Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Amelia and Julia--Live at the Yellow Sofa Cafe in Northampton, MA

Thursday nights from 7-10 the Yellow Sofa Cafe in Northampton (run by the great people who also run the Northampton landmark Booklink Booksellers) offers a superlative Open Mic where performers play 2 songs and stay to listen with sweet and holy attention and appreciation. It's best to arrive slightly before 6:30 to be assured of a spot, as they almost always get all given out by 7. There is a cover charge of $5.00 which is not nothing, but as close as the realities of running a business could allow.

Here's a link to a video of a song I did there called Amelia and Julia. Thematically, it might remind some of the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song, "Triad"  But for reasons my friend Tom explained to me--Tom who like me, loves  both Amelia and Julia and Neil Young--found it reminded him of how Neil came to write "Long May You Run."  I probably will quit giving this kind of information out anymore and just shut up and play, but if you're interested, this somewhat complicated story goes fully public by the end in about minute 5:32.

(I don't mean to make anyone have to watch this just to find out. Amelia and Julia are my god daughters, and it's really challenging sometimes to be so crazy about them both at the same time .  . .But its a really good song about love complications, even if you don't have two overwhelming appealing god daughters who want to fold paper cranes and do hand clapping games and tickle you at the same time.

1 comment:

  1. If only every kid could have their godfather write a song about them...peace