Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Alte Kameraden at last year's Woodstock der Blasmusik

I was surprised how well this tune works with Brassessoires, a five-piece brass group. It helps to have an enthusiastic audience.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Who Stole the Kishka?

An early english-language polka hit for Frankie Yankovic. Although Weird Al played with Frankie on a later recording of this song, the two Yankovics are apparently NOT related, according to Wikipedia! Sorry for the false information, Curtis.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Es spielt die Neppendorfer Blaskapelle.

Somber, majestic, humanly out of tune, thrilling and alive. From this I can feel that joy and suffering happen on a scale measured in generations, communities, and civilizations.