doctorow — 2014-06-13T21:00:32-04:00 — #1
glitch — 2014-06-13T21:34:51-04:00 — #2
"Machines were mice and men were lions, once upon a time.
But now that it's the opposite, it's twice upon a time."
prestonsturges — 2014-06-13T22:01:00-04:00 — #3
I always figured Moondog was the inspiration of the guy in the viking helmet in the Natalie Portman SNL rap video. I think he sort of became an archetypal figure and many people don't know where it came from.
miles_rinehart — 2014-06-14T11:16:57-04:00 — #4
Incredible! I've been waiting for this for a long time!
noddy93 — 2014-06-14T23:53:45-04:00 — #5
thanks Cory... love Moondog and happily chipped in some cash. Sadly the KS isn't going so well so perhaps a Monday bump would help. As with politics... I doubt if Friday is the biggest of days at Boing Boing.
jlargentaye — 2014-06-15T02:15:15-04:00 — #6
I discovered Moondog through the hit track "Get a Move On" by Mr Scruff, which sampled Moondog's "Bird's Lament".
Here, have Another remix by Henrik Shwarz
ahmed_sayid — 2014-06-15T05:35:07-04:00 — #7
this made a couple of my days!
joseph_byrd — 2014-06-16T20:33:01-04:00 — #8
I knew Moondog. But I was a fan of his first 10" LP of children's music. He chose an unknown struggling actress named Julie Andrews. Alas, the 10" is gone. But I hope you have the music.
As to "knowing" him, he and I took the same subway to Manhattan in 1960. He was intimidating, maybe 6'6", in full Viking regalia, including a spear that was 3" diameter. But that was a different time, an age when you could actually go up to someone famous and initiate a conversation. (Those initiations was not always gladly received, however.) He and I had several conversations, but I was involved in experimental music - the FLUXUS group - and he was a loner, who only used his own instruments, so they didn't go anywhere. Also he was, should I say, "spiritual", and I was a radical. But he was a sweet, gentle soul. Whenever, thereafter, I would see him on 6th Avenue, I'd go say hi, and he always remembered my name!
Please let me know how to make a modest contribution to your project. I'm not seeing a link.
mlieberman — 2014-06-17T17:30:15-04:00 — #9
You can donate to the Kickstarter account by going here:
joseph_byrd — 2014-06-18T00:03:44-04:00 — #10
Please SOMEONE create a PayPal or other account into which this kickstart can be made to happen. I can't find a donation link. If I'm having trouble donating, how are hundreds of others?
doctorow — 2014-06-18T21:00:39-04:00 — #11
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