Mandy
Patinkin

Diary

After 30 years, my musical collaborator Paul Ford retired. I wasn't sure if that meant I would have to as well.

But my dear friend Bob Hurwitz introduced me to Thomas Bartlett, who introduced me to an entirely new way of making music—in his studio, hours of playing, singing, and recording, never searching for the illusion of perfection. We've decided to share our music making journey with you, in the form of a Diary.

Diary

December 2018

  • 1. Hearts and Bones (Paul Simon)
  • 2. The Dance Lesson (Mandy Patinkin)
  • 3. Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing (Stephin Merritt)
  • 4. Wandering Boy (Randy Newman)
  • 5. Molly (Biff Rose)
  • 6. Playing House (Two Kids) - (Judith Holofernes, Teitur)
  • 7. Mrs. Pelican (Mandy Patinkin)
  • 8. Busby Berkeley Dreams (Stephin Merritt)
  • 9. I Wish I Had Pictures (Stephin Merritt)
  • 10. GMF (John Grant, Birgir Thorarinsson)
  • 11. Quiet (Paul Simon)
Mandy Patinkin: vocals
Thomas Bartlett: piano, Mellotron, op-1
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Thomas Bartlett
Photo by Joan Marcus
  • 1. Hearts and Bones (Paul Simon)
  • 2. The Dance Lesson (Mandy Patinkin)
  • 3. Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing (Stephin Merritt)
  • 4. Wandering Boy (Randy Newman)
  • 5. Molly (Biff Rose)
  • 6. Playing House (Two Kids) - (Judith Holofernes, Teitur)
  • 7. Mrs. Pelican (Mandy Patinkin)
  • 8. Busby Berkeley Dreams (Stephin Merritt)
  • 9. I Wish I Had Pictures (Stephin Merritt)
  • 10. GMF (John Grant, Birgir Thorarinsson)
  • 11. Quiet (Paul Simon)
Mandy Patinkin: vocals
Thomas Bartlett: piano, Mellotron, op-1
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Thomas Bartlett
Photo by Joan Marcus

Diary

April/May 2018

  • 1. Buckingham (Mandy Patinkin)
  • 2. So Long Dad (Randy Newman)
  • 3. From the Air (Laurie Anderson)
  • 4. Not Going Anywhere (Keren Ann)
  • 5. I'll Be Home (Randy Newman)
  • 6. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Bob Dylan)
  • 7. Raggedy Ann (Mandy Patinkin)
  • 8. Making Pies (Patty Griffin)
  • 9. Mourning Glory (Harry Nilsson)
  • 10. Snow (Randy Newman)
  • 11. Kentucky Avenue (Tom Waits)
  • 12. If I Had a Boat (Lyle Lovett)
  • 13. Fear Itself (Taylor Mac) with Sarabande (J.S. Bach)*
  • 14. Children and Art (Stephen Sondheim)
Mandy Patinkin: vocals
Thomas Bartlett: piano, Mellotron, op-1
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Thomas Bartlett

* with J.S. Bach's Sarabande from French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
  • 1. Buckingham (Mandy Patinkin)
  • 2. So Long Dad (Randy Newman)
  • 3. From the Air (Laurie Anderson)
  • 4. Not Going Anywhere (Keren Ann)
  • 5. I'll Be Home (Randy Newman)
  • 6. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Bob Dylan)
  • 7. Raggedy Ann (Mandy Patinkin)
  • 8. Making Pies (Patty Griffin)
  • 9. Mourning Glory (Harry Nilsson)
  • 10. Snow (Randy Newman)
  • 11. Kentucky Avenue (Tom Waits)
  • 12. If I Had a Boat (Lyle Lovett)
  • 13. Fear Itself (Taylor Mac) with Sarabande (J.S. Bach)*
  • 14. Children and Art (Stephen Sondheim)
Mandy Patinkin: vocals
Thomas Bartlett: piano, Mellotron, op-1
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Thomas Bartlett

* with J.S. Bach's Sarabande from French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816

Diary

January 27, 2018

  • 1. I Have Found My Happiness (Teitur)
  • 2. Dayton, Ohio - 1903 (Randy Newman)
  • 3. Living Without You (Randy Newman)
  • 4. My Mom (Marc Anthony Thompson)
  • 5. Going to a Town (Rufus Wainwright)
  • 6. Dreaming (Loudon Wainwright III)
  • 7. I Enjoy the Little Things (Teitur)
  • 8. To Be of Use (Teitur)
  • 9. Time Enough for Rocking (Stephin Merritt)
  • 10. Life's a Gas (Marc Bolan)
Mandy Patinkin: vocals
Thomas Bartlett: piano, Mellotron, op-1
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Thomas Bartlett
  • 1. I Have Found My Happiness (Teitur)
  • 2. Dayton, Ohio - 1903 (Randy Newman)
  • 3. Living Without You (Randy Newman)
  • 4. My Mom (Marc Anthony Thompson)
  • 5. Going to a Town (Rufus wainwright)
  • 6. Dreaming (Loudon Wainwright)
  • 7. I Enjoy the Little Things (Teitur)
  • 8. To Be of Use (Teitur)
  • 9. Time Enough for Rocking (Stephin Merritt)
  • 10. Life's a Gas (Marc Bolan)
Mandy Patinkin: vocals
Thomas Bartlett: piano, Mellotron, op-1
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Thomas Bartlett