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Lamento Di Arianna by Monteverdi

Lamento Di Arianna by Monteverdi (1608) Arianna has been abandoned, left to die on the island of Naxos by her lover Theseus. Arianna’s despair is conveyed most eloquently. The opera itself has been lost to time but this achingly beautiful aria has survived and is still performed. This lament reshaped the nascent genre of opera […]

Jonathan Richman "Roadrunner"

An oldie but goodie that will probably date me. Roadrunner, Roadrunner, Going faster miles an hour. Gonna drive past the Stop-N-Shop With the radio on!  Related Woodwarbler’s JazzGrass Woodwarbler’s JazzGrass stream. The music starts about a minute into… The Gathering of the Flashlights National Geographic Self-powered Emergency Radio Every summer, Mr. X does… YARPP powered […]

Makin’ Thunderbirds

We filled conveyors
We met production
Foremen didn’t waste words
We met production
Foremen didn’t waste words
We were young and proud
We were makin’ Thunderbirds

Red Bird & the Meatheads

Music Download: Red Bird & the Meatheads Got an mp3 in an email from a friend the other day. As you can see above, Windows Media Player made an excellent visualization for the song, which is called Red Bird & the Meatheads. it is about my birds. he would like me to tell you that […]

Folk Revival

According to an article in May 23, 2007 N.Y. Times, there will be a series of free folk festivals on Governor’s Island in July. Folk singer-songwriter Harry Chapin of “Cat’s Cradle” fame will be reanimated for the occasion. Thanks to Ted for the hard copy.  Related Old Folkies Greetings from the Philadelphia Folk Festival. I […]

Woodwarbler’s JazzGrass

Woodwarbler’s JazzGrass stream. The music starts about a minute into the stream after the tail end of the previous show. My friend Brian Aust has a new radio show called Woodwarbler’s JazzGrass at WGDR Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. I took a quick listen before writing this post and wound up listening for a half […]

TFTD: Damaged People

reputation “I read something recently . . . and this one phrase leapt out at me from the book DAMAGE by Josephine Hart. It says, ‘Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.’ And that kind of sums me up.” — Dusty Springfield  Related ’07: A Meme Game I’ve been meaning to do this […]

Didgeridoo Cures Sleep Apnea?

Didgeridoo playing as alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: randomised controlled trial — Puhan et al. 332 (7536): 266 — BMJ. No, not a shamanistic ritual. The didgeridoo is an Australian aborigine wind instrument. It is a long tube, traditionally made of wood. The timbre and tone depend upon the size of the instrument, […]

miniUSB for RCA Lyra RD2850

Molex 54819-0572 USB On-The-Go (OTG) Mini-B Receptacle, Right Angle, SMT Solder Tails and Shell Tabs, with Cover Tape, Lead-free FYI, this is a drop-in replacement for the miniUSB connector in the RCA Lyra RD2850 MP3 player.  Related Woodwarbler’s JazzGrass Woodwarbler’s JazzGrass stream. The music starts about a minute into… YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by

Old Folkies

Greetings from the Philadelphia Folk Festival. I picked Sunday this year because the lineup was lean on self-involved whiners errrrr hell, I’d better come up with another name for it. But if you’re my age you remember when the best folk music had a political edge or perhaps some biting social commentary. You didn’t hear […]

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