The Pegasus Awards

Random Fractions

 

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Sample
2018 Best Performer mp3
2016 Best Performer  
2015 Best Performer  

(So, there was this band called Toyboat. And three of their members decided to play out on their own a bit. Thus, Three-Fifths was born. But alas, no one could remember their name... so they decided to become Random Fractions. -Editor)

Daniel "gundo" Gunderson, Cathy McManamon, and Jason Neerenberg have been making music for many years, each solo and in a variety of groups.  Jason started creating bass lines for Cathy’s songs in early 2013, and gundo joined them at Musecon later that year to form the dynamic trio.  They generally take Cathy’s original songs, add Jason’s solid bass and vocal harmony, mix in any instrument gundo is allowed to play on stage (mostly keyboards or a variety of guitars and mandolins, but you never know), add a dash of filk/folk/rock covers, shake it all up a bit, and have far more fun than may be legally permitted...in fact, they tend to have a “Post-Concert Buzz” after just one song!  They have been known to add in – at “random” – another musician or two to keep things unpredictable.  Random Fractions has played at cons, in basements and living rooms (possibly yours!), bars, parks, and outdoor festivals all over North America.  All three of them are in demand as guest musicians for other performers, individually or collectively, and when they aren’t playing individually or as a trio they join fellow miscreants Mike Nixon and David Stowell to make up the Pegasus-nominated band Toyboat.  Random Fractions has two CDs – “The Fire Inside” (2014, released under Cathy’s name) and “Random Fractions” (2017).

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Representative Work for the 2018 Pegasus Awards

Into the Sea

Copyright © 2016 by Cathy McManamon.- All rights Reserved
Used by permission

When I was small I used to dream
Of swimming deep within the sea
I had no fear and I could always breathe
Schools of fish were friends to me
Somehow through the intervening years
I got locked up on the land
Until you led me to her sacred shores
To remember once again

Come with me into the midnight sea
Let me wrap you into the deep
We will laugh, we will not fear the waves
As we ride eternity
Into the sea

The realm of dreams is her dominion
And madness lies not far within
I am touching possibility
And I am breathing with my skin
My silent fears fall like grains of sand
They disappear in the abyss
And I am freer than I've ever been
As I feel her foamy kiss

Come with me into the midnight sea
Let me wrap you into the deep
We will laugh, we will not fear the waves
As we ride eternity
Into the sea

I never dreamed you'd be like me
A child of the deep playing for keeps
Down on my knees at her majesty

Come with me into the midnight sea
Let me wrap you into the deep
We will laugh, we will not fear the waves
As we ride eternity
Come with me into the midnight sea
Let me wrap you into the deep
We will laugh, we will not fear the waves
As we ride eternity
Into the sea

 

 
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