These days are difficult, and there is so much to surmount. This song is for anyone feeling a little overwhelmed right now.
This is a song about Old Man Willow from Lord of the Rings, perhaps the most frightening part of Fellowship of the Ring. Enjoy the song, and thank you for listening!
Wednesday night The Repressions join the month long music fest at RaR Bar, with Sam Rasiotis, Archduke Kong, and Famous Dave Siegel. No cover charge!Music starts at 8, The Repressions should be on around 9:30. Live Music and Giant Dinosaurs. You should be there.
The Repressions open each show with this one minute introduction song, complete with lyrics and comics.
Just in case it wasn’t clear, The Repressions love books! They also love playing their music, and having adventures in all of New York. They are so happy to be playing The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe in Port Washington, NY (Long Island) on Friday July 26 at 7pm! Free show in a very cool place!
Happiest of New Years to all of You… Here is a simple acoustic version of The Repressions original song, Bright Lights:
This is a busy time for gigs!
Catch Nate Lay solo Thursday 10/25 at Jameson’s in Manhattan. Nate and Barbara at OK Cafe in Astoria on 10/26, The Repressions (full band) at the Halloween show at Singlecut on Saturday 10/27, The Repressions at Misfit Hive in Woodside on Friday 11/9, and Nate Lay solo (likely with a few surprise guests) on Saturday 11/10 at Irish Whiskey Bar in Astoria. Live music is the stuff of life!
Ginger Dizzy is an important song for The Repressions, as it tends to make audiences happy and sing along, which is one of the most meaningful things that music can do. It is also the song that inspired the “vaudeville” part of The Repressions’ style. There are quite a few versions out there, Barbara and Ben, just Barbara, just Nate, the recorded version with Barbara and Nate, but this live performance captured this week actually features all three Repressions… the new definitive version…
Sometimes it is better, or maybe a little necessary, to be hazy and out of it, rather than sad… of only for a little while… Confusion you can choose is better than the blues…
Youtube is very excited to have this video for LIFE SIZE UNICORN from the February 3 show. We hope you are a little excited too. This is Nate Lay, the third Repression, performing his original song. It is pretty magical.