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The Mirocialites Rock “Let’s Go Miro”

It was truly an honor to be able to play “Let’s Go Miro”, the song I wrote extolling his candidacy for Burlington Mayor, at Miro Weinberger’s victory party at Nectar’s on March 6, 2012. What made it even more marvelous was the work of three singers and dancers: Julia, Amelia, and Ella, a/k/a “The Mirocialites”. If elections were decided by joie de vivre, this cheerful trio could have bounced Miro to US Senate.

(Video: Copyright © 2012 Dave Gibson)

What’s with the headband? The Mirocialites were definitely not going on stage without theirs, and they insisted that I follow suit. Each headband featured a circular “Miro for Mayor” sticker, making it as functional as it was fashionable.

Here’s a big cheer for Dave Gibson’s steady hand on the videocam. Most of all, my eternal gratitude goes to Julia, Amelia, and Ella for taking a chance on an unknown musician like me.

“Hoodie-Footie #2”

Vermont Teddy Bear Company may be the closest thing Vermont has to a Disney company, a place that cultivates a sense of whimsical possibilities. Being part of The Bear certainly gave me plenty of excuses to come up with…goofy songs. I wrote one for the company’s 2008 Burlington Mardi Gras float (“I wanna give the world a beeeeear huuuuuug!”), and I wrote a few promoting Hoodie-Footie, one of the flagship products of its daughter company, PajamaGram.

Here’s the second song I wrote for Hoodie-Footie (so I called it, uh, “Hoodie-Footie #2”). A ham such as I has no qualms about getting into a pink adult onesie and losing what little dignity he has left, but I have to give my appreciation to my coworkers who dared to don very warm, hooded PJs and dance their way into…immortality…

(Cheers to PajamaGram for the video!)