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I went to the open mike - Eric's House Of Ego
December 22nd, 2009
10:06 pm

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I went to the open mike
It was a Christmas theme, so I learned a couple of Christmas Songs, and something WILDLY not Christmas, mostly because there was someone in the audience who I wanted to hear it.

Christmas At Ground Zero - Weird Al
Last Ride - Toyboat
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - Elmo and Patsy

I was pretty bad ... my lack of solo time onstage really showed. I need to get back up there more

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From:billroper
Date:December 23rd, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
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I could arrange that for Capricon...
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From:ericcoleman
Date:December 23rd, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
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I was thinking I needed to email you ...
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From:lemmozine
Date:December 23rd, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)

xmas music

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Try singin' this one. You can probably perform it better than the author does. I'd send the Joan Baez version, but it's somehow more sterile, and missing some lyrics. I find this raw, rough version somehow more real and beautiful than Joan Baez, who is herself real and beautiful but to me her singing is too perfected for this particular song.

Come back, Woody Guthrie, to us now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ZpSZHZTxg
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From:ericcoleman
Date:December 23rd, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)

Re: xmas music

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I'm a big Steve Earle fan ... and I can't even imagine Joan doing this song ...
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From:lemmozine
Date:December 23rd, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)

Re: xmas music

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Believe it or not, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmb9DcterR0

I imagine it more sung by Judy Collins in her rough voice back before she recorded her first album. (I have one of the LPs from a Denver folk club back then that has a couple of her songs on it.)
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From:ericcoleman
Date:December 23rd, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)

Re: xmas music

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I got one line in ... and closed the window. Simply awful.
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From:lemmozine
Date:December 23rd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)

Re: xmas music

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One of the comments said the line in the song about marching into Selma with MLK may have been written with J.B. in mind - she did that, y'know. And I really love a lot of her records, especially the first 5 albums - but I think for that song, her performance is just not right. It's like Beverly Sills singing greatest hits of the Talking Heads.

The song, to me, is the greatest xmas song ever, although Christmas in Prison by John Prine is another of my favorites.
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From:batyatoon
Date:December 24th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
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Oh so hey unrelated: if I wanted to email you, what would be a good edress to use?
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From:ericcoleman
Date:December 24th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
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ericcoleman at gmail
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From:ka_klick
Date:December 28th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Was good to hang w/ you that night. Been too long.
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