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Three Completely Different Musical Experiences in One Night in Paris – for a Compleat Musical Experience

November 8, 2013

From Shakespeare and Company and Gary Lucas to the Tennessee Bar open mic to the Athenee Bossa Nova, it was an evening buffet of diversity in Paris.

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From a Downer at the Tennessee to an Upper at the Escargot, and an Explosive Jam at the Zelda: A Quiet Night in Paris Comes Alive, Mostly Thanks to Wayne Standley and Jimmy

August 9, 2013

It all started out boring and crappy and desolate as the first open mic I went to was closed. The second was cool, the jam then at the Zelda was monumental as Wayne Standley came out with his first public singing of the Moriarty song Jimmy.

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Much More than Just an Open Mic-Linked Moriarty Moment – in Melbourne

March 15, 2013

My friend Wayne tipped me off that his daughter Rosemary and her band, Moriarty, were playing a concert in Melbourne at the same time I was here – so I had to go and hear this. And did not regret a moment of it.

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