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Tunages and Songwiches

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tony's tunages

tony's tunages

For those who didn’t know, I am also a musician.

I have created a new web page to promote my music.

I started playing guitar at the ripe old age of 13 (nearly 30 years ag0, so you’d think I’d know what I was doing by now). My guitar playing is influenced by Jerry Garcia, Bruce Cockburn, James Taylor, The Edge, Peter Buck, Johnny Marr, and others. I enjoy music as far ranging as baroque to bluegrass, Swedish death metal to Gregorian chants, numerous forms of folk music, punk music, rock music, ambient electronic music, industrial, dubstep, and a thousand other varieties of music from around the world, etc. I just LOVE music!

Being the tinkerer I am with computers, I have also recently begun creating electronic music.

Elektronika elektronika by tony-baldwin-1

It will come as no suprise to you that the above tunages were all created with free/open source software, especially LMMS – Linux MultiMedia Studio and Rosegarden (mostly lmms), on Debian GNU/Linux systems.


And here we have some acoustic music I have created over the years (plus one tribute to Jerry Garcia, played by me). acoustika by tony-baldwin-1

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November 24, 2011 at 7:24 am

Art & Music of Tony Baldwin

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July 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Art and Music of Tony Baldwin

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July 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

Merry Christmas / Feliz Natal / Feliz Navidad / Joyeux Noël

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December 24, 2010 at 11:22 am

Sláinte chugat : Happy St. Patty's!

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Great stuff from Ireland:
First a poem from Irishman, W.B. Yeats:
The Stolen Child

WHERE dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim gray sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Away with us he’s going,
The solemn-eyed:
He’ll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest.
For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than he can understand.

The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats, one of my favorite poets of all times…

Now some great music:

Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues

Great music! I saw the Waterboys in some tiny club in Chicago, on tour for this ablum back in about 1989, I believe, with my good friend, Harry,
while I was out in Indiana, attending Purdue University. The show was phenomenal. This is truly amazing music! This particular album includes the musical rendering of Yeat’s Stolen Child which I posted earlier from youtube.

And now a couple of great books:

How the Irish Save Civilization: The Untold Story of the Irish role in the Fall of the Roman Empire and the Rise of Medieval Europe

Beginner’s Gaelic (Hippocrene Beginners Language Series)

Saol fada chugat


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March 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

Julieta Venegas – Otra Cosa

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Julieta Venegas - Otra Cosa


Julieta Venegas’ new disc, Otra Cosa was released today!


I’m listening now, and, it’s AWESOME!!!
Perhaps later I’ll give a more complete review…right now, I’m too busy working, and, ENJOYING THIS MUSIC!

Okay, I’m back to give you my thoughts on “Otra Cosa” after listening to the disc no less than 3 times in its entirety today.
On one hand, with the name “Otra Cosa” (meaning [an]Other Thing in English), one might expect something a little different, something surprising and new.
The truth is, however, that Julieta has not, in this latest disc, deviated from the path that has already made her a great success.
Of course, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
“Otra Cosa” (other thing) is replete with the same well-crafted, catchy, smart tunes we’ve come to expect from Mexican pop-star and super-cutie, Julieta Venegas. It’s GREAT music with catchy, witty, fun, heartfelt, and sometimes insightful lyrics.
Existing fans will NOT be disappointed, no horrific departures from the know or unpleasant suprises. Just the same great stuff.
When those new to Julieta’s music hear this disc and experience what they’ve been missing, they will be wondering why they hadn’t already become fans long ago. For those who are new to Julieta’s great, latin-american, alt-pop tunes, I also highly recomment her prior albums, Si (my favorite, Latin Grammy winner in 2004), Limón y Sal (2 Grammy in 06/07), Bueninvento, and, of course, her live/acoustic disc with MTV Unplugged (2 Latin Grammies in 08), (including a not to be missed track that she recorded live with Brazilian pop-legend, Marisa Monte. Two such beautiful, talented singers on stage together = w0w!). Julieta has taken home no less than 5 Grammies and 3 MTV awards for her previous efforts, so, you know they are well worth a listen.



learn more about Julieta Venegas at Wikipedia.

(Mis amigos de ja sabem que Julieta será mi futura esposa…pena que Julietia todavía no sabe…)

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March 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

Tréboles – Rock desde Chile

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estes huevones son amigos míos.

These guys are friends of mine in Santiago, Chile.
They rock, and there are other Tréboles (means “clover”) videos on youtube.


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February 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

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