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The Birthday Dirge

Ilya Yefimovich Repin's painting, Barge Haulers on the Volga (1870-73).

What is “The Birthday Dirge”? “The Birthday Dirge” is sung to the tune of “The Volga Boatmen”. If you don’t know the tune by name, you know it by sound. It’s the depressing sounding Russian folk tune that nearly everyone

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Amanda Fucking Palmer’s Anarchic Music Model

What? Skip the label? How? Check out her TED talk.

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Night, Between Cliff & Lake

This is local soundscape from the night of August 17th – owls, peepers, coyotes, frogs, geese, a click or two from an otherwise quiet me, a distant engine…

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Protected: Culminating Concert Rocks

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One More Cup of Reggae

I’ve been having quite a good time this last month playing Latin jazz/salsa/reggae with the Salsa Cinco. Here’s a snip of Sunday’s gig at The Lakehouse. Yeah! [mp3-jplayer tracks=”https://thereitis.org/tii-content/uploads/2011/06/2011-06-26_lakehouse_one-more-cup-of-coffee.mp3″]

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