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Happy Ron's new release TERRIBLY HAPPY

http://www.reviewermagazine.com/happy-ron

[San Diego]

HAPPY RON (AND FRIENDS) TO RELEASE TERRIBLY HAPPY IN OCTOBER 2008

The Happy Man’s music has been described by Songsalive.com as a cross between Frank Sinatra and South Park. Others describe it as Punk-Blues Comedy Music. The San Diego Union Tribune has described the Happy Man’s music and “act” as “intentional unintentional comedy” Jessie Johnson says it’s “The only real music to come out in the last 10 years, this is some real shit man!” One of his major goals is to appear as himself as a cartoon character on South Park and sing some of his songs.

The Happy Man has lived in San Diego all his life and his hope is to die in San Diego. He never sang a note until he was thirty and didn’t get “seriously” into music until he was forty. He was played 500 shows since then and to celebrate his 44rth birthday he will be releasing his first real album, backed by no less then twenty-two people, including some of the best musicians and singers in San Diego. Also included are The Pacific Coast Horns. Produced by local music guru Sven-Erik Seaholm.

The songs are all original songs with a comedic bent with a few exceptions. The goal is always to write and perform good SONGS, not just funny words with little thought to the music behind:

TERRIBLY HAPPY – About being happy in a job you hate, after childbirth, and even if your album bombs. Co-written with Mike Sullivan and Risa Berger.
PITTER PATTER – About the women who make your heart pitter patter.
THE NO TANTRIC WOMAN BLUES – When you wanna do it all night!
ALL SHE NEEDS IS A SPANKING – That’s all she ever really wants.
DON’T STOP PLAYING – You don’t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old cause you stop… playing.
SICK OF HER SHIT – Is dedicated to strippers everywhere, remember you may love her, but someone somewhere is sick of her shit, featuring the Uptown Horns.
NO “ANGEL” – The “serious love song” of the album, about remaining loyal to the one who has always been by your side in the face of supposed temptations.
BOY TOY – About the attempted sexual exploitation of forty-something male musicians by twenty-something female fans.
THE MEAN THERAPIST BLUES –One of the worst blues of dem all, featuring The Uptown Horns.
PRETTY ON THE INSIDE – Make sure they’re pretty on the inside, not just pretty on the outside.
THE GOOD NEWS IS – The “serious” rocker song, why just listen to bad news? Co-written with Tommy Dahill.
DICKLESS WONDER – About guys who are afraid to make a move, even when it’s wanted.
BARTENDER BARTENDER – Will you marry me???

Final Linup

Happy Ron – Lead Vocals
Rob Garbo (“Sweettooth”)– Drummer , Backing Vocals, Tambourine, Handclaps, Guiro, Cabasa, Trianlge, Claves, Vibraslap, Leather Belt, Cowbell, Brushes, Grunts, Maracas, Tiny Maracas, and Marbles.

Reverend Tom (“Kick Ass”) – Guitar
Reverend Stickman (“January Avalanche”) – Guitar
Joe Norwood (“Beyond Blue”)– Guitar
Sven-Erik Seaholm (“The Wild Truth”) – Guitar, Backing Vocals, Theremin, Mellotron,
Blake Lindquist (“Mr. Big Top”) – Midi Guitar/Piano

Robin Henkel (“Big Rig Deluxe”) – Bass
Jason Janofsky (“Eight Minutes To Twilight”) – Bass
Sonny Derin (“Mystery Train”) – Harmonica and Spankin’ Exclaimations

Kelsea Little (“The Wrong Trousers”) – Harp
Joseph Lorge (“The Wrong Trousers”) – Mandolin
Lou Smart (“The Smart Brothers”) – Hand Drums and Backing Vocals
Mickey Smart (“The Smart Brothers”) – Banjo and Backing Vocals
Jay Smart (“The Smart Brothers”) – Guitar and Backing Vocals
Bviolin (“January Avalanche”) – Violin

Cathryn Beeks (“The Cathryn Beeks Ordeal”) – Backing Vocals
Virginia Norwood (“Beyond Blue”) – Backing Vocals
Josh Wright (“Eight Minutes To Twilight”) – BackingVocals
Isaac Cheong (“The Che Chees) – Backing Vocals

Paul Litteral (“The Pacific Coast Horns”) – Trumpet_Paulie Cerra (“The Pacific Coast Horns”) – Saxophone

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