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Blog archives for January, 2008


Archive for January, 2008

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

The Shadow of the Past

Words & Music: Sib Machat, 2010.

Notes:

  • – I watched the first season of the BBC show Merlin, which tells stories from the life and times of Arthur, Merlin, &c before Arthur becomes king, and when Uther still rules over Camelot. Things are a bit different in this rendition of the Arthurian legend than they are in the versions most commonly known today, and by the time I stopped watching (sorry show, but you really could not hold my interest – such nice costumes, such terrible writing) there was still this big mystery of what precisely had happened at Arthur’s birth, and what caused Uther to hate magic so rabidly. My idea is probably more twisted than what they came up with, but I couldn’t help think it all a deadly menage à trois.
  • – To make this song work, you need three people to sing, really. Soprano for Igraine (Arthur’s mother), alto for Nimueh (a sorceress at Uther’s court), and a tenor or basso for Uther (Arthur’s father). I know Igraine gets short shrift, but she’s, you know, kind of dead … .

 

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

The Banks of the Lethe

Words & Music: Sib Machat, 2008.

Notes:

  • – In Greek mythology the Lethe was one of the five rivers of Hades, and everyone who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness.

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

A lullaby for dreamers

Text: Sib Machat, 2002
Music: Mich Sampson, 2002

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

The evil eyeball
Or: Sauron’s Take on Lord of the Rings

Text & Music: Sib Machat, 2004

Notes:

  • – Based on the “Lord of the Rings” books/movies. More the movies. This is – as you have most likely guessed from the title – Sauron’s point of view of things.
  • – Insert banter and other nonsense as desired. Contains spoilers.
  • – I play it in Capo III
  • – for best effect, sing this song with lots of outrage and grandstanding going on!
  • – Listen to a 2006 recording of The Evil Eyeball.

 

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