The studio sound system is getting a workout. This means two things: new music and I'm getting work done.
Forty-three pirate ballads, sea songs and chanteys; that is what we have both been listening to this week! All sorts from Nick Cave to Baby Gramps participated in the making of it, and it's quite the fantastic mix, rough & crude and sweet & smooth. Of course it's mostly the coarser lyrics that tend to stick in my head.
I also now have Dolly Parton's Little Sparrow album (I first heard this when I borrowed it from the library. I borrowed it so often that Rick finally took the hint...) She has an amazing voice, and I do like her personality quite a bit, I mean, look at how long she's been in the business, and she still kicks ass! I tried singing in her range though, and that hurts without proper warm-up.
Here's a sweet little synopsis from a 2004 interview she did with CBS. The bit at the end about her "features" is precious.