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Malinda sings A Song About Nothing

Malinda Kathleen Reese mostly sings popular songs, after passing the lyrics through Google Translate multiple times. But this is something else:

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The Barrow Poets

The Barrow Poets  (according to this site) started out selling poems from barrows in the late 1950s, then moved into performing in pubs.  I saw them performing in London, probably in 1972.  In spite of their undoubted originality and creativity, … Continue reading

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Double Bass

Reading the comments on a Davey Graham YouTube video: I discovered that the bass player on the track was Danny Thompson, and checking the other artists playing on the album, “Large and Life and Twice as Natural”, I found they … Continue reading

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Cattle at the Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival, started in 1952, is one of the oldest film festivals in the World. The Accelerator Program is a collection of short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand, which this year features a … Continue reading

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Some multi-cultural songs

The latest concert of the excellent Willoughby Symphony Choir featured a collection of popular and folk songs, rather than their usual classical performances.  I was struck by the mixture of cultural influences in many of the songs, and have collected  a … Continue reading

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Two songs = 2/3 Wikipedia

It is said that a picture is worth a 1000 words. On the same basis, a poem is worth 1000 pictures, and a song is worth 1000 poems. So two songs are worth 2 billion words, which is about 2/3 … Continue reading

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Hofstadter, Pahud, Bach

The latest ACO concert series features the Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud (interview here). The performance included J.S. Bach’s 6 Part Ricercar, from The Musical Offering, which was the inspiration for the final dialogue in Douglas Hofstadter’s Godel, Esher, Bach: Achilles … Continue reading

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