Just two guitarslingers from Dallas way: Jimmie Vaughan and Steve Miller
Just two guitarslingers from Dallas way: Jimmie Vaughan and Steve Miller
Just two guitarslingers from Dallas way: Jimmie Vaughan and Steve Miller

Do You Wanna Go Shout "Hi!" to Woodrow Grad Steve Miller For Free?

On Monday on Fong Songs there appeared the damnedest thing I've ever heard: a Steve Miller Band demo titled "Take the Joker and Run," which must be the earliest mash-up in recorded history, as it's more or less the lyrics to "Take the Money and Run" sung to the melody of "The Joker." Turns out, it comes from a 2006 deluxe edition of The Marksman's Fly Like an Eagle, who knew -- well, except for the die-hards, of course. Me, I'll take Polvo's raucous live recording of "Fly Like an Eagle" from 1994. But to each their own.

Speaking of, last time I heard Miller was about a year ago -- over the fence at St. Mark's, where he was performing at the school's centennial celebration. We pulled over and listened for a few; split when he launched into "Abracadabra." The Woodrow Wilson Wildcat's in town tonight at Starplex, and I've got three pair of tix for the taking -- how very Tom Hicks of me, hunh. Just be among the first three to e-mail me the name of the two guitar legends who taught Dr. George Miller's boy how to play a random letter or numeral of your choosing. And go.? --Robert Wilonsky

Update: And we have our winners. Thanks for playing. Though, next week, we will have a contest for which there will be two very substantive prizes offered.

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