For every single one of you who showed up this past weekend. I really needed you guys. More about all that this week. It was a very emotional day.
THE ANTIDOTE: We did it again last Saturday. While hatred and “Trump-ism” were showing their ugly faces in Virginia, we were experiencing the antidote in Central Park. Whether it was young and old, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian… all singing the same songs… dancing together — or turning a rowboat into the drum section — or singing my own songs of social conscience — Teresa singing “We Shall Overcome” because she wanted to and felt it was important. I played songs I wrote and cover songs I love. And we laughed together. We felt feelings together. We loved each other. If you ask me… that’s the antidote.
It was a day I really needed to see every one of your smiling faces. Thank You.
For over 25 years I have been known in this town as “That Guitar Man from Central Park”. It keeps me in a constant state of gratitude. I mean, over the course of the afternoon a few thousand people gathered again on that little grassy hill to share music and laughs, stories and thoughts and feelings… hundreds of New Yorkers, and people from all across the country and different parts of the world were hangin’ out and singing together.
If YOU have any photos or video from this past Saturday, please shoot them to me on Facebook, okay?
OH!!! By the way… I am raising money again for the “Permit Fund”. It’s just something I do every year if you feel like being a part of the gig and helping to take care of some of the overhead involved in getting out to Central Park on Saturdays throughout the summer. All of the permit fees are paid for… the Special Events Permits and the Sound Device Permits from the NYPD. But… if you think you would like to help out in that regard, every year I do a little something called the “Permit Fund”. (It’s only there if you can afford to help and if you feel like it.)
MAYBE WE’LL HAFTA REVIVE THIS SONG FOR THE SUMMER!!!
Remember… this is the first summer of “The Trump Nightmare”.
And thank YOU for showing up here today. If you’re new around here… WELCOME! If you don’t follow me on Facebook, go there now and then keep checking back.
It’s come to my attention that a lot of people are visiting this website for the first time, just because of a few other things that are happening in my Creative Life as an artist. So I just wanna welcome you…
I know. I know. For reasonable, sane people this is another tough week. But we’re in it together and we have work to do. Today I’m gonna share a feel good video from our “Year End Concert” at Merkin Concert Hall here in New York City last December.
First, the concert video…
Today, I find myself sitting on top of 3 incredible Creative projects that seem to be exploding into the world as I’m writing this: the new play “The Green Room” – the video for the song “Dreamers Like Me” – and the Creation of a NEW MUSICAL… which is the off-spring of the workshopped musical “Possibility Junkie”.
Here are a few images from the recent concert, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.
I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!
We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..
There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman
Thanks so much for hangin’ out.