Category Archives: Musical Styles

Variations on “The Ash Grove”

[Last Updated on February 26, 2010. First published on Hubpages and then de-indexed.] Folk tunes have a long shelf life. They get re-used often with different lyrics, and we can learn a lot about the values and preferences of different … Continue reading

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and the Windows XP Sound Recorder

[This filk song was published on Hubpages in 2009 and was later unpublished because of “pixelated images” at a time when HP thought Google would give them their traffic back if only they did not allow pixelated images.] Tune: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious by … Continue reading

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Canadian singer-songwriter Sylvana White interviewed

 Let me introduce you to Sylvana White I had the pleasure of an exclusive interview with Canadian singer Sylvana White. Please introduce yourself to my readers. Hi my name is Sylvana White! I was born in Montreal, Canada and raised … Continue reading

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Watch Ayesha Takia in the movie MOD free on YouTube

I don’t usually watch Bollywood movies, and I do not speak Hindi or Tamil, and I don’t normally enjoy watching movies where I don’t understand what people are saying. However you can watch Ayesha Takia in the movie MOD for … Continue reading

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The Best Zeppelin playlist on iTunes

A faithful reader of mine asked me to do a piece on Led Zeppelin.  Thinking about this amazing artist made it a quick and simple yes I will.  I created a playlist of Zeppelins best songs available on iTunes. Because … Continue reading

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A Thousand and One Stories of Pericón de Cádiz: English Translation

Inverted-A Press has entered into an agreement with José Luis Ortiz Nuevo and John Moore to publish Moore’s English translation of Ortiz Nuevo’s book Las mil y una historias de Pericón de Cádiz: A Thousand and One Stories of Pericón … Continue reading

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The Music of Victoria Trestrail

Victoria Trestrail was born and raised on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. She has a warm, strong voice and a persona that comes across well in both video and audio performances. In short, she has a presence! Victoria … Continue reading

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Daniel Carter’s “Come Unto Him”

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is world renowned for its choral singing. Recently, a new album called This is the Christ released by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir made the news for its meteoric rise in the charts. One of the songs … Continue reading

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Where the Personal and the Public Intersect: Memorial Day Musings

This Memorial Day I didn’t go anywhere or do anything special. I asked a family member from Israel what she did, and she said that she stayed home, too. “A lot of people go out and celebrate around here,” I … Continue reading

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My song Mañana in song competition with Bob Geldof as a judge

My song Mañana has been entered in the current heat of a song contest organised by the YouBloom website and is currently in second place. Bob Geldof, of Boomtown Rats and the Band Aid charity single Do They Know It’s … Continue reading

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