Posts Tagged ‘songs’

Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. II

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. II

Are you still there? Yes? Good! We’re still here and we’re glad you’re still there. We recorded something to show our appreciation for you still being there. It’s a holiday single type of thing, like we’ve done once before. It’s called Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. II and we hope you will give it a listen.

Did I mention it’s free? It is. To stream, to download, to import and to burn and to spin.

The talented Nick Fullmer created the cover art, which we deeply appreciate.

The songs are: 1) La fille aux cheveux de lin, which is a prelude by Claude Debussy which Earl arranged for Alto Saxophone and Horn (four of them); and 2) Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas), which was originally written by Bill Danoff and recorded by John Denver.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

With love,

Lime Colony

Welcome Back, Winter, and Thank You

Friday, December 16th, 2011

It’s been a year or so.  We never caught the one (ones?) who decided to take things illegally from Earl’s home, including a child’s camera, and including what would have been the final versions of our humble pair of winter songs (also a laptop computer).

Yet the unfinished versions survive!!  A year later, it seems they’ve held up pretty well – well enough to be given out for free again, even.  So here: a 100% recycled, paperless, downloadable gift from all the fellas in Lime Colony.

You can even burn ‘em onto a CD, slap a ribbon through the CD’s hole, and turn that ribboned CD into a badass Secret Santa present.

Go on.  Click that link up there and tell grandma and grandpa to crank up the hearing aids.  For Christmas.

Finally, thanks for reading.  To close out this festive update with a real bang, here is a re-link to the video for the second song in last year’s winter offering (Thank You).

Dan Roe made it.  When we saw it, we were blown away.  And we still are.  And we hope you enjoy it once again.

Finally finally, keep checking back here.  We’ll have an update on a January show really soon.


Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. I

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

It’s that time of year again, when the men of Lime Colony make merry, avoid each other for around three straight weeks of vacation, and try and fail to put extra cinnamon sticks into every beverage imaginable.  And now this year’s time-of-year is double special, because we are sharing with you our first EVER release of a single.  It’s a holiday single.  It was stolen by thieves but partially revived.  It has an A-side and a B-side (I’m not sure which song is which).  It’s for you.

As noted above, you should not drink this particular holiday cheer, but we’ll certainly advise you to download it:


Many thanks to Jennifer, who made it known very early on that she thought a holiday album would be a fantastic idea, and who graciously accepted the compromise of a less epic but just as heartfelt holiday single with an A-side and a B-side.  Unless you are a sour-breathed burglar, we sincerely hope you enjoy listening to this free treat, and we sincerely encourage you to share it with friends and family.

Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. I

Warm Wishes,

Lime Colony

Read this when you have nothing else to read

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Earl and I keep a working list of all our songs.  It’s called “Master Song List.”  We try to update it about as often as we write or start writing anything new, though it of course gets ignored a lot of the time.  Earl wrote two new songs this week, and that got me looking at the list again.  Below is a sampling of comments that both of us have written for various songs on the list, under a column titled “Status/Notes.”

“A lot of potential, but needs attention”
“Needs some re-writing”
“Needs a lot of re-write help”
“overplayed – shelved”
“Needs re-write”
“Needs a hefty re-write”
“Needs music?”
“cover – partially developed”
“A joke song.  Needs synth version.”

I’ll post the respective songs later so we can all make a game of matching them with these comments.

A lot of potential, but needs attention
Needs some re-writing
Needs a lot of re-write help
overplayed – shelved
Needs re-write
Needs a hefty re-write
Needs music?
cover – partially developed
A joke song. Needs synth version.

…Wine Styles, Vacaville, CA

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Through the wine-spills and cheese-stains, we’ll be playing a fortified, amplified, award-winning set.  We apologize from the bottom of our crooked hearts for the impromptu notice.  See our Upcoming Shows section for more info.

Lime Colony, CA 95688


Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Hello all!

We are not dead! In fact, we’ve never been aliver.

This has been a good week in music for the LC: a couple of excellent new songs were born and the song list for the next album has been created.  ‘What’s that? A nother album?.’ Yes! We’ll be taking time this summer to work hard on our yet-to-be-titled next EP. You can look for it in the fall. Or, if you just can’t wait to get some Lime Colony goodness, click on the “Buy Now” button over on the right. There you can buy “The Advantage Of Getting There First” (2007) for mere peanuts. The service is called PayPeanuts. Or PayPal. I can’t remember.

The video of our last gig at The Utah is in post-production and will
soon be in our hands. Highlights will be on YouTube. You’ll know when
it’s out.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Happy being.



P.S.A. #001 – Taking Inventory

Thursday, May 29th, 2008


This week’s public service announcement is about songs.  Though our EP, The Advantage Of Getting There First, with a total of five songs, is all we have officially recorded as far as you or anyone else knows, Lime Colony actually has a fairly substantial backlog of written, or partially written, material.  Here is a glimpse of the numbers, most of which are mutually exclusive:

Songs that have been performed live but are not on any EP to date - 3

Songs that have been recorded and have some potential or have proven their potential7

Potential songs in the yellow folder that have not been recorded or do not yet have music or need some serious overhaul13

Songs in the blue folder2



Covers we’ve played or seriously considered - 4

That’s all.  Don’t forget to wear reflective gear when riding your bicycle at night.

Due to Popular Demand…

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

We have now added a page called ‘Song Lyrics.’ Pretty self-explanatory. You can find it over on the right. Inside, you can check out all the lyrics from our debut EP, The Advantage Of Getting There First.

Tomorrow is Ride-Your-Bike-To-Work Day, and here is the next concert I’m going to.