Dubblya says: "Do you miss me yet?" .... NO!!! But it's always Bush Bashing Season! Wayne Lammers and Pete Levin offer up this hilarious set that carries a deep message. Totally eclectic stylewise, each song gets individual treatment. The set opens with a stirring march performed by a cast of thousands (OK, 50 maybe) singing a stirring tribute based on Bush's infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech. In "Sorry", Donald Rumsfeld jumps on the apologizing bandwagon set in motion by Richard Clarke. Rush Limbaugh sings about the glories of his drug addiction in "My Drugs Are Red, White and Blue". Later in the set, he decides modernize his image, becoming his alter-ego, rap artist Rush Dogg. A hopping Jerry Lee Lewis styled rocker "Do The Chickenhawk" celebrates the new dance that's sweeping the nation. 'Mister Morality' William Bennett does a swinging stage show (and starts to sound suspiciously like Rodney Dangerfield) in "Outrageous In Vegas". There's even a bogus 30 second commercial for the now defunct airline, Enron Air, "Up Yours And Away". With music, keyboards, arrangements and orchestrations by Pete Levin, and words and lead vocals by Wayne Lammers, many of the songs on the CD have been featured on Al Franken's Air America Radio talk show.
Of interest to lovers of Fine Art: For the CD cover, Wayne and Pete were going to use a painting by some famous, dead Dutch guy - you know, the one with the dogs playing poker - but then Fred Harper offered to do this cover drawing for them, which is nice too. Turns out that Fred is a pretty famous illustrator. Hey, who knew? Wayne and Pete are totally thrilled to have some classy art on the CD. Now it's a total cultural expererience!
Write/comedian/singer WAYNE LAMMERS has been writing and presenting acclaimed, one man multi media musical shows in New York for years. Wayne has also been the weekly poetic political comedy correspondent for the Jackie Mason Radio Show and The Felder Report nationally on the Talk America Radio Network, where he wrote and performed the TWO MINUTE WARNING, a two to five minute spot at the end of each program that wrapped up the politics of the week in rhyme. His 23 comic music videos co-directed with Henry Chalfant have been seen nationwide on PBS and in numerous film festivals.
In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/arranger/orchestrator PETE LEVIN has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists - including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield - receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre.
An in-demand New York session keyboardist, Levin has released 9 of his own Jazz albums. He has composed and orchestrated scores for a dizzying array of unrelated commissions, including the orchestral score for the feature film "Zelimo", the official anthem for the 1992 United Nations Earth summit, “The Future is in Our Hands”, the official marching band arrangement of the official U.S. Army song, and the top-40 hit single “Close to You” by The Clams, a Spike Jones tribute band formed with his brother, bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson). Thirty years later the recording is still a cult classic.