Folk Songs

Folk songs, roots songs, plain ol’ old songs, these are the songs I like. So I’ll play them again. Here are a couple of songs I recorded yesterday. The first is John Henry, which is definitely in the top five of American folksongs. It tells of man’s bravery and resistance to the “machine”. In this case, the machine is a steam drill, and the man … Continue reading Folk Songs

More on the Four

More on the four and don’t ask “What four?” Let’s talk about the symmetry of the four. We see it, we use it all the time. Check out these 4-based tesselations from the Alhambra palace in Grenada. An aside about tesselations: A tesselation is a repeating geometric pattern. Somehow they appeal to our sense of beauty. Indeed they are beautiful. A hundred years ago the … Continue reading More on the Four

Blues

Back by unpopular request, here are some blues songs I recently recorded. Luckily I’ve been able to play again with Maybank of late and we’re having a swell time of it. But we can’t record currently, garshdonnit. So here are a few solo blues songs to cheer you up. What? Cheered by the blues? How can that be? I don’t know either. First, here’s Bill … Continue reading Blues

Fourgive me: More on the Four

                 What Four? Let’s talk about the symmetry of the four. We see it, we use it all the time. Check out these 4-based tesselations from the Alhambra palace in Gbrenada. An aside about tesselations: A tesselation is a repeating geometric pattern. Somehow they appeal to our sense of beauty. Indeed they are beautiful. A hundred years ago … Continue reading Fourgive me: More on the Four

Feeling Normal Again and a Sing Along

Since the Inauguration I feel almost happy, almost normal. It’s caught me unawares. I thought I’d never breathe easy again. But old Joe Biden is pulling it off. He’s actually competent. Trump and his allies are not gone by any means, but they have taken one on the nose. Maybe America can bounce back from Trump. The alt-right “revolutionaries” who crawled out from under their … Continue reading Feeling Normal Again and a Sing Along