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Sink or Swing is pleased with our best performance to date at the Bullfrog in Williamsport, following a rare full band rehearsal the evening before. I continue to be very happy with my new Eastman John Pisano full hollow body jazz box, which has proven to be the perfect guitar for me in that ensemble. Future performances include a private event with KJ on Monday, February 26, some time off, and on March 17, a benefit for the Union County Public Library in which I will perform in duos with, respectively, Larry Lawson (of Lawson & Disorder, another Soundclick band) and with Bill Flack on bass, using the Eastman to perform duos of jazz standards, originals, and some jazz renditions of pop tunes. Looking to April, we have the benefit for grammy winning drummer, Steve Mitchell at Front St. Station in Northumberland on April 8, and the return of Sink or Swing to the Bullfrog on April 11. Finally, since the most recent update, I have posted some new home recordings, including The Valdez Squeeze (the Price of Gasoline), I'll Go On, updating one of the earliest original tunes for the band, fred (another Soundclick band), first recorded in 1971, and the original jazz-swing tune, Spring into Fall. Comments welcome.
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play hi-fi  Valdez Squeeze (the Price of Gasoline)
play hi-fi  I'll Go On
play hi-fi  Spring into Fall
play hi-fi  Improbable Groove
play hi-fi  BOMBaSt Away
play hi-fi  Orange Presidential Blues
play hi-fi  If It Aint Broke
play hi-fi  Hero
play hi-fi  Stairway FROM Heaven (version 2)
play hi-fi  Still Ticking
With the exception of Mango Chutneyed, everything posted here results from home recording in which alll the tunes posted are original compositions of mine, with performances on the various tracks also by me.
Why this name?
Not really a band, a shortcut for these solo endeavors, many of which have been peformed by other bands, such as DePotorLand, Lawson & Disorder, and Good Without One (now defunct)
Do you play live?
Since 1965, in one way shape or form.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Take it to the people.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Band History:
Unavailable at press time.
Your influences?
Too numerous to mention, Abba through Zappa. On second thought, forget Abba.
Favorite spot?
Still looking.
Equipment used:
Since 2005:

TP Noble strat style guitar
Zinky Blue Velvet all tube amplifier
Zoom 4040 digital effects, succeeded in 2016 by a Boss GT 100
For the late 2016 and early 2017 jazzy updates, I am privileged to have the use of a vintage Levin Deluxe guitar, which I am enjoying immensely.
Anything else...?
The nifty hand-drawn images that accompany the tunes and lyric pages are the work of LJ Kopf, old friend, photographer, and cartoonist, author of EDGE cartoons.

Special thanks to the late Ed Rhoades for the picture he sketched of me in his home studio!

Also, thanks to all the folks I have had the honor to accompany over the years, too numerous to mention here, going back to the high school garage band, "The Whats", in 1965 and 1966.
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