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Category Archives: Live Performance

Frankie 100: Frankie Manning Centennial Post Office Installation

    In spring 2014, Mandi Gould, a longtime friend, and one of several key figures in the now legendary late 1990s “second wave” Lindy Hop revival in Toronto, put out a request online for assistance with Frankie 100: Frankie Manning Centennial Celebration, a massive event endeavour she was project managing for the Frankie Manning Foundation, whose mission is […]

Life Is Free (Original, Live Piano Demo) 01.23.13

Where do I begin When life’s a-tumblin’ Will things kick in It’s time to do What I set out to do Had time to think it through Let’s just begin I think too much Too much of things That happened long ago And all it brings Is heavy hearts That circle round and round That […]

Well It Might All End (Original, Live Piano Demo) 12.21.12

Well it might all end But we just got to keep hoping Well it might all end But we just got to keep coping 2012’s gone by Will the world as we know it keep tumbling 2012’s gone by Will our civilization keep crumbling And it might not come It might all be just a […]

The Dark Is Rising ( Mercury Rev Cover ) (Cassette Demo 2002)

Here is a lo-fi cassette demo I recorded in 2002, a cover of Mercury Rev‘s song, The Dark Is Rising. I’m feeling nostalgic for cassette tape motor hum. Composed by: Jonathan Donahue, Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak and Jeff Mercel

Got Enough That’s Good (Original, Live Piano Demo) 11.28.12

I’ve been far and wide, traveled here and there Many years were good as gold, some were fair I’ve had dreams that all came true then flew away I’ve reflected on all the moments spent With good friends and loved ones that have meant The whole world to my existence day to day I have […]

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