May 7, 2010

Coffeehousin'

Man, I don't know which is better:

a) Brooke is back in the virtual coffehouse;

b) We are joined by my friend, Mike, with whom I go waaaay back, it was fun.


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Jazz, schmazz, here's Randy Newman's "Guilty."

Shameless Self Promotion Posted by John Kranz at May 7, 2010 12:01 AM

Never knew (or forgot) Mike was a harpist. Move his mic closer! :)

I always liked the video for Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." (big nasty red-head at my side). It's a sort of antipode to the Beach Boys' 'California Girls.' While the Beach Boys oft misinterpreted song celebrated and revered girls from other places, Newman bitch-slaps the cold, gray metropolises that generally upstage his little burg. Good for Randy. And nice rendition of 'Guilty' here, though my sensibilities are still a little raw for a song that glorifies cocaine "medicine." ;)

Posted by: johngalt at May 9, 2010 12:05 PM

Mike plays harmonica, sax, flute, guitar, keyboards and about anything you'd lock him in a room with for four hours.

When the ThreeSources prolegomenon is written, Mike will get several pages. He, Sugarchuck and I played together in high school and he and I were in a band after college. It is unlikely that I would have ever met Johngalt or The Refugee had Mike not found me a position at the wonderland of East Arapahoe and 55th.

We use some simple, spontaneous, unattended setups to record and I make the best of what I get when it's time to edit. A condenser Mike near him did not isolate like I wanted so I had to grab his audio off the camera. You might like next week's. I duplicated the vocal track and blast it for his solo. More cowbell and more harp guaranteed this Thursday!

Posted by: jk at May 10, 2010 10:58 AM

Doh! I did forget that Mike was in the band with you. (Seems like a different life, long ago...)

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