I played four songs along with four other finalists who were all really good. Plus, half price burgers!
Live in Central Park, just like Simon & Garfunkel! Only in Valparaiso. I was privileged to be part of the incredible variety of talent represented by Front Porch Music teachers, employees, and students at the first annual Front Porch Music Festival (Porchapalooza!) at the still-pretty-new outdoor stage downtown.
3 – 4:20 Garage bands
4:25 – 4:40 John Derado & Ronn Barany
4:45 – 5:00 Captain Ambivalent
5:05 – 5:20 Carolyn & Pancho Rodea
5:25 – 5:40 EJ/Colleen
5:45 – 6 Beth Newman
6:05 – 6:20 Mami Matsuda
6:25 -6:40 Shades of Gray
6:45- 7 The Day Nine
7:05-7:30 Chris & Lou w/Mike Ferri
7:35-8 Freek Johnson
8:05- 8:30 The Unit
8:35 -9:15 Head Honchos
The “PC” stands for “Producers’ Choice”, unusual acts eliminated by the judges invited back by the producers. It was an honor to be included among such wonderful actual talent. All three finalists were amazing in three very different ways – glad I didn’t have to pick!
Returned to the Temple News Agency and a fantastic crowd of appreciative poets. I was sorry to see the building and business are up for sale and hope it can continue under new ownership.
I learned my natural “sound system” can fill a cafe and bring people in off the street, finally perfected The Terror’s costume, and continued development of the Henchmatronic.
The Henchmatronic 3000 (beta) debuted during a severe storm warning.