Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
This is your last day to vote in BATTLE OF THE BANDS: THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK. The contenders are Simon & Garfunkel and PigPen Theatre Co. I'll announce the winner tomorrow.
I want to give you as much information as I can about PigPen Theatre Co., but all I know can be found on their Web site HERE. Wikipedia doesn't even have a page about them.
They are seven guys who met in 2007 during their freshman year at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in Pittsburgh. They wanted to create original plays, but they didn't have any money. They found that one way to make their creations work was to add music.
In 2012, they began releasing albums. In addition to their Web site, you can learn more about them by watching their TEDx talk:
It's only 11 minutes long, and it's very enjoyable. What I know now is that I'd love to see them in person.
I appreciate it that you've been willing to open your ears, hearts, and minds to them. I happened upon their cover of The Only Living Boy In New York on YouTube and knew I had to use them for my battle. Thanks to you, they're making a respectable showing. I thought Simon & Garfunkel might blow them away.
How about if we ask them to play us out today with their original song, Bremen, and with another of their covers?
See ya tomorrow with the battle results.
Infinities of love,