1. Vancestock II - El Mocambo, Toronto

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    Song List: 00:00 Logan, Jessica and Jacob 02:17 Jesse Gold 06:05 Mark Kroos 10:10 Pretzel Logic Vancestock II - El Mocambo, Toronto - Wednesday, September 12, 2013 The Charity Trails Youth Initiative takes vulnerable, at risk youth from the inner city of Toronto who may be struggling with issues related to adolescence and their environment and gives them a place and opportunity to develop their confidence and self-esteem so as to make good life decisions. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Children enter the program at age 12 and make a 4 year commitment to attend the Trails camp facility located in the Newmarket area for 2 weeks every summer and for one weekend [Friday through Sunday] every month from September to June. 90% of those who enter the program complete it. Moreover, 90% of the youth who have completed the Trails program go on to post-secondary education as compared to only 10% of their peer group. If ever there was a case for an immediate ROI, Trails is it. The Results We raised some $12,000 last year. I set a goal of $20,000 for this year. I am delighted to report that by reason of your kindness and generosity, we have raised over $28,693. It costs $6000 per child for one year's participation in the program. Together, we have made an immediate difference in the lives of 4+ children. Put another way, we have more than covered the cost for one child to enter and complete the program. We have "stacked the deck" so that this child has a very high likelihood of completing post-secondary education, becoming a contributing member of society and serving as a role model for their peers in their community. If you have not yet had an opportunity to make a donation to the cause, please do so at http://trails.akaraisin.com/VANCESTOCK. The Show The show was kicked off by my 19-year-old daughter, Logan, and her long-time friend and university roommate, Jessica [joined by Jessica's brother, Jacob, on guitar on the 2nd song of their 3 song set]. I could not be more proud of the 3 of them. The compliments that Susan and I and Bob and Nadine received over the course of the evening, in relation to both their talent and confidence, were all that parents could ask for. Jesse Gold is an aspiring singer songwriter who completed his first year at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston. He and his band mate, TJ, played a 4 song set of original material. I hope the day will come, sooner than later, when those of you present to hear Jesse's set will be able to say, "I remember when…." Please check out Jesse's music at Facebook.com/jessegoldmusic or YouTube.com/jessegoldmusic and please try to see him perform around town this year as he pursues his dream. Mark Kroos is, simply put, amazing. He put on a spell binding performance that had the audience mesmerized, enchanted and mystified. Mark was in the midst of a two-month tour and went out of his way, facing the rigorous scrutiny of Canadian border officials, to make his one and only appearance in Canada at the show. Those of us present to hear him play were very fortunate indeed. Please visit his website at http://www.markkroos.com and if your travels happen to intersect with his remaining tour dates, please check him out again. Last, but certainly not least, was Pretzel Logic. They were, in a word, TIGHT. This incredible array of Toronto based studio musicians [11 in total] performed fantastic renditions of the music of Steely Dan. I heard, for more than one source, that they play this music better than Steely Dan [certainly now and perhaps ever]. Please visit their website at http://pretzellogic.ca. Moreover, please support them as they play around town [typically, the last Thursday night in every month at the Orbit Room on College Street and elsewhere in the GTA]. Vance H. Cooper 390 Bay Street, Suite 200 Toronto, ON M5H 2B1 T. 416-216-1577 F. 416-363-7112 Direct Line: 647-777-4011 vance@coopermediation.ca www.coopermediation.ca Founder of Vancestock Please donate at http://trails.akaraisin.com/VANCESTOCK

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    • "Do It Again" - Steely Dan Instrumental Cover

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      "Do It Again" - Steely Dan Instrumental Cover Produced by Mark Jeffery Campayno StudioRock Of Northern Virginia Original Version Information: From their debut 1972 album Can't Buy a Thrill Label ABC Writer(s) Walter Becker, Donald Fagen Producer Gary Katz Donald Fagen- Electric Piano, Organ and Vocals Walter Becker- Bass Guitar Denny Dias- Electric Sitar Jeff Baxter- Guitar Jim Hodder- Drums Victor Feldman- Percussion Wikipedia Info: Released in 1972, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 18, 1972, and reached number 6 on the US charts in 1973, making it Steely Dan's second highest charting single. Released November 1972 Format 7" 45 RPM Recorded August 1972 Genre Jazz fusion My Notes: Steely Dan's classic "Do It Again" is a signature and highly descriptive brand for the music they would create throughout their long and historic career. Mixing jazzier harmonies, echoes of hard rock, clear and clean production, and a sophisticated lyrical approach,he band was in top form during this period and was putting out classic after classic. Guitarist Denny Dias played the solo guitar parts on "Do It Again" using a three-quarter overdriven guitar and an acute attention to modal phrases. His solos fit the song's chordal structure and overall vibe well. Dias played a very descriptive and highly melodic solo full of rhythmic twists and enough chromaticism to give it the "Jazz Lift" so typical of the bands overall approach to writing and expression. Thank you, Mark

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      • Steely Dan and Steve Winwood: "Road Runner". Adelaide OZ

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        Steve Winwood joins Steely Dan for the encore "Road Runner". Adelaide OZ, 30 October 2011

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        • Steely Dan and Steve Winwood: "Pretzel Logic". Adelaide OZ

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          Steve Winwood joins Steely Dan for the encore "Pretzel Logic". Adelaide OZ, 30 October 2011.

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          • Peter Leo - Pretzel Logic

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            Peter Leo "Pretzel Logic" The Venice Love Shack Sessions – Venice, CA *****************Subscribe @ http://vimeo.com/jaminthevan http://www.jaminthevan.com http://www.facebook.com/jaminthevan http://www.twitter.com/jaminthevan *** About Jam in the Van*** Jam in the Van ==== Where music takes a whole new road. We will be traveling anywhere accessible by road to find and record intimate musical experiences for our fans. If you are interested in our cause let us know. ***And don't forget our Kickstarter page @ http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jaminthevan/jam-in-the-van *** *** Credits *** Artists: Peter Leo Director of Photography: Abran Rubiner Post Production by: Adam Weiss Created & Produced by Jam in the Van, LLC Music by: Peter Leo http://www.myspace.com/peterdotleo

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