From the Kinks’ 1969 record Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) comes this fast, silly song about British Imperialism from the 19th into 20th century. Really great great concept album that received rave reviews from critics at the time but never reached higher than 105 on the Billboard charts. Arthur is the first album that features bassist John Dalton. This particular high-energy performance is from Providence, RI in September 1979, from just a few days after my brother was born.
I was very honored and humbled to accept a 2009 President’s Service Award from President John Sexton earlier this week. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Here is a photo of me and the Prez. Looking forward to graduating!
A big shout out also to those who attended the coffee and music event put forth by Junior Class President Barrett Paul. On behalf of Spencer Tricker, I would like to thank him for inviting us to play. It was a whirlwind day!
I performed the following songs:
1.) Close My Eyes
2.) Hustle, Baby!
4.) Lannie, Angel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania