dan carrigan

dan carrigan

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

"engaging lyrics supported by sonic star bursts"

Biography

musical bio:
+ started out as a writer
+ became a drummer
+ went to McGill Music Conservatory in Montreal (jazz drums, theory, ear training)
+ played in cover and original bands
+ acquired diy skills, released (5) band recordings, toured with bands (Canada, U.S.)
+ signed EMI artist development deal
+ began releasing solo stuff and learning other instruments
+ relocated to U.S. from Canada
+ retired from drumset (John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, S.F.) to become singer-songwriter (1996)
+ began touring the contiguous U.S. solo and with bands while producing more CD's
= still at it after 15 years

Been There, Played Thereā€¦
Montreal, Quebec City, Rimouski (or close), Ottawa, Kingston, London (ontario), Hamilton, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vancouver (BC), Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, Vancouver (WA), Portland (OR), Tillamook, Eugene, Arcata, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkely, Alameda, Newport Beach (CA), Riverside, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, Bisbee, Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Broomfield, Boulder, Golden, Littleton, Nederland, Ward, Longmont, Blackhawk, Boise, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Wichita, Omaha, Ft. Worth, Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Memphis, Tallahassee, Havana (FL), St. Petersburg, Punta Gorda, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Matlacha, Key West, Miami, Gainsville, St. Augustine, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater, Pensacola, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Atlanta, Charleston, Athens, Chapel Hill, Newport News, Wilmington, Charlottesville, Asheville, Knoxville, Johnson City, Brevard, Black Mountain, Floyd, D.C, Boston, Nashua, Nashville (TN), Chattanooga, Nashville (Indiana), Lafayette, Bloomington, Corydon, Salem (IN), Springview, Indianapolis, Chicago, and many others ...
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Lyrics

grandmaster foo

Written By: dan carrigan

GRANDMASTER FOO
posters on a cork board
esoteric things to do
tai chi
feng shui
a bit o' ba gua too
i wound up taking qi gong
from a man named grand master foo
he was charming and disarming with ancient chinese chants
pronounced pan asian accent and loose fitting pants
we all started to bounce
it was kinda like a dance
with books and videos on informational chi
his diminutive assistant spoke of things we couldn't see
with pins and mannequins and a six by nine t.v.

ah mi di li gosheng hoang

well i liked the bouncing and the chanting and the rubbing of my face and head
folks were waiving their arms in the air while others were acting dead
some would become instructors but i went outside instead

ah mi di li gosheng hoang

i learned of mind intention and a thing called force of deads
i bought into some of the concepts but i didn't buy any beads
i learned some chinese secrets
which were all i really needed

ah mi di li gosheng hoang

and when i stop everything else keeps moving
and when i accept everything else keeps proving
and when i thought we were green we were grooving

ah mi di li gosheng hoang

the new you

Written By: dan carrigan

NEW YOU
jack of all trades and master of none
i climb up a ladder like anyone
back on the ground i squint and look around
no point in trying to run
the new you goes back to a place the old you would not have stayed
it's funny how little we learned the last time we found ourselves
workling the outside
icarus flew too close to the sun
lucky us when we only have to learn once
the jackal anubis buries his bone and ferries our souls when all is said and done
peter pan on a pedestal plummets to the ground and on principle just hangs around
jack and jill come tumbling down at twelve feet per second
and without a sound
and when i'm about to make ends meet
they up and move the ends
man, isn't that neat?
i play both ends against old middle man me
while i lose my friends and keep my enemies
the new you goes back to a place the old you would not have stayed
it's funny how little we learned the last time we found ourselves
working the outside

spotsong

Written By: dancarrigan

SPOTSONG
if you don't like spot then you don't like me
it might sound weird but it's what we believe
and it might sound funny that the dog's named spot
but i tell you what honey he's all i got
he's got his shots and his tags
spots on his fur and on his tongue
he likes to roll around in the dirt
i've had him since he was big like my foot
i like that he's mellow and he just stays put
yeah yeah yeah
he's got a big squishy face on his big bucket head
big balls in the back so he can still be bred
and i'm not talking about grains and cereals
this dog's an akita with twenty-five percent unkown materials
we like the ladies and we bring them flowers
and we're pitching our tents in front of ivory towers
and then one day there will be a spot junior but first we gotta get him some petunia
he doesn't mind that i didn't call him rover and he doesn't seem to care that i come home sober
this year will be our wonderful third and it's just him and me running around scooping up his turds
if you don't like spot then you don't like me
it might sound weird but its what we believe and it might sound funny that the dog's named spot but i tell you what honey
he's all i got yeah yeah yeah

soul mates

Written By: dan carrigan

SOUL MATES
i love you
i think we're soul mates
go back to school and for a while i will wait
and if you return and if i'm still here
oooh hah
you go and do what you think you need to do
i'll be here,
i'll be here i'll be waiting for you
for a while i can wait
because i think that we're soul mates
you go and do what you think you need to do
i'll stay here and build a house for me and you
with windows to let in the sunshine
aspen, wildflowers, pine on the inside it won't be so bad while you're gone
i'll work in a kitchen and i'll write some more songs
it won't be so bad being myself
by myself instead of with someone else
i'm your man i'm your man i'm your man i'm your man
doo doo doo doo na na na na...
i'm your man i'm your man i'm your man i'm your man i'm your man
i love you
i think that we're soul mates
go back to school and for a while i will wait
and if you return and if i'm still here
oooh hah
you go and do what you think you need to do
i'll stay here i'll be waiting for you
for a while i can wait
because i think that we're soul mates
and i think that you love me too...

Discography

Discography
OK-7 2006 Wu (Florida)
Ok-7 2005 Solo (Indiana)
ok-7 2005 Promeau (Indiana)
ok-7 2003 Coqina (North Carolina)
ok-7 2001 Potpourri (Colorado)
ok-7 2000 In Eldora (Colorado)
ok-7 1997 Tortealia (Oregon)
ok-7 1996 Tuscon (Arizona)
ok-7 1995 Andante (Vancouver, B.C)
ok-7 1994 El Calliope (Montreal, Quebec)
Co-write Discography
rhetic/cargo 1993 Megalo/American Devices 7'
rhetic 1992 Megalo life as it is today
rhetic 1992 Megalo cck-14
rhetic 1991 Megalo megalo
other appearances:
1996 San francisco bike- messenger compillation 'Pothole'
1994 EMI Needletrade artist development deal
1992 CRSG presents with Megalo

Set List

Typical performances of original material;
A) 2 X 45 minutes
B) 3 X 45 minutes
C) 2 - 3 hour programme
D) other as arranged/appropriate