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Monday 25 July 2011

The Two-Headed Hippopotamus on a Bootjack Project: Week X

(The Two-Headed Hippopotamus on a Bootjack Project is a series of impromptu recordings released on a weekly basis. Click the label at the bottom of the post for more details.)

Take that, deadline! Scroll down and you'll notice this one comes only two days after the last. In fact, it was conceived and executed in one day, and I'm as happy with it as any of the pieces I tortured for several days before letting go. I'm sure that spontaneity accounts for some of its success.

If you listen to the Bang & Jangle Radio Hour tomorrow (Tuesday, July 26), you'll hear some of the stuff I've been listening to that inspired this piece. It's a pretty conscious attempt to emulate Sacred Harp style singing. Mine has no real words, but I never can tell what Sacred Harp singers are saying anyway.

Also, further to last entry, this one is rousing and contains no elements of dread or even melancholy. It gave me a chance to practice harmonizing and sing my guts out. I got stuck naming this one, so I asked for a bit of help in the initial post. The winning title goes to Shane of - check it out for if you like hilarious reviews of eclectic movies. Shane's suggestion was "Spirits be Frisky," and a damn fine suggestion it was, though I think I'm going to drop the "s" since it's really only my spirit divided in four:

"Spirit Be Frisky"

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