Night Moves

Tryin’ to make some front page, nursing home community weekly circular news.

SosfdavidO here! And from the looks of today’s strip, the musicians are going to have a hard time keeping awake, much less making that One Magical Album they’re hoping for.

May I suggest a cover of The Beatles’s “I’m Only Sleeping” ?


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19 responses to “Night Moves

  1. billytheskink

    I’d suggest a different Beatles cover, “I’m So Tired”. Which is what I am of this story arc.

  2. Count of Tower Grove

    Octogenarians don’t ever nap, who knew?

  3. Spacemanspiff85

    He’s only asking this when they’ve actually pulled up at the studio? Not while they were driving there? And nobody ever asked, “What time is our recording session?”?

    • Epicus Doomus

      “Did anyone remember our medication?”. Hopefully we flash forward straight to Dinkle’s involuntary manslaughter trial but IMO it’s a long shot.

  4. Epicus Doomus

    Didn’t they have “more than enough” money to book proper studio time? So what gives? Oh wait, that’s right, it’s a FW arc, so there’s no sense to be had. This thing is just trudging along and it’s not even finished yet…sigh.

  5. This is, of course, all we’ll see of the session. All we’ll get is a reaction to it OR a sideways something or other before moving on to the Lord Of The Language being punchable.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Very likely. TommyHack usually has a huge buildup before an event, then skips the event entirely, cutting to people talking about the event, which had taken place “offstage.”

      Needless to say, that’s called “writing.”

  6. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Past your bedtime. Middle of the night. Or as everyone else calls it, 7 pm.

    Would be hilarious if in fact they’re so tired, they end up playing horribly, like, um, like a bunch of nursing home patients. And not like the high caliber musicians BatHack wants us to believe they are. They will leave Memphis (after another lengthy visit with the ducks) discouraged and in disgrace. They will shelve their instruments for good, and return to their bedridden and wheelchair-bound ways, screaming “BOXCAR!!!” at relatives and attendants.

    Haha! What am I talking about?? Not only are they going to be fantastic, some important person, drawn in loving detail like a “real guy,” will “discover” them. Their CD will be a major hit. They’ll make appearances on the late night “comedy” talk shows. Grammy awards for everyone! Wheeeeeeee!

    • bobanero

      I’ve still got my money on “Soundtrack for the next Starbuck Jones sequel”

      • Double Sided Scooby Snack

        And because Masonne Jarre chooses them. The actors always choose the soundtrack composers and orchestras. Because writing!

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    For those that missed my post yesterday, Batty is milking Lisa’s legacy over on

    • Epicus Doomus

      Ten years on and it’s still front and center. That says plenty about Act III right there.

      • “We decided to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lisa’s Story by bringing out a prequel and a sequel that weaves her cancer story into the entire tapestry of her life,” said Batiuk. “In essence, we’re presenting the complete Lisa’s Story.”

        Oh, cool! I always wondered about when Lisa got cancer. Tombat so rarely discussed it.

        • Epicus Doomus

          LOL…her infamous pregnancy, getting blown up at the post office, cancer…yep, that’s one hell of a tapestry all right. I love how he pretends this is some “new” thing and not just two more collections of already-published Lisa strips assembled for…uh, reference purposes, I guess.

      • Rusty Shackleford

        Yep, the tank is empty. Lisa is all he has.

  8. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Wait… hold the phone… Are they entering a pitch black building in the last panel?? Does Blackguy McBluesman have a key to the place?? I just noticed this! What the hay is going on??

    I guess the GoFunkMe campaign covered the studio but not the engineer.

    Not a problem at all. As they enter the studio, they’ll see that it consists only of a 1980 vintage portable cassette recorder with a built in condenser mic in the middle of a small table. A taped up, handwritten sign says, “Insert cassette. Press REC and PLAY at the same time to begin recording. Press STOP to end recording. Remove cassette.”

    How disappointing! At this point, they don’t feel so bad about leaving their instruments back at the nursing home.

    • Epicus Doomus

      “Hey, this nursing home patient I know wants me to leave the key under the mat so he and his geriatric friends can record a CD here. Is that OK?”

      “Sure, just tell them to hit the lights before they leave!”

      Again, they said they had “more than enough” to book studio time. So did they or didn’t they? If they paid, why do they have to sneak in at night?

      • DOlz

        TB is so into details. I image his idea of a murder mystery would be something like this.

        It was night and someone was murdered somewhere. I’d look into it after the annual Lisa festival. … Someone is still murdered, but I have a Lisa auction to attended first. … As soon as this comical mattress sale is over I’ll get right on the murder. … It seems like there was something important I needed to do. Well I’ll get to it after we’re done with the Lisa run. … Running Les’ book tour was enthralling and oh by the way someone’s butler somehow committed the murder of someone somewhere.

  9. Jimmy

    How about “I’m Only Sleeping”?