Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Transfiguration of Merlin

Not only has Joski created McLuhan’s Garden, in the wake of Merlin in Rags, but he’s just launched a new blog: The Return of the Dancing Master Now that’s a blogger who doesn’t quit! Pay a visit, you’ll be surprised, … Continue reading

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Mystery Album #2

Well folks, it’s that time again. You’ve had it easy for a while, with me just giving you albums and giving you reviews, and telling you what to like and how to like it. I think it’s time you did … Continue reading

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Rachid Halihal – Traditional Songs of Fez, Morocco

I’d never heard of this guy before picking up the cd used a year ago. But it’s pretty damn good music, I must say. It might be worth mentioning that all the guitars and fiddles in the world have evolved … Continue reading

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Bertram Levy & Peter Ostroushko – First Generation

Back to some vinyl again! We have here another incredible out of print Flying Fish LP. There is no information on this album pretty much anywhere, and little to none about Bertram Levy. Peter Ostroushko, however, is known as one … Continue reading

Posted in Branches, mandolin, squeezebox | 8 Comments

The Decemberists – Mariner’s Revenge Song [video]

Because Pirates and vintage film are cool…

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John Jackson – Rappahannock Blues

I haven’t really posted much of anything lately, owing to the fact that I now have two jobs and little time for philanthropiracy… so I also neglected to post this news which is now a month late, about a newly-released … Continue reading

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Portrait of America #1 – Allen Ginsberg

America by Allen Ginsberg America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing. America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17, 1956. I can’t stand my own mind. America when will we end the human war? Go fuck yourself with … Continue reading

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