Coming to a motel
          lounge near you!Mooseboy Alfonzo and
        His Prairie Troubadours


Mooseboy Alfonzo
and His
Prairie Troubadours

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The crux of the biscuit, my friends,

Mooseboy Alfonzo and His Prairie Troubadours

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Instant Classic Opuses
                    Moose - in Glorious No-Fi!
My main body of work as a recording artist has been the Instant Classic Opus Series, wherein I make lounge-esque remakes of popular tunes. Since 2004, when I had a big idea one day and created something from nothing in a matter of hours, to today, where I...create something from nothing, usually in a matter of days, this has been my hobby.

Primitive Moose

Mooseboy Alfonzo and His Prairie Troubadours has been my "stage name" for many years, going back to high school and even the earliest incarnation of The Bingers. In the 80's, while also working on Mike and the Moosecanics stuff, I did a fair amount of solo material, which I've collected here.

Why Mooseboy Alfonzo and His Prairie Troubadours? Why not pick something catchy, like Influenza or Kajagoogoo?

It comes from several places, some of which I don't even think I was aware of when putting it together. It is, however, a name I've used for about 30 years, so it's pretty much "me". First of all, I'm big on <so-and-so> and the <such-and-such> band names. For example, Duck Mangler and the Radioactive Nuns. Next to matching outfits, nothing says to me "professional entertainment" like that kind of band name.

Mooseboy comes from this 30-odd year "thing" I have for moose. That started in high school, when I developed the Theory of Moose De-evolution (itself the product of a few derivatives). It was a hit, a phenomenon. Blonde wigs for kids big. And from there, I've been called Moose, Mooseboy, Moosie, Moose Baby, Captain Moose, Mr. Moose, and Sunshine (oddly enough). A moose
                  once bit my sister!
The crux of
                  the biscuit is the apostrophe
Alfonzo comes straight from "St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast" on Frank Zappa's Apostrophe album. Zappa is a huge influence for me.
Then came the Prairie Troubadours. I don't remember specifically why I went with it (other than chicks dig it, naturally), but years later I remembered in the comics of the 40's I used to read there was a character named The Vigilante. The Vigilante was a western-themed hero who had a secret identity as a singing cowboy on radio, where he was dubbed "The Prairie Troubadour". They made a movie serial in the 1940's featuring the character, but I haven't seen it yet.
The VigilanteGreg Sanders - The Prarie Troubador