Hi Friends, Many folks have been asking why I squandered all the creative energy around the titling of my new CD. How dare you just call it "Hal Cannon?" So, Here are my three reasons for doing what I did.
1. You only get to call one CD by your plain old name once then you have to move on.
2. All my creative friends can continue making fun of me and my name forever without settling on just one way to mock me.
3. Though my parents are gone I'd sort of like to honor them for coming up with the CD title.
My friends cannot not help themselves in assisting me in naming my new CD. There just so many things you can do with Hal. Its the first syllable of a scary holiday, bad breath, or a happy and peaceful period. Then there's Cannon and the big guns of yore. A few more dribbled in since my last post. I have decided on a title now and I fear my creative friends are going to be disappointed. A hint: you can only name an album by this title once in your career.
Halarious - fae
Shot with a Cannon, Paco Hal’s Canon, Hal of a Note (surprised to not see this one) Hal’s Canion - Willie Smyth"Hal of a good time.", "Hal of a Good Tune", " Just for the Hal of it" "Hark The Harold Cannons, Cowboy Christmas", " Harry and the Cannon Balls", "New Tunes for Old Guys" or "An Old Guys New Tunes" ,"Tunes for the Taking" " Fingers Don't Frail Me Now, And other Banjo Favorites", "Smoking Cannon", "The Guns of Halverone" " Hal-lelujah" or "Hal-lelujah Cannon", "Hals Bells", "Go Straight To Hal"," To Hal and Back", "Hal'in at The Moon"(this is a good one) and two more "My Pal Hal", and "Tin Pan Hallie" - Cory Webster
Hal or Highwater- Scot Wilburn
Can an Will - Nick SpitzerDeck the Hal, Loose Cannon Shoots Self in Banjo - Mark Ross
Hal-a-lula-, or Halayula- Hugh Coltharp
Songs for Ramona - Judith F. PachelHal's Cannon - Andy Wilkinson (I'd always imagined I could open a chain restaurant called "Cannon's Taco Bell")
Cannon Fodder - Lisa and Waddie like this oneCannon Canon - from Dave Stanley but endorsed by John Greene “Hal No! We Won’t Go” - Jim McNutt
"Hal, O damn...back again" - Buzzy Vick“Serious about rock music” or “I ain’t takin’ nothin’ for granite” - Tom Hampson
hal c’on days- Michael Carabetta
Hal Canyon - Bruce Hucko (see above)
Cannontikkle - Steve Bringhurst
Halacious - Stephen Goldsmith like this one
Cannonization - Robert Newman
Hal Cannon and the Son's of Bishops - Gary McMahan