Waayyyy over the top! Attention, lovers of quirk: Alaskan songwriter Marian Call's current kickstarter campaign has managed to fund her forthcoming album, but she's still shy of a stretch goal. Her instrument (apart from voice) is keyboard, and yet she does not own one. Imagine having to cross the wintery wilderness to find an 88 in […]
(from Marian Call Sings the Classics, Vol. II)
Big Bank Hank, 1957 – 2014
If you have followed our previous coverage of Marian Call, you know that she's our favorite wandering geek-minstrel and catalyst of casual fun. Well, Marian's on the move in her Portland to Portland (and back!) tour, which has already taken her from the Pacific Northwest to New England. At this very moment, she's on her way down the […]
Radiohead, Pyramid Song, covered by Sybarite5 in an arrangement by Paul Kim. See also, especially if you know the original well, their version of Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box.
This is a relatively self-indulgent post, but hey– blog! This is fundamentally a gaming site, founded and sustained by gamers, and I was once, and remain, a rabid fan of the gaming franchise that began with Thief: The Dark Project, continued with Thief II: The Metal Age and Thief: Deadly Shadows, and will soon resume […]
For our previous coverage of Marian Call, click this tag. If you're unaware of her, start here. Not long ago, I took a little trip to Silver Spring to see Marian Call in her natural habitat– the house concert. Continue reading….
When I'm listenin' to that big bass fiddle…. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwt6mIbyj_U&w=480]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_6tlS6mYh0&w=480] That's Jacquie Lee on The Voice covering Serena Ryder's Stompa and just walking all over it. Is it bad form to say so?
It's time for the second edition of Popehat Goes To the Opera. In our last episode, I talked about Wagner's rather self-serious but entertaining Tannhauser. This time, the subject is Mozart's Così fan tutte. As before my companion text is Sir Denis Forman's hilarious and insightful A Night at the Opera. And which recording of […]