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April 15, 2005. 100 Year Picnic is announcing the re-release of "As Tall As The Sky" on cdbaby.com, the premier online CD store for independent music. Visit cdbaby.com/100yearpicnic to listen to clips of all the songs, read and write reviews, or buy the CD online.

The 2005 re-release of "As Tall As The Sky" is an eclectic mix of melodic, indie-pop treasures, from the revved-up Marilyn County to the tongue-n-cheek tragedy Someone's In The House to the dark and seductive Take This Town. The clever production, sweet melodies, rich instrumentation, and big vocal harmonies become the common threads that weave these crafty tunes together--keeping it fun and fresh with each repeat listen.

Did we mention the record features over 20 of the biggest rock stars in Bloomington, Illinois? And, yes, they like The Beatles.

100 Year Picnic "As Tall As The Sky" was originally released and distributed in August 2001 at a summer picnic of close family and friends. Lucky for us, it is now being re-released to the public with 3 bonus tracks that originally appeared on an even earlier EP.

Here's what people said about that earlier EP:

"A well thought out, emotional album."
20 YRS, M, DRUMMER

"Enjoyed the album--could definitely clean house to it."
44 YRS, F, DIVA

"I liked it."
18 YRS, M, CREATIVE WRITER

"If I listened to that type of music, I would buy it."
16 YRS, M, STREET PHARMACIST/BASKETBALL PLAYER

"Lots of talent!!!"
63 YRS, M, RETIRED

"Sounds like Wayne Newton sittin' in with the Foo Fighters."
42 YRS, M, COMPOSER OF DUCK HUNTING VIDEOS

"WOW! I'm blown away! Can I have your autograph?"
50 YRS, M, THE LEAD SINGER'S UNCLE

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Audio Clip (lo-fi): Take This Town

She can talk to anyone, and we can take this town
People are drawn to her sullen eyes, and they won't hear a sound

I know where the diamonds live, tomorrow they won't be found
People greet her with open arms as I slip through the house

I know where the diamonds live, tomorrow they won't be found

Unsuspecting, understand that we will take this town
Underestimating, understand that we will take this town


Copyright © 2001 Jeff Greeneberg
All Rights Reserved


Audio Clip (lo-fi): Someone's In The House

Someone's in the garden wearin' my favorite shirt
Someone stole your heart and left me in the dirt
Someone's in the courtyard, someone's at the church
Someone's dressin' up for you

Someone's in the house that I built for you
Someone's doin' things I thought no one else would do to you
Someone's breakin' me in two

Someone's in the kitchen cookin' for the kids
Makes me wonder if they'd pick me or someone else instead
Someone gives you love sleepin' in my bed
Someone else would die for you

Someone's in the house that I built for you
Someone's doin' things I thought no one else would do to you
Someone's breakin' me in two

Someone's in the house, someone's in my bed
Oh, only if you had left me for a man.


Copyright © 1998 Jeff Greeneberg
All Rights Reserved


Some of our friends are very busy entertaining the locals here in Central Illinois.  If you are in the area, check 'em out! 

Heartland Jazz Orchestra:  A full community jazz orchestra backing-up regional & national guest artists.  Show Calendar

Jim Markum Swing Band:  Modern sounds of yesteryear.  Show Calendar

Merge:  Modern party rock.  Show Calendar

Plain Jane:  A fresh dose of rock and alternative...definitely not plain and nobody named Jane.  Show Calendar 

Protege:  Authentic rock 'n' roll for the sound thirsty soul.  Show Calendar

Sgt. Eggman's Lonely Nowhere Man Band:   Quasi-acoustic duo (Rick Bennett & Larry Park) playing almost all Beatles songs, plus a few songs by some people they probably had lunch with.  Show Calendar 

The X-Ray Men:  Former members of regional touring act, Kool Ray & the Polaroidz, playing authentic versions of classic party music from the 50s & 60s.  They also have a cool original album for sale on cdbaby.com.  Show Calendar


Originally from the EP -- 10 Gallon Cat
Copyright
©1998 Jeff Greeneberg
Also included on the re-issue of 100 Year Picnic -- As Tall As The Sky
Copyright ©2005 Jeff Greeneberg

Lyrics
She found a lonely man, she is everything he has
And she keeps him on a string waiting for the phone to ring
And she's at Gables playing pool with some boy she knew from school
She's leaving now, she takes his hand to go off somewhere

Everything is so unclear when your darkest fears appear
All you know will come and go like tears.

It's such a funny thing how he revolves around her world
Like a gravity she pulls his weight, a spell he cannot break
He woke up then to hear her voice whisper in his ear
He wishes he could turn around the day they first met

Everything is so unclear when your darkest fears appear
Everything is so unclear, wish it all would disappear
All you know will come and go like tears.


Audio Clip (lo-fi): Marilyn County

The wineglass is empty, ashtray is full
Before you take her home, there's something you should know
She is the talk of Marilyn County
And there's a thing or two I know that she'll never do

Her neo-retro, polyester, velvet platform shoes
Her purple head her shrink had said should surely cure the blues
She is the talk of Marilyn County
And there's a thing or two I know that she'll never do

The ring on her finger's now in her nose
And in case you're wondering, that's her mantra tattooed on her toes
She is the talk of Marilyn County
And there's a thing or two I know that she'll never do


Copyright ©1998 Jeff Greeneberg & Jeff Robshaw
All Rights Reserved