Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Four Headlamps stumble on a fan in Wasilla

WASILLA, Alaska, USA - The Four Headlamps got a hit on the website this week from Wasilla, Alaska of all places.

Yes, that Wasilla.

Someone was searching for Chunder in the Old Pacific Sea and found the site.

Wasilla, readers might remember, is home to Gov. Sarah Palin (R) who at the moment, is barnstorming around the country trying to convince people that she would make a good president, er, I mean, vice-president.

The site meter that shows the Wasilla hit doesn't give enough information to pin down exactly who looked at the site, but perhaps it was someone at the public library, if it's still open. But it could be someone with a Palin connection - maybe even one of the Palin kids, if they have been let off the campaign tether.

In the meantime, it could be that the person who ran across this site is now a fan and we can look forward to more Alaska-Mexico connections, even though you can't see Mexico from Sarah Palin's house.

You betcha?

Wasilla logs in to the Four Headlamps
Wasilla logs on

New fans for The Four Headlamps?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Open mic night in November at Palapa Joe's - yikes!

LA MANZANILLA, Jalisco, Mexico - Admiral Fox, lead violinist of The Four Headlamps just found out that while two members of the group will be vacationing in La Manzanilla at the end of Thanksgiving week (she and Michael), there will be an open mic night at The Four Headlamps favorite south-of-the-border saloon, Palapa Joe's.

And, apparently, The Four Headlamps (minus Sanders and Pat Lamont who will be home in the mountains) are expected to put on a reprise performance of Rodney Carrington's Dancin' With A Man.

There's even a reasonable chance that there will be a couple of other songs in the repertoire, including the Australian favorite, Chunder, and a couple of songs written by Brett Beardslee of Hector, New York that haven't made the pop charts yet, but certainly keep the people in upstate New York in stitches.

One is called, Rich Young Nymphomaniac, a song sure to please the rowdy crowd at Palapa Joe's.

Brett Beardslee
Brett Beardslee

Brett and Admiral practicing
Admiral Fox and Brett practicing last summer in Hector, New York

Last spring, after The Four Headlamps performed Dancin' With A Man at open mic night, they received this comment from Rodney Carrington's publicist:

Thanks for your tribute to Rodney Carrington! However, if you are planning on this as a new occupation, you might want to consider "getting" day jobs! LOL!

Julie Goldstein, Rodney's Publicist

Hmmm... Maybe a little practice - and a lesson or two with violin and ukulele Maestro Bill Trainor in Sacramento, might be in order before November.

We don't want any chundering while we perform.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The ukulele in concert - playing theme from 'Shaft'

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA - In a quest for more songs that could join the play list for The Four Headlamps, Michael ran across the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain playing the theme from 'Shaft.'

Can it be adapted for The Four Headlamps with a uke, a violin, guitar and a hammer dulcimer?

We'll see.

Whether it can be or not, it's pretty amazing to watch.