Marco's Homemade Happy Holidays Record. '04
  • little drummer boy intro
    The entire record is based on this song. I sought out four of my folksongs which might say about the same thing each of the melodies do. I ended up with a couple dozen. Could only part with a few without sniffling and tearing up. A very contemplative piece; no?
  • follow the drinkin gourd
    this one's older than you and me put together.
  • all I got (venceremos)
    brand new. I wrote this thinking about wars that I didn't start. Oh, the Spanish is easy. Ready? We win. We're the new hands. A thousand hands. All the poetics might be harder to get though. You're on your own on that one.
  • the house
    my version of the Paul Robeson version of this Patriotic song. As a veteran I've been unable to sing any other american Patriotic compositions. This is the only one.
  • jazz march (instr.)
    a march. And it's sorta jazzy. Hence "j m." See where it takes you. For me it's mountain bike trails.
  • green bunion jingle
    this was one of my answering machine messages when I lived in Rhode Island. Fostex 4-trak mixed down to an ordinary low-noise cassette which sat in boxes for a decade or more. Then cassette to harddrive using Cooledit. Thank God for tools.
  • it's beginning to look a lot like
    I was trying for that TinPan Alley sound. How'd I do?
  • frybread
    First part of this was emailed to me. The rest was produced professionally by my friend Carl.
  • loves gonna carry us
    A Fred Small song. It's one of those Rise Up Singing songs I just can't put away. See if it sticks with you too.
  • photinus' story (one tin soldier)
    I've had people try to forbid me singing this one. But I've also had people come up to me crying (literally) thanking me for taking them back to younger times. Wow. I hope recording it does justice.
  • burma shave
    You're too young to know about this. No, really. By hearsay maybe.
  • outtro (instr.)
    same as intro with two most subtle differences. No voiceover and I seperated out the four parts so you can better hear the arguments.

  • http://www.frucht.org/music/mp3notcom.html
    http://www.myspace.com/marco
    http://marcocapelli.iuma.com

    
    
    
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    Hear some samples here.

    
    
    
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    Page two of christmas album.

    DIY album instructions.

  • 1 download all songs

  • 2 burn with an rms of about 30%

  • 3 print out just page 1

  • 4 fold entire page into a sleeve or cut and tuck the text & pix into a spare jewelcase.


    That's it. enjoy!


    A Roberta Blackgoat Poetry Page.


    When I'm not writing I'm sleeping (and dreaming about writing)


  • should I use this line drawing on my next album?


    If you have a color printer, use this one instead, eh?

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    Page three of christmas album.


    links to all the songs:

  • little drummer boy intro
  • follow the drinkin gourd
  • all I got (venceremos)
  • the house
  • jazz march (instr.)
  • green bunion jingle
  • it's beginning to look a lot like
  • frybread
  • loves gonna carry us
  • photinus' story (one tin soldier)
  • burma shave
  • outtro (instr.)