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My Company of Friends
On the eve of my sixtieth birthday I struggled with how I wanted to mark the occasion. For a while, the thought of just turning off my phone and going to an island seemed like the best thing to do. As I chewed on several other ideas, each one I came up with seemed more vainglorious than the one before. At long last I dispensed with self-judgement, and decided on this: a night in which I asked some of my closest friends to pick a song I had written, and to come sing it for me. I couldn’t think of anything that would mean more, or that I would enjoy more, than this. So, I went with it. And you hold in your hand here the result of that decision---the gift of time and talent from those friends.
It all went down the very night of my sixtieth birthday, May 2, 2017. At the Junction@Monroe, in Tallahassee.
These are live recordings of the songs that were sung there that night.
I Am Empty Now- performed by Frank Lindamood
Shine Republik Shine- performed by Sarah Mac Band
My People Come from the Dirt- performed by The New 76ers
Purple Felt Sack- performed by Carrie Hamby
It'll Never Be Love Again-performed by Lis & Lon Williamson
You're a Slave to Your Imagination-performed by Mimi Hearn
Punch a Bully in the Mouth- performed by Frank Graham
Basement of Her Heart- performed by Danny Goddard
Elisabeth- performed by Larry Mangum
Lilianna- performed by Ric Edmiston
Company of Friends- performed by Grant Peeples
All songs by Grant Peeples SESAC, Leftneck Music, except for
"Punch a Bully in the Mouth" by Frank Graham and Grant Peeples
"Company of Friends" by Danny Schmidt
Recorded live on May 2, 2017