I've written a movie in the form of a song, a play in the form of a song, here's a CARTOON in the form of a song . . .
One day while walking to a recording session on West 20th Street, I passed by 3 businesses and thought, "What if . . ." and the song just tumbled out.
"Life Happens Fast On West 20th Street"
And there's more! When the song was over my brain worked overtime, so here's what happened to everyone after the song stopped:
I really am a customer of Mike's Tech Shop -- if you are in need of a good Mac shop, these guys are aces. Steve Doyle, who plays bass on this song is also a good customer and told me about them. Here's the credits on the song. I play guitar and vocal and the rest are:
Brian Bauers: harmony vocals, keyboard, producer
Ashley Madison Bauers: harmony vocals
Steve Doyle: bass
Daniel Glass: percussion
Phil Klum: mastering
BTW, there's one line in the song I should attribute to Ring Lardner: the line about giving her a look you could pour on a pancake. That's from his book, "You Know Me, Al" -- love me some Ring Lardner.
- We didn't know what songs we'd hear, and looking back on this, it's wonderful -- I list who plays when so you can skip to your favorites
- My live Hurdy Gurdy concert has been moved from indoors to online -- I'm joined by a dozen singer/songwriters each doing 2 songs -- from 7 PM to 10 PM Eastern
- It begins with a funny song for our times, "Stress" by Jim Infantino, ends with Kate Taylor's lovely, "I've Got A Message"
- A strong lineup for top to bottom -- the incomparable Jim Infantino opens, Kate closes, and an embarrassment of riches in between
- Columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan was inspired by the song to write about her best summer -- what was yours?
- The PFF asked me to help MC, and to do a 15-20 min minute set, which is the exact length of this one song, which is based on something that really happened
- Starting with Brooks Williams in Cambridge, UK --- closing with B&B in the US -- next month Bob Lind is headliner (yes, The Elusive Butterfly Of Love guy)
- Wonderful food (dining room opens at 5:30) -- spectacular desserts -- LIVE entertainment -- Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
- Believe it or not, when I wrote this song inspired by the 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee, I SPELT TWO WORDS WRONG! Finally I've made up for it.
- Jimmy Webb wrote the perfect song for the launch back in 1978, and here Michael Feinstein sings it.
- Have a favorite in the show? Here's when each performs so you can zip right to them --
- and ends 3 hours later with John McCutcheon live from the States -- watch it LIVE and FREE on FB and YouTube, or listen to audio on folkmusicnotebook.com