Spirit rappings

August 20, 1852, Wednesday Page 2 of the New York Times, 695 words Mr. ORVILLE HATCH, of Franklin, Conn., has become insane, he having devoted considerable attention to the subject of Spirit Rappings. Mr. HATCH is a farmer, and has been instrumental in introducing many important improvements in agriculture into the town in which he […]

William Litten song

This post is a recording of a fast and furious guitar performance of a fiddle tune called “Kiss My Lady” which was transcribed in 1800 (or so) by a ship’s musician named William Litten. Musically I wanted something energetic and raw. I didn’t care about mistakes except if they were bad enough to really mar […]

Ella Waltz 06032007

This post is a recording of the composition Ella Waltz by D.E. Jannon, which was published in 1854. MP3: Lucas Gonze — Ella Waltz Ogg Vorbis: Lucas Gonze — Ella Waltz It is the third of a set of three waltzes by D.E. Jannon. I have also blogged recordings of Amy Waltz and Carrie Waltz. […]

Crazy_Arms_Lucas_CC_SA

Click To Play This is an experiment I’m doing with Jay Dedman. He made the video, I made the music. Jay Dedman hooked up my 2 spirit of gods music with his crazy arms videoblog entry. In the posting that started the thread, he had a licensing problem with music: After posting my video today […]

2 spirit of gods

This is two guitar instrumental versions of the Mormon hymn “Spirit of God.” Neither has much of a godly spirit to it. I like them for the phrasing. For more information on this hymn see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_God_Like_a_Fire_Is_Burning. I learned the tune from sheet music at Mutopia. I blogged a previous version of it on 12/3/2006. These […]