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Say Something ( A Great Big World Cover )

This performance is taken from the ‘Facing Winter’ salon concert that took place on January 28, 2017. Piano, vocal: Michael Thorner Vocal: Azusa Chimura Live Sound: Mikhial Gurarie Video: The Barbato Family Sound Mix: Mikhial Gurarie and Michael Thorner Video Edit: Michael Thorner, Alex Cheung Say Something is written by Ian Axel, Chad King, and […]

Pet Sounds Is 50!

What might be the greatest pop album ever made, has turned 50 today, May 16, 2016. How does one articulate one’s thoughts and feelings about a set of songs that forever changed and modified just how deeply I listen to music? It’s an acknowledged masterpiece now, yet in the late 1980s, that was an opinion […]

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 […]

ONE ( U2 COVER ) 09.01.11

You can download One by U2 here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/u2/id78500 My favourite version of this song is hands down the Johnny Cash cover, not to diminish my affection for the U2 original in any way. Make no mistake. One, by U2, is a standard; perhaps more than any other song they have written. U2 defined the era […]

Sundown ( Gordon Lightfoot Cover ) 07.14.11

I was an 8 year old boy when I first heard the Gordon Lightfoot song Sundown on the radio. I was immediately drawn to the harmonies, but I was far too young to understand the exact nature of the lyric until much later. The chorus was so catchy though, it was impossible not to sing […]

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