Friday, September 29, 2006

Sea Songs: REAL Sea Songs

After reading about the album Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys on NPR, I spent more about 15 minutes to figure out how to listen to a sample from this album at (apparently clicking on the "Click here to listen" link wasn't enough for this technically-challenged sailor).

Luckily, NPR provided me with another link that DID work for me, and it brought me to a cools site called, where you can legally download this tune for free.

Best of all, because you put up with the hassle of reading about my hassle, I'll save you the hassle and give you the direct link to the page with the song, 'Mingulay Boat Song' featuring Richard Thompson on Richard Thompson on vocals and guitar. Careful - once you go this page, clicking the song name opens it in Quicktime by default for me, which I don't usually like but it played rather quickly. If you click on the link title "CD 1 & 2 Medley" you'll hear samples from most of the songs on this most excellent album.

Oh, and of course you can learn A LOT more about the entire album at NPR or at

Did I mention that both Sting and Bono also appear on this album?

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