Joe's Pub in the Park
Delacorte Theater, Central Park
New York City
Saturday, September 29. 2007
This show was a BLAST!
Luckily I had three amazing people backstage working (directly) with me, but I have never run around backstage this much in my life! Managing over 40 musicians/performers for a show that lasted less than 2 hours. Photos and set list below.
At some point I'll get a chance to take a pic of the poster that Rob Youngberg designed. I got it signed by Tony Visconti - so cool!
Patti Smith story: On the set list, I had put "Children of the Revolution" on top. Next to it, I wrote "PATTI SMITH - WHENEVER SHE IS READY". I saw her tour manager pointing it out to her - they seemed to get a kick out of it. Teehee! (It was true, though - we were happy to get her on whenever she wanted.) :) She was soooo great!!
During the last song, Hot Love, I went on stage and took a bunch of photos. Unfortunately, that was a totally spontaneous thing and I didn't even check my camera settings. But whatever!! The pics below were the result.
OH! And I got two shout outs! How cool is that??
Sylvain Sylvain & Dave Amels:
Jane Scarpantoni (cello) & Claudia Chopek (violin)
The band was:
James Mastro (musical director / guitar)
Tony Shanahan (bass)
Clem Burke (drums)
Tish & Snooky (backing vox)
Dave Amels (keys)
Jane Scarpantoni (cello)
Claudia Chopek (violin)
Geoff Blythe (sax)
Rob Youngberg (percussion)
1. Children of Rarn / Ride A White Swan - The Screaming Orphans
2. Telegram Sam - Keanan Duffty
3. Children of the Revolution - Patti Smith
4. Solid Gold Easy Action - Willie Nile
5. Slider - Lloyd Cole w/ William Cole
6. Jeepster - Richard Lloyd w/ Lloyd Cole
7. Life's A Gas - Joe Hurley w/ Tony Visconti & Steve Conte
8. By the Light of the Magical Moon - The Bedsit Poets
9. XMAS - Dave Amels
10. Born to Boogie - Tish & Snooky
11. Groove A Little - Robert Gordon w/ Steve Conte
12. Cosmic Dancer - Michael Cerveris
13. There Was A Time - Patti Rothberg & Lisa Burns
14. Raw Ramp - Owen McCarthy
15. Rip Off - Steve Conte
16. Rapids - Lloyd Cole w/ William Cole
17. Dove - Ragga w/ Tony Visconti & Erik Paparazzi
18. Mambo Sun - Richard Barone w/ Tony Visconti & Candy
19. 20th Century Boy (Please fill me in on who ended up on stage! I was runnin' around getting the next couple songs together. Coordinated during the show - plucked Moby outta the audience to play guitar.)
20. Solid Baby - Justin Bonds & Jake Shears
21. Ballrooms of Mars - Ivan Julian
22. Get It On - Sylvain Sylvain
23. Metal Guru - Justin Tranter
24. Hot Love - Cast (when I took above pics on stage!)
And there was a cake. And actors (Cara Seymuur of Hotel Rwanda, Gangs of New York, American Psycho). And BP Fallon. And dancers. And a little girl. And...you know, other stuff.
I was so excited to be a part of this - thanks to Joe Hurley and Ed Rogers for asking me. :)