May 9, 2020
"GORBY" (audio mp3) is Loose Bruce Kerr's original satire/parody from 1990 on the occasion of the about-to-disintegrate Soviet Union's premier's visit to Stanford U in California's Bay Area.
Bruce lived 8 mins away so it was only logical he drove there with his guitar & tape deck around his neck playing his pre-recorded background tracks, mounted CNN's 2 story scaffold where they were beaming live to Atlanta, and sang this song about Gorby, which was then nationally broadcast at the end of the 8pm segment that evening.
On the 30th anniversary of the then-thawing relationship between the US the Soviet Union's Mikhail Gorbachev, Bruce wrote and recorded this song on his 4-track TEAC cassette deck, then sang and played it live at his gigs with the background tracks added behind him.
Loose Bruce Kerr is from Waukesha, Wisconsin, home to multitrack & guitar inventor, Les Paul, and now lives in northern California. After a 20 year music and performing career (he opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic), Bruce resumed his law career he had earlier dropped and eventually became Assistant General Counsel of Sun Microsystems. He now is a lawyer working at Oracle which acquired Sun in 2010.
visit: loosebrucekerr.com (free download of videos & audio mp3's)
songs and videos also on youtube.com
(video of Gorby live at Stanford U that day is at: https://youtu.be/JBVjmoeSFKU low res live audio)