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"My name is Elson...and I sing and write songs..."
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Around L.A. In 30 Pianos – Street Piano Blog

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In my last post, I promised that I would play all 30 “Play Me, I’m Yours” street pianos. Not only was I successful, I have a whole lot of stories to tell! So much, that I’ve created a whole different blog to document on my street piano-playing adventure! It’s called “Keys To The City,” (get […]

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‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ Street Pianos in Los Angeles – I Should Be Busy For A While

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Something cool is happening in Los Angeles for the next three weeks: 30 upright pianos, each of them decorated by local artists, will be placed in various locations around town for people to play. It’s a public art installation called “Play Me, I’m Yours“ which originated in the UK a few years ago by artist […]

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Unreleased Material: ‘All The World Is Blue’ EP (1993)

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In 1993, the world was a different place. Bill Clinton was president, Michael Jordan was the world’s biggest athlete, and though the Internet existed, only college students (like me at the time), businesspeople and researchers were lucky enough to use it, in all its text-based, Unix glory. I wrote and recorded a collection of songs […]

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"My name is Elson...and I sing and write songs..."

In The Studio with Elson and the Soul Barkada, Part 2: The Six-String Swing

Next on In The Studio with Elson and the Soul Barkada, Larry Feldman records some guitar tracks!

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In The Studio with Elson and the Soul Barkada, Part 1: Overdubbin’

Welcome to In The Studio with Elson and the Soul Barkada! It’s our video documentation of the completion of our album, Brand New Thing. Today, you’ll get to see Keith Dasalla overdub some percussion tracks and me overdub some fretless bass. Enjoy!

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Our New Year’s Resolution!

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Happy 2011, everyone! 2010 was a cool year with some cool things that happened. We got to perform on TV for the first time, Performed for a U.S. Congresswoman-to-be and recorded the very first jingle for an L.A. food truck. 2011 will be different. Elson and the Soul Barkada has been around for seven years […]

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Download ‘The Manila Machine!’

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Reaction to our jingle for The Manila Machine food truck has been outstanding since the promotional video made its debut last month, and some of you in Interwebzville have been asking where one can find the song. Well, you’ve come to the right place. You can download the entire tune – for free – as […]

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Manila, Manila, Manila, Manila Machiiiiiine!

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We recorded the first-ever Los Angeles food truck jingle, for this region’s first-ever Filipino food truck! Here’s how it happened. On the morning of Tuesday, August 17, after meeting with President Obama (no, really, it did happen) in Beverly Hills, I went over to my friend A.J. Calomay‘s place in West L.A. to return some […]

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