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Jan. 15th, 2011 04:07 pm Musical memories

I just had a lovely lunch with a fellow bass player who I met at Blue Bear. We were both talking about how much music means to us and how much we enjoyed playing on stage, though this past December was her first Blue Bear workshop performance and my 11th. Now that my 12th and 13th are just around the corner, I'm reminiscing about all the shows I've done in the last six years.

So here's the rundown of my Blue Bear shows where I sang and/or played with a full band. The songs I picked myself are in bold. Original composers/performers of songs left out for brevity and in some cases lack of information :-)


Venue and date: Tongue and Groove, March 2005
Band name: Mr. Spooner's Six O'Clock Social Studies Class*
Genre and teacher: Rock & Blues, Bill Spooner
My instrument: Voice
Songs:
All Nighter, Y Control, Going Under, Learn to Fly, Interstate Love Song, Stormy Monday, My Black Car, Dear Prudence, Take It Off, Synchronicity II, Highway to Hell
* Name chosen on stage at MC's prompting just before we were introduced.

Venue and date: Tongue and Groove, December 2005
Band name: (None chosen)
Genre and teacher: Jazz, Jim Peterson
My instrument: Voice
Songs: Bessie's Blues, Stella by Starlight, Take the A Train, Shaker Song, Blues for Alice, Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, Agua de Beber, Mr. Clean

Venue and date: Rockit Room, June 2006
Band name: Swingset
Genre and teacher: Jazz, Jim Peterson
My instrument: Voice
Songs: Tune Up, Corcovado, Alone Together, Cousin Mary, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Maiden Voyage, West Coast Blues, Freedom Jazz Dance, Bye Bye Blackbird

Venue and date: Jelly's, December 2006
Band name: Red Coal Carpet
Genre: Classic Rock, Mike Fiorentino
My instrument: Voice, keyboards
Songs: You Really Got Me, I Can't Explain, Drive My Car, Junior's Farm, Do It Again, You Can't Hurry Love, All Right Now, Cinnamon Girl, Gimme Shelter, Every Mother's Son, When the Levee Breaks, Fox on the Run

Venue and date: Red Devil Lounge, June 2007
Band name: Lost the Plot
Genre and teacher: Contemporary Rock, Bill Spooner
My instrument: Voice, keyboards
Songs: In My Head, I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man, Bohemian Like You, Somewhere Across Forever, Song 2, Shut Your Eyes, Texarkana, The View, Cold Hard Bitch, One, Fake Tales of San Francisco

Venue and date: Red Devil Lounge, September 2007
Band name: The Indirect Descendants
Genre and teacher: R&B, Steve Kirk
My instrument: Voice
Songs: Rescue Me, Lady Marmalade, School Boy Crush, I Wish, I Can See Clearly Now, Higher and Higher, Won't Be Long, Take Me to the River

Venue and date: Café du Nord, March 2008
Band name: Funcrunch
Genre and teacher: Rock, Steve Kirk
My instrument: Voice
Songs: Money For Nothing / Walk of Life (medley), Doesn't Remind Me, You Don't Know What Love Is, Edge of the Ocean, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Working On My Soul, To the Tender (Beauty Marks/Blisters), I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), Ramble On

Venue and date: Café du Nord, March 2009
Band name: Two Fifths
Genre and teacher: Rock & Blues, Steve Kirk
My instrument: Bass, backing vocals
Songs: Chain of Fools, Here I Am (Come and Take Me), Let's Get Together, Out to Sea, Simple Man, Some Might Say, This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody), It's My Life

Venue and date: Café du Nord, September 2009
Band name: Geisha Mishap
Genre and teacher: Rock & Blues, Steve Kirk
My instrument: Bass, backing vocals
Songs: Refugee, One of These Nights, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Get Behind the Mule, Bandwagoneers, Like a Rolling Stone, Moonage Daydream, Candyman

Venue and date: Café du Nord, December 2009
Band name: The Lucky Chickens
Genre and teacher: Rock & Blues, Steve Kirk
My instrument: Bass, backing vocals
Songs: I Lost It, No More, Everybody Knows, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Don't Let Me Down, Karma Police, Badge, Tempted

Venue and date: Café du Nord, December 2010
Band name: Foundation X
Genre and teacher: Rock & Blues, Steve Kirk
My instrument: Voice, keyboard
Songs: Consider Me Gone, Fields of Fire, The Good Life, Starlight, My Iron Lung, Spellbound, The Logical Song, I Got Mine

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