Rooftop Trombone in the Age of Covid-19, v1.0

18 March - 01 July 2020

When Malaysia began its Movement Control Order (lockdown) on 18 March 2020, Don Bowyer committed to streaming live music and bad jokes at 5pm everyday until the lockdown was lifted. This continued for 106 consecutive days, until 01 July 2020. Initially streamed through his Facebook page, these videos are now available as a Playlist on YouTube and collected together below on this page.

Subsequently, he did the same thing for 70 consecutive days for the second lockdown from 14 October through 22 December 2020 and began a third series for the lockdown that began 13 January 2021.

Dean of the School of Arts at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bowyer is an American who has been in Malaysia since December 2016.

Week 6


28 April – Day 42

  • Stand By Me
  • Happy

27 April – Day 41

  • I Let a Song Go Out of my Heart
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  • Achy Breaky Heart

26 April – Day 40

  • Skylark
  • Mumbles

25 April – Day 39

Happy birthday, Ella Fitzgerald!

  • Lady is a Tramp
  • How High the Moon

24 April – Day 38

Happy birthday, Joe Henderson & Kelly Clarkson!

  • Isotope
  • My Life Would Such Without You

23 April – Day 37

Happy birthday, Roy Orbison!

  • Only the Lonely
  • Pretty Woman
  • Here’s that Rainy Day

22 April – Day 36

Happy birthday, Charles Mingus & Glen Campbell!

  • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
  • Goodbye Porkpie Hat
  • Wichita Lineman

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