Please Come to Starbucks

On the last weekend of “The Vic & Paul Show” this past June, our good friend Robert Mendel was kind enough to videotape the show for three performances at The Push Lounge.

Rob was assisted in this effort by young Daniel Rashid, who manned a second camera on Saturday evening — and Ronny Crawford, who shot second camera on closing night.

I spent a good deal of time in July learning how to use Final Cut Express – and here’s the first fruit of those labors.

This first video installment features one of the show’s musical numbers: a haunting, wistful ballad about true love overcome by the franchising of the American landscape. We’ve all seen what’s happened to the character of our neighborhoods as corporate cookie cutter malls replace the unique charms of local Mom & Pop establishments. This song adds a broken heart to that tragedy.


Filed under Art, Music

5 responses to “Please Come to Starbucks

  1. Stewart Figa

    Great song; great performance! I enjoyed your updated – male version of “Frank Mills”.

  2. sydney

    Love it! Want to see the entire show. Bring it East…….

  3. Brilliant! Our family has long had a song that goes: “NavyGapAnaReStapleMcNobelBucks” when we pass yet another mall.

  4. Linda E.

    I have returned to this blog just to note that, while I enjoyed all your videos very much, I think this one is particularly G-R-E-A-T. Smart, great lyrics, lovely melody, great singing, absolutely love the sweet harmony by Victoria and her little wave in the background. Love this one. Gracias!

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