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The alternatives are not placid servitude on the one hand and revolt against servitude on the other. There is a third way, chosen by thousands and millions of people every day. It is the way of quietism, of willed obscurity, of inner emigration.

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Sunday, March second, 2014

Turkey in the Straw

Having a nice weekend with a lot of musical content -- here's my contribution, played on my newly autographed fiddle!

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Autographs

Check it out,

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Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Summertime fiddle

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Let's listen to

Ashokan Farewell.



You're welcome.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013

At Howell Farm

I cranked out a couple tunes at the NJ Fiddle Contest at Howel Farm. (to wit, Halting March and The Rd to Lisdoonvarna) -- My strategy of practicing everything a shade slower than it should be performed has really paid off.

(On the other hand, of course, I realize now that I've been recording these songs at practice speed rather than performance -- I should record a new version of the Halting tape.)

posted evening of August 24th, 2013: 1 response

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Third time's the charm

Taped some tunes tonight...





Set list

"The Halting March"
"The Road to Lisdoonvarna" (with the "Swallowtail Jig") -- this and "Halting March" I plan to play at the fiddle contest next weekend.
"The Arkansas Traveler"
"The Devil's Dream"
-intermission
"Humorèsque"
"Amazing Grace" -- the quality of performance falls off a bit after this -- none of the recordings after this are something I would play for a friend. The tunes themselves though, definite keepers. (And indeed, they are much improved by the third take!)
"The Sailor's Hornpipe"
"My Bonnie"
"Johnny Mceldoo" (which turns out to have exactly the same opening sequence of notes as "The Arkensas Traveler", making for some pleasant confusion)
"Taps"

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Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Fiddle music


I signed up! Think I am going to play (1) a medley of Swallowtail Jig, Road to Lisdoonvarna, and The Irish Washerwoman; (2) The East Tennessee Blues.

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Mash-up

John couldn't make it over to Lonesome Nickel studios this weekend; Dress Rehearsal Rags will resume in a couple of weeks.

Seemed like it would be a good idea, this sunny Sunday morning on Meeker St., to mash up a couple of old country tunes together which don't really have that much in common. Here's the Carter Family + Ernest Tubb, for your delectation:

Thanks to Ellen for the wonderful camerawork -- thanks to Pixie for sitting and listening!

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Sunday, March third, 2013

Bowing and scraping

Was not able to hook up with John this weekend for a Dress Rehearsal Rags session... I tried taping some of my fiddle practice. Pretty pleased with the results.

See what you think -- it is a pretty free-associative groove spinning off from some traditional fiddle tunes.

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Saturday, February second, 2013

A little fiddle music...

Hm, haven't posted any fiddling in a while. Here is me playing an arrangement of "This land is your land" by Woody Guthrie.

Mountain Station played a song today at the Saturday Afternoon Song Swap in Millburn, and it was a lot of fun. Highlight of the afternoon was (maybe) the song (by a musician whose name I did not catch, rats) based on a Chinese funeral scroll that I need to find out more about.

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