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Seaside, Blossoms Die

Artist Song Buy
Boris  Flood (Part 2)
Flood, 2000 
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Ghost  Motherly Bluster
In Stormy Nights, 2007 
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Franz Hautzinger  Ticket to India
Gomberg: Quartertone-Trumpet Solo, 2000 
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Oren Ambarchi  Remedios the Beauty
Grapes From the Estate, 2004 
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Meg Baird  The Waltze of the Tennis Players
Dear Companion, 2007 
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Library Tapes  Abandoned Houses Flickering in the Shadows
Feelings for Something Lost, 2006 
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Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble  Preach
Dreams, 2002 
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Machinefabriek  Color Rosa
Weleer, 2007 
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BTla Bart=k
Juilliard String Quartet 
String Quartet No. 4: Allegretto pizzicato
The Complete String Quartets, 1963 
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The North Sea  Take It From Me Brother Moses
Exquisite Idols, 2007 
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James Blackshaw  Running to the Ghost
The Cloud of Unknowing, 2007 
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Ed Askew  Peter and David
Ask the Unicorn, 1968 
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Buell Kazee  East Virginia
V.A. - The Anthology of American Folk Music, 1952 
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William Elliott Whitmore  One Man's Shame
Song of the Blackbird, 2006 
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Shirley Collins  The False True Love
False True Lovers, 1959 
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Elephant Micah  Grace of St. Christopher
The Untied States of Elephant Micah, 2004 
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Comment:

First mix I've made in quite a while. Lessons learned:
1. This is not like cycling; you (or least I) do forget how it works. Still, I think (hope) the result is not too embarrassing. In fact, I rather like it. You can make up your own mind by clicking here.

2. Once you (or at least I) decide to put a banjo track on a mix, be prepared to devote the remaining space on the mix to banjos (and a tiple), because it is going to happen. It's a natural law, I believe. Luckily, there can never be too many banjos!

Feedback:

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anthony lombardi
Date: 8/11/2007
there can never be too many banjos, only too few - glad to have you back, alex, you were sorely missed
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French Connection
Date: 8/11/2007
Well I know the Ghost track and that's about it! & you're too modest mon ami I'm sure you still know how to ride!
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 8/11/2007
Banjos get a thumbs up, as does the William Elliott Whitmore track.
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sammyg123
Date: 8/11/2007
You know, it doesn't matter how many songs one hears in their lifetime there will still be at least 16 more that you've never heard. A prime example here. Thank the lord for downloadable links is all I can say. And thank the lord for ofthaltned...
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Mixxer
Date: 8/11/2007
Killer! Now that you mention it, pizzicato violins and banjos go perfect together. IN fact, how did you resist a segue from BTla Bart=k to BTla Fleck?
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gobi
Date: 8/11/2007
yikes ! I know the names of a couple of bands (which is good)- I cannot make the banjo leap in my mind (which is bad) and I cannot download to find out more (which is really frustrating).
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ofthaltned
Date: 8/12/2007

Haha, now some of these comments have me worried that there might not be enough banjos on here! I made Mixxer's observation about pizzicato violins and banjos going well together as I was looking for something to follow up that BTla Bart=k movement, so the banjos only start with the North Sea track (the following two don't feature banjos either, although Askew's tiple sure sounds good among those banjos). In other words, it's mostly the last few tracks that feature a lot of banjos. More banjos next time, then?
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Rob Conroy
Date: 8/12/2007
This looks great, Ms. 'ned. It's been waaaaaay too long since we've seen you 'round these parts. And, bizarrely enough, I almost used that exact same Ed Askew song (how often do you hear THAT?) on my last mix.
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musicgnome
Date: 8/12/2007
A beaut. Great morning listening.
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Barrydali
Date: 8/12/2007
Brilliant mix, brilliant to see you back too. It's funny, my next mix if I ever finish it has an abundance of banjos and the occasional ukele so I totally relate to Lesson 2. So very very true. Mix of the week in my eyes Alexandra.
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musicgnome
Date: 8/12/2007
Hey, Hey!!! Congrats for MoTW! Much deserved...I'm giving this another listen, right now...and, unashamedly, stealing from it... (aesthetically speaking, that is)
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p the swede
Date: 8/12/2007
ha The guy frpm library tapes and I use to play soccer on sundays ;)
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Sister ZoT Jarvis
Date: 8/12/2007
Congrats for MoTW and welcome baaaa-aack!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 8/12/2007
Note to BTla Fleck (or some other young whipper snapper), I would love to hear the pizzicato section of BTla Bart=k's String Quartet No. 4 done with banjos. And I can't wait to hear this mix and congratulations on a well-deserved MOTW selection.
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SwankQueen
Date: 8/12/2007
Wow, looks fantastic!!!
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SongsofSal
Date: 8/12/2007
Really digging the Fraser & Debolt cover, courtesy of Meg Baird. And thanks for making it available for download.
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Mixxer
Date: 8/12/2007
Congratulations on MOTW! Super well done.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 8/13/2007
Congrats!!! Always great to see William Elliott Whitmore on a mix.
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Orchid
Date: 8/13/2007
Well done. Like the Ghost, Shirley & Ed Askew (I used that song on a mix too so I guess that makes three of us). Congrats on MOTW!
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tornadoZ
Date: 8/13/2007
William Elliott Whitmore was a big hit in the office today (when I was playing your mix, that is. he didn't actually stop by) and I liked the James Blackshaw and the 5/6/7 songs, especially "Preach." very nice, and a fine pick for Mix o' the Week.
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Moe
Date: 8/14/2007
Yup, this is what a MOTW looks like! Congrats. Use your winnings to buy your very own banjo.
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valis
Date: 8/14/2007
Congrats ofthaldned! (Good call Barrydali!)
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Salman1
Date: 8/14/2007
Awesome. Much deserved kudos! Love the second track.
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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 8/14/2007
I know none of this, but I am already knocked out listening to it. I agree with Moe!
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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 8/14/2007
This of kind of like a Curtis Burns mix ... and we know what a high standard that is!
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Muzag
Date: 8/16/2007
Wonderful! Congrats. I was a little concerned that possibly there could be such a thing as too many banjos but, pleasantly, this turned out not to be the case. As musicgnome says, it makes great morning listening :)
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vandaleyes
Date: 8/17/2007
i'll have to check this out. i love that you've included Will E Whitmore. :)
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avant gardening
Date: 8/18/2007
wow, it's weird to come across an experimental mix on here that resembles something that i'd put together. very cool.
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missingno.
Date: 8/18/2007
I love this so much

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