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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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Birdland – Patti Smith

Horses is the debut album by American musician Patti Smith, released in 1975 on Arista Records. The record was a key factor and major influence on the New York punk rock scene. At the time she recorded Horses, Patti Smith … Continue reading

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John Renbourn; 1944 – 2015

John Renbourn John Renbourn, who has died aged 70, was one half of the powerful guitar duo of Pentangle, the innovative jazz-folk band of the 1960s and 70s. While his fellow guitarist, Bert Jansch, brought great emotion and inventiveness to … Continue reading

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