Category Archives: Music

Musical Interlude: Percy Danforth Plays the Bones

I’m a little behind in doing some musical recording, and today I’ll capture a small piece of my current project. ¬†Here is Percy Danforth, bones player extraordinaire, discussing and demonstrating his instrument.

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Dirty Blue

Wovenhand is David Eugene Edwards (formerly of 16 Horsepower) et al.  He’s sort of country, like he’s sort of folk and sort of punk and sort of lots of other things.  He’s a little bit Old World, and totally American. … Continue reading

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If Jesus Drove a Motorhome

It’s the 24th of July weekend.  Growing up in Utah, that meant parades.  I’m going to celebrate the weekend with a little alt-country.  Here’s Jim White, “If Jesus Drove a Motorhome”.  Jim’s a southern gothic hipster, sort of like if … Continue reading

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Women, Women

And a little Yossi Banay, everyone’s favorite Israeli chanteur.  Man, does this look dated or what?  I want those glasses.  So do you, admit it.

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Moon

In honor of Lavie Tidhar, whose The Bookman I have started reading this weekend, I’ll post a couple of Israeli songwriters.  Here’s Shlomo Artzi, with “Yareach”.  Monty, Avi — I expect you guys to pass this on and get me … Continue reading

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More Cool Dialect

And if I haver… Huh? Young Craig and Charlie Reid.  And young Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson.  And young… that other dude. What’s with the bass player, though?  At about, say, 2:00…

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Making Dialect Cool

“Why Aye Man” is a terrific song by Mark Knopfler.  Listen to it first for the smoking guitar.  Then listen to it again for the Geordie lyrics. P.S. Sorry about the picture of the Strat.  This is obviously a Les … Continue reading

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This Just in from Iceland…

At the risk of overblogging today, see this. Sounds like a Neil Gaiman story waiting to happen.

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Patriotic Interlude

Happy Fourth of July. Q.  Our national anthem, of course, takes its lyric from the poem “The Defense of Fort McHenry”, by Francis Scott Key.  But do you know where the music comes from? A.  “To Anacreon in Heaven”.    … Continue reading

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Nights at the Silver Eel

Here’s another musical offering.  This one won’t be on Tall Tales, though I’m fond of it. The Grey Mouser part is here sung by Jon Wahl of Merit Networks.  He does a fine pirate tenor, and I’ve ripped him off … Continue reading

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