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Album cover of the day

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Here There and Everywhere by The Alan Copeland Conspiracy

RIP Eartha Kitt


Another Diva bites the dust, Xmas day 2008.

Mermaid cover art of the day

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Billy May’s space-age cha cha, in a mermaid dress.

Mermaid album cover of the day

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Les Baxter’s exotica release Jewels of the Sea, featuring Diane Webber (star of Mermaids of Tiburon) on the cover.  What doesn’t it have!

Outrigger pic of the day

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Awesome album cover from The Surfers.  Buy your copy here.  I was turned on to this album by the special Xmas edition of the most excellent Quiet Villiage Podcast.   Is that ama supposed to be completely under water?

Dvořák’s mermaid opera

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The water nymph Rusalka has fallen in love with a mortal prince. To be part of his world, she sacrifices her immortality and her voice.

Dvořák’s dreamy and romantic music, which includes the stunning “Song to the Moon,” brings to aching life this adult fairy tale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid.

Jan. 31, Feb. 5, 11, 17, 20 and 23, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m (all in 2009) at the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto.

http://www.coc.ca/performances/rusalka.html 

More about the piece here.

RIP Yma Sumac

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I got some sad news this morning on the Quiet Villiage podcast on the passing of Yma Sumac (obit, site, other site, wikiallmusic, youtube), the amazing Peruvian singer.  She had an amazing vocal range (four octaves) and personal style.  Raise your Pisco Sour high tonight to this amazing artist and cultural icon.



Outrigger pic of the day

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Bing Crosby’s 1956 release Blue Hawaii, in a limited-edition Japanese reissue.

An evening with the Mermen

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The Mermen play the Great American Music Hall November 29.  This one I might actually make.

Get your ‘uke on

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Wine Country ‘Ukulele Festival
St. Helena, California    October 10 – 11, 2008

A celebration of the ‘ukulele and the rich cultural heritage of the Hawaiian Islands, open to the public with proceeds to benefit Nimbus Arts, a not-for-profit corporation supporting art and music in the Napa Valley

Way too many activities, music, dancing, and food to detail here — check it out! Thanks to coruscate at Tiki Central for the find.

http://www.kani-ka-pila.com/index_files/UkuleleFestival.htm

Music on Friday


Katie Melua – If You Were A Sailboat

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Anna and the Barbies – Álmatlan


Annáék legújabb klipje, debüt albumukról a Medallionról. Rendezte Mészáros Kati.
Itt megrendelheted: http://www.clswebshop.hu/, itt letöltheted: http://www.mp3music.hu/

Dire Straits “Single Handed Sailor”


The song “Single Handed Sailor” by Dire Straits is an ode to Sir Francis Chichester.  Sir Francis Chichester (September 17, 1901 — August 26, 1972), aviator and sailor, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall.

Go to sea once more


A ballad of a sailor doomed to forever go to sea in the worst job in the world for a sailor. Whaling was hard dirty and smelly. You only became a sailer on board a whaling ship if you were scraping the bottom of the barrel.

This song is from the album “steady as she goes” by Louis Killen, Jeff Warner,
Gerret Warner & Fud Benson

But I Could Be Wrong


Not nautical, I just like it.  Parental Advisory, NSFW