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From the Swamps of Old Richmond

A ten-year round-up with Victory Revolt, December 10, ETG Book Cafe

Dear Friends,

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.  
Yours truly,
Lars Christoph


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