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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Free MP3 - Monahan's Mudders Milk

It all began three years ago when I was introduced to Firefly, a Sci Fi Western by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I became a huge fan. The TV series is still one of my most-watched DVDs. One of my favorite episodes is "Jaynestown" where the ruffian Jayne Cobb becomes a folk hero with his own folk song, "Hero of Canton".

I loved it so much, I wanted to write my own Firefly song, but I was too busy watching the show to really spend any time writing about it. Then I was inspired to write "She Said Her Name Was Saffron" for a contest last year. I hoped more songs would come. It didn't until a couple weeks ago. I finally decided I was gonna write a song about mudder's milk, the alcoholic drink from "Jaynestown". The song evolved into a worker's rights folk song ala Woodie Guthrie. I recorded it, and for the icing on the cake, I got a bunch of Firefly fans to sing back up in the chorus, the way a good drinking song should be sung.
"Monahan's Mudders Milk"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Firefly Drinking Songs (or some other yet to be named CD)
Read Lyrics: "Monahan's Mudders Milk" Lyrics

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Free MP3 - Kitty's Rambles/Dowd's 9 Lives/Jenny's Chickens

When I decided to put together my cat CDs, my goal was to serve up a delicious blend of traditional Irish music, but make it about cats. So I picked some of the best Celtic musicians in Austin to help me record these albums. This set of tunes starts was picked by fiddler Christopher Buckley of The Tea Merchants. It starts with a bouncy jig and busts into a couple rockin' reels. Even with an autoharp it comes across sounding totally tradlicious.
"Kitty's Rambles/Dowd's 9 Lives/Jenny's Chickens"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Whiskers in the Jar: Irish Songs for Cat Lovers
Read Lyrics: n/a

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Free MP3 - The Lusty Young Sith

Two years ago, Diane Frost sent me a funny parody of "Lusty Young Smith". It was too funny to pass up. It included first favorite Sci Fi genre, Star Wars, and it beautifully capture the original song, except it is about a battle between a Jedi and Sith. Way cool! I recorded this for my upcoming CD, What Color Is Your Dragon?. Coming soon to a galaxy far, far away.
"The Lusty Young Sith"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: What Color Is Your Dragon? Folk Music with Delusions of Grandeur
Read Lyrics: "The Lusty Young Sith" Lyrics

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Free MP3 - Song of Assisi

During Spring Break in 1990, my mom and I went on a pilgrimage of the art of Piero della Francesca. We followed his art around Italy, culminating in a stop in Assisi. I don't know what it was about the town, but upon entering, and throughout the visit, I was filled with a blissful sense of peace and joy.

It is 18 years later, and I still remember the feeling I had in that town. While watching Rick Steves talk about the Assisi, I was left longing. So I picked up my autoharp and shared my feelings. Upon completion I asked my fans and friends what the song should be called. They voted, and it was named "Song of Assisi". I hope you share in the magic of my experience, and one day have the joy of visiting it too. The song will appear on a CD of instrumental autoharp music.
"Song of Assisi"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Autoharp Instrumentals (name TBD)
Read Lyrics: n/a

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