Download MP3@320kps: Part I, Part II, Part III
My Macbook hard drive crashed a few days ago. Luckily my music is saved on my external drive and so I didn’t lose any of that (unfortunately I did lose several thousand photos, but that won’t have any effect on the blog.) However since I use iTunes to sort/play my music I’ve not been able to upload anything this week.
My desktop computer still works but it doesn’t have any speakers. I was able to torrent this show on it, but I have yet to be able to actually listen to it. Still, I thought I’d share. Yet fair warning, I have no idea if the recording is any good, and the files are not labeled very well (they have track numbers but no song titles.) If you haven’t heard Natalie’s newest album, Leave Your Sleep, I highly recommend it. This show contains a lot of songs from it, and it looks like she does a lot of talking about the album and the writers of the poetry she used for lyrics. Anyways enjoy the show, and I hope to have my new hard drive running later this week.
May 10, 2010
Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
First show of a short euro tour
Musicians: Mary Wooten, cello
Gabriel Gordon, guitar
Erik Della Penna, guitar
(talk) intro + Robert Graves
Vain and Careless
(talk) Laurence Alma Tadema
If No One Ever Marries Me
(talk) Charles Edward Carryl
The Sleepy Giant
(talk) Mother Goose
The Man in the Wilderness
(talk) Nathalia Crane
The Janitor’s Boy
(talk) Edward Lear
(talk) Arthur Macy
The Peppery Man
(talk) about the album Leave Your Sleep
Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience
Maggie and Milly and Molly and May
(talk) Christina Rossetti
Crying, my Little One
(talk) Gerard Manley Hopkins
Spring and Fall: to a young child
(encore) (talk) Robert Louis Stevenson
The Land of Nod
Break Your Heart
Kind & Generous
From the Time You Say Goodbye
Notes from the taper:
Issues: had the -15db pad on, big mistake as the show was quite quiet.
Have had to add some gain back in using WaveEditor, have reduced applause to try to match, but it’s still a little high.
Good news: very respectful audience, so not too much talking during tracks
Notes: For the first set and the first track of the encore, Natalie introduced each poem-song
from with information on the poet. I have separated each intro into a track.