The Wallets – Rare Video Found
I’m not sure greater Minnesota was ready for this live, in-studio performance at KTCA (Channel 2) on New Year’s Eve 1982. Long lost, this video, now over 40 years later, is back!
As I was playing this on piano I felt like I was in the clouds. The music, Promenade Sentimentale, composed by V. Cosma, is from the French movie Diva (1981). I arranged it for piano, bass and pedal steel guitar. The extraordinary video is of cumulous clouds over the Swiss Alps before sunset (by Jens Bydal).
From a poem in Portuguese, with vocal, piano and strings.
A Vida Na Lagoa
This is a song I wrote that describes the crazy fantastic life in Lagoa, a small town on the island of Florianopolis, Brazil, where I stayed many times. The photos are of the people and wonders I experienced there. (2011/2012).
The Love I Have For You
I saw Alberta Hunter in the late 70s in NYC, heard this song, and never forgot it. I worked up this arrangement for voice, piano, bass, drums, muted trumpet, and singing saw. I hope you like it.
Return of the Winnie
A long-lost relic from the past. Bill Reynolds, Robert Winston, Dana Johnson and I are the instigators of this dusty nugget. We made it for a speech project in high school over 50 years ago. Bill found the super 8 footage and we resuscitated it as best we could. To our astonishment we got an A on this project even though not a word is spoken. Credits: Cinematography – Bill Reynolds; Sound Design – Jim Clifford; Monster – Robert Winston; Hitchhiker – Jim Clifford; Hunter – Dana Johnson
Kojak at The Schooner Tavern
Yes time-warped as I stepped onto the stage as an emissary of The Wallets (1980 – 1989) for this rendition of Kojak. Happy birthday to John Bryn and special kudos to Ukrainian Village Band.
Viva La Compagnie!
The Blake Glee Club at the Class of ’71’s 50th Reunion. Yes these boys still pack a wallop of sound and cheer to fill the room. Thanks to all who egged us on and to David Sahr for the video.