Monday, February 20, 2006

John Renbourn - Lord Franklin


I've been spending an hour a day or so since January learning how to play various tunes from John Renbourn's fingerstyle book. It's actually been a really pleasing way to get to know my Atkin acoustic guitar better (Here's a picture my guitar - a mahogany OM). I found myself a bit obsessed with the tune Lord Franklin, about the doomed Arctic expedition. I'm not bad at playing either, pity about my singing at the same time though...Anyway I'm hoping posting it here will assuage my obsession somewhat and I can move on to another tune.

Listen: John Renbourn - Lord Franklin

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

king creosote - grace

P1010065

Part of the Dream Brother compilation of songs of the father and son tag team of tim and jeff buckley that was released last year. This is getting posted for several reasons. I saw King Creosote and quite a few of the fence collective whilst working in Edinburgh a couple of years ago, they were very good and I was very drunk. There's a distinct folky edge to the music king creosote makes, an honest, brutal truth. Whilst enjoyable in it's own right this version of the song does make me yearn for Jeff's original.

Listen: King Creosote - grace

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Monday, February 13, 2006

jose gonzalez - teardrop

Over at Falling Sky has a great post of Jose Gonzalez covering Massive Attack's teardrop. Don't forget to leave a comment while you're there.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Subway Map Launcher

Check this map of Laura Cantrell's C&W NYC map - Subway Map