Friday, December 30, 2016

Life in the Finnish Woods, aka Livet I Finnskogarna, aka Mockingbird Hill

Jerry Minar's version here made me decide to learn this familiar tune.

I believe this is the original:

Whoopee John's version is classic:

The same melody is used in Mockingbird Hill:

Friday, December 16, 2016

Radio around the world

This is a pretty fun globe you can spin to hear radio stations in your browser. Of course, I landed in Munich!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Vogelwiese again

Franz went to the Oktoberfest tent in the bird meadow. Because he likes to hoist one. 
Blow musik, dance... he's lived a lot.
The beer was nice and cool, therefore he drank too much.
Early in the day he was so fresh. By evening he was under the table.

Auf die Vogelwiese ging der Franz, 
weil er gern eine hebt. 
Und bei Blasmusik und Tanz hat er so viel erlebt. 
Das Bier im Zelt war gut und herrlich kühl, 
darum trank der Franz viel zu viel. 
Früh am Tag war er so frisch, doch abends lag er unterm Tisch.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Počápelská Polka, aka Cecilka Polka, aka Auf der Vogelwiese

This is one of my favorites in the Blasmusik genre.

Once again, it turns out that what I had thought of as a German tune turns out to be originally Czech. The composer is Josef Poncar, 1902-1986.

Here's one where there seems to be a "Cold water Challenge" going on