Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Music Machine

There is something I find just a bit horrifying about this NPR Planet Money blog entry in which the approximate cost of releasing one (mediocre) pop single is laid out. The source of that horror, however, isn’t really in the … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 43: TradCore II: Electric Boogaloo

Today’s song is a shortened a capella version of a common traditional tune called The Parting Glass, which has been recorded and performed by (I think) every Irish singer/band ever.  I first learned it a while back, after a gentleman at a … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 42: In Which I Do A Bad Stan Rogers Impression

I really do have sort of a strange thing for Canadian folk musicians. I don’t know why. We all have our quirks. You’ve already encountered one of my little obsessions (Lynn Miles), and today you’re going to meet another: the … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 41 Goes TradCore!

Well, not really. But still, I’ve gone a little bit over to the (Irish) traditional side of the Force today, as I continue to explore more-or-less a capella sounds for the week. The tune is an old traditional bit of singing … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 40 Is All About the Benjamins

I know I’ve been whining about being busy for days now, but it really is a problem. It takes a while to put a song together, especially if I’m learning one I’ve never played before or using an instrument I’m … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 39: Signs of Improvement

A while ago, before I got this challenge idea, I recorded a version of Blood and Fire (an Indigo Girls tune I like) with artsy Flippage and craptastic sound quality. Because I have no time to do better, that’s what … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 38: Busy Weekend!

Between the musical and the wedding I’m playing this weekend, I don’t have a lot of time to post anything new, so today and tomorrow you get a couple of old performances to tide you over. Whew! Today’s offering is … Continue reading

Posted in A Monumental and Daunting Task, Cherokee Jazz and Blues Fest 2011, covers, Jimmy Davis and Friends