been able to expand our repertoire. I have taken several songs that my two leggers enjoy and re-written them in a more feline fashion. Here are a few examples:

Dust Bunnies in The Wind
Maul Me Maybe
Who Let The Squirrels Out?
Whiny Days and Mondays
Stalk Around The Clock
Shake Rattle and Stroll
I Will (lie in) Wait For You

I have also written a few original pieces:

Die Smurfs Die
Knock Knack Polka
Requiem for an Ex-Moth
The Boogitation Boogie
Sofa Slamdance

Of course, we'll be bringing back some of our old favorites like "Doug, Shut Those Damned Cats Up Before I Lose My Mind And Buy A Gun And Start Shooting Every Furred Thing In The Immediate Vicinity!" and "Doug, Tell Me Why We Have Cats Again!".  And let's not forget my personal favorite "The Mouse Munch Mambo".

Tickets to our first concert will be on sale as soon as I can figure out how to hack my two legger's PayPal account.

23 comments:

  1. LOL!! "K-Oss Theory" Purrfect!! Hack that PayPal Account Soon Cooj...I wanna hear "Doug, Shut Those Damned Cats Up Before I Lose My Mind And Buy A Gun And Start Shooting Every Furred Thing In The Immediate Vicinity!" and "Doug, Tell Me Why We Have Cats Again!" You are quite talented ComMonster Sir!! :D

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  2. I'm still laughing at "maul me maybe"

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    1. Thanks Caren ;) Any shot I can take at modern music must be taken.

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  3. Can we jam with the Band? Maui plays a mean hairball harmonica...

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    1. C'mon over! I was just thinking that my band could use a hairball harmonica!

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  4. Those all sound like great songs. We can't wait for that first concert date, We's wondering, however, if we could send Mauricio to you to be part of your band. He never shuts up, and we were thinking that maybe he could help out with the singing. Just a suggestion. He also could be the back-up-smacker of Tiger lily. We know all bands have back-up. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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    1. Send him over! My smackin paw gets tired sometime and I could use the relief :)

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  5. We six will be in the front row throwing sardines! We have to figure out how to use those lighter thingies without having thumbs. Any suggestions?

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    1. Excellent! I find that flamethrowers do not require thumbs ;)

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  6. That's quite the repertoire! My favorite is "Maul me maybe" too, with "Whiny Days and Monday" a close second. Mind you I haven't heard the original tunes, so perhaps I'll prefer one of those.

    Hilarious!

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    1. Thanks Eileen! So glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. We wonder if we could have tickets for your next concert?
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  8. MOL! Excellent. We cannot wait for your upcoming tour!

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    1. Thanks Tammy! I shall ponder this :)

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  10. We are looking forward to your concert. Maybe you could add "Who Let The Dogs Out" to your play list, it is one of our favorites.

    Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!

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  11. We'll be holding our breath and waiting for our backstage passes! Happy Blogoversary Cujo!

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  12. We would love to attend your concert, but fear we are too late. Happy Blogoversary to you!

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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    1. Thank you! I am planning nightly concerts so you are never too late to join in ;)

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