Saturday, August 31, 2013

Frederic McCubbin - "The Pioneers"

I first saw this as a very small, low res reproduction, but the position of his hand immediately made me think he was holding a pipe.  For a super-high-res version in which the pipe is clearly visible, go here.  Found at the old Ear-Trumpet.

Wikipedia:  Frederick McCubbin

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Virginia Company - "Tobacco's But An Indian Weed"

I was sent on an unexpected journey through YouTube today by my friend Brer, who posted the lyrics to an old song called Nottingham Ale.  Wishing to actually hear it, I looked it up on YouTube and found that a helpful user over there had uploaded almost the entire discography of a band called The Virginia Company.  It was hard to find much about them.  Their albums are listed at Amazon but only as collectibles, and they seem to have no internet presence at all--a hard thing to believe these days.

Anyway, I was delighted to see that they have recorded "Tobacco's But An Indian Weed."  I mentioned this song quite some time ago here, in a post about Burl Ives.  So here it is.