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Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne

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Subject: Jesus at the Zoo
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 06 May 09 - 11:21 AM

Having lately discovered a few fine old tracks that never quite found a home, together with a few old images that suggested a suitable title, it struck me as good idea to embark on the process of assembling an on-line album on Myspace called Jesus at the Zoo. It won't all be old material, in fact I kicked off today with an 11-minute version of Mad Maudlin aka Bedlam Boys by way of a fresh start to the proceedings.

All music & graphic material will be downloadable, entirely gratis, in a genre best described as No-Age or Tertius Auris or even Feral Folk, though such categories don't seem to apply to Myspace so I settled on Folk Rock / Gothic / Healing & Easy Listening for now. Sleeve notes included too.

Check it out & befriend!

http://www.myspace.com/jesusmenagerie

Updates will be announced on this thread throughout the summer.

Sedayne.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo - on-line album on Myspace
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 07 May 09 - 05:36 AM

Second song uploaded, being the version of Tempus Est Iocundum that enjoyed a wee thread last summer:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=112101&messages=32


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 07 May 09 - 04:42 PM

In honour of the lovely new thread title...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 08 May 09 - 02:34 AM

Where does Jesus at the Zoo come from?
I noticed a photy on your site of Jesus preaching to the animals... or so it looked.

For anyone who hasn't listened yet, Mad Maudlin is just excellent.
In fact right now she's sitting perched like a drunken Queen atop my increasingly perilous heap of 'songs to learn', as a consequence: filthy naked feet, bloody knife and all... And ain't she lovely?


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 08 May 09 - 04:16 AM

Where does Jesus at the Zoo come from?

The images come from the 13th century Ashmole Bestiary, which actually depict God creating the animals, birds & fishes. That God should look so much like Jesus creates certain problems for a Gnostic such as myself, so the images immediately become something else, especially as it looks like God did his creating in a menagerie, which raises all sorts of notions, Theological & otherwise.

Two of the pieces slated for inclusion on JATZ are animal related - the full soundtrack to DEWA PTEROPUS PERSPICILLATA and a piece commissioned by Mark Coyle from Woven Wheat Whispers back in 2006 for their Nightingale album which never saw the light of day. The others explore themes of Animal Nature from a Gnostic perspective: Mad Maudlin, for example, is the human mind astray in the animal body encompassing the entire cosmos even unto the raiding of Hell; Tempus Est Iocundum is the animal body aroused to the exclusion of the human mind - so very much astray with respect of instinct and / or dysfunction.

Thus do madness & sexuality entwine; feared by the Church, yet celebrated by Shamans, Pagans and Feral types alike! So - good Christians beware, though of course such duality is the essence of the Gnostic Tradition embedded, I feel, in spiritual traditions of the West these past 2,000 years and more. A while ago Christians were wearing little bracelets with the letters WWJD on them - What Would Jesus Do? - and one answer has to be - He would go to the Zoo. Why? Because Zoos are arks, more pragmatic means of conservation emerging out of our ongoing curiosity for a world now in crisis which we still perceive in symbolic and ideological terms, though not to the extent proscribed in the Bestiaries.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 08 May 09 - 04:50 AM

Thanks for that Sinister! Very interesting take on MMaudlin, and I really buy your Gnostic equation, especially with the whole microcosmos: all worlds and all heavens and hells being contained within the individual Soul/Psyche, which is itself 'God' - or at least when normal psychological boundaries are broken and Gnosis (often not much different in clinincal terms to Madness when either experienced by the Gnostic/Shaman or observed from the outside) is experienced.

And the Lucifieran (who some have identified with Sophia) raiding of heaven bit too - from which she is turned out! Feck, it reminds me of Eve 'stealing' the apple from Jaweh/Demiurgos somewhat likewise. You could write a stonking essay on Mad Maudlin as Gnostic/Sophianic allegory..


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 08 May 09 - 07:58 AM

Cheers, CS!

Meanwhile, for further Gnostic Shamanistic Empirical Psychosis, the third piece is now uploaded - in honour of Mad Sweeney & the Third Ear Band...

Read the blog: Suibhne Organum Tertius Auris

Listen to the music: Jesus at the Zoo

Please note, the tracks play automatically in a random selection.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: GUEST,old hippy git
Date: 08 May 09 - 11:14 AM

Brilliant..

but..


I'm and old hippy git 'challenged' by all this new fangled teenage techno my-space streaming media gizmo stuff,
so any chance eventually, of a single download rar or zip containing
the entire completed album project
please...

high quality 320 mp3, or even better lossless flac,
would be even better if you had time and free upload space to indulge us;
and do justice to the high quality of your music

cheers


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Peace
Date: 09 May 09 - 02:41 AM

Thanks, SS.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 09 May 09 - 09:49 AM

high quality 320 mp3, or even better lossless flac,

Cheers, ohg. When it's all done & dusted there will be a hard-copy option - two all-black Ritek CD-Rs, hand-lettered by the artist in gold pen & a suitably exquisite piece of packaging - £10 inclusive of international P&P. I'll also be looking into CD-Baby or somesuch outfit for higher quality downloads.

Thanks, SS.

Much appreciated, Peace.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 09 May 09 - 05:04 PM

"What Would Jesus Do? - and one answer has to be - He would go to the Zoo."

Would he go to a botanical garden as well as the zoo? If not, why not? What has he got against plants?


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 09 May 09 - 05:29 PM

I'm sure gentle Jesus would go to Duck sanctuaries too if given a chance, but unfortunately he's ascended to Heaven after being tortured to death. Eh oh!
Though on a tangent I'm certain (or so I'm informed by Zen-man what I live with) that Buddha recommended reciting Buddhist teaching to your animals to help them on their evolutionary journey.
Now for some perverse reason, I love that. I think it was parallell thoughts that somewhat charmed me regards the (not)/"Jesus preaching to the Animals" pics that Sedayne posted on Myspace.
Anyway Sedayne, I think I'll have one of those hand gold embossed hard copies off you - a tenner well spent considering all help you've been with my various folk-musical enquiries and so-on! PM me when available?


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 09 May 09 - 05:37 PM

Would he go to a botanical garden as well as the zoo?

We're talking Edinburgh here, right? In which case, yes, but maybe not in the same day - although omnipresence must come in very handy with regards to sightseeing.   

http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/

http://www.rbge.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 09 May 09 - 05:51 PM

The Buddha attains enlightenment sitting peaceably beneath a tree; Jesus Christ through the tortured agonies of being nailed to one.

The East / West Dichotomy!


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 12 May 09 - 08:31 AM

Just uploaded the fourth instalment to this entirely gratis collection, though as hinted at above there will be hard copy available upon completion. Anyhoo...

The new one is Fiddler at Hare's Wedding & Relope from October 2006 (or was it Spring 2007?) - either way, it's a scampering instrumental groove on the theme of Hares in the dreaming wilderness of Folk Tale & a deeper sense of both significance and familiarity, as in familiar - or else something healing, at peace in the vibrancy of a spring remembered, actual or otherwise - as performed by a folky ensemble of Crwth, Hungarian Zither, Bodhran, Bells, Toilet Duck & Hungarian Jew's Harp.

Oh, and Relope is an instrumental based on The Innocent Hare...

For more: Jesus at the Zoo - the new one is the first you'll hear.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Banjiman
Date: 12 May 09 - 09:25 AM

More weird & really quite wonderful stuff SS.

Fancy a collaboration on an extended mix of Cruel Mother? (couple of other ideas are forming as well).

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:10 AM

Now that sounds like a marriage made in heaven, Banjiman - I've got goosebumps just thinking about it...

You know Rachel's got herself a banjo now? Check out the first song on her page: Rapunzel Myspace - this betokens the beginnings of our New Direction which is really taking shape as I figure those old time harmonies!

Otherwise y'all:

Just had a comment from Digable Planets on the Jesus at the Zoo page, just a link to Doodlebug & CFO's Lost Treasure video, but I seriously dug the Planets at the time & this is seriously cool too. Do check it out!


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Banjiman
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:24 AM

Love the Appalachian Rachel! She should stop everything else immediately and just sing Old Time American songs and similar, suits her voice beautifully!

Good stuff.

I'll be in touch re collaboration. Might have to wait a little while (lots of other recording going on) but we'll do it.

CHeers.... and thanks for sharing.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:28 AM

Thanks Paul! She's been dreaming of this ever since seeing Debby at the Fylde when she was twelve - Rachel that is, not Debby!

Note the new Mudcat handle anyway. This is me set now. The name I should have been using all along...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Banjiman
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:37 AM

We supported Debby at Reeth Memorial Hall a few months back.... she and her band were just great. Shared a few beers with them afterwards. One of those nights to treasure.

Given your new direction. We'll have to collaborate on some of those beautiful old time modal tunes as well...... I have some ideas!


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:40 AM

What's it mean?


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Banjiman
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:41 AM

I daren't ask!


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:44 AM

I know it's probably Pict for 'finger fuck foreplay'... Or even 'anal sex in accordance with the will of god' or something! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:47 AM

We'll have to collaborate on some of those beautiful old time modal tunes as well...... I have some ideas!

Excellent. She's been breaking hearts with Light Years Away...

What's it mean?

This goes back to a letter I had published in the Folk Roots Jan/Feb double issue 1991 (though I think I was using the name before that) & derives from the Mad Bird King of ancient Irish literature (see HERE for the full text) and the classical music of the Highland Bagpipes, both of which had a profound influence on my personal sense of what the...? & who-ness. And style. Goes without say. The pronunciation is simply Sweeney O'Pibroch...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 14 May 09 - 11:51 AM

Just uploaded the latest instalment, which is track number five, once again concerning hares: another take on The Innocent Hare / Sportsmen Arouse, albeit sung this time, & conjoined with my setting of the old English poem The Hare to the Hunter, revisited after 26 years...

See Blog for details.

Otherwise:

Jesus at the Zoo.

And note that comments page - there's one there from Ivan Pawle from Dr Strangely Strange! How cool is that, eh?


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: GUEST,hector powe
Date: 15 May 09 - 12:53 PM

out there sedanye!!!out fucking there!!!!gilly says you said about ! meaning JOY so thisd is like musical joy. thanks foir mad sweeney link - totaly freaked but that is the bedst peace yet.tertius aris is tghird ear right?? i got that eternity in d session - got any more?? amd wghat did mr coyle want with that nightingale man? i heard it wasshit anyway - so you want the nightingale fc i got the new h4 for my birthday! ok - gilly says thanks for bonny mad boys and the new hare song is well dark.

DR STRANGELEY STRANGanhd DIGABVLE PLANETS!!! respect maaaan!!!!check it out folkkies - check it oouutt!!

hector powe - on behalf on the global cooling

ps - we got flight of the concorsd up there too - the new series is the bizzzzz !


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 16 May 09 - 05:00 AM

Yo Hector. The nightingale recording WAS shite, which is main reason I excluded though I think Mark had other issues with it too, or least the person who provided it but he never told me what they were - but again, another reason to exclude it. Tertius Auris = Third Ear. I'll send on what Third Ear stuff I've got which comes through in dribs and drabs, though I did track down The National Balkan Session a few years back - see HERE for Luca's appraisal. I see he might have a label for The Dragon Wakes... I'll believe it when I see it! Did you see Ron's SEA film on YouTube? SEA HERE. That features one of session tracks I sent him (althout it's not SEA!). I've also got the full length track for the Hyde Park vid (see HERE for Youtube vid) which is certainly in the Eternity in D mood, although it doesn't feature Coff who'd supposedly left the band some months prior to the Eternity session. Did you hear The Magus? Psychedelic pagan-folk songs based on the Tarot! Right up Gilly's street I would have thought... There's a track on YouTube HERE.

Enjoy the new H4 - they certainly look an improvement on the old ones, but mine's holding its own. I did the vocal, doromb & trumpet parts on Hare to Hunter using the H4, sequencing them xenochronously on Cubase which accounts for its general wonkiness. Being doing a lot of that recently. Another link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwLqhsnOvbM

Here I recorded both the recorder & drum independent of each other on the H4 and sequenced them using Ableton. Hear the full length track at The Ha-Ha page. The same recorder part I used for Loki Stone on the Sundog page, with the doromb recorded in the church at Kirkby Stephen a few days earlier.

I'm with you on Dr Strangely Strange and Digable Planets - Doodlebug's video is sublime. A real honour, Sir!

We're recording the new Conchords as we catch up with the old ones (for the fifth time); looking forward to it.

Love to Gilly. Respect. Sedayne.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: glueman
Date: 16 May 09 - 06:27 AM

Dr. SS and sometime SS in one thread! Still digging your sound S O'P.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 17 May 09 - 09:47 AM

Cheers, glueman.

Track 6 just uploaded in the form of an Improvisation on the Theme of Psalm 32 Verse 3 - Essentially a further exploration of the modal & rhythmic morphologies inherent in the Indo-European Tertius Auris - or Pagan music for Biblical Fruitbats - featuring citera, C clarinet, lo-D & D doromb, frame drum, assorted fowler calls, witches cackle, sirens, riq, bells...

See what you think: Jesus at the Zoo


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 17 May 09 - 08:35 PM

Sean - here's a version of the "other" hare song I was trying to remember earlier. "The Hare's Lament" is slightly different from the one I was thinking of - the chorus I have is "Tally Ho, hark away, hark over yon ground, Hark ye over, cries the huntsman and onward we'll go."

I thought I had this on the computer - it's not there or on the DT. Going to have a look in the Sam Henry collection now. There are mp3 samples on the link that follows:-

http://www.chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/hares_lament.html

Ross


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 18 May 09 - 03:41 AM

Thanks for those, Ross. More for the Hare Repertoire! Here's The Hare to the Hunter:

Are mindes of men become so voyde of sense
that they can joye to hurte a harmelesse thing?
A sillie beast, whiche cannot make defence?
A wretche, a worme that can not bite nor sting?
If that be so, I thanke my maker than,
for makyng me a Beast and not a Man

The Lyon lickes the sores of wounded Sheepe,
He spares to pray, which yeeldes and craveth grace.
The dead mans corps hath made some Serpentes weepe.
Such rewth may ryse in beasts of bloudie race.
And yet can man, which bragges above the rest,
use wracks for rewth? can murder like him best?

This I sing in moane and mourneful notes
Which fayne would blaze the bloudie minde of Man
Who not content with Hartes, Hindes, Buckes, Rowes, Gotes,
Bores, Bears and all that hunting conquers can.
Must yet seeke out, me sillie harmeless Hare,
To hunte with houndes and course sometimes with care

The Harte doth hurte I must a truth confess;
He spoyleth Corne and beares the hedge adowne;
So doth the Bucke and though the Rowe seeme lesse
Yet doth he harme in many a field and Towne.
The clyming Gote doth pill both plant and vine
The pleasant meads are rowted up with Swine.

But I poor beast, whose feeding is not seene
Who breaks no hedge, who pill no pleasant plant,
Who stroye no fruit, who can turne up no greene,
Who spoyle no corne to make the Plowman want.
Am yet pursewed with hounde, horse, might and mayne,
By murdering men until they have me slayne

Sa how! sayeth one, as soone as he me spies,
Another cries Now, now! That sees me starte
The houndes call on with hydeous noyse and crye
The spurgaled Jade must gallop out out his parte
The horne is blowen and many a voice full shrill
Do whoop and crie me wretched beast to kyll

What meanest thou man me so for to pursew?
For first my skinne is scarcely worth a placke
My fleshe is drie and harde for to endew
My greace, God knows, not great upon my back.
My selfe and all that is within me founde
Is nyther good, great, ritche, fatte, sweete nor sounde

So that thou shewest thy vauntes to be but vayne
Thou bragst of witte above all other beasts,
And yet by me thou neither gettest gayn
Nor findest foode to serve thy gluttons feasts.
Some sporte perhaps, yet grievous is the glee
Which endes in bloud that lesson learne of me


I was thinking of updating it, but to do so would be to loose the essence of the thing.

*

On an unrelated note, I see there's a documentary on George Mackay Brown on BBC4 tonight at 8.30 - definitely one for the box. We saw the one on Sylvia Plath recently (Rachel's a big fan) which made greater sense than these things usually do, so here's hoping!

You found that oboe yet?


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 18 May 09 - 11:49 AM

Finally had a chance to start catching up with this. "Innocent Hare to the Hunter" is the first one I've listened to... excellent stuff. Love how it goes all post-Canterbury circa '74 at around 7 minutes...

Off to immerse myself in the rest. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 18 May 09 - 02:47 PM

MadBirdKing or can I call you Sweeney (sorry to be flippant, your new handle's got too much spelling after a bottle of red...):
"That God should look so much like Jesus creates certain problems for a Gnostic such as myself, so the images immediately become something else, especially as it looks like God did his creating in a menagerie, which raises all sorts of notions, Theological & otherwise."

Would be interested to hear elaboration on the problems & notions you have here 'theological & otherwise'

Loving all the Hare Dreaming imagery...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Darowyn
Date: 18 May 09 - 03:37 PM

Suibhne O'Piobaireachd, you are an inspiration. I've had some ideas about a work based on a combination of Berber and Mongolian themes with my Electro Ancient Briton stuff.
I'm going to spend the time to get it finished now.
Great stuff. I love all the tracks.
Quite folky isn't it? (OK! I'm just being naughty now)
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 18 May 09 - 10:55 PM

What makes a folky song?
What makes a song folky?
What makes a folky sing?
If anybody starts threads with those topics I shall sue for copyright.

Still not found the oboe. Found a Rudall Carte fife in need of tlc. Any use? And a bombarde, sans reed. I can also see two practice bagpipe chanter and a shawm (with reed, don't know if it's usable). The chinese shawm seems to have come to bits and fallen down the back of STUFF, so may not be accessible for some time.

Ross


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 19 May 09 - 05:17 AM

Aaargh! Not the bombard!


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 19 May 09 - 05:43 AM

Love how it goes all post-Canterbury circa '74 at around 7 minutes...

Post-Canterbury I like - it bodes well for my proposed cover of Wyatt's God Song HERE sung by an ageing Hatfield & the North - how post-Canterbury can you get??

Would be interested to hear elaboration on the problems & notions you have here 'theological & otherwise'

Basically it's the old OT-OTT-Creator-God vs. Logos conundrum which rests at the heart of much Gnostic thinking thus rendering them Heretics in the eyes of Christianity for whom there is no problem - but I can live with that. Logos at the Zoo? Hmmmm...

my Electro Ancient Briton stuff.

Do tell me more, Darowyn!

What makes a folky sing?

I think this would make the perfect thread title; I tried something similar a while back with Personal Style - Influence & Inspiration thread but it sank after 21 posts.

Aaargh! Not the bombard!

Fear not, Ron! As a wheezing asthmatic I fear it would be beyond my puff these days, though I'm still holding out hope for the oboe turning up sometime soon in the Ross Campbell Museum of Ethnographic Curiosities...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 21 May 09 - 03:27 AM

Track #7: Bonny at Morn (2009 Redux) - which, with respect of The Bestiary, features sheep / kye on the one hand and birdie / trout on the other - a fair dichotomy between the domesticated and the wild in which, I feel, the ha-ha heart of the song is perhaps revealed. I'm told this is the old Durham melody, rather than the more typical one, similar, but the canny leaps are in 5ths rather than 8ves.

Have a listen: Jesus at the Zoo


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 09 - 03:35 AM

S O'P - have you ever experimented with/played the serpent? A friend of ours brought one to a session recently. Magnificent sound!


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 21 May 09 - 07:01 AM

Amazing things serpents, but apart from the odd parp I've not had too much to do with them personally! Wasn't the Mukkinese Battle Horn based on a serpent?

Meanwhile, just put the final touches to the blog for Bonny at Morn - read all about it HERE.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 31 May 09 - 05:38 AM

Two instrumental tracks up in the last week or so, concerning Hedgehogs & Pigs. Do have a listen:

Jesus at the Zoo


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 08:24 AM

I'd given up on this thread until someone mentioned I'd been neglecting it of late. So:

1) Just uploaded BIRD 2009 in which Shamanic Ancestral Storytelling is interwoven with Traditional Ceremonial Folk Song, though some might argue the spoken work sequences owe more to certain aspects of Hip-Hop, though not free-styling, no matter how improvised the intonations...

2) A couple of weeks back I uploaded the vintage Names of the Hare / aka Winter Hare Dance / aka A Wee Brown Cow from November 1991. I'm presently working on a 2009 version which will be replacing this in the next week or so.

3) Also to be replaced is Mad Maudlin, which no longer fits the overall Bestial Concept. This will go when I've completed my all-new extended rendering of McGinties Mean an' Ale which will complete the free on-line extravaganza that is....

JESUS AT THE ZOO

PS - An exclusive secure free download MP3 via YouSendIt, which will be available for the next seven days & unavailable anywhere else:

JATZ : HORSERADISH : 16th June 2009 for: Citera, Frame Drum, Lo-D Doromb & English Flute


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 11:26 AM

Haven't checked your JATZ or other Spaces for a bit, cheers for the reminder. Just listened to Names of the Hare - is perfect feral incantation. Some pagan type's going to pinch that for conjuring the fetch forth...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 04:13 AM

Hares are well in with Pagans right now; we popped into Glastonbury en route to Devon the other week, all the reeking new age pagan hippy shops bending down with them making me ponder the market - or not; would I ever be so cynical? But given some of the music they play in those places I might wonder!

We saw lots of hares in Devon too, especially in the medieval churches around Dartmoor with the image of the Tinners Rabbits - or Triple Hare / Three Hares as the New Orthodoxy in such matters would have it. Best of all though was St. Andrews in Sampford Courtenay - the most perfect of churches in the most perfect of villages, with the most perfect of roof bosses too - Three Hares, Green Men & all; eve the Green Christ with which I've long been fixated; good to meet him ace to face at last.

All this will be woven into my new rendering of The Names of the Hare / Wee Brown Cow sequence, currently in the throes of nascence* - there'll be my footage of the Devon hares on YouTube too. In my storytelling performances I use bits of this in my telling of Hare's Guts, along with The Innocent Hare, and I get people chanting along with the hopper of ditches, cropper of corn, a wee brown cow with a pair of leather horns to quite darkly ceremonial effect; kids love it as much as they do the more picturesque details of the story. There is an on-line transcription of me telling this Here...

* A prize if anyone can source this reference; if Pip reads this he'll win it hands down.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 07:09 PM

"throes of nascence" - I cheated (Google) - it didn't help, only one irrelevant mention.

"ace to face" - Freudian slip? Which was which?

Ross


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 08:13 PM

Freudian slip? How about eve the Green Christ? I think I'll make that the title of my next album...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: GUEST,hector powe
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 01:38 PM

t5he birds the word!!!


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 04:12 AM

Yeah - I got that too but only after I did the recording... Maybe next time, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kqdr4bUZjk


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 06:32 AM

Nice story...!

A friend of mine was out walking in the countryside with a mate when he was suddenly caught out by the need for a bowel movement. So his mate wandered off while he ducked behind a tree to do his jobby. In the process of passing his matter, he made the loudest fart the Universe had ever been shaken by.

Time passed...

Some time later, his mate was perplexed at to why Mr. Ploppy hadn't returned from his task, and walked back to where the deed was being perpetrated - to find my poor friend weak as a baby, convulsed in hysterics, with his pants still around his ankles.
He couldn't even wipe his bum - the effect upon him of the reverberations around the countryside of the loudest fart that ever the Universe heard, was that severe.

A cautionary tale.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 07:41 AM

It's a belter, isn't it? I first heard it told by a poacher friend of mine in a pub up on the Durham moors (Leadgate?) one bleak windswept December afternoon we were out wandering. Later, I heard it told by Jim Eldon, since which time it's become woven up with all sorts of other layers with respect to the sort of Feral Folklore typical of Storytellers in general...

Your wee tale reminds me of the time I was similarly inconvenienced at Avebury back in 1984 largely as a result of having lost my glasses in the trench toilets at Glastonbury festival on the Friday night which resulted in a subconscious retention that lasted the entire weekend. At Avebury things began to move; the pub wouldn't even serve me let alone let me use their toilets, so I found a quiet bit of woodland and checking for seclusion took out my favourite penny whistle (a Generation Bb bought the year before at Rothbury; I still have it, though it's no longer my favourite...) and played a merry air, the idea being that the music would alert people to my presence. Funny how the mind works with a little bit of Lebanese Red in the pipe by way of a laxative; never occurred to me the music would attract people, but attract them it did - a young pagan couple who peeped their smiling faces through the foliage to complement me on my playing, only to fall about in hysterics at the sight that met their eyes. Needless to say, I kept on playing throughout...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 07:54 AM

Ah, like the mysterious lure of the will o' the wisps lanturn, to the fetid murky drowning bog. Or the enchanting sirens otherwordly song, to the hull dashing rocks!

My Da maintains that shitting in the woods, is as close to a mystical state, as he's ever experienced. Can't say I concur on that one myself - but I sure prefer it to festival shit-pits.


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 08:52 AM

My Da maintains that shitting in the woods, is as close to a mystical state, as he's ever experienced.

I've been pondering this, CS, and can only conclude it must be a man thing. Many men of my acquaintance have said similar things, but no women - at least none who would admit to it...

the throes of nascence

The phrase occurs in an asterisked footnote written in Peter Blegvad's exquisite calligraphy that sprawls over the cover of Slapp Happy's Desperate Straights (1975), recorded in collaboration with Henry Cow. A line in the song A Worm is at Work refers to a pissy myth about birth of war and the footnote reads: The reference is to "War (Energy Enslaved)" a Moore / Blegvad composition still in the throes of nascence. This song appeared on Henry Cow's In Praise of Learning (1975), recorded in collaboration with Slapp Happy, and also features on Moore's Flying Doesn't Help (1978). Did Blegvad ever do a solo version I wonder? Whatever the case, it's the only Henry Cow song ever covered by The Fall!

Tell of the birth
Tell how war appeared on earth

Thunder and herbs
Conjugated sacred Verbs
Musicians with gongs
Fertilised an egg with song
Asleep in the sphere
her foetus was a Knot of fear.
She butted with her horn
Split an egg and war was Born
A miracle of hate
She banged her spoon against her plate

Upon her spoon this motto
wonderfully designed:
"Violence completes the partial mind."

Stacking the bones
on the empty aerodrome
Tinted turtle green
She haunts the slender submarine
She shakes her gory locks
over the deserted docks

Come follow me
Out of dark obscurity
Follow my torch
Pilgrims at the double march
Through meadows & seas
Abattoirs and Libraries
The pilgrims increase
Boasting they are led by peace
They gut huts with gusto
Pillage villages with verve
War does what she has to
People get what they deserve.

Upon her spoon this motto
wonderfully designed:
"Violence completes the partial mind."


Hmmm - maybe it's time I did a cover of this myself...


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 09:13 AM

As I've nothing to better to do just now, here's that last post again with the HTML corrected.

My Da maintains that shitting in the woods, is as close to a mystical state, as he's ever experienced.

I've been pondering this, CS, and can only conclude it must be a man thing. Many men of my acquaintance have said similar things, but no women - at least none who would admit to it...

the throes of nascence

The phrase occurs in an asterisked footnote written in Peter Blegvad's exquisite calligraphy that sprawls over the cover of Slapp Happy's Desperate Straights (1975), recorded in collaboration with Henry Cow. A line in the song A Worm is at Work refers to a pissy myth about birth of war and the footnote reads: The reference is to "War (Energy Enslaved)" a Moore / Blegvad composition still in the throes of nascence. This song appeared on Henry Cow's In Praise of Learning (1975), recorded in collaboration with Slapp Happy, and also features on Moore's Flying Doesn't Help (1978). Did Blegvad ever do a solo version I wonder? Whatever the case, it's the only Henry Cow song ever covered by The Fall!

Tell of the birth
Tell how war appeared on earth

Thunder and herbs
Conjugated sacred Verbs
Musicians with gongs
Fertilised an egg with song
Asleep in the sphere
her foetus was a Knot of fear.
She butted with her horn
Split an egg and war was Born
A miracle of hate
She banged her spoon against her plate

Upon her spoon this motto
wonderfully designed:
"Violence completes the partial mind."

Stacking the bones
on the empty aerodrome
Tinted turtle green
She haunts the slender submarine
She shakes her gory locks
over the deserted docks

Come follow me
Out of dark obscurity
Follow my torch
Pilgrims at the double march
Through meadows & seas
Abattoirs and Libraries
The pilgrims increase
Boasting they are led by peace
They gut huts with gusto
Pillage villages with verve
War does what she has to
People get what they deserve.

Upon her spoon this motto
wonderfully designed:
"Violence completes the partial mind."


Hmmm - maybe it's time I did a cover of this myself...

ART IS NOT A MIRROR - IT IS A HAMMER - John Grierson


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 11:45 AM

Regarding the above, should anyone here be remotely interested, all links to YouTube:

Slapp Happy / Henry Cow : A Worm is at Work

Henry Cow / Slapp Happy : War

And in a more reflective mood: Dagmar Krause : Surabaya Johnny


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Subject: RE: Jesus at the Zoo : a Free Album by Sedayne
From: GUEST,Maxwell Yeboah
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 05:02 PM

May the Lord blesssed you.Thank u.


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