Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Video: "M-pahiya" - Live in Taipei!

Luguo Cafe (爐鍋咖啡) 
29 October 2011

(by Brent D. Scheihagen)

This performance features Daniel St. Clair (on drums), Kyle Jeffcoat (playing shaker and providing additional vocals), and Marco Ortmann (on Djembe).  "M-pahiya" was the last song performed during Brent's set for a Halloween show with Fugue State, set up at his request as his parents were visiting from the States.  Despite the difficulty of squeezing so many people into a very small space, everyone had a great time. This was the last time that Brent has performed a full-length set, but he's looking forward to doing more shows again soon.  In the meantime, there are some other performances and recordings we look forward to sharing with everyone in the near future!

Thanks again to Lee Honghui (李虹慧) for filming and Lance Gura for the audio recording!

Courtesy of 陳姵潔
Courtesy of 李虹慧
Thanks to everyone at Luguo Cafe and to everyone for listening to Hagen Music! 
Courtesy of Mia

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Song: The Beatles "I'll Be Back"

Click here to see The Beatles original album cover
(Lennon/McCartney, arr. Brent Scheihagen)

Hello friends and fans of Hagen Music!

We've been away for awhile and may go away again for a time in the near future, so Brent wanted to share this one from the heart.  It's Brent's own rendition of The Beatles song, which was first recorded for the album 'A Hard Day's Night', released in 1964.  (The album cover of the same has also been lovingly replicated much to Brent's personal amusement.) Brent was many years from being born at the time, but would be introduced to them at an early age.  

Brent is still attending classes here in Taiwan, learning Chinese slowly but surely. (我的中文一天比一天好!) He's on vacation at the moment and is hoping to get in another two or three posts before starting classes again.  After that, he will almost invariably be too busy to get in more than the occasional post, but (Have no fear! 不要怕!) we will continue to post music, videos, photos, news, performance updates, etc... In other words,  if we go away, we'll be back!

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We'll be seeing you all here again soon with a couple of videos - featuring friends like Terry Luan, Daniel St. Clair - and more!

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