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January 24, 2008

Moon Over Miami

Here's a Youtube video of my buddy Randall Throckmorton and I playing what very well might be the world's first bandoneon and banjo-ukulele duet. Randall and I have dayjobs at Minnesota Public Radio. Our company has a Christmas party / talent show every year and this was our song this year.

Many years ago, Randall and I were in a band called The Deadly Nightshade Family Singers, where we played an odd mix of styles we called "Modern Parlor Music". We used to play Moon Over Miami from time to time. Randall has an amazing ability to mangle the lyrics to any song and come up with something even better. The bridge to Moon Over Miami has the line "Hark to the sounds of the smiling troubadours/ Hark to the throbbing guitars". On one memorable performance, Randall sang the words "Throbbing troubadours" and the band nearly broke up laughing. We almost called our last album Throbbing Troubadours but we thought better of it.

Posted by bbarnes at January 24, 2008 2:57 PM