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album: Big Wheel In The Sky
track 1: 3:26 I Dance My Way To You (Prelude)
track 2: 4:14 FortyTwoYearsAgo v2
track 3: 4:18 Grace
track 4: 3:38 I Never Thought
track 5: 2:55 No For Won Won
track 6: 5:57 We're Circling The Drain
track 7: 6:12 Dump
track 8: 4:52 I Don't Know
track 9: 4:48 Milling Molecules
track 10: 4:29 We Hardly Live Our Lives
track 11: 3:15 Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
track 12: 2:22 Jabber
track 13: 3:32 Spiritus Felis
track 14: 7:52 SkyWind
track 15: 3:10 Teardrop
track 16: 7:00 Unwinding Time II
track 17: 5:13 Remodel
track 18: 5:36 I Dance My Way To You
track 19: 4:05 Celebrate Always
track 20: 4:07 It's Time To Roll
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for the Hallowe'en Challenge 2009
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`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Jabberwocky: Lewis Carroll

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Uploaded: Oct 07, 2009 - 07:56:55 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 12:10:30 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 10:04:31 AM
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Halloween-2009-Challenge said 2934 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Very cool
excellent reading my friend with just enough mystery and dread in the music to make it scary.

sloparts said 2934 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
I like this Bill
I like the reading and the soft, but chilling music in the background. Nice production with a good clean vocal, like a great Martini, not to dry and not to wet.

Love it Bill

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dave_b said 2934 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Studied this one in school as a kid, and always liked it. Nice job with the reading, and the music definitely suited the subject matter. Don't get the cover art though... Are those slithy toves or is it an aerial shot of a wabe :)
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SmokeyVW said 2934 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
i almost understand this poem - yet i don't. you know....


well... so... i changed the pic - suppose that's a wabe? i dunno!

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mybravedesign said 2934 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
loved this the first time i read it... awesome with the impending doom behind you....
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Outtaorbit said 2934 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
This is pretty cool.......
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DWL said 2934 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Great poem and a great treament
Nice work.


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Ex_Silentio said 2933 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Perfect for a cold Halloween brillig
Clever and creepy. Well done.
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Moviz said 2932 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
listening to this.... the backing created just the right atmosphere for the words.... just loved the reading, especially of those almost unpronounceable words, which hold such meaning in a poem such as this, cheers M
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MarkHolbrook said 2920 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
I have always
liked this poem... I used to listen to it on the original Ambrosia album.

Nice rendition!
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PaulaMunk said 2915 days ago (October 26th, 2009)
Bill, my son
has this memorized to this day. Nicely done. Thanks.
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mr_mordenus said 2914 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
I may go to hell for saying this
...but there's something almost Dr. Suessian about this - not the 'kid friendly' Dr. Suess, but some alternate-reality Hellraiser Dr. Suess, where the weird birdlike creatures with big beaks and oily plumage have oversized teeth that chitter and chatter and gnaw on bone.....

I can see a gentle man reading this in some hellish landscape where creatures too hideous to even glance at - to even *comprehend* - flap past with leathery wings, and then the gentle man looks up from the book, smiles, and you slowly realize that this nice man with the gentle, kind voice is even more sinister than the creatures around him...

Wicked good reading!
maxruehl said 2911 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
I Saw
Michael Hedges do this live. It was nowhere near as sinister as this version. Very nice, Bill.:)
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Doug Somers said 2910 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
What a great sound bed
This so supports the reading of the poem, but in a way that I have never felt about this work before. I always took it (in school) to be silly fun, a notch up from Dr. Suess. But not after your rendering. Your use of the misty melding of tones, voices, and other sounds is really powerful here, and the choice of keeping them low in the mix makes them all the more dreamlike, if not nightmarish - did we really hear what we thought we did?

What did you use for the female choir? Jampack?

Very cool!

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Jarvoid said 2909 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Lewis Carrol
would greatly appreciate this I think,very good rendition and great creepy background
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