April 2020 – Isolation Song 17 – Mr Puzzle

Mr Puzzle by Paul Perreault

This is possibly the first song I ever heard Paul’s band, Planet Sandwich, play – and it got my attention. I was really impressed. I love Mr Puzzle!

The night we (almost) met

One night while walking down the street with a girlfriend (who is also a musician), we heard this amazing rhythm bouncing along the buildings. The beat was steady, a little kooky, definitely (a)live. We had to find out who was playing!

We turned the corner, and there was Paul and his band Planet Sandwich playing in front of the Pay-n-Take bar on an unhitched trailer/stage.

We didn’t know Paul — but we had seen him in town over the years playing a big blue stand up bass for bluegrass and folk bands. But that night, Paul was the frontman, rocking out on a Les Paul, singing and leading this amazing, rhythmic rock band! I just stood there and grinned (and he grinned back)!

Paul and I didn’t talk that night, but it didn’t take long for us to meet . . . A week later, I found myself sharing a stage with him – singing an Irish tune!

The rest is history.

Music is life!

I gave up music for fourteen years, after a lifetime of performing. That is another long story I may get to someday. Those fourteen years were dark times. Music let the light back in – and I will not turn my back on it again.

Today – it was a lot of fun to arrange Mr Puzzle acoustically. I’m so glad Paul taught me this song.

Thanks Rockin’ Johnny Slavin for the Mr Puzzle song request!

Mr Puzzle by Paul Perreault

Peace Mr Puzzle please
Peace Mr Puzzle please
Peace Mr Puzzle please
From the pieces

It’s not too late to throw out all the garbage
It’s not too late to bring back in the logic

Waiter I’ll have another, no wait
Waiter I’ll have another, no wait
Waiter I’ll have another, no wait
What are you waiting for

Peace Mr Puzzle please
Peace Mr Puzzle please
Peace Mr Puzzle please
From the pieces, From the pieces

Waiter I’ll have another, no wait
Waiter I’ll have another, no wait
Waiter I’ll have another, no wait

It takes a lot to be, it takes a lot to be
It takes a lot to be, it takes a lot to be

It’s not too late to bring back in garbage
It’s not too late to throw out all the the logic

Waiter I’ll have another, no wait
Waiter I’ll have another, no wait
Waiter I’ll have another, no wait
What are you waiting for, what are you waiting for

Peace Mr Puzzle please
Peace Mr Puzzle please
Peace Mr Puzzle please
From the pieces, From the pieces

Peace Mr Puzzle please
Peace Mr Puzzle please
Peace Mr Puzzle please
From the pieces
From the pieces
From the pieces
From the pieces
From the pieces
From the pieces

Peace and love everybody! Peace even in pieces.

Holly


Paul and I have no idea when our next gig is – all gigs have been canceled. We make our living through gigs. We will continue to play no matter what.

If you enjoy our playing, consider buying us a coffee (see links below), sending a tip through venmo or paypal, and/or, sharing, liking, and commenting on this post or the video – it all helps. ❤

venmo @cosmic-holly-troy or @paul-james-perreault

paypal – paypal.me/sacredfolly or paypal.me/pauljamesperreault

Paul’s Band is Planet Sandwich instagram @planet_sandwich

Holly’s Band is the Lofi Sofias – instagram @lofisofias  Holly’s link to buy me a coffee

 

 

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I'm a rock-n-roller poet who left the Big Apple for the Big Sky Desert where I've been letting it be and grooving with universal love, singing to the gods, dancing with the muses and bicycling with dreamtime messengers. I like altering my reality through imagination, movement, breath, and makin' stuff.

14 thoughts on “April 2020 – Isolation Song 17 – Mr Puzzle

  1. Great song! I love the wordplay and flip-flop overlaps. It’s intense and meaningful and fun anD poignant and educational and insightful and FUN (again) all at one and the same time as it tracks its way through. Great song!

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      1. He deserves it! The deceptive simplicity is wonderful, reaches out to embrace expanses from its straightforward and wiggly and narrow path of spare few words. The pauses in the arrangement, the punny homonym switches that express Both/And the drives. It’s put together, arranged, SO well.

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        1. This is the song that got my attention – one night while walking down the street with a girlfriend (who is also a musician), we heard this amazing rhythm and determined it was live. We had to find out who was playing. We turned the corner, and there was Paul and his band Planet Sandwich playing in front of the Pay-n-Take bar on an unhitched trailer/stage.

          I didn’t know Paul then – but I seen him in town over the years playing stand up bass for folk and bluegrass bands.

          There he was, rocking on guitar, singing and leading this amazing, rhythmic band! I just stood there and grinned (and he grinned back).

          Liked by 1 person

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