Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Who's Gonna Let It Roll? Unorganized Hancock, Of Course

My boys are making their way through their list of requests. Here's one for my friend Bird Dog over at the aptly named Maggie's Farm: Bob Dylan's Minstrel Boy. Got good taste in everything but friends, that guy does.

If you'd like to throw our minstrel boys a coin, there's a PayPal button at the top of the right column. Any amount over a buck will work. Many thanks to everyone that gave already; we've purchased a PA system for the boys that will arrive later this week. No more singing through a bass amp!

[Update: Thanks, Karen M.(via mail!) and Lorraine! Thanks, Kathleen! Thanks Cynthia!] Up-update: Thanks, Michael, for your coins and your kind words]

16 comments:

Tom Francis said...

I just showed this to a couple of friends of mine and they laughed as hard as I did.

That was terrific. Well done. BD should be happy with that one.

Casey Klahn said...

These are getting really good.
Hats off!

Leslie said...

I don't know, that seemed pretty organized. And, I loved it. Smiled through the whole thing.

Russell said...

Bravo!

The boys are now producing the best music videos I've seen in many a long year. And I'm old enough to remember when MTV started.

The handwritten forms? Brilliant!

vanderleun said...

".... we've purchased a PA system for the boys that will arrive later this week. "

Well, there goes the neighborhood.

benjaminthomas said...

I second the comments above -- the quality of the musicianship is now being rivaled by the creativity of the music video productions. Bravo!

Golden West said...

Loved it!

Thud said...

Best yet!

RonF said...

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/duxbury/2012/11/25/eighteenth-century-woodworker-shop-found-duxbury-said-one-kind/uzWst9in35bHgVoobDS5xK/story.html

At least someone realizes that the history of working wood with your hands is worth preserving.

Dinah in Missouri said...

Those boys are so darned cute I can't stand it! And they are becoming great showmen. I love BD but not Dylan particularly...but did enjoy this video. Inventive, clever and.....cute! [can I have The Spare for a while?]

SippicanCottage said...

Hi Dinah- Many thanks!

I'm sorry, but we're currently trying to sell the little one to the circus, or maybe some gypsies, or perhaps a vivisectionist. If they don't want him, you can have him.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've graduated to 4- or 8-track???
Nice
D

Anonymous said...

You realize you're almost at 1000 views for Everybody Talks, right?
300 was me, but even still-
D

Anonymous said...

Haha the Maine Ingredient

SippicanCottage said...

Hi Dave- Good catch. The kids are using a small multitrack recording device for this song. The song was played and sung live, all at once, and The Heir overdubbed the guitar solo. They've now got a proper PA, thanks to everyone's generosity, and will start singing through it now.

The stat counter for YouTube views is a little odd. It only counts views on YouTube itself, and maybe embedded views if the user is currently logged to YouTube while watching elsewhere. You can safely add at least one zero to the statistical views. I think Buddy Holly was viewed over 20,000 times, but it says 2,000 on YouTube's counter. I'm sure it got a thousand views from my blog alone, and it was embedded all over the place.

Anon- If the kids didn't already have the best band name ever, that would be it.

Anonymous said...

Everybody Plays the Fool
and anon wuz me
D