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 15 (plus one)


01 July – Day 106

Bonus Day!

  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • My Romance
  • What a Wonderful World

30 June – Day 105

  • Lockdown Blues
  • Señorita
  • Pretty Woman
  • Covid19 Blues (Based on Bessie Smith's Backwater Blues)

29 June – Day 104

  • Anticipation
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane
  • Flying Home

28 June – Day 103

  • Silly Rhymes #1: Merle the Squirrel
  • Silly Rhymes #2: Laura Belle the Gazelle
  • Silly Rhymes #3: Tony the Pony
  • Silly Rhymes #4: A Monkey in the Zoo
  • Silly Rhymes #5: Donna the Iguana
  • Silly Rhymes #6: Claire the Bear

27 June – Day 102

  • Rhythm is Gonna Get You
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Turn the Beat Around

26 June – Day 101

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Autumn in New York
  • Blue Room

25 June – Day 100

  • Only You
  • Unchained Melody
  • Up, Up, and Away

24 June – Day 99

Tribute to a Friend

  • Dear Old Stockholm
  • Swedish Pastry
  • Vem Kan Segla

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