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TheDance Friday Night Concerts
For "TheDance Concert" June 28th we're pleased to present to you Michael
"I'm Michael Di Rienzo, aka peace_and_love46,caz,age 46. I could be classified as somewhat of a reclusive late-bloomer. My 1st song; a collaborative work inspired by a poem written by Franka Gesualdi entitled "Broken Messiah" was created by chance; but even then; in 1981; one could sense in the voice that the magic was not so much in what was said, the magic was in how it was said; and even more importantly what "was not said" but "metaphorically suggested". If you ask who is the lyrical metaphor master, my answer is "Leonard Cohen". If you ask what do I try to do, I will say that "what Leonard Cohen does with words I try to do with sounds; with the voice."
By the end of my 21st year, just months after writing my 1st song, a compilation of over 10 songs were written in the styles of Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens, Graig Lake, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon; in other words the giants in the folk-pop-culture. In my 22nd year I made the acquaintance of a street singing songwriter _Michael Pietrocatelli; also from Montreal; who took me under his wing and helped to nurture my desire to work on my craft. The nurturing proved very fruitful as in less than 3 years over 80 songs were written; sometimes 2 songs in a day. To this day there are songs that I wrote in the early 80's that I (peace_and_love) perform.
These songs are precious to me. They are very real. I always tried to make every note/word count. The emotions are just as real because I get into my character when I perform them. My whole approach; style is historically unique and in a way, it is good that I've remained a secret this long . Till this day the songs seem just as fresh. I am presently in pre-production, working on a 2-album collection of original Christian-Contemporary songs."
For more info please write to Michael
Please attend our weekly Friday night concerts at 10pm eastern, in the Paltalk room "TheDance," to support the artists who give of their time, and who share their wonderful talents with us. Check the SCHEDULE for these concerts. We go to "open mic" when the concerts are over, and anyone who puts their hand up will be called to the mic. The concerts are broadcast over www.bobradiostation.com . Thanks, Ellie
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