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Category Archives: Mundane Or Sublime

Ethnomusicology Museum – 30 Task Cards – Each One Essentially a Lesson Plan…

  Classroom Museum Marc Frucht   Task Card 1       Enrichment: Make an ocarina out of clay. Several webpages and youtubes give instructions how. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Clay-Ocarina http://www.fl-oca.com/eng/egm.htm You’ll just need non-toxic clay, paper to put down for neatness and something pointy to make holes with. As you’re embellishing it you could refer to the […]

Happy Thanksgiving/ThanksTaking, Everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving/ThanksTaking everyone. Here’s another musical memory to share. Sometime around 2006 I co wrote the following song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM8p61y7ARU It was the weekend before Thanksgiving I remember that. I was on a bus returning from Phenix City Alabama to Green Bay Wisconsin and a friend of mine, John Heckenlively counted 22 Wafflehouses that we drove […]

Music Hits All 9 of Howard Gardner’s Intelligences?

So this one’s for Cathy McGriff: Just How Does Music Hit All 8 of the Other Gardner Intelligences? 1. Naturalist: sensitivity to natural world features. 3. Logical-Mathematical: 32nd? 64th? 128th note. Think about the 8-bit computer chip! 4. Existential: Why are we… how’d we get here? Synthesizing idioms, metaphor, myth. 5. Interpersonal: Plays well with […]

2014 THE YEAR THAT WAS: Journaling What FB’s Anniversary-Algorithm Left Out:

Happy Valentine’s Day, err’budd… I mean Groundhog day, ummm, I mean Polar Plunge day, or Solar Flare? Bipolar Hair day. Fred Astaire; Stroller Chair, everywhere. Yes, I mean that from the depths of my heart, top and bottom. So here’s a recap of my year. Much more in depth than the algorithm Facebook decided to […]

RIP Sam Houston Kingfisher, an old friend I met on the Navajo rez.

RIP Sam Houston Kingfisher, an old friend I met on the Navajo rez. I just found out an old friend, Sam had died two years ago. Sam’s dad Eagle Kingfisher was really good friends with Sam Drywater who I met in Tulsa in 1992. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Sam-Kingfisher&lc=7384&pid=161047990&mid=5305660 A very headhitting funny story I can tell you about […]

The Boy Who Said, “Monk.”

The Boy Who Said “Monk!”   A Connecticut K-5 school. I’m on a three-day assignment in Special Ed. Several one-on-ones with students who have a schedule of tiered RTI pull-outs from their regular classes. A little pre-schooler I won’t name of course comes every day for a morning hour and an additional afternoon on Fridays. […]

Asking Governor’s Promise He’ll Represent People Who Pay At The Pump

This afternoon I gave our governor some data and asked him to do a favor similar to what Sam Gejdenson pulled off back when I was about 17 years old. He had managed to catch lots of gas gouging that caused southeastern CT to be the lowest wages and highest gas prices. Prices went down […]

JOURNAL POEM 24 – Poems For Roberta Blackgoat

Cappuccino. Monkey and Bull make meal of Pomegranite, potatoes, pineapple & peppers. LL Zamenhof worked Pepsi’s graveyard Shift til the day he died. Poetic. Death not for lack of irony. For growing calamity, asks Esperanza, Does one need fertilizer? Removes tongue from cheek. 1477. Chris visits Iceland inquiring As a wannabe Portugese picking up Waterfront […]

Little Boxes – Remembering Pete Seeger

Little Boxes – Malvina Reynolds The first time I saw Pete Seeger perform this livewas in Providence Rhode Island. He was doing a tributeto Malvina Reynolds who he credited for his first hit single. It was an evening of folk music that was a who’s who of “Pete Seeger & Friends.” Each did a song or two […]

ANNOTATIONS: Marc Frucht’s American Songbag.

Here goes some “explication” about the two newest recordings I’ve mastered and edited up. Enjoy. Recorded live from the soundboard at a Bonfire in Groton, CT. I noticed while I was organizing these tunes that it kind of serves as the best kind of ethnomusicology lesson you could ever receive for free. Pro Bono, my […]