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Anything Goes! / Re: Introducing Albanian music
« Last post by Eleftarios on Today at 06:01:09 PM »
Sunrise, I can't begin to express my gratitude for your posts. I'll be going through all the music posts here for a few weeks probably, there are so many. In the meantime, your story about the wedding should be the subject of the next great novel. Or HBO production, or something. Thank you for enriching my life with such great stories.
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And for the other tunes, the greek gig I do approaches those in a a gonzo way: We don't play Zorba  -- period; Miserlou is only recognized here as a surf guitar hit so we don't have to play that either; N.O.S. is reserved for late in the evening when the Metaxa has taken full effect, and we just do a drunken thread of it for the gringo audience, followed by "Cloudy Sunday" for the greeks, then call it a night. Any greek in the audience will sing Cloudy Sunday, maybe soto voce if alone, but usually 2 or more greeks are present and throw money at us and cry. We call it the national anthem.

Sounds like fun!
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And for the other tunes, the greek gig I do approaches those in a a gonzo way: We don't play Zorba  -- period; Miserlou is only recognized here as a surf guitar hit so we don't have to play that either; N.O.S. is reserved for late in the evening when the Metaxa has taken full effect, and we just do a drunken thread of it for the gringo audience, followed by "Cloudy Sunday" for the greeks, then call it a night. Any greek in the audience will sing Cloudy Sunday, maybe soto voce if alone, but usually 2 or more greeks are present and throw money at us and cry. We call it the national anthem.
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Hey Kalakos those were great hits! Kinda makes me wonder about cross fertilization between east and west to hear German music follow that 3+3+2+2 metre. Almost Bulgarian ruchenitsa (3+3+2+3).

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Anything Goes! / Re: Introducing Albanian music
« Last post by Sunrise on Today at 12:00:55 PM »
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Anything Goes! / Re: Introducing Albanian music
« Last post by Sunrise on Today at 11:59:15 AM »
@Aorta

I know. Even the lyrics don't match.

I have to say that these "most viewed songs" usually have poor lyrics.

Of all those writing lyrics today, he is among the most poetic, i think (on the internet you can find lyrics translated to English).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVbfIl56C5Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq2lW1eXdTw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRNGcH8n7aU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZYMpCE8b1U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tm3hYJDrB0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAwc5F5Mm6w

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Loved that Kalakos! The first tune popped up as "Unavailable" but the second played. Very refreshing to hear the real thing.


Higher up in this thread someone mentioned that Beer Barrel Polka was derived from Rosamunde. Yes that's true as far as I understand. Nonetheless, the BB Polka in my part of the world is nothing more than a parody of German folk music. If I played an Arabic tune in the same spirit of inciting excessive drinking, the entire internet would be ready to heap approbations on me. We're not allowed to use the wrong language when talking about all the newcomers of recent years, but after more than 75 years it still seems acceptable to turn German culture into a drunken bacchanal every autumn, while the rest of the year looking at it solely around the magnetic Nazi pole that's portrayed daily on the History Channel. Germany is a great deal more than those few unfortunate years that have cast a shadow over the last century of euro-centric history books.


Sorry all if I appear to be on a rant, it just hurts me to see my my family's history turned into a cartoon of beer and sausage and vomit every autumn.

I understand what you mean! Similarly, I get sick of requests for "Never On Sunday," "Miserlou," and "Zorba!"

Anyway I don't know why that video won't play for you, but here's another couple:

https://youtu.be/Fq-hjwDeJ5A

https://youtu.be/DfHcrsAygmU

There are many other different tunes, with different combinations of ¾ and 2/4 measures. Lots of fun for the dancers! "Eisenkeilnest" is my favorite Zwiefacher dance tune, but this is another melody used when I first learned the Zweifacher dances back around 1960.
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Loved that Kalakos! The first tune popped up as "Unavailable" but the second played. Very refreshing to hear the real thing.


Higher up in this thread someone mentioned that Beer Barrel Polka was derived from Rosamunde. Yes that's true as far as I understand. Nonetheless, the BB Polka in my part of the world is nothing more than a parody of German folk music. If I played an Arabic tune in the same spirit of inciting excessive drinking, the entire internet would be ready to heap approbations on me. We're not allowed to use the wrong language when talking about all the newcomers of recent years, but after more than 75 years it still seems acceptable to turn German culture into a drunken bacchanal every autumn, while the rest of the year looking at it solely around the magnetic Nazi pole that's portrayed daily on the History Channel. Germany is a great deal more than those few unfortunate years that have cast a shadow over the last century of euro-centric history books.


Sorry all if I appear to be on a rant, it just hurts me to see my my family's history turned into a cartoon of beer and sausage and vomit every autumn.
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