Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) Spring Picnic
Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 24, 2005

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The Professors unveil a new drummer, new instruments, and a whole host of new songs to the lucky attendees at the LISSA Annual student picnic at Cook College, Rutgers University. Peter VanEmburg awed the crowd on his Professors' debut with his percussions and vocal talents. Gary Radford played his classical guitar for the first time in a concert setting, adding a completely new dimension to the Professors' sound. The highlights of the performance were the Professors' premiere of a 16 minute version of "Dogs" by Pink Floyd, an 11 minute medley of songs from Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," and Rush's classic "Closer to the Heart," all arranged for classical guitar and harmonica! I don't think there has ever been an arrangement of Floyd and Rush songs quite like this. The gig also saw the premiere of two original Professors's songs: The Last Wasted Hour by John Barrows and Everyone's Gone Now by John Barrows and Mark Wallinger. Marie and Meg Radford returned as special guests with Marie playing keyboards and Meg performing lead and backing vocals.

Watch a YouTube Playlist of the Show


John Barrows - Harp/Guitar/Percussion/Drums/Vocals
Gary Radford - Classical Guitar/Lead Guitar/Vocals
Nick Romanenko - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Peter VanEmburg - Drums/Vocals


Marie Radford - Keyboards
Meg Radford - Vocals


  1. Sick of Goodbyes (David Lowery/Mark Linkous - Sparklehorse)
  2. Untenured Blues (Gary Radford/Marie Radford)
  3. Run Away With Me (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  4. Pigs on the Wing (Part One) (Roger Waters)
  5. Dogs (David Glimour/Roger Waters - Pink Floyd)
  6. Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
  7. PSI Power (Robert Calvert/Dave Brock - Hawklords)
  8. The Last Wasted Hour (John Barrows)
  9. Peer Review (John Barrows)
  10. Complicated Shadows (Elvis Costello)


  1. Take Sick and Die (Muddy Waters)
  2. Crisis of Confidence (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  3. Old Devils Running (John Barrows/Mark Wallinger)
  4. Sunday Night at Kenny's (John Barrows)
  5. Everyone's Gone Now (John Barrows/Mark Wallinger)
  6. Come Together (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  7. You Won't Hear This on the Hyatt Elevator (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  8. Closer to the Heart (Geddy Lee/Alex Lifeson/Neil Peart/Peter Talbot - Rush)
  9. Time (Nick Mason/Roger Waters/Richard Wright/David Gilmour - Pink Floyd)
  10. Breathe (Reprise) (Nick Mason/Roger Waters/Richard Wright/David Gilmour)
  11. Brain Damage (Roger Waters)
  12. Eclipse (Roger Waters)
  13. Pigs on the Wing (Part Two) (Roger Waters)

This page last updated March 21, 2020 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.