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But I Can't

Music: Dundee. Words: Auden. Stripped to the bare bones - I shall probably hate this in a few days' time.... Offered with apologies to one of the greatest poets of the 20th century and the many admirers of his work. [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 comments

The Ballad Of Earl Haldan's Daughter

Music: Dundee. Words: Charles Kingsley. Final track from Shelf Life. Not as finger-in-the-ear, beards and chunky knitwear as it may appear - this packs a bit of unexpected punch. Sounds like an old folk song - it's not (although the vocal melody may be rather generic I suppose). Decent guitar solo from about 1.30 or thereabouts. [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Apr 4, 2010 - 5 comments

The Beating Ground (Emily Takes A Trip)

Music: Dundee. Words: Emily Dickinson. Penultimate track from Shelf Life. So far as I can ascertain, Ms Dickinson didn't title her poems. So I had to synthesise one. She wouldn't have liked it. Or the song. The aural equivalent of being rudely touched up by a semi-drunk, priapic ruffian. NB This is as rough as a badger's arse (particularly the vocal) - deliberately so..... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Apr 1, 2010 - 4 comments

Tess's Lament

Music: Dundee. Words: Thomas Hardy. From the fanciful e.p. Shelf Life. Familiarity with Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles will help to contextualise things. A version with a female vocalist would be cool (and more apt). Regardless of the merits of the song, I think this is one of my better recordings in terms of arrangement, production and dynamics. [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Mar 27, 2010 - 7 comments

O Captain! My Captain!

Music: Dundee. Words: Walt Whitman. Poetry-set-to-music from a notional e.p. called Shelf Life [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Mar 25, 2010 - 7 comments

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