Mark Pickerel @ Sea-Tac Airport (7/21/16)

I swear I don’t plan my trips to and from Seattle around Mark Pickerel’s appearances at the airport, but I ran into the man there again yesterday.  He was performing as part of Sea-Tac’s City of Music program which features local musicians playing live music throughout the airport.  This was the second time that our schedules have overlapped.  This time I found him singing in the middle of the Central Terminal food court to an audience of travelers eating Qdoba burritos and something that might’ve been Chinese food.  I pulled up a chair and watched the rest of his set.

Here he is:

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And here are the songs he played while I was there:

Setlist: … / Sway (Dean Martin) / Waiting on a Friend (Rolling Stones) / Solitary Man (Neil Diamond) / Forest Fire / Your Avenue / You’ll Be Mine / Mother of Earth (Gun Club) / One More Cup of Coffee (Bob Dylan) / Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (Willie Nelson & others)

Much like last time, he played an interesting mix of covers and originals.  The highlights for me included a song I associate with Dean Martin called “Sway” and a cover of Neil Diamond’s “Solitary Man.”  As far as the original songs go, I particularly enjoyed “Forest Fire” and “You’ll Be Mine.”  I was happy to find both of these songs on the Snake in the Radio CD I bought as Mark was packing up after the show.  It’s an album Beth tried to give me years ago.  I refused the offer back then by saying,

I don’t want a CD by some guy you gotta crush on!

As you can see, I eventually came around.

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6 Responses to Mark Pickerel @ Sea-Tac Airport (7/21/16)

  1. steph says:

    Man, that’s so cool that you randomly happened upon his sets twice. When I saw him at the Fanta store in Georgetown it was on purpose… and I missed the first half of his set cuz I used to take the bus.

  2. homebody says:

    (Swoon!) I just remembered that Sway was the song he played for the sound check at the KEXP grand opening… what a nice version he plays. Sigh.

    • M-----l says:

      We’re going to have to buy you a plane ticket so you can see your own Mark Pickerel airport concert. Maybe Southwest will let you cancel at the last minute for a full refund. They do that, right?

  3. crankypants says:

    Maybe he just plays at the airport every day?

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