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Hi LJ ...

It's not that I've been away from LJ entirely ... I've been reading all (or at least most) of the entries on my ever expanding friends list...And each time I think to myself that I should make an effort of trying to post something of my own...

It's not like my life is empty and without incident (as the lack of content on my journal could be subscribed) - but I've yet to find the knack, so to speak - getting into the rhythm of sharing a little bit of my own thoughts and experiences ;-D

But to quote ye olde F.R. David earworm: "Words, don't come easy to me...."  (especially putting things into writing)

None the less, I've prepared something today that I put forward for your collective enjoyment (otherwise there's always the Mute button)
I noticed that all questions asked to me during the "ask me anything" month of march (yes, It's that old) had something to do with my skills as a singer/chorist...
So I offer you a rendition of  John Barleycorn Must Die by Traffic (the Steve Winwood vehicle of the early 70's)... It's a bit off-key in some places but I hope you can bear with me...

Date: 2009-08-30 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. Very nice!

You shouldn't cut yourself short.

Date: 2009-09-01 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks ;-D

Date: 2009-08-30 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow! Synchronicity!

I pulled the Traffic CD out yesterday morning and have been playing in the car, mostly listening to just this track. I love the English folk song/rock fusion stuff of the 60s and early 70s (Fairport Convention, John Renbourne, Steeleye Span, et al) and this song is at the top of the list.

Date: 2009-09-01 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Funny you should mention Fairport Convention ;-D

I was going back and forth between doing this one (Barleycorn) or Genesis Hall by Fairport Convention, albeit in a later Richard Thompson arrangement...

I enjoy Steeleye Span and John Renbourne as well, although my knowledge is somewhat limited to his Pentangle era...

Date: 2009-08-31 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heyyy, nice!

Date: 2009-09-01 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks ;.D

Date: 2009-08-31 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice :) Steeleye Span also did a version on their album "Below The Salt" from 1972, which is the version that first brought it to my attention.
Edited Date: 2009-08-31 07:11 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-01 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Quite right...

I first came to learn about John Barleycorn through Traffic's version first, and it's also that version I prefer - but Steeleye Span's rendition is not bad at all...


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