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Danny Deever by Rudyard Kipling

The immortal Rudyard Kipling. (one of many internal links) A favorite poem. Masterful use of call and response. Danny Deever By Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) ‘What are the bugles blowin’ for?’ said Files-on-Parade. ‘To turn you out, to turn … Continue reading

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Burns Day is Coming Up

The next Burns Day will be celebrated in Scotland and in much of the literate world on January 25, 2021. Burns Day, and perhaps more importantly, Burns Night, began informally in 1801. It has since become an official holiday in … Continue reading

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La Marseillaise Sung by Mireille Mathieu (with English subtitles)

I’ve never understood La Marseillaise until now. An anthem so stirring it could churn butter. As all translations differ, the version below differs from what is on the video. La Marseillaise – English lyrics From http://www.marseillaise.org/english/english.html Arise children of the … Continue reading

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No Help Needed

No Help Needed The video of Amy Winehouse that I posted recently (internal link) shows that she didn’t need anybody except a guitarist to bring out her music.Tony Bennet wasn’t needed, an elaborate studio wasn’t needed, a group of musicians … Continue reading

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The Continuing Loss to the World of Amy Winehouse

The Continuing Loss to the World of Amy Winehouse Valerie Amy WInehous (1983 – 2011) Well sometimes I go out by myself And I look across the water And I think of all the things, what you’re doing And in … Continue reading

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The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com I didn’t know Ezra Pound knew Chinese. I knew he was buds with T.S. Eliot but that was about it. If you like this style of writing, you would enjoy Kenneth Rexroth’s translations from … Continue reading

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Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes Ben Jonson (correct spelling) 1573? – 1637) That famous line is from Jonson’s “To Celia.” The beautiful reading in this video is by Ken Ross and the quoted text begins at 0:40. Drink … Continue reading

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Twitch.TV

Have You Heard About Twitch? Have you heard about Twitch? It’s a website for musicians to perform their art through live streaming. You can watch for free or donate if you can. I find it fascinating. Every kind of musician … Continue reading

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Loveliest of Trees by A.E. Housman

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com (external link) — Loveliest of Trees by A.E. Housman — Loveliest of Trees by A.E. Housman Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland … Continue reading

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Caliban in the Coal Mines

Caliban in the Coal Mines By Louis Untermeyer 1885- 1877 God, we don’t like to complain— We know that the mine is no lark— But—there’s the pools from the rain; But—there’s the cold and the dark. God, You don’t know … Continue reading

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