Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dudes With 'uds: OudProff Does an Om Kalsoum Tune (Part 1 of 3)

The tune is called Fakkaroni ("They Reminded Me...").

Dudes With 'uds: Jassim AL Arroug Plays a Faruk Turunz double soundboard Oud

All you need to do is listen. Just listen.

'uds are big honkin' suckers. And since they're fretless like violins and violas, it takes years just to be simply competent. This vid is just one example.

Enjoy, y'all.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The Occasional Rant:
Polite Country, Aren't We?

We're so polite no-one would ever think about messing with us, eh?

Otherwise, someone might wind up losing his head.


By now, the whole world knows that Canada is a great country to live in.

A safe place full of peace loving peoples and knife wielding psychos.

Because where else can you feel safe riding a bus anywhere, let alone drive one in any given city?

Consider the fact that our crime rates are always falling.

Even the fictional Ministry of Truth in Orwell's "1984" (a very prophetic book, IMO) couldn't come up with anything sunnier than what StatsCan™ would cook up on any given day.

Yes, kids - this is shaping up to be one HELL of a summer here in the Great White North.

Thank fuck.