HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN LENNON
Back in August of 2010, I caught a passing segment on the news where they mentioned that John Lennon would have been seventy on October 9, 2010. In a moment of inspiration, I turned on my little digital recorder and sang what was to become the fodder for the first two verses of "Happy Birthday, John Lennon." By weeks end, the composition was complete and I was now on a mission to record the song and make my first music video in time for John's birthday. For a location, I decided to film the outdoor segments at the Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park, New York.
BLUES JAM IN BALTIMORE
This video was taped back in the 90's at a club in Fells Point, Baltimore. I didn’t know we were being filmed until noticing a sign on the way out the door explaining that the jams were filmed and could be ordered for a nominal fee. Not having any videos of me on guitar, I thought the memory would make a terrific souvenir so I plunked down the cash and placed my order. In short, about half a year later, the video arrived in the mail. As the years pass, I can’t imagine a nicer souvenir from the trip.
ONCE YOU HELD IT ALL (Let My People Go [Reprise])
from "Rock 'n' Moses"
The ninth plague, darkness, has come to an end. Moses and Aaron pass through the streets of Egypt on their way to Pharaoh's palace. The Egyptians show great respect for Moses as he makes his way, many joining him on his walk.