by Kyle Burgess
Sheet music is provided within the novel for Kyle's ribald
original tune. Disclosure: while the lyrics contain no outright
profanity and are intended to be humorous, some may find them
offensive, and they are not appropriate for younger children.
References abound, throughout the novel, to music playing over
the radio, or the jukebox at the Emperor Saloon. Dorris Bridge
is the home of AM station KMTN, which features Danny the DJ who
canít get enough of Alvin and the Chipmunks
during the holidays. In addition to the fictitious KMTN, the
following are real radio stations mentioned in the story:
Some Original Compositions With
Influences of Dorris Bridge
John Luttrull (the far more talented musician) and Clive Riddle
penned a number of originals from the late 1970s through the
1990s, and put in a fair amount of studio time, even landing a
contract with a small label that promptly went bankrupt after
commissioning the studio sessions. Click to listen to the
GhostDancer: (mp3) - The novel delves
into the very real story of Wovoka and the Ghostdance
movement. This song does too. This is an earlier, longer
version, the piece was later condensed.
(mp3) - The novel is dedicated to "Smitty". Here is his story.
Brenda: (mp3) - Kyle pines for
Brenda in the novel. This song, written in the late 1970s,
was the inspiration.
Forever: (mp3) - This tune actually
has nothing to do with the novel, but John and Clive wanted
there to be a better available representation of their music