rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,
rejectomorph
flying_blind

Percuss

Open your media player and listen to Capitan Betty by the band Marimba Centro-Americana de Guatemela, recorded in 1917.

And here is Besame One-Step, a somewhat muddier digitization of the flip side of the record.

There's nowhere near enough marimba music in the Internet Archive's music collection.

I went looking for marimba music because it seemed suited to the tropical atmosphere of the day. The day seems so tropical that when I look out the window it seems wrong that there are no palm trees, and even more wrong that there is no ocean in view. I'm sure that Capitan Betty would agree. Oaks and pines are nice, but today a change would be nicer.

Of course there is also marimba music on YouTube, but it all seems to be modern and you can hear the whole twentieth century in it. Here is one piece that is at least not overwhelmed by a North American-style drum kit.

Weather Underground is still saying we have a 20% chance of rain on Saturday. If it happens, I'll go out and dance in it.
Subscribe

  • Reset Twenty-One, Day Thirty

    Sunday morning I actually did manage to get to sleep before the sun came up, and then slept with only a couple of interruptions until about half past…

  • Reset Twenty-One, Day Twenty-Nine

    Saturday morning when I went to bed the light leaking around the window shades seemed dimmer than usual. I looked outside and the sky was overcast,…

  • Reset Twenty-One, Day Twenty-Eight

    Friday was swallowed by a dragon. I only smelled its smoky breath a couple of times as the wind shifted about, but up in the mountains it devoured…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments