Category Archives: kids

The Alphabet Of Musical Nations Pt. 4

And now without further ado the final installment in my series attempting to provide Music for each Nation listed in They Might Be Giants’ seminal work, ‘The Alphabet Of Nations.’ Turkey: Uruguay: Viet Nam: West Xylophone: Yemen: Zimbabwe: Special thanks … Continue reading

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Frank Macchia – Son Of Folk Songs For Jazzers (2010, Cacophony, Inc.)

Quick, name your top five Jazz artists.  Easy enough right?  Now name your top five Jazz composers…ok so maybe that’s a little harder because maybe you don’t pay attention to who wrote what.  Now name your top five arrangers…I said … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Of Musical Nations Pt. 2

Hungary: Iran: Japan: Kazakhstan: Libya: Mongolia:

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The Alphabet of Musical Nations

You might be familiar with the song “The Alphabet Of Nations” by They Might Be Giants from their album Here Come The ABC’s CD/DVD (2005).  Well we’re going to take that a step further here and investigate the music from … Continue reading

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Band Geeks?

Why didn’t my high school band ever do anything this cool?  

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Free Devin Townsend EP

Yay free music! I love when labels give you free music for doing something really simple like helping to spread the word about an upcoming release or a tour.  Let’s face it, you were probably going to do it anyway, … Continue reading

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LP [Cassette] Memories…

  LPs were going away just as I was starting to get into music so while J. Geils’ Freeze Frame was the first LP I bought, Van Halen’s 1984 was the first cassette I bought.  I got to the store … Continue reading

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