Hey, it's okay to play music just for fun! Most of our musicians have non-musical day jobs--some of them are even famous for what they do when they're not playing music. We sell recordings and merchandise you won't find anywhere else. Amy Tan, whip in hand, struts through "These Boots are Made for Walking." Jessica Mitford sings "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," and her friend Maya Angelou joins her for two duets. Hear Stephen King and Dave Barry sing the blues as only two geeky white men can. After turning his pen to songwriting, Norman Mailer performs his song "Alimony Blues." Wondering who else might be doing something unusual and interesting? See our list of featured artists and groups.
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Many of the Remainders have recorded perfomances on "Stranger Than Fiction". There's nothing else like it! Famous Authors and their friends, singing for you! An amazing double-CD containing 32 songs performed by authors including Dave Barry, Oscar Hijuelos, Matt Groening, Ken Follett, Molly Ivins, and Stephen King and more.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street (at Chavez) in San Francisco
When: The second Tuesday of the month
Time: 8:00-11:30 pm
No cover! To participate in the jams, all you have to do is show up and sign up. We have a wonderful band waiting to make YOU sound good--we suggest that you bring in easy, familiar songs, and we discourage originals, at least until we get to know you and your style. We know a lot of songs, but it never hurts to bring a chord chart if you’re in doubt…and of course, bring your axe. We’ll have the big stuff (drums, PA, amps, keyboard) there already.
We're also available for private parties. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 415-664-3333.
*David, Kathi, Peter, Paul, Sam, and Todd
The "Potty Animal" CD
Funny songs about potty training performed by Auntie Poo & the Porta-Potties
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Joke Book by Dave Marsh and Kathi Kamen Goldmark.
Keeping them in business and where to find them -- on land or on the Internet
Swell Kazoo Tips
|Maya Angelou||Lou Aronica||Ed Baker|
|Marc Barasch||Dave Barry||Big Lou|
|Roy Blount Jr.||Blanche McCrary Boyd||Lori Marie Carlson|
|Harry and Sandy Choron||Tomie dePaola||Digby and Kay Diehl|
|Tananarive P. Due||Tom Dupree||Ken Follett|
|Ben Fong-Torres||Joe Goldmark||Kathi Goldmark|
|Tony Goldmark||Bob Greene||Kevin Griffin|
|Matt Groening||James W. Hall||Carl Hiaasen|
|Oscar Hijuelos||Molly Ivins||Guy Johnson|
|Chris Kee||Louis B. Jones||Stephen King|
|John Lescroart||Mary Mackey||Norman Mailer|
|Norris Church Mailer||Leonard Maltin||Greil Marcus|
|Dave Marsh||Walter Mayes||Nion McEvoy|
|Janice Mirikitani||Jessica Mitford||Peggy Orenstein|
|Gail Parenteau||Susanne Pari||Ridley Pearson|
|Roger Rapoport||Robert Reich||Kathy N. Right|
|Cynthia Robins||Faith Sale||Gretchen Schields|
|Peter Schneider||Joel Selvin||Amy Tan|
|Peter Tucker||Warren Zevon|
|Damn Right I Got the Blues|
|Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir|
|Rock Bottom Remainders: Dave Barry, Tad Bartimus, Roy Blount, Jr., Michael Dorris, Robert Fulghum, Kathi Goldmark, Matt Groening, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Al Kooper, Greil Marcus, Ridley Pearson, Joel Selvin, Amy Tan|
- "Don't Quit Your Day Job" Records
236 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127-1423
- (415) 664-3333