From the Swamps of Old Richmond
A ten-year round-up with Victory Revolt, December 10, ETG Book Cafe
Please join the Mayer Family for an evening of good old
country comfort at the ETG Book Café, 208 Bay St., Staten
Island, on December 10th, 2010, 8pm sharp.
What’s on the roster?
Prepare for a ten-year roundup. Yes, hard to believe but it’s
been ten years on the North Shore for us and Ms. Kitty and
over one year with our son. This time I don’t plan to be too
cynical but rather hope to emphasize the positive developments
of the last decade, such as new storefront awnings, the new
check cashing place at Tompkinsville Park or the offering of
silk painting classes in St. George.
And then, of course, we’ll come through with love. I’ve been
working on this song about firemen. It’s actually a love song.
A woman in emotional heat calling 911 to be rescued by the
fire captain. It’s a pop song with some Greek traditional, if
not Abbaesque elements and a hint of Cat Stevens. As you might
know Cat Stevens and Abba, who are among my many guilty
pleasures, have used Greek elements in their songs as a means
to plug your hearts’ strings, an ancient and reliable method.
The Greeks did it, the Beatles too. Am I too presumptuous to
put my own self in a line with the Beatles, Abba, the ancient
Greek and Cat Stevens? Not necessarily. Just as the unwitting
Nora Jones turned out to be the daughter of Ravi Shankar, I
might very well be the illicit son of Agnetha Fältskog and
Yusuf Islam. I have a feeling… Just
come out and judge for yourselves.
Last Update 2010-12-06 | Copyrightę Christoph Mayer 2009