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Category Archives: Poetics

Poem For Veterans Day

I stand here One leg on the bottom step On the stairs above me Thinking deliberately About just the right next moment To lift my other leg Just the right way So my next step Won’t trip me up And leave me in a wheelchair The rest of my life. Every time And I create […]

Hungry Henry Have Not. A Very Old Poem

Have You Hugged Your Havenot Today? The haves drive BMWs – Haves wear Reebox Have nots drive push brooms Have nots look like retreads with their torn up muddy disgusting Pro Keds The haves have central heating and hot and cold running water in every room Have Nots have no heat. And the only running […]

& also in DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS:

& also in DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: OK, now what’s Groove Sale? In my tiny but growing revenue stream, the two groups treating me best these days are Tidal and Groove. Thank you, thank you thank you! Looks like my most popular song in the U.S. is still Frybread but the biggest interest all over the […]

How & where U can buy my Frybread song. :)

You can buy the song at iTunes and Amazon too but I’ve always made it available lots of places free (pro bono) as well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C36NL1E http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chiapaneca-single/id446265622     Call me crazy, sure. But it’s always been more important to me that I share this story with people all over the world than make a buck […]

Wanting to use some of Mary Amato’s book in my book someday. ;)

Here’s a snippet from my Thesis where I mention Mary Amato’s book “Guitar Notes.” Good stuff!   Maybe with Mary Amato’s permission, excerpts from her Young Adult book Guitar Notes could weave through chapters five through 10 or so giving students a flavor of the very lore of musicianship and musicality from perspectives of a […]

UPDATE: (Can’t believe I left something this crucial out 6 years ago!)

Holy wah. 6 years ago I forgot to include the actual link to the music video of a song so people had to find it on their own.   Lo siento, desculpa me.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eLnOhVRr1o     So here’s an explication:   The story behind “Chiapaneca,” a song. (Girl From Chiapas) – a Flamenco/Huapango mix. […]

Track List for Marc Frucht’s Free 2012 Christmas CD

Christmas Rekkid, a Free CD by Marco Frucht Track List: 1) Intro Eastern Point Beach 2) Anarcho Jazzm Arch (A March) 3) Old Folksinger 4) Ziggy’s Little Drummer Boy 5) Completely Different 6) Burma Shave 7) Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms 8) Bunion 9) How Come (You Do Me Like You Do) 10) It’s […]

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 […]