I know this is a long shot, but if you're in the San Jose area you should come out to the following open mics to see some of these performed live.
Cavin and Kings
Monday January 31st 6:30-10
201 Castro St Mountain View, CA 94041
Tuesday February 1st starts at 10 (all night happy hour)
315 S 1st St San Jose, California 95113
Like I said, if you're in the area I'd love to see you. Also, if anyone has any suggestions for pieces I should read, I'd like to hear them.