KITCHEN MESA Here is the Kitchen Mesa video I put together for Ghost Ranch Multi Media, whom I will join for the 4th time this October in their annual New Mexico retreat. That’s me on bass playing Cierva, one of the themes from Song of the Balcones.
Cierva is one of the themes of Song of the Balcones. On April 25, 1831, James Bowie married Maria Ursula Veramendi, daughter of the vice-governor of Coahuila-Texas. According to legend, Bowie also took a Native American bride, daughter of Apache chief Xolic. I have given this maiden the name Cierva. Since her story is tragic, this music ends in lament. During a KUT-FM broadcast in 1988, I heard Beth Kelly sing the Native American song that I adapt here. My first attempt at ProTools, this recording serves as sound track for the Kitchen Mesa video of the Ghost Ranch Multi Media Group. I will post improved recordings of Cierva.
Cierva Keeper Track mp3 – approx 90 seconds
Twenty years since that terrible night. Where is the justice? Listen to this elegy,
I Can’t Believe It’s You Girls track 3, Rugged Trumpet (MP3 4:40)
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You could see drought all the way from Austin to the barrier dunes of Malaquite Beach at the northern end of Padre Island National Park. Couldn’t find a single crab, last year’s BP oil spill maybe? Where I pitched the tent, … Continue reading
Beach Fire track 4 Rugged Trumpet (MP3 2:44)
The header is a photo I shot last August at Malaquite (4 syllables, pronounce final e) Beach on the national seashore at the north end of Padre Island. I camp there every summer during a full moon. Often the closest neighbor is a mile away. Let’s talk about low stress beach camping. What’s your favorite beach?