Oh, how we like to congregate It's such a grand experience. But I can't help but think That it can also be a hindrance.
For we all know what they say: With each and every passing day, Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, let's all stay away from each other.
Communication is the key: That's what the experts say. Convening for a common cause; Oh, what a grand display. All decisions need a meeting; Everyone's involved. We'll keep on adding people Until we get each problem solved.
What type of productivity Is ever to be made? When all we do is meet On how the game is to be played. We meet for this, we meet for that. Oh, what are we to do? Who needs a desk: you're never there! It looks like it's brand new!
What a great day For a meeting We have so much to discuss All your vigor Will be fleeting As you witness all the fuss
Speculation And statistics To predict what might happen. Soon to become Useless relics Because they're all moot in the end.
The work force ladders that we meet Are difficult to climb. The closer to the top you get The more work gets sublime. For attending meetings all the time Is what your job entails. You can count on them to fill your days Their presence never fails.
We pick through each agenda item And make up our to-dos. Yet in the end, they don't get done Because we're all confused. All these meetings blend together It's all one big blur. They keep us spinning 'round and 'round We'll never find a cure!
What a great day For a meeting. We have so much to discuss. Get there early For good seating Just like kids on the school bus
Strategizing And budget planning Help to set Our year end goals. Leave the details To the minions As the they fill in all the holes
Now meetings come in different shapes And sizes, don't you know? Like luncheon meetings, Off site meetings, And meetings on the go, Conference calls and Group town halls, Just to name a few. No matter what the forum is There's one that's just for you.
We table this and table that So we can meet again. From one meeting sprouts five new ones; When will it ever end? My calendar is one big block Of meetings all day long. It proved to be quite ample time To write this little song.
What a great day For a meeting. We have so much to discuss. All your senses Will be retreating But the sleep will be a plus.
Project scoping And status updates Make sure every thing's on track Dig in too deep Into the details And we're stuck with no way back
Mogul composed by Rafe Lyford
INSTRUMENTATION/PERSONNEL: Rafe Lyford - Trombone Scott Van Domelen - Alto Saxophone Max Wendt - Tenor Saxophone Jim Guckenberg - Drums Matt Netter - Bass
The main theme of this piece came to me while I was skiing with my aunt & uncle during a visit to their place in Utah. The arrangement heard here came several years later. I wanted to portray the movements involved when hitting the slopes.
When it comes to providing a sense of action, very little music does it better than the Merrie Melodies of the classic Warner Bros. Looney Toons. I like to think of this tune as a tribute to the two musicians responsible for most of the Merrie Melodies' themes and arrangements: Raymond Scott and Carl Stalling.