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Unread 01-17-2021, 08:21 PM
Ned Balbo Ned Balbo is offline
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Default Ned Balbo Bandcamp project National Disgrace

I'm more often in contact with Eratosphere friends on Facebook than here on the 'Sphere itself but thought it couldn't hurt to mention National Disgrace, a song cycle of 13 unthreateningly psychedelic folk-rock protest tunes I recorded in response to -- well, everything that's been going on before, during, and after the election.

Friends who've run across my political verse (and/or who share their own) at places like New Verse News, Poets Reading the News, Rattle & elsewhere probably won't be surprised by its slant. Anyone interested can stream the songs online for free, and the price to download to a device is super low.

Here's the link if you'd like to visit and have a listen. It's been fun to return to music and have a way to share it, too.

PS Moderators should feel free to move this to another thread if it fits better elsewhere. Thanks.

Last edited by Ned Balbo; 01-17-2021 at 08:24 PM.
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Unread 01-19-2021, 07:19 AM
Mark McDonnell Mark McDonnell is online now
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I think these are wonderful, Ned, as you know. Alternately melancholy, lilting, biting and hopeful. A cross between Lambchop, Sparklehorse and The Magnetic Fields with a dash of Dylan and The Band. And in the true spirit of the protest song, incredibly up to date lyrically. Like, literally ripped from today's headlines. Very, very impressive and cool!

Edit: melding Clarence Ashley's "The coo coo bird" with the Capitol riots is some sort of genius.

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