Friday, October 20, 2017

My Latest Duane Thorin YouTube Upload

One of the great arrangements Duane did was of the song, "What's Going On".  This is one of his early performances with Michael Puccini way back in 2009.  They hadn't gotten it all smoothed out yet, but their interaction on stage is precious.

Monday, August 21, 2017

"Somebody Sing Me A Song" by Duane Thorin

Duane wrote this song a long time ago, certainly long before I met him.  "Somebody Sing Me A Song" would just occasionally pop out of him.  Here he is performing at The Coffee Gallery at the Open Mic he used to host from about 2009-11.  It looks like he is playing Jim Barille's guitar for a change.  Jim is very protective of that guitar.
This also shows the lovely stage built by Dave Ray for this cubby of The Coffee Gallery, so we had a "Stage" set aside for events that happened in the front window. We used to call this space and the events that happened there the "Frontstage" as opposed to the "Backstage", which was and is still happening in the back through a special door by Bob Stane.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

"The Toast" to Duane Thorin back in 2010

Duane knew a lot of songs that were written and/or performed by many of the acts that he saw when he worked at The Ice House in Pasadena, or The Coffee Gallery in Altadena.  This song was written by Gary White, best known for writing "Long Long Time".  Too bad Duane seldom did the song.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wayback Machine Posts Duane from 9/2009

And here is the mighty Duane Thorin and Friends performing Duane's own song, "Desert Wind Tonight"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Duane Thorin into the future

I regret to tell you and everyone that Duane Thorin left the planet on March 29th, 2017.  I don't know any other way to let you know, dear reader.  He will be sorely missed.

His memorial was at The Ice House in Pasadena, where he spent many happy and invigorating times.  It happened on May 27th from 1-5PM.  It was videoed by several sources, and I am currently getting the raw footage and will post videos on YouTube and link to them here for your easy enjoyment.

If you have any questions, or contributions of photos, stories, videos, or complete fabrications, please send me an email as I am compiling these bits for this website and for those who are interested in future Duane related events.  I am planning on having a show of his music performed by some of his illustrious friends in the future - keep tuned.  And keep tuned to my Facebook page - as well as Duane's.

I am your humble servant in Duanio-Land, Donna Barnes-Roberts.  donna@barnesroberts.com.  626-344-3488.
Here is His Duane-ness sporting the latest in Tea-Cozies.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thorin's Heartfelt Rendition of The National Anthem at a Resort Gala


March brought out a special performance of Thorin singing the National Anthem at an Industry Gala at the Pacific Palms Resort.