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Fun Night at Over-Capacity Red Devil Lounge

“Mistakes” by David Baron, Live @ Red Devil Lounge (Friday YouTube Series #16)

It was a fun night last Saturday in San Francisco, as Bay Area concertgoers packed into the Red Devil Lounge to join Jesse Brewster, Cally Scullin, Jes Hudak and myself at a concert to benefit the PKD foundation.

The over-capacity crowd partied, sang, and danced their way to raise over $1700 for research in polycystic kidney disease.

The night started out with the debut of vocalist Cally Scullin, who really delivered in her first-ever live performance with her 8-piece band.  Jesse Brewster came on the stage next, and armed with his moving Americana/pop/country tunes, sang his heart out and really pumped the crowd up.  The anticipation in the audience for my set became palpable towards the end of Jesse’s set, when the crowd started chanting “DA-VID BA-RON!…DA-VID BA-RON!”check out the end of the video of “Mistakes” above to hear what I mean–so much so that when a volunteer from PKD came on stage after Jesse’s set to talk about the foundation, I actually had to stop the crowd from chanting my name so she could be heard!

I finally took the stage a little after 11PM, and the band and I started off with “Nothing To Fear” to get the crowd amped up right outta the gate.  Jes Hudak sang background vocals on the song just like she did on my EP (you can hear her on the chorus of “Nothing To Fear”), and it was a treat to have her sing with us live on that one.  After that we went straight into the old Spins staple “Tell Her Something”, and that one-two punch was the perfect way to get the already pumped-up audience going nuts.  By the time “Kids” rolled around, the volume of the audience singing along eclipsed even my own amplified voice.

In the middle of the show we had a mini-set featuring yours truly on electric guitar (my first time live!  And God, how I loved it…).  As a pianist, it’s so liberating to be able to stand up and jump around during a rock show while playing guitar.  Plus, my red Fender Strat looked so good with my red Converse Chucks. 😉

“Say You” was the emotional apex of the night, followed by a rousing version of “Standing Still”, one of my favorites to play live.  “Don’t Stop Believin'” was of course an epic singalong, and by the first chorus of “Love Is Just A Lie”, the crowdsurfing (see pic below) sufficiently established this concert as our wildest one yet.

We raised lots of money and awareness for PKD, which was just awesome.  Huge props to Jesse Brewser for organizing the event.  We toured together a bit when I was in The Spins, and it’s always a pleasure to share the stage with him.  Really enjoyed Cally Scullin’s set too, here’s hoping we share a bill again sometime soon.  Special thanks to Jes Hudak for flying in the day of from New York for her set.   We recently played together at Cafe Muse in LA too, and I’m sure we’ll be doing more concerts together in the future.

Great to see so many new faces out at the show.  The buzz has been building steadily since we sold out the the Viper Room in LA in Fall 2008, and with so many fans wearing the “Love Is Just A Lie” Tshirts and knowing all the lyrics to the songs off my EP, it’s clear that the buzz is catching on.

So cool that this marks my third over-capacity Bay Area show in a row, as the last two shows SOLD OUT Cafe du Nord, once in December 2008, and once in April 2009 in pre-sale tickets alone.

If anyone forgot to the sign the email list, click here and we’ll keep you posted on the next show: http://davidbaronmusic.com/mailinglist/?p=subscribe.  Thank you to everyone who came and rocked out for such a good cause.  We’ll see you at the next one!

Peace,
David

Setlist:

1. Nothing To Fear (w/ Jes Hudak)
2. Tell Her Something
3. Shadows On The Inside
4. Kids
5. Mistakes
6. Starting Now
7. Thick Skin
8. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
9. Say You
10. Standing Still
11. Don’t Stop Believin’
12. Love Is Just A Lie

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FYS #15: “Thick Skin” by David Baron

To Download “Thick Skin”: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=251832596&s=143441

Lyrics:

Thick Skin

I’m trying to develop a thick skin
Everybody seems to make it out okay
But not me baby

I’m trying to develop a thick skin
You got a noose where my confidence it hangs
But baby I’m changing

Cause I found myself a girl I’m dying to see
She’s beautiful and she wants to see me

So hit my face and cut my skin
Call me every bad name you been thinking
My friends they let me down today
And as sure as you can hurt my pride
I got a girl and she makes me come alive
My guilt and fear, success and shame
Well I’m throwin’ em all away

(Repeat)

Cause I’m a winner
Cause I’m a winner
So let your hair down
And look around, around, around
Cause you’re a winner

I’m trying to develop a thick skin
Everybody seems to make it out okay
But not me baby

Words and music by David Baron

From the EP: The Spins – Passages

Friday YouTube Series #15
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FYS #14: “Nothing To Fear” by David Baron, Live on PCTV w/ Interview

To Download “Nothing To Fear”: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=292543683&s=143441

Singer-songwriter David Baron performs “Nothing To Fear” and is interviewed live on PCTV during 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Lyrics:

Nothing To Fear

I never knew what I was doing when I worked down at Central Park
I just kept the meter running till the boss left after dark
I been feeling like putty that you play with in the palm of your hand
I let you roll me all over and sculpt me into your idea of a man

And the bars they’re all closed at 2 a.m. across this town
That’s about the time I call you when I want you around

I been a little uptight in the meanest way
And I been working all night to push you away
But I’m ready
Yeah I’m ready
I kinda thought of myself as someone scared
I’m never acting on a moment till I’m prepared
But I’m ready
Yeah I’m ready
I got nothing to fear I’m on my way
Nothing to fear I’m on my way
Nothing to fear I’m on my way
Nothing to fear I’m on my way

I was a runner on the racetrack thinking I could do it alone
I was a little child crying I don’t need anyone
I was a man obsessed with being the best in line
Just worried everybody’s in a hurry to leave me behind

So when you asked me do I want you and I barely made a sound
It was because I thought you’d leave me all alone on the ground

I been a little uptight in the meanest way
And I been working all night to push you away
But I’m ready
Yeah I’m ready
I kinda thought of myself as someone scared
I’m never acting on a moment till I’m prepared
But I’m ready
Yeah I’m ready
I got nothing to fear I’m on my way
Nothing to fear I’m on my way
Nothing to fear I’m on my way
Nothing to fear I’m on my way

Words and music by David Baron

From the EP: “David Baron”

Friday YouTube Series #14
– A new David Baron video every Friday!

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FYS #12: “Kids” – David Baron Live on Park City Television

David Baron – Kids (Live on Park City Television)

To Download “Kids”: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=292543683&s=143441

Singer-songwriter David Baron performs live on PCTV during 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Lyrics:

Kids

I wanna be a kid again
I wanna walk with friends
I wanna live without a care in the world
I wanna live without my fears and my doubts
Will you hold my hand?
I wanna be a kid again

Oh to be a kid again
You try hard to fit in
You fail and lose your innocence
I was afraid of heights
And I tried with all my might
To grow up as fast as I can
I wanna be a kid again

Then sometimes I think back on the days when I ran and cried
The days when my hands were tied
The ways I escaped
Fell so hard on my face almost lead me to suicide
And now there’s nowhere to hide
It’s only a game

I wanna live without my fears and my doubts
Like a child safe and warm
I wanna be a kid back in my mother’s arms
I wanna be a kid again
I wanna be a kid again

Words and music by David Baron

From the EP: “David Baron”

Friday YouTube Series #12
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FYS #10: “Love Is Just A Lie” – David Baron Live on Park City Television

Singer-songwriter David Baron performs live on PCTV during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Lyrics:

Love Is Just A Lie

I was leaning on the corner of the bar
There was beer spilling on my shoes
When I saw her standing there and thought I got nothing to lose
I started walking when I see a sketchy dude
Walking to her with the same idea
So I turn around and order up another beer

Now I’m watching their exchange
And thinking how they’re all the same
The girl looks anxious as he tries in vain to change her mind

Love is just a lie
Something the girls tell each other so that they sleep better at night
Even the worst get a taste if you play your cards right
Cause love is just a lie

You were crying on the corner of my bed when your lover had just run off
You were getting over him and I was just getting off
I leaned over and I whispered in your ear
You know it would feel so good
Your heart was broken so I had my way with damaged goods

You were on your way to something real and nothing came
And when you found out what you couldn’t get
You settled for me instead

Love is just a lie
Something the girls tell each other so that they sleep better at night
Even the worst get a taste if you play your cards right
Love is just a lie
I’m in a pack of wolves looking for another deer caught in the headlights
Am I a notch on your belt or your shining knight?
Cause love is just a lie
Love is just a lie

Words and music by David Baron

From the EP: “David Baron”

To Download “Love Is Just A Lie”: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=292543683&s=143441

Friday YouTube Series #10

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FYS #9: “If You Go” – David Baron Live @ Pianos

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“If You Go” by David Baron

Live @ Pianos in New York City

Lyrics:

If You Go

I’ve been on the run
From the hardest conversation
But now you want it done

You say that I’ve become
Just a shadow of the man
That you used to love

Girl I wanna break down in front of your eyes
Cause I’m carrying a world of hurt on the inside
I can barely move just to keep from crying
When you call me
And now I’ll never know why
I believed you all the time

If you go
If you go
If you go out all alone
If you go
If you go
I can’t make it on my own

I think about the time
When I had someone to talk to
Someone by my side

You were my best friend
The only one with who I
I never did pretend

Girl I wanna break down in front of your eyes
Cause I’m carrying a world of hurt on the inside
I can barely move just to keep from crying
When you call me
And now I’ll never know why
I believed you all the time

If you go
If you go
If you go out all alone
If you go
If you go
I can’t make it on my own

Words and music by David Baron

From the EP: The Spins – Passages

Friday YouTube Series #9

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