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Blind Orion
The Lesl & Mike duo from college. Mike put our music from the local folk venues onto tape, before that sort of thing was routinely being done. Mike: arranger, vocals, lead guitar, electric bass. Lesl: composer, vocals, second guitar, fingerpicking.
Acoustic - Acoustic Folk
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Lesl Harker & Mike Metz
1972 Lesl Harker & Mike Metz
December 05, 2003
MP3 2.7 MB
128 kbps bitrate
2:58 minutes
Story behind the song
It was a home-grown affair. Mike took the music we played in the college coffeehouses and local folk venues, and with a lot of ingenuity, put it onto tape, mistakes and all. This one was recorded at ODO studios in NYC by a soup-kitchen full of recording engineer students. Inspired by the painting "Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun", 1658, by Nicolas Poussin [French Baroque Era Painter, 1594-1665]. See the painting, online at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

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