Tuesday, August 7, 2007

184/365 Big Black Bird

Can you see that big black bird
Sitting in yonder tree?
I wonder what that big black bird
Is thinking as he’s looking at me
I wish I were that big black bird
Sitting in yonder tree
Then I think, I think I’d know
What if felt like to be free

On April 24, Maureen signed off with the peepers.

She was only in this project for 100 songs. And she quit at 87.

Just 13 to go. I couldn’t believe it. But I have a feeling that part of Maureen’s MO is to leave her audience wanting more.

I do. I wish she’d start blogging again. I hear she’s quit doin’ that though. I envision her off dancing in Cape Breton somewhere.

But instead of posting a Cape Breton fiddle tune, I’m going with Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, as there are finally a few clips on Youtube. Maureen kept blogging songs that Rani Arbo’s group had covered, either back in the Salamander Crossing days or in the current Daisy Mayhem incarnation.

Daisy Mayhem includes two Salamander Crossing folk: Rani Arbo and Andrew Kinsey. This is one of Kinsey’s songs.

Can you see that river roll
Rolling on down to the sea?
I wonder if that river knows
Just what’s become of [Maureen]

8 comments:

Helen said...

Actually, Maureen is sitting in her office planning a conference at the moment, although perhaps under her desk her feet are dancing a little jig.

I don't know if she saw that bit about you thinking she was a man at first. I'll be sure to tell her that.

mm said...

That was a cool link! Thank you. I signed on for 100, but quit at 87? That DOES sound like something a guy would do, doesn't it?

Still, I'm not a guy and the fact you thought I was clearly indicates you've never seen my magnificent pair. (Helen, whatever you're thinking, don't say it.)

Sewa Yoleme said...

OK, you KNOW how much I love Salamander Crossing and, by extension, Rani Arbo. And it comes just a day after our phone conversation in which I said I was considering—just considering, mind you—doing a month of song posts.

You would happen to have an agenda or anything, would you?

Sewa Yoleme said...

I meant to say "wouldn't happen," but you know what I was trying for.

Helen said...

And if she was a guy, I would have been sure to have seen his magnificent pair and blogged them.

Indigo Bunting said...

I only thought Maureen was a guy at first. It only took me a few days to figure out it was Maureen. (I hope folks aren't offended when I guess the sex wrong, but hey, if I knew what KIND of pair you allegedly had from the get-go, my track record would be better.)

Sewa: You should totally do that particular month of blogs. I can't wait. And by then, I may have quit, so all I'll have to do is read yours and maybe do some sniper song posting there, a la Deloney.

Mrs Slocombe said...

ooh Matron! In honour of your Carry on Blogging spirit I have changed my post name as indicated

Indigo Bunting said...

Mrs. Slocombe: And I myself feel deeply honoured. So honoured by U that I will retain Br spelling of honoured for the remainder of this comment.

What a delightful screen name.