Here is the spotify link of the songs I’ve been painting, writing, cleaning, and drinking to in 2017.(Honorable mention, though not on spotify: Joanna Newsom and the Brkic Triplets. I will feature the latter in the coming weeks.) Citing this page: Solomon, Alana. “Heavy Rotation 2017 Playlist.” Ortolana Studio. Ortolana Studio, 30 December 2017.
In the spirit of school starting in little over a week, here are some free talks for the medieval/early-modern history fans out there, especially those interested in the body, food, illness, punishment, and so on. (I’ve also thrown in one lecture on early medieval Latin song with my dear M. in mind.)
The whisper-singing. The jumpsuits or dresses, always in black-and-white. The fluid movements. The eyebrows.
I first got hold of Folk Songs of North America by Alan Lomax while I was hopping freight, appropriately enough. Lomax rescued the history of the beating heart of America from fading into oblivion, and did so with scholarly precision and personal devotion.