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Experimental Electronic cd (57 Minutes)



This Album is not now available for sale, but you can hear the samples below.

However, if you want to pay me for my time I'll get the files to you. If you want to partner to produce an album or some other method of delivery I'm open to that also. tru keesey at verizon dot net.


[Tale of "Way Out There"]





In March 2002, the memory in Nick's groove box was nearly full of songs. Nick had recorded some of them from the groove box to audiotape for samples to show to local people in Frostburg. Several of the people requested to be able to buy the first cd.

I, Nick, was impatient to get something into their hands, yet the people who were recording and mastering the music (Dan Merrill, Mike Folk, and Jon Felton) were not keeping up with my production rate.

So I took the groove box to the studio of film-maker, Marc, and recorded most of the tunes in the groove box into his computer, from which he burned a cd.

Some of the tunes were made to be solos, others were to accompany singing. I changed each of the accompaniments to make them a little more like solos,

and shortened them in some cases.

I designed an insert for the jewel case, and Marc executed it in his photo shop software. Some of the design decisions were made by discussion between us.

Clockwise from the upper left, the people in the photos are: Myself in red; Jason Arnold, mayoral candidate for Frostburg (the photo was shot on election day, about 1998);

Annie Meecham, Briget Beres, and Cassen Pjura, former FSU students from around Towson, MD; the male Holloway children of Ralph Webb's Trailer Court near to Burlington, WV; some belligerent priest. Please note that the chiefest figure in each photo is wearing the team's color.

The title WAY OUT THERE came from a restaurant assistant manager, Brian Morton.

When I suggested to him that his cruelty and bullying toward defenseless employees would result in bad karma, he said, "You're way out there." Thus, being "way out there" means being kind and merciful.


Nick's Experimental Electronic Music 55 minutes, 15 tracks.

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ORIGINALS AND TRADITIONALS. Some of the traditionals have been so "electronicized" that they are unrecognizable. See if you can identify what was the original tune.


1) Kitty Kat's Dance (original)

2) William the Conqueror (original) mp3

3) Scotland the Brave sound clip

4) Anthony Wayne mp3
    Anthony Wayne mp3

5) Fairest Lo'ward Jesus

6) Old Hundred  mp3
    Old Hundred  mp3

7) Dancing Whales (original) mp3 sound clip

8) He Leadeth Me mp3 sound clip

9) Medley - Our Lo'ward Jesus Christ,
    All Creatures of Our God and King

10) Jumbo Johnnie Variation (original) mp3 sound clip

11) Hygienic Celebration (original)

12) Jumbo Johnnie Variation (original) mp3 sound clip

13) Immortal and Visible

14) Jumbo Johnnie Variation (original)

15) Robin Hood and the Widow's Three Sons (tune original) mp3  sound clip



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Erik the VERMILION * @ Clairvoyance * 53 Meshach Frost * Frostburg * MD * 21532 * USA