Monday, May 19, 2014

Take two or three of these, and call me in the morning...

A tip of the hat to Wendy, a Wyoming Facebook friend, for sending this prescription my way. I'm setting out to update the music that gets me through the night. My little MP3 player is about to lose its Yo Yo Ma 
-- following the last in, first out trading rule when my technologically personal 1-seater Greek Theatre, "an amphitheater concert venue," begins to run out of memory.

Take two or three of these, and call me in the morning:

Uploaded to YouTube by Geoffrey Castle:

Published on Sep 21, 2012In the jungle, the mighty jungle! I love this song. It's become a favorite song for me to do when I've got kids in the audience. Did you know that the original version of the song was written by a Zulu in the townships outside Johannesburg?

Everything you see, and hear, is created live. In one take. Find this song, and 19 more, on my double CD set The Deep Well Sessions!

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This video was produced by Tongue and Groove Media, Seattle. Find out more about them at

Deep Well Studios is located in Woodinville, WA USA in a handmade log cabin style building with 30' interior ceilings... Awesome place to make a record...

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight", also known as "Wimba Way" or "Wimoweh" (and originally as "Mbube"), is a song written and recorded by Solomon Linda originally with the Evening Birds (Song by Solomon Linda originally titled just "Mbube"),[1] for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. Originally composed only in Zulu, it was adapted and covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The WeaversJimmy DorseyYma SumacMiriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961 it became a number one hit in the U.S. as adapted in English by the doo-wop group The Tokens. It went on to earn at least US$15 million in royalties from covers and film licensing.
In the mid-nineties, it became a pop "supernova" (in the words of South African writer Rian Malan) when licensed to Walt Disney for use in the film The Lion King, its spin-off TV series and live musical, prompting a lawsuit in 2004 on behalf of the impoverished descendants of Solomon Linda.

Published on Oct 25, 2012 This was the title track for my first solo CD. It's evolved enough that I thought it was worth re-recording for this project. I really love how mysterious the intro is, and then in the middle suddenly it's Latin! And then back to mysterious again...
"...a pure, uncluttered masterpiece." -- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

And just to pleasure more of your senses, Castle's Mist on the Mountain made me think of my beloved San Francisco and its environs. 

Therefore, this famous Wikimedia image:

Out of fog: Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in fog and crepuscular rays. The image was sent to Dr. Andrew T. Young,. Here's his description: "... it's unusual to see these shadows so clearly at such an oblique geometry: usually, the crepuscular rays are best seen in forward scattering, and much less well in back-scattering.But here, you're looking almost at right angles to the illuminating rays." Panorama stitched from images photographed at the same time, the same date and the same place. 

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