Happy B-day To The World’s Greatest Undiscovered Songwriting Genius!
Better yet, take Mike Cohen. Mike’s a friend of mine– but don’t hold that against him. He’s a songwriter. Is he really a genius? As a fact of fact, he is.
I was in a show of his called Transference. I surprised him by drawing up a special ad for the program. The original was B&W. I decided to add some color and resurrect it for his birthday, which is tomorrow, August 31st.
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Is he a big fan of rockabilly guitar solos? No– but I am.
What’s Mike actually look like? That’s him on the left below. We met in November, 1994,
as extras in the very forgettable movie, Jumanji. The crew spent a week filming exteriors in Keene, New Hampshire.
A local community theater staged a musical version of Spoon River Anthology back in 2004. They asked Mike to be the music director, and he asked me to be in the band. I said yes. Then I found out the band was just him and me.
We worked out a system: he played the right notes, I played the wrong notes. It was about the most fun I ever had.
Here we are in costume. It’s one of my favorite photos. It’s fuzzy because the original’s about the size of a postage stamp, and I had to blow it up. Of course, with faces like ours, fuzziness works to advantage.
Fuzzy Logic has a Facebook page. Click on the Music Store tab, and you can sample tracks from their last two albums. You can buy individual tracks or an entire album.
Need a recommendation? My own favorites are Bahia, Ezekiel’s Wheel, and Let’s Be Beat on Almost; Last Of The Vipers, Nice Guys, and South Pacific Tour on Snow Shadows.
And if you see Mike Cohen tomorrow, wish him a happy birthday.
Ever seen a local musician and thought: why isn’t this guy famous??
Did you listen to any of Mike’s songs? What did you think?
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