Why Can't I Be You?
Another special event brought to you by your friends at TheHiddenCity.com.
Sunday, April 1, 2001. Lionheart. Lark Street. Albany, New York.
Photos below by Peter Barvoets. Click the thumbnail for the big deal.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. That's why TheHiddenCity.com artists gathered at Lionheart Cafe on April Fools Day 2001 to cover one another's songs and poems all night long. It went something like this.
Matt Loiacono performed Jump Cannon's "Scotland." Of Matt's interpretation, the Times Union the next day would say: "Even taken out of the band's gothic, ethereal context the song was eerie and beautiful." Matt also performed Bone Oil's "Witch Trap." Unh.
Amy Abdou performed "Crazy Life" by the Bionic Beans. She also did a haunting version of MotherJudge's "Nervous."
You could hear a pin drop during Mitch Elrod's performance of MotherJudge's "Daily News."
John Brodeur performed songs by Rich Baldes and Jason Martin and John Powhida of the Staziaks. When signing up to do the show, Brodeur remarked that everyone should be required to perform a Staziaks song. Amen.
Mother Judge's beautiful read of Mitch Elrod's "How Do I Get to Heaven?" ended with everyone singing along.
Audience sightings: singer-songwriter Siobahn; Mr. Maximum Acoustic Michael Eck; guitar god George Muscatello; Metroland's Stephen Leon, John Rodat and Kate Sipher; Paul Maceli of Acoustic Trauma; and members of Jump Cannon, Knotworking and the Orange.
Much love all around. See ya at the next one.
[Extra special props to Peter Barvoets for the photos.]