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In honor of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), two moving AIDS songs set in San Francisco
Posted by: WaymanWong 03:45 pm EST 12/01/20
In reply to: BROADWAY ON DEMAND TO STREAM “ELEGIES,” “WITHOUT WALLS,” AND “A CHRISTMAS CAROL: ON AIR” THIS WEEK - Official_Press_Release 09:34 am EST 12/01/20

My favorite song from ''Elegies for Angels ...'' is ''My Brother Lived in San Francisco'' by Janet Hood and Bill Russell.

But another poignant AIDS story song, also inspired by the City by the Bay, is Tom Andersen's ''Yard Sale.''

In an interview with Talkin' Broadway, Tom says: ''It was inspired by a nextdoor neighbor of mine in S.F. who had a sale of all his belongings. This was during the '80s, when AIDS came crashing down on all of us. I felt helpless, like everyone else, so I wrote "Yard Sale" as a catharsis. David Campbell recorded it beautifully and helped get it out there, and I'm so moved that it has touched so many people.''

Here's Tom singing his award-winning ''Yard Sale,'' accompanied by Seth Rudetsky, at a Broadway Cares benefit.
Link Tom Andersen sings 'Yard Sale' (from 'The Leading Men III' concert, 2008)
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