On Songs to Bike to 101 (pt III)


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Sunday and Monday were rainy mornings–torrential rainy mornings.  This morning dawned bright and cool and windy, with crazy clouds scudding across a deep blue sky.  I made really good time:  it was perfect riding weather.

 

The song this morning, as I became aware of it at Simpson’s Corner on the Tour de Dixmont, was “Spirit of Dust” from Oysterband’s newest CD, Diamonds on the Water.  I have two versions of it on my iPod–a live version they performed on a radio show before the CD’s release, and the one on the CD itself.  It was the latter playing in my head, especially the ending, with John Jones and Rowan Godel playing off each other’s voices, and Alan Prosser’s counterpoint behind them both.

Here you go:

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