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Goodbye Robin Williams

Rest in peace Robin Williams. As a child, he made me laugh hard, especially with Jonathan Winters at his side. In college he kept me company as I did my homework, watching in awe as he did his crazy characters on David Letterman. He was also so capable of a poignant earnestness and an intense tenor in his […]

On Wendy And The Endless Summer Of 1974

April 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the recording of The Beach Boys’ Wendy. I was introduced to it 40 years ago this spring by a school friend named Wendy, who was the older sister of a school mate of mine, Rick Burdett. I was invited over one June afternoon after school by Rick to play […]

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

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