WQED Sessions

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Pete and Scott

From Anderson Music Academy in McMurray, PA, we present Pete and Scott (Hewlett Anderson). They are two of Pittsburgh's most-respected musicians who have done everything from playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins to producing WQED's Live From Studio A in the 2000s. Here they give us their interpretation of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over."

AIRED: April 16, 2021 | 0:06:49
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(guitar playing)

(piano playing)

- Hey, I'm Pete Hewlett.

- I'm Scott Anderson.

Together, we go by either

Pete and Scott or

- Hewlett Anderson.

- Depends if you're looking

for a band or an accounting firm.

(guitar playing)

♪ There is freedom within ♪

♪ There is freedom without ♪

♪ Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup ♪

♪ There's a battle ahead ♪

♪ Many battles are lost ♪

♪ But you'll never see the end of the road ♪

♪ While you're traveling with me ♪

♪ Hey now, hey now ♪

♪ Don't dream it's over ♪

♪ Hey now, hey now ♪

♪ When the world comes in ♪

♪ Cause they come, they come ♪

♪ To build a wall between us ♪

♪ You know that they won't win ♪

♪ Now I'm towing my car ♪

♪ There's a hole in the roof ♪

♪ My possessions are causing me suspicion ♪

♪ But there's no proof ♪

♪ In the papers today ♪

♪ Tales of war and of waste ♪

♪ But you turn right over to the TV page ♪

♪ Hey now, hey now ♪

♪ Don't dream it's over ♪

♪ Hey now, hey now ♪

♪ When the world comes in ♪

♪ Cause they come, they come ♪

♪ To build a wall between us ♪

♪ You know that they won't win ♪

(instruments playing)

♪ Now I'm walking again ♪

♪ To the beat of a drum ♪

♪ And I'm counting the steps to the door of your heart ♪

♪ Many shadows above ♪

♪ Barely clearing the roof ♪

♪ Get to know the feeling of liberation and release ♪

♪ Hey now, hey now ♪

♪ Don't dream it's over ♪

♪ Hey now, hey now ♪

♪ When the world comes in ♪

♪ Cause they come, they come ♪

♪ To build a wall between us ♪

♪ You know that they won't win ♪

♪ Don't let them win ♪

♪ Hey, hey, hey now ♪

♪ Don't let them win ♪

♪ Won't let them win ♪

♪ Hey, hey, hey now ♪

♪ Don't let them win ♪

♪ Hey, hey, hey now ♪

♪ We won't let them win ♪

♪ Hey, hey, hey now ♪

♪ Don't let them win ♪

- As a duo,

we've been playing together for 23 years.

We did a band for the Pittsburgh Penguins

for a couple years.

- Oh yeah.

- All the blue line band.

WQED.

We produced a series of shows called Live from Studio A.

- It became a kind of a variety show in a way.

As far as music, we'd have blues artists

jazz artist, rock bands, that kind of thing.

Just mainly you know, playing around the tri-state area.

We recorded a couple of CDs.

Couple of original tuners, couple of you know,

mainly cover tunes that we do.

- There's a perception in rock and pop

like there's cover bands and there's original bands.

Like in jazz, nobody thinks about that.

You just play songs.

Maybe one's yours.

Maybe the rest of them are just good old standards.

We kind of approach it like that, I think.

- Yeah.

- Just tunes we love to do.

Some of them we would do faithfully to the original.

Some of them we would

completely reinterpret - interpretation

- Music is a funny thing

because if you do it for a living and you do it all the time

just like anything else, it becomes work.

And at some point you lose touch

with why you're doing it in the first place

and just playing this session for me

kind of put me a little bit in touch with that.

I was smiling and beaming in a way

that I don't think I'd have been at the end of 2019.

You know what I mean?

So I guess you got to lose it, to know what you had.

I don't want to go back to

doing so much of it that I ever lose the joy of it again.


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