Tue, Apr 7th, 11:59pm is the Deadline for Song Topics!

Dear Internet,
My goodness!  We had no idea that Two Man Gentlemen Band enthusiasts have such fertile minds!  We’ve received nearly 100 song topic suggestions via this page, myspace, & facebook, nearly all of which are quite lovely and inventive!

So that we may choose finalists before departing on the next leg of our “Drip Dry Your Troubles Away!” tour, we hereby announce that the deadline to suggest a topic for our Choose the Subject of a TMGB Song contest is Tuesday, Apr 7th, 11:59pm EST.

You may suggest a topic by commenting on this post or the original contest post.  Remember to leave your name and the city where you live.  Starting sometime this week or next, you’ll be able to vote on finalists here.

‘Til then, some notes on a few of your suggestions that have already been addressed by The Gents or by others.

  • The Great Sport of Croquet from Heather (Austerlitz, NY)
    The Gentlemen direct you to our song “Croquet Playing Girl” on our latest CD, Drip Dryin’ with The Two Man Gentlemen Band.  We are slightly embarrassed to admit that we harness the wicket/ball double entendre not once, but twice in said song.
  • The Great Circus Fire, Hartford, CT, 1944 from Mark (from ???)
    Our good pal, Curtis Eller, addresses precisely this topic on his latest album, Wirewalkers & Assassins.  I believe the song is entitled “Hartford Circus Fire, 1944.”  Learn more about Curtis at www.curtiseller.com.
  • Something Heartfelt from Zachary (from ???)
    Believe it or not, we gents consider nearly all of our compositions, even the sillier ones, to be rather heartfelt.  We craft our little novelty pieces with care and they’re always inspired (indirectly, usually) by something that happened to one of the gents.  But, if it’s something more sentimental that you’re looking for, we direct you to our songs  “Stonewall Jackson’s Arm” (Great Calamities), “Newtown Creek” (Heavy Petting), and “Lousy Attitude” (Self Titled).

‘Til then, allow me to offer a hint as to our favorite suggested topic thus far….

Yours, very devotedly,
Andy Bean
The Two Man Gentlemen Band


6 thoughts on “Tue, Apr 7th, 11:59pm is the Deadline for Song Topics!

  1. Heather (Austerlitz, NY) says:

    Oh goodness, apologies for overlooking your croquet song. I have embarrassingly not yet listened to your most recent musical offering but shall do so post-haste. Best of luck in your topic-choosing!

  2. twogentlemen says:

    No apologies necessary, young lady! Your other two suggestions are quite splendid.
    -The Gents

  3. Oh, the possibilities are endless, you dapper chaps you.
    For your consideration:

    – The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as ‘the Hare Krishna’ movement.

    – The Untimely Demise of Polaroid Film.

    – Early Television families.

    – Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii, Italy.

    – Steak-Mittens. Your thoughts.

    – Gleams of wisdom from life spent on The Road.

    – Tuberculosis. Always funny.

    – Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Walken. Or, D) All of the above.

    Some tasty trivia that may or may not be inspiring and/or useful some day:

    – No president of the United States was an only child. Discuss.

    – Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

    – Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

    – Singapore has only one train station.

  4. Kerry (VT) says:

    The weekend after The Two Man Band visited the beautiful city of Burlington, VT, I went out with some friends to celebrate a birthday. After a wonderful night out, this is the message I received from a friend:

    A Day in the Life of My Kazoo: Last night my Kazoo nearly caused a ten person street brawl, hours earlier the selfsame provocative kazoo resulted in a dog bitten hamstring.
    How to Escalate a Seemingly Unruffled Mass of Burlingtonians to Mob Violence:
    1). Take out Kazoo.
    2). Play a lilting series of ascending notes.
    3). Watch horrorstruck as a ten person street brawl nearly unfurls, tinfoil wrapped burritos are jabbed and waved like mythopoetic Flinstone-esque troglodyte clubs. Posturing, pushes, denouncements of moms, pleas for calm are bandied about like so much cro-magnon currency.
    4). Put provocative Kazoo away, walk off stage.

    I think it might be interesting to make song honoring some of the adventures undergone in other cities by kazoos distributed by the gentlemen.

  5. a.b. says:

    I know I’m late with my entry, but I’m reviewing for a criminal law exam, and I’m looking at the traditional categories for a legally adequate provocation defense, aka, ‘5 things that would make a gentleman angry’

    1) Extreme assault & battery on person
    2) mutual combat
    3) One’s illegal arrest
    4) injury/abuse of close relative
    5) sudden discovery of spouse’s adultery

  6. beesickiliere says:

    I’m the only one in this world. Can please someone join me in this life? Or maybe death…

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