John Van Deusen and the Lonely Forest

This weekend was spent up and down the I-5 corridor. On Saturday I picked up Leann and cruised down to Chad and Meghan’s in Redmond to celebrate Meghan’s birthday. Good times were had by all and it was good to see folks I haven’t seen in a while.

This morning (Sunday) was up to Bellingham to have lunch with the family (Mom, Jill, Becky, Sally, and Erin). Tasty food and also nice to see the fam. Then to Erin’s to work on her computer and her roommate’s printer. I should charge.

Then Erin, her friend Theresa, and I drove down to Burlington to see John Van Deusen and the Lonely Forest at Common Ground. I hadn’t been able to see John live before and I was really blown away (I think I was also the oldest person there…) by the talent of this kid (he is still in high school!). He has amazing skills on both the piano and guitar and if he keeps it up (while keeping his ego in check) he should do pretty well. He has a good stage presence, intelligent lyrics, and a strong sound.

After the show I drove back up home to Vancouver and now I am not writing my paper… This post has been pretty boring so I bring you music and pictures from the weekend…

This is my original post on John Van Deusen. Here are a few of his songs of his EP Yossarian from that post: Yossarian (5.69 MB), Dresden (4.40 MB), 8-6-45 (6.25 MB).

Here are pictures from Van Deusen’s show. Clicking an image will take you to a larger version and the gallery.

I also took two video clips from the song Apology that you can download. Unfortunately, the sound quality doesn’t do justice at all to the actual performance. PLEASE NOTE: these files are VERY large and will take a long time to download (read: might not want to download them…). If you want me to make a lower resolution version (currently at 640×480 @ 30fps), email me. Clip #1 (50.5 MB) Clip#2 (170 MB)

-Matt Jones
לְחַיִּים 'To Life!'

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