The Ugly Mug (open mic) – November 15, 2021

First open mic in nearly two years. I debuted the following:

1. “The Answer” (1915), by Sara Teasdale
2. “Leaves” (1915), by Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale contributed three poems to Poetry, A Magazine of Verse, in 1915, including the two selections above and “Morning.” These were subsequently published in Rivers to the Sea, also published in 1915.

My 34th open mic appearance at The Ugly Mug.

Poor House Bistro (open mic) – January 13, 2020

From Three Stories and Ten Poems, some arrangements:

1. Corona (Mitraigliatrice), by Ernest Hemingway
2. Captives, by Ernest Hemingway
3. Old Soldiers Never Do Die Well (Champs D’Honneur), by Ernest Hemingway
4. Chapter Heading, by Ernest Hemingway

NB: Original titles in parenthesis.

The Ugly Mug — February 14, 2014

Performed with Katreen Fenton at her husband’s art showing at The Ugly Mug.

1. L.O.V.E. (Nat King Cole)
2. Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
3. All I Want is You (U2)
4. Every Breath You Take (Sting)
5. Scarborough Fair, traditional, new arrangement by Mark Adams
6. Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
7. Love Me Do (Beatles)
8. Ring of Fire (Cash)
9. With or Without You (U2)
10. I Need You
11. Brighter Than the Sun (Colbie C.)
12. Your Love Never Fails (Jesus Culture)

Peet’s Coffee & Tea — November 23, 2013

Set 1:
1. I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon, by Stephen Crane
2. Heart of Gold, arrangement of Greensleeves
3. Scarborough Fair, arrangement
4. Folsom Prison Blues (Cash)
5. Ring of Fire (Carter)
6. Walking Too Close to the Edge
7. Six O’Clock on a Lonely Shore
8. Caesar’s Lament
9. Highways Heading Head
10. I’ll Press Own
11. All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)
12. Credo, by Edwin Arlington Robinson
13. L’Envoi, by Edwin Arlington Robinson
14. Sympathy, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
15. With or Without You (U2)
16. I Hear the Stars Singing, by James Weldon Johnson
17. Do Not Destroy

Set 2:
1. All I Want is You (U2)
2. When Life is Real, by Edgar Lee Masters
3. I Need You
4. She’s Like the Wind
5. Song for Myself
6. Knocking on Heaven’s Door (Dylan)
7. A Dream Within a Dream, by Edgar Allan Poe