it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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In the future, the folk process happens a heck of a lot faster--

"Written in Canada, tune added in England, and sung in Sacramento before morning."

For those of you who have not been following the unfolding A.S. Byatt novel taking place on my flist: desperance found an old book in his attic, which has a letter inside. Chaz's friends (different Chaz! What are the odds of knowing two?) some of whom are crack amateur or professional historians, turned up the biography of a very young man, one Henry Ellis Hoad, who was killed in action in WWI and was memorialized on the Menin Gate at Ypres. 

This confluence of events inspired the multi-talented papersky to write a song and carandol to write a tune.

He then recorded it.



Go listen.

I bring you the future.

It sounds like folk music.
Tags: living in the future, the folk process
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