"EVER YOU": for my family who recently lost my cousin, James Michael Conway at the early age of 58.
And to all the families who recently lost loved ones in Las Vegas, and Hurricanes Irma & Maria.
After months of work, I was finishing recording this new song as these events occurred.
In Memoriam: James Michael Conway, Funeral Service
Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 20, 2017
This video was posted by the family of Jim Conway, my dear cousin who died too early in life. An amazing man, husband, father, friend, cousin, we miss him dearly.
(some is in the local language of Jim's home, the island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific, most is in English)
STEREO AUDIO ORIGINAL mp3
"I MET MY SWEETIE ON TAHITI" is an original song & recording by "Loose Bruce" Kerr. It's an homage to his parents who taught him his first instrument (ukelele, by his Dad, Ken), songs from their youth in the 1920's (Ken & Opal, both), and, re his Dad's love for both dixieland jazz and barbershop quartet which he passed on to Bruce. This is Bruce playing out his Tin Pan Alley songwriter wish.
Bruce sings each harmony and plays each instrument one at a time (a digital unit allows him to affect horns & strings he can't play). It's a 1-man band (across time). ;)
Bruce took 20 years off from his legal career to write & perform music, sometimes solo, sometimes in a duo or the band, "Spud City-Music With a Peel" (Mass., VT) with his hometown buddy, Steve Hoeft. As a solo, he opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic. Then he resumed being an attorney, now working for Oracle in Northern California's Silicon Valley.
Bruce dedicates this song to his cousin, Jim Conway, who moved to the South Pacific island of Tuvalu and eventually met his sweetie, Nese Ituaso, and married her up real good.
"THE BATTLE OF FLORIDA (2000)" was parodist Loose Bruce Kerr's real-time telling of Bush v Gore during that election year, where it all came down to recounts in Florida, including "chads." It is to the tune of "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton.
The song was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" on election coverage.
Loose Bruce Kerr took 20 years off his legal career to write, record, and perform music across the country and the Caribbean. He's resumed his day career and works at Oracle in Silicon Valley. Before Oracle, Bruce was Assistant General Counsel at Sun Microsystems.
Bruce records his original songs and parodies, multi-tracking 1 vocal and 1 instrument at a time in his garage in Morgan Hill, CA. He is originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, home of Les Paul who invented multi-track recording.
Besides this podcast of Bruce's originals and parodies, both videos & audio mp3's (all for free), you can search on youtube.com for many others, including records he recorded with his college band in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the 5 Bucks (became the Byzantine Empire).
Email Bruce at: BKerrLaw@aol.com