EDIT: A few days after I wrote the post below, I was able to find the tiniest scrap of audio at the end of one of the recordings where I confirmed the two performers’ names. I’ve obviously lost the recording where I spoke to them about their other details, but at least one small piece of this mystery is solved.
While most of my mistakes come one at a time, every so often I’ll be looking at a video I took and realize I’ve created a perfect storm of embarrassing incompetence. This is one such video.
Who are these performers? No idea. If I ever recorded them saying it, I’ve since lost that video file. I think they were passing through town, and I’ve not seen them since. I did manage to record them talking to their dog, whose name was Chino, so at least there’s that. I didn’t even manage to ask them the name of this song, although thanks to Google I’ve since learned that it’s a cover of the Trampled By Turtles song “Drinkin’ in the Morning.” The also covered a Paul Simon song, although the video is even worse.
As a result, this video has never been seen by anyone other than me. And even then, not very much. But since the goal of this project is create a public archive of these recordings, even the embarrassing ones should see a little sunlight. It’s not a bad cover, it was just incompetently captured.