The First Kickstarter Song – “The Lucky Dog”

The background. There’s an epic dog down in San Diego named Scout. And he belongs to one of our Kickstarter supporters. And since this Kickstarter backer adopted Scout and doesn’t really know his back story, the Misadventurists did several seconds of Google searching before unceremoniously giving up and supplying their own back story for Scout – in song- out of the demented recesses of their imaginations.

Here’s the result! (Music by Stax and Beej, Lyric and Vocal by Beej, Keyboards and Vocal by Stax, Guitar/Drum by Beej)

The background. There’s an epic dog down in San Diego named Scout. And he belongs to one of our Kickstarter supporters. And since this Kickstarter backer adopted Scout and doesn’t really know his back story, the Misadventurists did several seconds of Google searching before unceremoniously giving up and supplying their own back story for Scout – in song- out of the demented recesses of their imaginations.

Here’s the result! (Music by Stax and Beej, Lyric and Vocal by Beej, Keyboards and Vocal by Stax, Guitar/Drum by Beej)

LYRICS:

He was born in Tennessee
Where a cold floor was his bed
So he set out on the road to Californy
A bandana round his neck

He met a family of circus folk
And he fell in with their crew
But he got a little tired of being ridden all the time
So he hopped a freight train into the blue

Ah-ooooooo! Eye-yi-yi-yi!
Ah-ooooooo! Eye-yi-yi-yi!
He hopped a freight train into the blue

In Hollywood he was a stunt dog
And it suited him just fine
Skydived through flaming hoops
Fought bears! And warned kids about crimes.

Ah-ooooooo! Eye-yi-yi-yi!
He warned kids about crimes.

Runnin’ toward danger
He never felt so free
That’s why the spirits named him the Lucky Dog
Brother Coyote
Says he’s burning through his lives
But still they name him The Lucky Dog

On a set he met a little cowdog
Name of Lindy-Lu LaRue
She could lasso real well, and she did so to his heart
But she was with a mutt named Blue

One night he and Lindy-Lu snuck out
Chasing rabbits in the canyons
Out of nowhere sprang a mangy lion
And there went his true companion

Ah-oooooooo! Eye-yi-yi-yi!
Ah-oooooooo! Eye-yi-yi-yi!
There went his true companion

So he quit the Hollywood life
And set a course for the Mexican border
He was waylaid by a bearded drifter in a Ranger
And developed a taste for peanut butter

Now you might think he’s a settled dog
With his city livin’ ways
But you’d be dead wrong, he’s not far gone
From his ramblin’ stunt dog days

Cause he still laughs at the sting of cactus needles
And charges headlong at speeding cars
He was almost eaten, but never beaten
By a pit-bull at the coffee bar

Ah-ooooooo! Eye-yi-yi-yi!
By a pitbull at the coffee bar

Runnin’ toward danger
He never felt so free
That’s why the spirits named him The Lucky Dog
Brother Coyote
Says he’s burning’ through his lives
But still they name him The Lucky Dog

Yes, still they name him The Lucky Dog
Still they name him, The Lucky Dog
Still they name him, The Lucky Dog

#NWRoadTrip Instagram Contest and Geo-Quiz!

Hey everyone! In honor of our successful Kickstarter campaign for our webseries, I Do: A Wedding of Cultures, we’re running our first-ever contest for new followers on Instagram, plus a Geo-Quiz every day for those who want to play.

For the next 2+ weeks (August 9 – 25), we’re holding a #NWRoadTrip  Instagram Contest.. We’re posting one photo every day (or two, depending on our Wi-fi availablity) on Instagram from a different mystery location in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.A., with accompanying clues about the day’s location to get your Google fingers tingling.

You don’t have to guess the answer to win – you only have to Follow our account (no spam please) during this 2 weeks and you’ll be automatically entered into our drawing to win a personalized postcard from the road with a handwritten thank you in the body! (Of course you can also feel free to read the clues and guess the answer in the comments if you’d like – the geography won’t be hard to find).

We’ll draw three winners from the new followers at the end of the contest period. And we will send the postcard to where you are – no geographic constraints (though it may take a bit longer to get to some countries depending on postal services).

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To play: If you’re already on Instagram, just go to the Follow Our Instagram link on the left sidebar of our website (bottom bar for those viewing us on a smartphone). Or simply go to your IG app on your phone and Follow our account, @the_misadventurists.

If you’re not on Instagram and you want to participate, you can download the free app from Google Play or the App Store. It’s a great network with a lot of photographers involved, and a good way to share your photos with the world.

If you don’t really want to play, but are curious anyway about our ‪#‎NWRoadTrip, you can always follow along with our journey here!