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Thread #20699   Message #216839
Posted By: Rick Fielding
24-Apr-00 - 12:10 AM
Thread Name: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Subject: RE: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Didn't mean to be "snippy" "T". Was just kidding. Actually the desire of so many folks to give that "ancient mystique" to an obviously more recent form of music, strikes me as how I felt when I first watched the Robin Hood TV series. Even though I was only about 11 years old, when they started singing "Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen etc." I knew I liked it better than Sinatra, Crosby, and Patti Page...and probably thought "Wow, those people in King Richard the Lionheart's time had great songs!!"

Re. the pipes in "Braveheart" (a truly awful flick in my humble opinion)

A few years ago when they were making an Ozzie mini series with Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward and Brian Browne called the "Thornbirds", Henry Mancini was looking for "authentic Oz music". I guess he didn't like digeridoos, but he heard a tape of Ry Cooder playing Appalaichian dulcimer and decided "That's my idiginous Australian sound"! And it was!

Rick