I haven’t been this enthralled by a music project since the first time I heard The Boatman’s Call in my basement room as a teenager. Although I’d heard a bit of Timber Timbre before (yes, while watching everyone’s favorite meth cook) I’ve only recently explored their catalog and can’t get enough. Here is a small […]
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.