Rooftop Trombone in the Age of Covid-19, v2.0

14 October - 22 December 2020

When the Kuala Lumpur metropolitan region of Malaysia began its second Conditional Movement Control Order (partial lockdown) on 14 October 2020, Don Bowyer committed to a second season streaming live music and bad jokes at 7pm everyday until the lockdown is lifted. Previously, he had done the same for 106 days between 18 March and 01 July 2020. He began a third season on 13 January 2021.

For this series, Bowyer improvised trombone commentary most nights in response to poetry or images.

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.


22 December – Day 270

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas 2020

21 December – Day 269

  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night

20 December – Day 268

  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

19 December – Day 267

  • Away in a Manger

18 December – Day 266

  • Improvisatory Poetry #33:
    'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    by Clement Clarke Moore

17 December – Day 265

  • Blue Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock

16 December – Day 264

  • Improvisatory Poetry #32
    The Wilderness of a Pandemic

    by Donna Lamb Bowyer

15 December – Day 263

  • Improvisatory Images #27

14 December – Day 262

  • Improvisatory Poetry #31:
    little tree

    by ee cummings

13 December – Day 261

  • Sancta Lucia
  • Hej Tomtegubbe
  • Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus

12 December – Day 260

  • Improvisatory Poetry #30a:
    Help Wanted

    by Timothy Tocher

11 December – Day 259

  • Away in a Manger
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas

10 December – Day 258

  • Improvisatory Poetry #30:
    Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

    by William Shakespeare

09 December – Day 257

  • Improvisatory Poetry #29:
    Hope is the Thing with Feathers

    by Emily Dickinson

08 December – Day 256

  • Improvisatory Poetry #28:
    Havana

    by Donna Lamb Bowyer

07 December – Day 255

  • Improvisatory Images #26

06 December – Day 254

  • Improvisatory Poetry #27:
    A Child's Song of Christmas

    by Marjorie L.C. Pickthall

05 December – Day 253

  • Improvisatory Images #25

04 December – Day 252

  • Improvisatory Poetry #26:
    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

    by Robert Frost

03 December – Day 251

  • Improvisatory Images #24

02 December – Day 250

  • Improvisatory Poetry #25:
    December Daisies and December Days
    by H.T. Mackenzie Bell

01 December – Day 249

  • Improvisatory Images #23

30 November – Day 248

  • Improvisatory Poetry #24:
    The Working Dog

    by Author Unknown

29 November – Day 247

  • Improvisatory Poetry #23:
    The Christmas Tree

    by Donna Lamb Bowyer

28 November – Day 246

  • Improvisatory Poetry #22:
    Thanksgiving

    by Edgar Guest

27 November – Day 245

  • Improvisatory Images #22

26 November – Day 244

  • Improvisatory Poetry #21:
    For the Beauty of the Earth

    by Folliott S. Pierpoint

25 November – Day 243

  • Improvisatory Poetry #20:
    The Spanish Flu May Get You, Too

    by Jesse Daniel Boone

24 November – Day 242

  • Improvisatory Poetry #19:
    The Rainy Day

    by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

23 November – Day 241

  • Improvisatory Images #21

22 November – Day 240

  • Improvisatory Poetry #18:
    A Man May Make a Remark

    by Emily Dickinson

21 November – Day 239

  • Improvisatory Images #20

20 November – Day 238

  • Improvisatory Poetry #17:
    The Tyger

    by William Blake

19 November – Day 237

  • Improvisatory Images #19

18 November – Day 236

  • Improvisatory Poetry #16:
    As I Walk this Earth

    by Sharmila Ganapathy

17 November – Day 235

  • Improvisatory Images #18

16 November – Day 234

  • Improvisatory Poetry #15:
    My Fairy
    by Lewis Carroll

15 November – Day 233

  • Improvisatory Images #17

14 November – Day 232

  • Happy Diwali from Home Delivery

13 November – Day 231

  • Improvisatory Images #16

12 November – Day 230

  • Improvisatory Poetry #14:
    No Man is an Island

    by John Donne

11 November – Day 229

  • Improvisatory Images #15

10 November – Day 228

  • Improvisatory Poetry #13:
    The Women's Litany

    by Margaret Widdemer

09 November – Day 227

  • Improvisatory Poetry #12:
    Rooftop Trombone

    by Julia Mortyakova

08 November – Day 226

  • Improvisatory Images #14

07 November – Day 225

  • Improvisatory Images #13

06 November – Day 224

  • Improvisatory Poetry #11:
    Two Poems

    by Laurence Musgrove

05 November – Day 223

  • Improvisatory Images #12

04 November – Day 222

  • Improvisatory Images #11

03 November – Day 221

  • Improvisatory Poetry #10:
    Learning to Read

    by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

02 November – Day 220

  • Improvisatory Images #10

01 November – Day 219

  • Improvisatory Poetry #9:
    Haunted Houses

    by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

31 October – Day 218

  • Theme from The Addams Family
  • The Monster Mash
  • Witchcraft

30 October – Day 217

  • Improvisatory Images #9

29 October – Day 216

  • Improvisatory Poetry #8:
    If–

    by Rudyard Kipling

28 October – Day 215

  • Improvisatory Images #8

27 October – Day 214

  • Improvisatory Images #7

26 October – Day 213

  • Improvisatory Images #6

25 October – Day 212

  • Improvisatory Poetry #7:
    The Sound of Silence
    by Alia Baig

24 October – Day 211

  • Improvisatory Images #5

23 October – Day 210

  • Improvisatory Poetry #6:
    Three Poems

    by William Carlos Williams

22 October – Day 209

  • Improvisatory Images #4

21 October – Day 208

  • Improvisatory Images #3

20 October – Day 207

  • Improvisatory Poetry #5:
    Dena the Dragon

    by Donna Lamb Bowyer

19 October – Day 206

  • Improvisatory Poetry #4:
    Because I Could not Stop for Death

    by Emily Dickinson

18 October – Day 205

  • Improvisatory Images #2

17 October – Day 204

  • Improvisatory Poetry #3:
    Two Poems

    by Lee Matchett

16 October – Day 203

  • Improvisatory Images #1

15 October – Day 202

  • Improvisatory Poetry #2:
    Two Sonnets

    by William Shakespeare

14 October – Day 201

  • Improvisatory Poetry #1:
    The Road Less Travelled

    by Robert Frost

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