The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library: “Don’t Stop Believin'” in our Special Collections

To celebrate the great lineup for our 2nd-ever show, Highly Personal Trash, The Cinnamon Fuzz, and What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? have joined up with us to remind you all to come to Church on Friday, October 1. We promise to not perform this live break-neck tradeoffery at the show, but we want you to “Don’t Stop Believin'” in us and join us on our Journey…

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(Original video was deleted, so I reposted it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGCEYc2nuFs)

We had so much fun recording this Journey song that we also decided that perhaps it would be the start of a series. So, welcome to Special Collections, wherein we spend no more than 45 minutes learning, arranging, and performing a cover live on video.

Special Collections 1 – Journey “Don’t Stop Believin'” – the full performance including great moments like the attacking rain stick, the viola solo, and of course, the enthusiastic group chorus belting.

Special Collections 2 – Bon Jovi “Livin’ On A Prayer” – We desperately wanted to continue the trend of leaving off a ‘g’ from a song title, so we chose to attack this tune from a tape I completely wore out in 5th grade. It was a little more challenging than Journey and we didn’t quite know it as well to start (I suspect maybe we had some singers experienced in Journey karaoke). Nevertheless, here’s what we pulled off in short order.

Stay tuned for future special collections and feel free to leave requests in the comments!