It's been almost a week, so it's time for a little update on Hugh's request for songs suggestions for his debut solo album.
We've had well over one hundred songs so far and, for the moment, I'm all caught up on forwarding them to him.
He did say his label isn't interested in Broadway songs for this CD, but the majority of songs have been...you guessed it...Broadway.
But, really, we've had people offer everything from Puccini to Ozzie.
The most requested songs are "The Music of the Night," "Con Te Partiro," "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables," and "Being Alive."
One of the more original requests is "Promise of Another Day" from "Broadway Damage."
As Hugh said, this should be an interesting experiment at least.
But, PLEASE, keep the suggestions coming...especially non-Broadway, classical, and semi-classic pieces...let's give Hugh a chance to really show off his amazing voice.
Send them to email@example.com
I'll keep you updated and, in the meantime, check for the latest at http://www.hugh-panaro.net/Album.htm
(And, while you're at it, feel free to join the HPN forum...the link is on the site).
Now, I have to give a major plug to Scratch Bakery in Albany, New York.
I cannot say enough good things about this tiny, cute cafe on Madison Avenue near Washington Park. They have the best coffee I've had outside of Seattle (and y'all know I loves me some good coffee). They've got awesome grilled sandwiches, pasta salads, soups. Everything is nice and fresh...made from scratch, hence the name. They've got amazing baked goods, too. I'm madly in love with the strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting.
And, from the owner to the lady who works there on weekday evenings, the entire staff is so incredible and nice!
Check them out!http://www.scratchbakerycafe.com/