Software: Sibelius (.mid) -> Anvil Studio (.mp3) -> my new account at SoundCloud. Due to my early 21st century laptop I’ve had a few problems with buffering in AS – listen out for the occasional click. I also obviously lose the drum, woodblocks and triangle, and it all ends up sounding distressingly Smurfish, but for testing purposes it beats fiddling with mikes and hoping sleeping dogs will lie.
Lyrics: See the hints on each track. I’m not using .kar files because of a curious experience a few years ago: an oompah band paid me for some arrangements and proudly included the midi files on their website, only for a rival horde of leathermen to take the midi, rip off the arrangements, and learn them first. And then the Moors took advantage of the fighting to occupy Hispania. Jesus, what a mess that was.
If SoundCloud dies:
|When you are old and grey||Tom Lehrer|
|The supper-supper march||Dr Seuss|
|Tulips from Amsterdam||Ralf Arnie|
Let’s return Tom Lehrer from the fairground to the cabaret:
- Noisy buskers used to drown out the sounds of murder
But were organ-grinders really complicit in the 1817 killing at Rodez of the French politician Fualdès, as the translation suggests, or were the vielles hurdy-gurdies, as you’d expect?
- Daisy Bell aka the little dicky bird
A curious marriage of songs.
- Street organ gig Friday
La Llotja, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
- Four more African inflationary tunes
Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Congo are now represented, but so far there’s nothing from Zimbabwe or in French.
- Donald for Dalai Lama, or Pope, or Caliph, or something
A Trump Taj Mahal Casino multitrack jukebox, to help make religion rather better than it has been, again.