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Money's Not Speech  

RAWA (Renaissance Artists and Writers Association) just let us know that "Money's Not Speech" was selected to be on the 2018 "Songs for Social Change" cd.   Listen for it on a local radio station near you.  Marilyn says "It's meant as a musical 'amicus brief' to the Supreme Court, in support of reversing the disastrous series of decisions that culminated in the Citizen's United opinion that corporations can funnel an unlimited amount of money into political campaigns. The court reasoned that corporations are people and speech is money.  Neither of which is true, and neither of which serve a democracy well."  


Here's a link to the cdbaby video of the tune:


Or you can purchase it on this website! It's from Marilyn's latest cd: Tree Goats of Morocco. 

The Cat, the Crow and the Grimmoire 

From Marilyn:  My historical fantasy novel, The Cat, the Crow and the Grimmoire, won the 2017 "A Woman's Write Contest" . I'm chuffed and gobsmacked and flabbergasted!  

You can get a copy of the book in either Kindle form:


or paperback:



Freaked Out Teenaged Tadpoles Wins First Place at Great American Song Contest 

We here at Furry Gecko records are very excited to announce that "Freaked Out Teenaged Tadpoles" from Marilyn's latest cd, Tree Goats of Morocco, has won first place in the Great American Song Contest (in the Special Music category)  Yay for all of the wonderful musicians who played and sang on this cut, including Billy Curtis on fantastic fiddle,  Masumi Jones on drums, Sharon Maner and Becky Cavanaugh on backup vocals, and Gary Feist on bass and bullfrog vocals.  Yay!  

Tree Goats Escape!  

Hi Folks, 

We here at Furry Gecko records are proud to announce the escape of Marilyn Rucker's new cd: Tree Goats of Morocco! If you want a c.d., they are available at gigs and digitally on this website (and CD!    


Friday, October 28th at New World Deli 7:00-9:00 p.m. with The Studebakers!   Lush, swinging harmonies and beautiful vintage costumes define this long time Austin favorite group.  They helped out on Tree Goats harmonies too, so there should be a few of those tunes too. 

Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 p.m. 

OFFICIAL TREE GOATS OF MOROCCO CD RELEASE PARTY AND POTLUCK will be Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 p.m. (Potluck starts about 12:30.  Bring your version of jello salad or just feel free to partake of the fine offerings from the crowd who attend the Open Ears Concerts in this neighborhood church.  Door prizes may include argan oil face masks and  salad dressing, as well as the long-awaited and feared c.d.'s: Tree Goats of Morocco!  Come hear a star studded cast present these tunes in full voice and funny hats! 
at St Andrews Presbyterian Church at  14311 Wells Port Dr, Austin, TX 78728 

We hope to see you there! 

Goat luck to all! 


Upcoming Events

Rocking out on songs from the new Tree Goats of Morocco cd at New World Deli!   Not Bahhhd!  : D

Rocking out on songs from the new Tree Goats of Morocco cd at New World Deli! Not Bahhhd! : D

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Teenaged Tadpoles Wins First Place in Great American Song Contest!