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Video: Last Kelly’s Korner

Almost every month for the past four years, I’ve performed at the St. Michael’s College open mic. at the University of Toronto. It has an extremely friendly atmosphere courtesy of the supportive community of friends, musicians and music lovers. It’s a great place to try something new, or to goof around. For my last performance, I played two songs: one of my own (The Limit) and an Emilaise + JP Diddy medley.

The Limit

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Vitamin C Medley (honestly, not sure why I’ve uploaded this… I think I left my dignity at the door…)

Thanks Kelly’s Korner!

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Video: Cuba and The Patient at Kelly’s Korner

My sister was kind enough to film my set at January’s Kelly’s Korner, a monthly open mic. at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. I played two covers. The first is a song written by a friend and inspiration of mine, Robyn Dell’Unto (a local singer/songwriter I usually accompany on violin). She didn’t know I was covering the song, but another friend texted her during the performance, so my secret didn’t last too long. I played her the video last Thursday and she didn’t hate it! The next video is the third acoustic Tool cover I’ve done, but the first to be recorded/filmed. There are a few rough spots as this was the debut of the cover, but it turned out fairly well.

Cuba (Robyn Dell’Unto cover)

The Patient (Tool acoustic cover)

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Anaximander

At the end of every month, there’s an open mic at St. Mike’s College (U of T) called Kelly’s Korner. Last week, I performed a new song (just before tearing things up with Emilie and JP) and I was able to salvage some audio from a broken video camera (you may need to click through if you’re reading this on Facebook or in a feed reader).

It’s tentatively titled Anaximander, but I’m sure someone will tell me that’s way too geeky or inaccessible or something. Lyrics are below. It’s all CC BY-SA, as always.

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Stay where you are, eastward from here.
I will find you, even if it takes years.
I can see you ’til I open my eyes;
There was a time when we stood side by side…

And all the stars aligned when you stepped outside
And I could see for miles into the past.
Who knows which stars still shine?
All we have are signs they’ve left us, their protests against the night.

In a garden, at the edge of the town,
Ancient trees know the secrets around.
In your image, the likeness of light;
Anaximander had something right.

And all the holes aligned on the firmament’s divide
And I could catch a glimpse into the fire,
To see the other side…
Holes to Heaven guide us through the night;
I’m focused on your eyes.

And all the stars aligned as you stepped outside
And I could see for miles into the past.
Who knows which stars still shine?
All we have are signs they’ve left us, their protests against the night.

Amidst all these stars, I see what you are…

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Low Paper Planes

The latest Emilaise + JP Diddy cover: Low Paper Planes

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