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Enough of the political BS, let's have some fun for a few moments.

I am a musical omnivore and can appreciate everything from renaissance music to heavy metal, but I do happen to have a bit of a soft streak for music of the Emerald Isle. I'll blame my grandmother for that -- with love.

Back-channel communication is a valued thing here at The Skirt Cafe, and one evening an e-mail arrived from a correspondent who recommended something that a relative of his participated in musically. It's a talented family, and the video was a good one, but this is almost over the top. I've enjoyed the music of the Pogues since first hearing them in the early 1990s in a bar in downtown Boston, and the link is to a "tribute band" because the Pogues are no more. :(

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What a dreadful cacophony, Carl. Wherever did you find that?

Punters might be interested to know that it was recorded under Lockdown conditions, the individuals being in communication with each other on the Net or by phone only. Just how they got it all together, I can only marvel at.

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Kirbstone wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:54 am
What a dreadful cacophony, Carl. Wherever did you find that?
I found it by following a convoluted series of links that I'd fortunately stashed away. Isn't it grand? Look at the fun the co-conspirators are having! How can that not fail to inspire?
Punters might be interested to know that it was recorded under Lockdown conditions, the individuals being in communication with each other on the Net or by phone only. Just how they got it all together, I can only marvel at.
Ah, the magic of the "click track" (or, if there's enough "laid down" already it can be readily extracted without an absolute presence). I vividly recall one time when the music teacher I had in 7th Grade ("middle school" here in the States) barged in on me one time that I was banging down a four-track ARP Oddysey synthesizer rendition of The Sound of Silence by ear demanding to know what was going on. I got left alone after that.

Synchronisation over distance is little different; so long as the pace is regular anything can be bodged in. We do it with sat-nav systems every day and nobody notices.
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crfriend wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:15 am
Kirbstone wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:54 am
What a dreadful cacophony, Carl. Wherever did you find that?
I found it by following a convoluted series of links that I'd fortunately stashed away. Isn't it grand? Look at the fun the co-conspirators are having! How can that fail to inspire?
Punters might be interested to know that it was recorded under Lockdown conditions, the individuals being in communication with each other on the Net or by phone only. Just how they got it all together, I can only marvel at.
Ah, the magic of the "click track" (or, if there's enough "laid down" already it can be readily extracted without an absolute presence). I vividly recall one time when the music teacher I had in 7th Grade ("middle school" here in the States) barged in on me one time that I was banging down a four-track ARP Oddysey synthesizer rendition of The Sound of Silence by ear demanding to know what was going on. I got left alone after that.

Synchronisation over distance is little different; so long as the pace is regular anything can be bodged in. We do it with sat-nav systems every day and nobody notices.
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Some "out there" music...

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I gotta say, that was good.

I just recently received this one through a friend of mine who described it as Al Di Meola meets The Art of Noise meets Ozric Tentacles.

My take is that It may need the introduction of an hallucinogen to achieve full appreciation...
Or maybe a few hours or so walking someone else's source code, which was where I was at when it hit my inbox.
In any case, I did find this soothing.

Shpongle, The Dorset Expression.
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kingfish wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:52 am
I gotta say, that was good.
Dr. Kirbstone was being facetious. The chap flailing the bouzouki is one of his sons. I can't watch those guys and not smile.
[...] Al Di Meola meets The Art of Noise meets Ozric Tentacles.
That made me laugh out loud and got me curious at the same time because I'm familiar with the first two acts and like 'em both. The third one I may have to have a listen to as well if the description is accurate.

I'll have replay that piece once I figure out how to pipe YouTube through the decent speakers (right now everything is a bit screwed up because all the computers have been rearranged in my kitchen and none of the audio cables really reach any longer).
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HI Carl. This reminds me of times back in the UK seeing Family Mahone play at the Robin II in Bilston. The band was headed by Mark Radcliffe (I am a fan of his radio and tv work and I enjoyed reading his books) who is a big fan of the Pogues. Although the band featured some serious musicians, Radcliffe, by his own admission, was a bit of a drum basher and not the best of singers - but this never mattered. They belted out drinking songs and a good time was had by all :-)

The Pogues and Family Mahone both get their names from the Gaelic phrase póg mo thóin

As an aside, Radcliffe was also behind the Shire Horses - a fun / comedy band.

In Carl's video you may notice the "Careful now" text behind the singer. This is a reference to the Irish tv comedy, Father Ted.

In other news, I've recently been introduced to the music of Louise Bichan. Originally from Scotland, she was until recently residing in Boston as a result of being enrolled at Berkeley. This video was shot just around the corner from where my friend lives. I can highly recommend watching this whole playlist, if you have some spare time.

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Sorry, Carl, I managed 45 seconds of that track. Couldn't make out the words, assuming that there were any, and the various instuments didn't seem to all be playing the same tune. Made me grateful that at least I can switch of my hearing aids to avoid the tympanic mish mash. Noise, what noise? Bring on Led Zepplin all is forgiven. Or any musician with a modicum of talent for that matter.
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OK - You want some fun, at my expense :?:

( :wall: Nervous fingers are in abundance :wall: )

Some Where Over The Rainbow - An Amateur Performance by Uncle AL

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No rotten tomatoes at all! More like thumbs-up and handshakes!

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:bow: Thank You Carl :D
You're too kind :)

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Credit where credit is due. I also note that my poke at the thing was its first hit -- so you just [ut that puppy up.
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Whatever the specialists will say, you are a million times better with that machine than I. Apart from a brain capable of translating the written music to the correct notes, I don't think I could control hands and feet individually. I'm afraid my limit would be to switch the organ on and off.

I like your performance. I always liked electronic/electric organs but also some forms of mechanical produced music.

My favorite of the combination.
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Tut tut, Uncle Al, What a horrendous crashing noise!

Fancy choosing a grating railway-shunting-yard track from a horror movie! All I can recall is that it was full of wicked witches and weird characters like the tin man, for instance. Should have been shut down by the censors or had a 10 Certificate clapped on it!

Why on Earth do you need all those buttons & levers &c to convey a simple tune?

Seriously though, you're a star in many more ways than one. That tune happens to be MOH's very own favourite and she has the treble clef music stuck to the offside flank of her VW Campervan. I enjoyed your no-nonsense arrangement of it and I have no doubt that one day you'll get round to pressing all those other buttons, too. : :lol:

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BL,
Great entertainment on piano disc and wurlitzer. Together they make a formidable sound. I grew up listening to between-the-wars dance music on 78RPM shellac records, a large collection of which was assembled over the years by my parents who loved to dance to them. That tune (a quick-step) reminds me of Charlie Kunz who starred at the ballroom piano in that period.

A lot of my early sheet-music purchases were dance music arranged by Charlie.

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