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Artifact: Giant Drum in Gonda #daveo50

I’m working on a project for 50th birthday… Requires extensive personal archaeology.

As such, may I present additional evidence of suspenders, yet another pair of glasses, and a giant drum.

Notice: Gretsch Chet Atkins guitar under sheet + interesting variety of electronics

Note: Gonda, Nagano, Japan, 1994

Squatters In Zion – Lenker + Weed (song)

My pal (and frequent collaborator) Wm. Lenker wrote this song but didn’t record it for his fine West of 101 album – i liked it so much that one cold January evening, i showed up at his house on Steamboat Island Road at the end of the Puget Sound and *demanded* that we go into the woodshop and record for my entertainment.

He kindly obliged and laid down various tracks, with guitar, vocals and banjo. I recorded and mixed down the rapidly recorded takes to suit my own old-timey taste, complete with heartfeltness, loquaciousness and longing – background noise of fire and beers included.

Billiam does all the instruments and most of the singing (little bit of my ghost vocals) and i’m on the hook for the recording, producing and mixing.

my photo of Papa Josh’s guitar helped get it returned from thieves

What a great story! My photo of Papa Josh’s guitar on Flickr http://ow.ly/r72X helped get it returned from eBay thieves after mucho hassle

Papa Josh's guitar

Owl Creek Limnology and Exploration – Postcard #59

Dave O spiels forth about the exploration of rivers and lakes, the impetus for ventures and motivations for trade ~ augmented by autoharp songs by Larry Harper dreaming of floating the Colorado River down Glen Canyon ~ then freeverse – mostly from stumbling around Europa in 1992 – thinking about connectedness, lifespans of mysteries and reasons for peeking into the unknown with Trauben and Funboy providing guitar stylings whilst camping alongside Owl Creek in the British Columbia highlands.

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