Friday, April 29, 2011

Atheists Don't Have No Songs

Every year, my church has a talent show called "Kaleidoscope" which is a fundraiser for our music scholarship.  Every year I try to do a number with two friends, Jim Haines and Phil Hoskins-Helm.  We call ourselves "the 4-H Club" (Haines, Hayes & Hoskins-Helm) and generally have a lot of fun putting something together.  Last year we performed "You'd Better Pray To The Lord When You See Those Flying Saucers," a 1947 tune by the Buchanan Brothers and the Georgia Catamounts.  (You can hear it on the "Monsters Vs. Aliens" soundtrack, or in the "Brain in a Box" sci-fi music boxed set.)  This year Jim took Steve Martin's song, "Atheists Don't Have No Songs," and arranged it for three voices (instead of five.)  I hope we do it justice.  The show is tonight and tomorrow night, at 7:30 PM at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg.  If you can come, please do.  For the most part, it's more than you would expect from a church talent show and for a ten buck donation (which you can get back on your taxes!) you can, if I dare say it, have a pretty good time.  Here's Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with the original:

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