Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boys

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nda - Playing for Change



Below, Jason shares the lyrics and how he came to write it:
In 2002 I left my home country Congo DRC in search for a better life and the possibility to support my family. Afraid to never see my family again I was in doubt to leave. It was my mother who convinced me to go and this song is about her words on the last day that I saw her. The first part of the song was written in Kikongo and the second part in Lingala. These are both languages from Congo.
Her last words supported me through my years in South Africa. After 8 years I hope to see my mother again this year.
Nda (or wenda) means “Go” in Kinkongo. 
Lyrics:
Well, have a nice trip,
I will never forget the words of my mother.
Well, each country has its own reality,
Don´t be afraid just go.
Well, have a nice trip,
I will never forget the words of my mother.
Well, each country has its own reality,
Don´t be afraid just go .
(Lingala)
Well, have a nice trip,
I will never forget the advice of my mother.
Well, be careful,
take care of yourself and God will take care of you
God will help, go,
God will help, go,
Well, have a nice trip,
I will never forget the advice of my mother.
Well, be careful,
take care of yourself and God will take care of you.
Source: Playing for Change Website

Monday, April 4, 2016

Hang me, oh hang me


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I thought I had heard every variation of this tune and I like all of them from Joe Val to Jerry Garcia.

 I just had the opportunity to catch some music from the Canadian alternative country band The Deep Dark Woods. They have created a new song and a great variation of the melody. Give it a listen.

Play along in the key of D




Hang me, oh hang me
So I'll be dead and gone
I wouldn't mind your hang boys, I've been waiting 'round here too long
Waiting 'round here too long

My papa was a gambler
He taught me how to play
He said, "Son, don't you go a baggin' when you hold the ace and trey"
"When you hold the ace and trey"

They took me down to old Fort Smith
Sick as I could be
And they handed me a letter saying "Son, come home to me"
"Son, come home to me"

Hang me, oh hang me
So I'll be dead and gone
I wouldn't mind your hang boys, I've been waiting 'round here too long
I've been waiting 'round here too long

My father and mother
Little sister makes three
They all came to the gallows, to see the death of me
To see the death of me

They put a rope around my neck
And drew me way up high
I could hear the crowd singing, "It won't be long til he dies"
"It won't be long til he dies"

Hang me, oh hang me
So I'll be dead and gone
I wouldn't mind your hang boys, I've been waiting 'round here too long
I've been waiting 'round here too long

Hang me, oh hang me
So I'll be dead and gone
I wouldn't mind your hang boys, I've been waiting 'round here too long
I've been waiting 'round here too long

Hang me, oh hang me
So I'll be dead and gone
I wouldn't mind your hang boys, I've been waiting' 'round here too long
I've been waiting' 'round here too long (x3)
UPDATE:

Here is a clawhammer variant of that song (with a different tune)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Only A Picture Stops Time



I looked at the pictures of you and I
Taken before your love for me died
And I relive the moments when you were mine
'Cause only a picture stops time
I live in the present and look at the past
I have no future, your love didn't last
But I keep your picture so I won't lose my mind
'Cause only a picture stops time
Each heartbeat reminds me that we're far apart
Though I hold your picture so close to my heart
So I'll have a moment with you now and then
Since you once loved me I know you'll understand
Why I keep your picture, I hope you kept mine
'Cause only a picture stops time


Controlling Vegetation Using Guinea Pigs


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Solar Installation in Peterborough, New Hampshire
Guinea pigs will be introduced on April 1st 2016




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Guinea pigs may not be the best solution for this problem. Emus may be a better choice and are much cooler than the rodents,


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