Have you ever been in that limbo place where you are between wakefulness and sleep? Have you ever had a song stuck in your head during that time? I have, every night it would seem, and I have given it a name : Limbo Jam.
I have noticed that there are three types of this “Limbo Jam”: What’s that song, Remember when, and Did you catch that.
“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
A song for the ages. It still has meaning to us even though it was written in the late ’60s.
This melancholy song is the definition of “timeless”.
The song had worldwide success.
For the Weekly Writing Challenge: Backwards I have decided to tell you the story of my love for music and how I became infatuated with ethnomusicology.
It has not ended, so I guess I start in the midst of the story. The end is at the beginning.
“Putnam’s Camp, Redding, Connecticut” is a very complex piece of music. While classical in nature, it is a good example of American folk music as well. It was written by Charles Ives in the 1910’s.
The YouTube video is of “Putnam’s Camp” performed by the Leicestershire Schools Symphony.
This part of the composition “Three Place in New England” is simulating what three marching bands sound like as they converge on town square.
The dissonance is created by multiple factions of the orchestra playing against each other.
Ives quotes many American patriotic tunes in this piece to add to the realism of a Fourth of July celebration.