By Coma News Staff
The Coma Town Council plans to follow the example of the Beatles this summer and start a revolution–with music.
The governing body announced Monday that it will take the summer off from legislating to exercise the power of music as their Oldies band ‘Save the World’.
“We are the generation who ‘Can’t Get No Satisfaction’, ‘We are the world,’ we wanna go ‘All Night Long’ and, of course, we’ll paint a rainbow and then ‘Paint it Black’,” said Councilwoman Natalie Peters. “We’ve realized our greatest gift to share is not just our ‘Taxman’ council power but the pure power of our ‘Here Comes the Sun’–every Friday on the Coma Town Commons.”
The 7:30pm Friday performances throughout the summer will feature Peters on the tambourine, Mayor Dave Anderson on vocals and Councilman Bob Smith-Smith, who will play guitar in character as Spazzo the Clown.
“I’m playing in character because Spazzo has brought joy and valuable lessons over the years to numerous children, including my son, Jon, who is a ‘tiny dancer in my hand’,” Smith-Smith said about the 35-year-old college graduate who is living in his basement.
Smith-Smith said the summer tour, which could expand to other small towns in the region, was the latest way for his generation to display its intent – to be ‘Forever Young’ where we live forever and ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ with hip replacements and stay up when ‘The Levee Breaks’ with Viagra.
“What do do after you’ve changed the world, invented the hippie commune, taken greed to new heights on Wall Street, and turned the awesomeness of sex with anyone or anything into class warfare?” Anderson said. “You take it on the road.”
Other Coma leaders expressed little concern over the Council’s hiatus.
“There’s plenty of rules to enforce until they come back with new ideas and hopefully a Delorian,” said Sheriff Paul T. Frostnib.
The band already hired a part-time roadie, Sadie Cracker, who declined to comment.