19
Jan 09

A New Year a New Instrument?

Source:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/22250347/

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/22250347/

We were at friends for dinner this weekend.  C has multiple stringed instruments — one of which was a mountain dulcimer.  I tried tuning a banjo, unsuccessfully.  He then brought the dulcimer.  I couldn’t stop playing it.  It might be one of the few strings I can play (maybe  not master).


18
Jan 09

I Can’t Stop Watching

Working on the Railroad

My daughter got some little picture books for Christmas with some familiar songs and rhymes.  There is a shortened verison of “Working on the Railroad” that I’m just not sure how is supposed to be sung.  In my searches for the song I came across the above Rooftop Singers performance.  For some reason I keep playing this over and over.  The highlight — when Lynne Taylor comes in huskily for the fee fi fo part.