Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Street Level Zen: Tuesday Night Kyôsaku

Spring comes to the
leeward garden





"The only appropriate attitude for Man to have about the big questions is doubt."
Bill Mahrer

2 comments:

  1. perhaps I'm just dense when it comes to these computadoras but I can't figure how to leave you this note other than by commenting on your latest entry...

    you asked me about the song "Root Hog or Die" --

    ian March 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    hey Robin, nice to hear from way out Washington way —

    my youtube movie of this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcPfCY4OghA) will recommend other useful folks performing this tune for view on youtube along the sidebar.

    my tune for it is based on a fiddle tune version you can find in “ryan’s mammoth collection.” I don't know if you read them little dots that they code music up in but "ryan's" is a really great old-time collection of tunes from the late 1800's, reprinted by mel bay: i see a copy of it for sale at (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=mel+bay+ryan's+mammoth&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=18137262376305705087&sa=X&ei=lS-STZ7HKeW10QGIio3NBw&ved=0CCUQ8wIwAw#ps-sellers)

    Also I wrangled the song together with help from sheet music from the library of congress’ invaluable site: (http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=sm1820&fileName=sm2/sm1856/601000/601900/mussm601900.db&recNum=0&itemLink=r?ammem/mussm:@filreq(@field(NUMBER+@band(sm1856+601900))+@field(COLLID+sm1820))&linkText=0)

    bye the bye, in your pioneer cabin graffitti -- the Sound they refer to is Puget? Or something else?

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  2. Oh yeah. Around here, there's just one sound, and it's called The Sound. There's also one mountain, called The Mountain.

    Thanks for the response!

    Robin

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