Tracking songs performed, with performance notes …
Advance apologies for those whose performances I’ve supposedly (or actually) helped/undermined; these are a track record only of songs I led/sang/mutilated 🙂
Feb. 1, 2015
– played drumbox for two songs w/ the children’s choir
– “Kind and Generous” (Natalie Merchant) — played acoustic guitar & organ, sometimes simultaneously (using foot pedals)
– “Ballad of John Henry” — I was particularly happy how this one came out. Sung a capella with hammer & spike for rhythm
– played bass behind two songs sung by others.
– “I Am a Child” (Neil Young) – solo with acoustic guitar. I had thought to whistle the harmonica part, but was too nervous
– “Let Us Get Together” (Rev. Gary Davis) – electric guitar with the Joyful Noise ensemble, a great band; I mostly played tambourine on the other songs. Sure is fun to do sing-a-longs
– “The Gypsy King’s Farewell” (Peter Rowan) – acoustic guitar & ensemble. Brad Hull (bouncy bass) and Michael Lawson (tuneful accordion) made it rock.
– “Werewolves of London” (Warren Zevon) – electric guitar, black wig & band. Thanks to Brad Hull & Terry Levitt for providing the repetitive-but-rock-solid bass & piano that made this work (drum track from my electronic keyboard). This was the first time I was truly satisfied with my performance (although the slide part could have been better 😉
6/27/10: all solo
– “Don’t Call Me Early in the Morning” (unknown)
– “The Actor” (J. Hayward)
– “Concerto in D, 2nd mvmnt (andante)” (Vivaldi; arr. Steve Howe)
– “Carnival People” (Ron Romanovsky)
Being the only musician for the whole service was nerve-wracking — two songs I had to stop & start over … which can only mean I have to work on it more, right?
4/25/10 (Earth Day)
– “Happy Birthday Earth Day” (J. Prisco) – solo acoustic, as medley with another song, both written the night before. Nobody clapped for this 😉 — I suspect largely they just didn’t know what to make of it. Neither did I, but that’s the price of irony.
2/??/10 — fundraiser/”talent” show
– “Heroes” (D. Bowie)
– “1999” (Prince)
– both performed as medley on right-hand 12-string strung lefthanded, plus foot-tapped tambourine on “1999”. I believe people applauded mainly for my three-limbed multi-tasking 🙂
12/21/09: service on the Solstice
– “Here Comes the Sun” (G. Harrison) – acoustic duet with Jack Brand, using the right-handed 12-string. OF course it immediately revealed itself to be out of tune, and I had to actually stop playing and retune the G-string (isn’t it always?) — good thing Jack carried that part.
– “Before the Deluge” (Jackson Browne) – accompanied Larry Bridges, played fretless bass with e-bow guitar for the break