Friday, May 19, 2017

Secret American.
















Derek Krzywicki's Secret American, with guests from the New Connection (Philadelphia), this evening at the Foundry. They put on a great debut performance, justifiably intimidating the second opening act, Fabergege. Wish I could have witnessed Cheers Elephant in the past, but this is the present.

He seems to have expanded into the direction of stage choreography, eschewing the guitar altogether tonight and debuting a bunch of new songs with lots of backup harmonies, rhythmic and harmonic interest (although I want to hear them again soon - maybe they'll be released shortly?). This song (Facebook link) in particular sounds like a single - catchy and clever, could have easily been mistaken for a Cheers song.

Every artist has their reasons for trying something new.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Beatle time.


Ha!



"Fascinating" ~ Mr. Spock

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Who'd a thunk it.


My friend's old band, Doris Daze. Current band, "Harbor".


Another friend's old band, Klezmocracy. Playing with Fernando Viciconte, these days.


And a fellow I knew in high school, who went on to be in Hazel. Playing jazz and teaching guitar, these days.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Chestnut bag.

Possible set list:

Black Magic Woman (Santana)
Sister Golden Hair (America)
Girls Talk (Elvis Costello/Dave Edmunds)
Sentimental Lady (Fleetwood Mac)
Fearless (Pink Floyd)
Layla (Eric Clapton)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Claption)
Let It Grow (Eric Clapton)
Radio Free Europe (REM)
The Beat (Elvis Costello)

Excluding original material, at the moment.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New journey.

It doesn't take much to reorient one's sense of reality - the fragility of these threads, the significance of our ties...just a few words change a person's life irrevocably.

A friend's shocking news the catalyst for viewing existence from a more sober perspective, realizing that time truly is precious - you hear those words but it is difficult to grasp their subjective meaning until that moment arrives when everything is suddenly reappraised.

The infinity of childhood just a phase we pass through, like everything else. It makes sense to say we should not get too attached to all of this, though it's hard to imagine how not to, as our bodies react to every nuance we experience.

Who we thought we were can quickly become irrelevant, though we still have to navigate through the practical drudgery of providing for our continued functioning. Life is profound, but we spend time doing our best to ignore that, encouraged by distractions calculated to make us feel otherwise...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Musical Mischievers.

Another Saturday evening with the music meetup gang, here playing "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, & Understanding", on bass with 16 or so acoustic guitars.

Elvis is coming to town in June, actually, with his Imposters.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dreaming Pilots

or just stick with Dreaming Thomas, which is a little easier to say...perhaps.