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Michael G Strickland - Three Way (3 Way) - Mike Maffai & Jeff Kuhn - LIVE - "Whiter Shade Of Pale" (Procol Harum cover) - Midway Cafe - Memphis, TN - 1991

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - 12 String Electric Guitar/Vocals
Mike Maffai - Bass/Vocals
Jeff Kuhn - Drums/Vocals

* The Song

Whiter Shade Of Pale - Jeff Sings - Song by: Procol Harum

NOTE: Yep, that's a Polka! Needless to say we got just a little bit silly for the ending of this tune. ;)

Recorded LIVE at: Midway Cafe - Memphis, TN - 1991
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Michael G Strickland - LIVE - "Beer" © - "Deep Blue Sea" © - "A Girl" © (Originals) - Open Mic - Bob & Susie Salley - Old Whitten Inn - Bartlett, TN - August 7, 2013

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals

* The Songs

Beer © - Song by: Michael G Strickland
Deep Blue Sea © - Song by: Michael G Strickland
A Girl © - Song by: Michael G Strickland

* The Back Story

Not all of my "LIVE" performances are for money. Music is s'posed to be fun & open mic night(s) are always a great way to mingle with singer/songwriter/musician/etc. type of folk as well as having an opportunity to perform a bunch of original songs. ;)

NOTE: All pictures were taken on the night of this recording.

Recorded LIVE at: Old Whitten Inn - Bartlett, TN - August 7, 2013
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Michael G Strickland - Three Way (3 Way ) - Mike Maffai & Jeff Kuhn - "Runaway" (Del Shannon cover) - Midway Cafe - Memphis, TN - 1991

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Maffai - Bass/Bass-Solo/Vocals
Jeff Kuhn - Drums/Vocals

* The Song

Runaway - Jeff sings - Song by: Del Shannon

FYI: Video recorded by Danny Hoots

NOTE: Thumbnail of Jeff (R.I.P.) was taken at Circle Cafe.

Recorded LIVE at: Midway Cafe - Memphis, TN - 1991
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Michael G Strickland - Three Way (3 Way ) - "The Game Of Love" (Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders cover) - Rascal's - Memphis, TN - August 17, 1989

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Bass/Vocals
John Millman - Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Kuhn - Drums/Vocals

* The Song

The Game Of Love - Michael sings - Sons by: Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

NOTE: Most or the pictures in the slideshow were taken at a bar/club we played called, Changes.

Recorded LIVE at: Rascal's - Memphis, TN - August 17, 1989
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Michael G Strickland - WEVL FM 89.9 World Debut! - "Sleep All Day" ©, "Don't Tell Me To Quit" ©, "Sound Of A Heart That's Working" © (Originals) - Memphis, TN - 2013

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland

WEVL DJ - Lonnie Viar

* The Songs

Sleep All Day © , Don't Tell Me To Quit © , Sound Of A Heart That's Working © - Michael sings - Songs by: Michael G Strickland

NOTE: Girl on record player image was downloaded off the WWW & is in Public Domain.

Recorded LIVE off: WEVL Radio FM 89.9 (DJ Lonnie Viar) - Memphis, TN - June 14, 2013
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Michael G Strickland & Wally Ford "Unwanted Man In Tennessee" © (Original) - WEVL Radio 89.9 (DJ Lonnie Viar) - Memphis, TN - June 14, 2013

* The Musicians

Michael G Strickland & Wally Ford - All instruments & Vocals

WEVL FM 89.9 DJ - Lonnie Viar

* The Song

Unwanted Man In Tennessee © - Michael sings - Song by: Michael G Strickland & Wally Ford

NOTE: Record pops & scratches were deliberately added to give this song the feeling of an old 45 RPM record.

Recorded LIVE off: WEVL Radio FM 89.9 (DJ Lonnie Viar) - Memphis, TN - June 14, 2013
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Michael G Strickland - "Pastrana Travis Tease" © (Original - Instrumental Experimental) - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - 2013

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - Wave File (.wav) Manipulation

* The Song

Pastrana Travis Tease © (Original - Instrumental Experimental) - Song by: Michael G Strickland

* The Back Story

Although I'd written MIDI (.mid) tunes as far back as 1985/1986 I had never tried my hand at piecing WAVE (.wav) files together for songwriting. This song represents my first attempt at doing just that. ;)

NOTE: All images were downloaded off the WWW.

Demo Recorded at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - 2013
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PASTRANA TRAVIS TEASE © 10-24-2001

MICHAEL G STRICKLAND

INSTRUMENTAL

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Michael G Strickland - "Soap Opera Ending" - "I'm In Love With My Radio" (Original) - the color A - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - 2013

* The Musicians

Michael G Strickland - Upright Bass (1st song only)/Guitar/Hand-claps/Vocals
Greg Theos - Bass (2nd song only)
Robert Tooms - Harmonica/Keyboards
Greg Reding - Keyboards
Bill Marshall - Drums
Tom Prestigiacomo - DJ (1st song only)
Lonnie Viar - DJ (2nd song only)
Dede McCarver - Vocals/Hand-claps
Rachael Strickland - Vocals/Hand-claps
Ian Strickland - Whistle/Hand-claps

..and a host of others I'm forgetting!

* The Songs

Soap Opera Ending - Song by: Michael G Strickland
I'm In Love With My Radio - Song by: Michael G Strickland

NOTE: These 2 songs are intentionally woven together to create a "radio play" atmosphere.

Recorded at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - 2013
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Michael G Strickland - With Pazazz - Alt Version (Original) - LIVE - Lonnie Viar - WEVL 89.9 - Memphis, TN - June 19, 2013

* The Musicians

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Bass/Percussion/Vocals
Rachael A. P. Strickland - Vocals
Bill Marshall - Drums

* The Song

With Pazazz (Alt Version) - Song by: Michael G Strickland

Radio Broadcast Recorded LIVE off: WEVL 89.9 - Memphis, TN - June 19, 2013
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Michael G Strickland - Three Way (Mike Mafai - Jeff Kuhn) - LIVE - "Play Me" (Neil Diamond cover) - Bogart's - Jackson, TN - November 21, 1990

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Maffai - Bass/Vocals
Jeff Kuhn - Drums/Vocals

* The Song

Play Me - Jeff sings - Song by: Neil Diamond

"Give it up. He's just a drummer!" mgs

Recorded LIVE at: Bogart's - Jackson, TN - November 21, 1990
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Michael G Strickland Band - Jerry Dean & Mike Young - LIVE - "Changes" (David Bowie cover) - Country Junction - Millington, TN - November 12, 1992

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Jerry Dean - Bass/Vocals
Mike Young - Drums/Vocals

* The Song

Changes - Michael sings - Song by: David Bowie

* Nothing fancy on this one. Just Jerry, Mike & me. No switching up of instruments. Just a straight ahead 3 piece Electric Variety/Rock & Roll Band for a change!

Recorded LIVE at: Country Junction - Millington, TN - November 12, 1992
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Michael G Strickland with I.D.K. (I Don't Know) - "Honey Don't" (Carl Perkins cover) - Chelsea St Pub - Corpus Christi, TX - November 23, 1983

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Robert Love - Bass/Vocals
Jim Mallery - Drums/Vocals

* The Song

Honey Don't - Robert sings - Song by: Carl Perkins

Recorded LIVE at: Chelsea St Pub - Corpus Christi, TX - November 23, 1983
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Michael G Strickland Band - LIVE - James Lott, Eric Denenna & Jerry Dean - Angel (Hendrix cover) - Neil's on Madison, Memphis, TN - Winter - 1994

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Jerry Dean - Bass/Vocals
James Lott - Guitar/Vocals
Eric Denenna - Drums

* The Song

Angel - James sings - Song by: Jimi Hendrix

FYI: James Lott, guitarist for local Memphis band Good Question & a fine engineer over at Sun Studio, is featured prominently on this song. However he was only sitting in. As was usual my group did quite a few songs which featured a variety of guest performers throughout the night. Buddy Davis was the actual guitarist for the band but sat a few out so James could use his Strat. After all.. gotta sound like Hendrix!

Recorded LIVE at: Neil's on Madison, Memphis, TN - Winter - 1994
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Michael G Strickland - Legends Of Rock - LIVE - "Born To Be Wild" (Steppenwolf cover) - Collierville On The Square - Summer Concert Series - Collierville, TN - June 7, 2010

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Andy Black - Vocals/Percussion
Gina Sere Moore - Vocals/Percussion
Mel Senter - Bass/Vocals
David Haynes - Keyboards
Dean Deyo - Drums

* The Song

Born To Be Wild - Andy sings - Song by: Steppenwolf

FYI: This gig, after a 5 year plus run, represents the next to last time I'd perform with L.O.R.

NOTE: Thumbnail is a cartoon I downloaded & then altered to avoid copyright infringement & all rights belong to the owner of the original image.

Recorded LIVE at: Collierville On The Square - Summer Concert Series - Collierville, TN - June 7, 2010
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Michael G Strickland - "The Bottom Of The Holy Redundant See" (Instrumental) © (Original - Piano demo) - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - February 18, 2013

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - Piano

* The Song

The Bottom Of The Holy Redundant See (Instrumental) © - Song by: Michael G Strickland

Piano Demo Recorded at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - February 18, 2013
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THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLY REDUNDANT SEE © 02-18-2013

MICHAEL G STRICKLAND

INSTRUMENTAL

Michael G Strickland - See © (Original - demo) - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - 1975

(LYRICS ON SCREEN & BELOW)

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - All Instruments/Drum-Programming/Vocals

* The Song

See © - Song by: Michael G Strickland

NOTE: Although I wrote this song in 1975 this version, from a 4 Track Multi-tracked cassette deck probably dates to the mid to late 1980s (I'm leaning toward mid). As anyone from my era knows a lot of songs from the 70s were long musical "suites" (think YES, Jethro Tull, Rush, etc.). I met a keyboardist during that time, Mike, that wrote some awesome extended type stuff so I thought I'd try my hand in writing like that. YES it's not.. but it has some good moments & of course I was never happier for this song than to have it in a complete (i.e. with all 5 parts) "suite" fairly similar to the way I heard in my head for all those years. Since I had no recorder at the time I wrote it I wasn't able to record it when we put a short lived band, "Lamb" together. We played all original songs ..especially as three of our five band members were songwriters!

NOTE: All images (except lyrics) were downloaded off the WWW.

Demo Recorded at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - 1975
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SEE © 1975

MICHAEL G STRICKLAND

THE POETS HAVE COME AND THEY'VE WRITTEN SOME
OF THE WORDS THAT YOU DESERVE
BUT A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE
WOULD SHOW IT'S JUST THE SAME
AS THE WORDS WE'VE ALREADY HEARD
THE SONG THAT ONCE WAS HERE
SEEMED TO DISAPPEAR
AT A TIME WHEN ALL WAS FINE
I LOVE YOUR STYLE AND GRACE
CUT MY HANDS TO TOUCH YOUR FACE
BUT THE WORDS MAY NEVER RHYME
SEE

THERE MAY BE MORE FISH IN THE SEA
BUT NONE WERE MEANT FOR ME
KNOWN WHAT'S MINE FOR SUCH A TIME
AND THOUGH IT MAY SEEM FAST
I WANT A LOVE TO LAST
THRU THE YEARS BEYOND THE TEARS
I'VE LOST THOSE BINDING CHAINS
MY LIFE'S BEEN SOMEHOW CHANGED
IF THE SUN REFUSED TO SHINE
I'D BURN A CANDLE LOW
THEN I'D HATE TO SEE YOU GO
IF YOU'RE LEAVING ME BEHIND
SEE

I THOUGHT I COULD EXPLAIN
PERHAPS JOIN IN YOUR GAME
HERE TODAY DRIFTI..

Michael G Strickland - Lonely Street Duo - Jim Pinkston with Guest Drummer: Keith Gilliam - LIVE - "Radioactive" (Firm cover) - Ramada Inn, Greenwood, MS - November 1, 1986

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Jim Pinkston - Bass/Vocals
Keith Gilliam - Drums

* The Song

Radioactive - Michael sings - Song by: Firm

NOTE: Occasionally Lonely Street Duo wasn't always a duo. For this particular contract we were hired as a full 3 piece band (no programmed drums). My long time friend, Keith Gilliam, assumed the role of drummer for this particular gig.

Recorded LIVE at: Ramada Inn, Greenwood, MS - November 1, 1986
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Michael G Strickland - "Grave Diggers" © (Original -demo) - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - October 18, 2006

(LYRICS ON SCREEN & BELOW)

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Band-In-A-Box Programming (BIAB)/Vocals

* The Song

Grave Diggers © - Song by: Michael G Strickland

NOTE: Proof that I don't just write mushy love songs! And besides - it's nearly Halloween!! lol

FYI: Song was written 10-18-2006 but only uploaded on 10-10-2018 ..which means this song is only 8 days away from being 12 years old.

* All images were downloaded off the WWW.

Demo Recorded at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - October 18, 2006
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GRAVE DIGGERS © - 10-18-2006

MICHAEL G STRICKLAND

DEATH WHERE IS YOUR STING
I HAVE FELT YOU STARING AT ME
FROM SORROWS THAT YOU BRING
I KNOW THAT YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT ME

GRAVE DIGGERS DO THEIR WORK
WHISTLING AS THEY SHOVEL DIRT
PREACHER QUOTES A VERSE
A BROKEN RECORD WELL REHEARSED

AND THERE HOLDING BACK THE TEARS
SHE WIPES HER NOSE WITH HER HANDKERCHIEF
ARE THESE FEELINGS I NOW FEEL
WORTH THE PRICE I PAID TO CLOSE THE DEAL

I’M COMING TO TERMS
OF COLD AND DARK OF ROT AND WORMS
HEADLINE READ I SUPPOSE
COMPOSER NOW TO DECOMPOSE

HA-HA-HA

GRAVE DIGGERS SHARE A SMOKE
COUGHING AS THEY LAUGH ABOUT ME
I’M TURNING TO THE LIGHT
GOD I PRAY THAT PREACHER’S RIGHT

AND THERE HOLDING BACK THE TEARS
SHE WIPES HER NOSE WITH HER HANDKERCHIEF
ARE THESE FEELINGS I NOW FEEL
WORTH THE PRICE I PAID TO CLOSE THE DEAL

I’M COMING TO TERMS
OF COLD AND DARK OF ROT AND WORMS
HEADLINE READ I SUPPOSE
COMPOSER NOW TO..
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Michael G Strickland - My Room © (Original - demo) - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - October 13, 2006

(LYRICS ON SCREEN & BELOW)

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Band-In-A-Box Programming/Vocals

* The Song

My Room © - Song by: Michel G Strickland

Pictures were taken off the WWW.

Demo Recorded at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - October 13, 2006
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MY ROOM © - 10-13-2006

MICHAEL G STRICKLAND

I'M GETTING USED TO THE WAY
YOUR THINGS SEEM TO SHOW UP
IN MY ROOM

HAVE NO SECOND THOUGHTS TODAY
OF YOU NOT SPENDING TIME HERE
IN MY ROOM

YOU CAN SLEEP IN MY ROOM
FREE TO WEEP IN MY ROOM
THINK I'D LIKE TO KEEP YOU
IN MY ROOM

CAUSE SECRETLY I WANT YOU TO STAY
PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME EASE YOUR MIND
IN MY ROOM

WILLINGLY I YIELD CONTROL
YOU'RE IN MY HEART AND MY SOUL
IN MY ROOM

WE'LL SHARE KISSES WHEN I'M HOME
SHARE LOVE'S PRECIOUS GIFTS ALONE
WOULD YOU MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE
FROM MY ROOM

WE CAN PLAY IN MY ROOM
LAY ABOUT MIDNIGHT TILL NOON
I JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU
IN MY ROOM

SHARING KISSES WHEN I'M HOME
SHARING PRECIOUS TIME ALONE
I WILL MISS YOU WHEN I'M GONE
FROM MY ROOM
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Michael G Strickland with Mike Spacek - LIVE - "A Girl" © (Original) - (Vestax 4 Track Recorder) - Los Pilares - Bartlett, TN - Circa 2013

(LYRICS ON SCREEN & BELOW)

* The Entertainers

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Spacek - Guitar/Vocals

* The Song

A Girl © - Song by: Michel G Strickland

FYI: My friends all call this "the clapping song". Having people willingly clap to it was my hope all along ;)

Pictures were taken off the WWW.

Recorded LIVE at: Los Pilares - Bartlett, TN - Circa 2013
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A GIRL © - 02-03-2013

MICHAEL G STRICKLAND

I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO LIVES IN THE COUNTRY
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO LIVES BY THE SEA
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO LIVES TOP A MOUNTAIN
BUT I AIN'T GOT A GIRL WHO'S IN LOVE WITH ME

I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO'S IN LOVE WITH ME
I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHERE CAN SHE BE

I'D LOVE A GIRL HAIR GOLD AS SUNSHINE
I'D LOVE A GIRL HAIR BLACK AS NIGHT
I'D LOVE A GIRL WITH HAIR LIKE FIRE
BUT I AIN'T GOT A GIRL MAKE ME FEEL ALRIGHT

I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO'S IN LOVE WITH ME
I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHERE CAN SHE BE

I'D LOVE A GIRL HAIR GOLD AS SUNSHINE
I'D LOVE A GIRL HAIR BLACK AS NIGHT
I'D LOVE A GIRL WITH HAIR LIKE FIRE
I'D LOVE A GIRL TO MAKE ME FEEL ALRIGHT

I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO'S IN LOVE WITH ME
I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHERE CAN SHE BE

I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO LIVES IN THE COUNTRY
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO LIVES BY THE SEA
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO LIVES TOP A MOUNTAIN
BUT I AIN'T GOT A GIRL WHO'S IN LOVE WITH ME

I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHO'S IN LOVE WITH ME
I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL WHERE CAN SHE BE CAUSE I'M

I'M LOOKING FOR A GIRL WHERE CAN SHE BE
I'M LOOKING FOR A GIRL WHERE CAN SHE BE
LORD I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A GIRL WHERE CAN SHE BE
I'M LOOKING FOR A GIRL WHERE CAN SHE BE

I WANT A GIRL I NEED A GIRL
I'D LOVE A GIRL
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Michael G Strickland - LIVE Demo - "Pole Shift" © (Original) - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - April 13, 1988

(LYRICS ON SCREEN & BELOW)

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - All Instruments/Drum Programming/Vocals

* The Song

Pole Shift © - Song by: Michael G Strickland

* The Back Story

I wrote this song in 1988 after reading 4 or 5 Immanuel Velikovsky books. His outrageous "theory" about pole shifts, for which he was ridiculed, has been back in the news recently as a real possible future for our planet. Additionally we're supposedly already overdue for another pole shift

..if you believe everything you're told.

Here's my take on all that!

NOTE: Pictures were taken off the WWW.

Demo Recorded LIVE at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - April 13, 1988
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POLE SHIFT © - 4-13-1988

MICHAEL G STRICKLAND

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT KNOWLEDGE NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW
LIFE IS A STAGE AND IT'S THE END OF THE SHOW
THE WHOLE WORLD IS TURNING IT'S UPSIDE DOWN
IT COMES LIKE A THIEF WITHOUT MAKING A SOUND

HEADING TO A POLE SHIFT
WHO'S TO SAY THAT VELIKOVSKY AIN'T RIGHT
HEADING TO A POLE SHIFT
BUT YOU'D BETTER SAY YOUR PRAYERS
BEFORE YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT

YOU TALK ABOUT THIS PLANET WELL IT'S GETTING WORSE
GOING LIKE IT'S GOING GONNA NEED YOUR OWN HEARSE
ICE CAP GROWING AT THE SOUTHERN POLE
NO-ONE EVER TELLS YA THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

HEADING TO A POLE SHIFT
WHO'S TO SAY THAT VELIKOVSKY AIN'T RIGHT
HEADING TO A POLE SHIFT
BUT YOU'D BETTER SAY YOUR PRAYERS
BEFORE YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT

THIS GYROSCOPE IS SLOWLY SPINNING DOWN
BUT BEFORE I'D LET THEM PUT ME IN THE GROUND
I WILL FIGHT WHAT NEEDS TO BE FOUGHT
I WOULD DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO SAVE THE HUMAN RACE
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Michael G Strickland - LIVE Demo - "Arpeggio" (Original) - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - September 27, 1997

(LYRICS ON SCREEN & BELOW)

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals

* The Song

Arpeggio - Song by: Michael G Strickland

Pictures were taken off the WWW.

Demo Recorded LIVE at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - September 27, 1997
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ARPEGGIO
MICHAEL G STRICKLAND
9-27-1997

IF YOU DON'T TREAT HER RIGHT
SHE COULD LEAVE YOU TONIGHT
IF YOU WON'T TREAT HER WELL
SHE CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE HELL
SHE ALWAYS GETS WHAT SHE WANTS
AND SHE'LL TAKE ALL OF YOURS
SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL ARPEGGIO
YOU'RE JUST UGLY BLOCKED CHORDS

YOU COULD WAIT UP ALL NIGHT
SHE COMES IN WHEN SHE WANTS
YOU PUT UP A FIGHT
SHE JUST TEASES AND HAUNTS YOU
SHE'S THE SPARKLE IN DIAMONDS
WITH A HEART BLACK AS COAL
SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL ARPEGGIO
YOU'RE JUST UGLY BLOCKED CHORDS

WHAT DOES SHE SEE IN YOU
WHAT DO ANY OF THEM
SEE IN ANY OF US
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL ARPEGGIOS
WE'RE JUST UGLY BLOCKED CHORDS

I COULD WAIT UP ALL NIGHT
SHE COMES IN WHEN SHE WANTS
I PUT UP A FIGHT
SHE JUST TEASES AND HAUNTS YES
SHE'S THE SPARKLE IN DIAMONDS
WITH A HEART BLACK AS COAL
SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL ARPEGGIO
I'M JUST UGLY BLOCKED CHORDS
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Michael G Strickland with Three Way (Jeff Kuhn & Mike Mafai) - LIVE - "Can't Buy Me Love" (Beatles cover) - Circle Cafe - November 19, 1990

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Mafai - Bass/Vocals
Jeff Kuhn - Drums/Vocals

* The Song

Can't Buy Me Love - Mike sings - Song by: Beatles

NOTE: Pictured playing keyboards with Three Way in the slideshow is the late Tom Hackenberger (R.I.P.). Tom was a good friend of the band and was frequently a guest player on our various stages. At some point Three Way performed a Christmas Concert with Tom & his band, "The Fries". Three Way opened up for Chris Isaac where Tom & his group also performed - as it was for Tom's annual "Muscular Dystrophy" Fundraising project.

Pictures were taken at the Circle Cafe.

Recorded LIVE at: Circle Cafe - Brookhaven Circle W. - Memphis, TN - November 19, 1990
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Michael G Strickland with Harmonica Lewinski (Rod Gilstrap), Robert "Drum Shop" Hall & Bill Bailey - LIVE - Kowalzyk Wedding Party - Cook Convention Center - Memphis, TN - October 12, 1996

* The Band

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals
Rod Gilstrap - Percussion/Vocals
Bill Bailey - Bass
Robert Hall - Drums/Vocals

* The Song

Last Dance With Mary Jane - Song by: Tom Petty

FYI: Robert Hall is a longtime drummer with Jerry Lee Lewis' band whenever Jerry's on tour. When he's not on the road Robert can be found around Memphis drumming with a popular local band called Jeffrey & The Pacemakers. The single picture of Robert Hall is a screenshot image I made that was taken from a video posted on youtube. I have no pictures of this event which means I also have no pictures of Bill Bailey.

Recorded LIVE at Cook Convention Center - Memphis, TN - October 12, 1996
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Michael G Strickland - LIVE Demo - Committed © (Original) - MS2DO - Memphis, TN - December 21, 2005

(LYRICS ON SCREEN & BELOW)

* The Musician

Michael G Strickland - Guitar/Vocals

* The Song

Committed - Song by: Michael G Strickland & Wally Ford

FYI: This is one of over 50 songs that Wally & I have written together.

Recorded at: MS2DO - Memphis, TN - December 21, 2005
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COMMITTED ©

MICHAEL G STRICKLAND & WALLY FORD - 12-21-2005

SHE MUST BE CRAZY WITH HER RUNNING AROUND
HANGING OUT AT NIGHT WITH EVERY BOY IN TOWN
YEA SHE MUST BE COMPLETELY OUT OF HER MIND
SHE GETS HER HEART BROKEN NEARLY EVERY SINGLE TIME

SHE NEEDS TO BE COMMITTED TO A MAN A MAN LIKE ME
A GIRL LIKE THAT WOULD DO WELL TO SEE
SHE NEEDS TO BE COMMITTED COMMITTED TO A MAN LIKE ME

THE WAY THE BOYS TREAT HER BORDERS ON CRUEL
ALL THEY DO IS PLAY HER LIKE SOME KIND OF FOOL
HOW CAN SHE FALL FOR ALL THEIR LINES
SHE GETS HER HEART BROKEN NEARLY EVERY SINGLE TIME

SHE NEEDS TO BE COMMITTED TO A MAN A MAN LIKE ME
A GIRL LIKE THAT WOULD DO WELL TO SEE
YES A GIRL LIKE THAT WOULD DO WELL TO SEE
SHE NEEDS TO BE COMMITTED COMMITTED TO A MAN LIKE ME

SHE NEEDS TO BE COMMITTED TO A MAN A MAN LIKE ME
A GIRL LIKE THAT WOULD DO WELL TO SEE
YES A GIRL LIKE THAT WOULD DO WELL TO SEE
A GIRL LIKE THAT WOULD DO WELL TO SEE
SHE NEEDS TO BE COMMITTED COMMITTED TO A MAN LIKE ME

SHE NEEDS A GOOD DOCTOR TO NURSE HER BACK TO HEALTH
SHE NEEDS TO BE COMMITTED COMMITTED TO A MAN LIKE ME
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