For the past several years, I've used the last hour of my weekly performances at Robert Restaurant to offer some commentary on popular culture through the use of musical juxtaposition- or "mashups"- of various recognizable themes. My aim to create a setting where genre and taste distinctions no longer exist, and all songs - both highbrow and populist - are at long last freed from their cultural coded baggage. It is a time for reflection. It is a time for appreciation. It is a time to play ridiculous mashups and still make tips doing so.
This is a collection of some of my own personal favorites from this set, recorded live in stereo (with natural restaurant ambience). So go ahead: call up that special someone, crack a bottle of wine, and enjoy some Mashups By Candlelight. -SCB