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Album: Songlines
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Released: 2006
Length: 2:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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Bit of a Bombino flavour to this track
 hayduke2 wrote:
great music

Thank you kcar for one of the best bits of writing I've seen in quite a while!  I immediately wiki'ed Chatwin, Hope to catch up on some of his tales, as well as Herzog's remembrances of him

 
Just noticed your post, hayduke2—thanks for your kind words. Yeah, Chatwin was an interesting, complex and restless man. You get a sense of that, and how Bruce's life partly fit into a long line of British adventurers, from this piece in The Telegraph:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/7965413/Bruce-Chatwin-Lines-from-a-lost-world.html

In my travels I've picked up his book "Utz" but it's one in literally piles of books I'm going to read some day. (I live near a neighborhood where people give high-quality books away—fatal). "The Viceroy of Ouidah" looks quite interesting (I googled your mention of Herzog; didn't know that Werner had adapted that book into a movie. There's another complex guy). 

Travel writing can be tough to pull off: the authors are supposed to entertain the armchair traveller but often whine too much when things go wrong. Redmond O'Hanlon's "Into the Heart of Borneo" is easily the funniest work in the genre: I remember laughing hysterically while wondering how this guy was going to survive his trip. What little I've read of Wilfred Thesiger's stuff was also great. 
Yep yep yep! 
The band and the bandleader are very good at what they do.  If you have a chance to see them live, they will rock you socks off.
 jktravl wrote:
How can I join your church?
 
I live on an alien space craft now...  you are welcome to join the aliens any time you wish...  everybody on my alien space craft loves this song...

hope life is grand for you right now,  jktravl, wherever you are! 
 jktravl wrote:


How can I join your church?

 
First step is to repeat that same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.
Thought the opening guitar was Dead Kennedys.
I like this, slightly reminiscent of Hendrix and best yet he isn't singing in it.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...

 

How can I join your church?
Wow. I thought this was Malawi or something. Very nice. 
great music

Thank you kcar for one of the best bits of writing I've seen in quite a while!  I immediately wiki'ed Chatwin, Hope to catch up on some of his tales, as well as Herzog's remembrances of him

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...
That was pretty damn cool...but yes, Bill, too short. Reminds me a bit of Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder. 

The travel writer Bruce Chatwin wrote a great but slightly scattershot book called "Songlines" long ago. Highly recommended. Sadly I loaned my paperback copy to a skanky co-worker with the personality of a long-festering sore. The book came back looking as if it had gone walkabout through the Australian deserts along Aboriginal songlines. 

I no longer loan out my books and will cut you if you try to take 'em.