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    Default 1st a Cappella performance!

    Last evening we had our monthly open mic in the Ohana, a beautiful Hawaiian style cafe.
    Our theme was the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Rock Festival.
    We were so jammed we were limited to 2 songs!
    So I loved Janis Joplin, but can't sing in her style, so I got up solo and did the only Janis song I Know, Mercedes Benz. A very good bassist backed me up and I led the audience in the song, I had it stored in my memory. Most of them sang it, except for the really younger customers.
    I'm not a great singer, but I belted it out in F as best I could, and got several compliments.
    I didn't do a 2nd song, so we'd all have plenty of time. We did.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    You gotta be booze sodden to do a real Janis sounding tribute........

    She was a 'once in a lifetime' performer.......loved the way she used to belt out them songs.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Awesome job, Nickie! And it was a good decision to keep it to the one song-- leave them hungry for more!

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