I try very hard to keep this blog from becoming a vanity blog. But you know, i’m a musician, i make music and every now and then i like to share it.
I make albums, theater pieces, and all that jazz, but i also help eek out a living by playing piano. I have never recorded myself playing piano as i keep it utterly separate from my composition and production. On piano, i play just for the moment. However, a promoter here and some other guy asked me to make a recording they can use of myself playing a pile of songs. So i did.
It’s for basic promotion only, and to be honest, i did not spend any time dealing with perfecting the sound, correcting little mistakes, etc. It’s for some bars and clubs to show i can, in fact, play. So i just sat down and played. On some tracks i even pressed record on my crappy little computer camera and took really bad video while i recorded. It can never be used for anything, but it’s here anyway in case you like to stare at something while listening.
Thus, i’m gonna entertain you today by posting a couple of the tracks. They are all covers. I do not care about playing my own material on piano. I spend most of my life creating my own material carefully in the studio and when i play piano i just want to blow off steam playing songs i like by other people. And since folks in bars also like this sort of thing, it’s win-win.
Famous Blue Raincoat:
Born Under A Bad Sign:
The Amy Winehouse Death Suite:
The Gambler/Pokerface Piano Mash-Up