16 January 2010
What a treat.
Tobi Ruhland plays the hammered dulcimer.
He's a DJ on Zündfunk, a "youth/scene" focused program on ever excellent Bayern 2 radio.
I'm wildly outside their demographic target market, but I listen anyway....
He takes his dulcimer along to interviews.
I have NO idea what musicians think when this dude fronts up with an instrument that dates back to the Babylonian Empire, but it does seem to break the ice....
He also keeps promises.
Mrs jb heard something on the radio a while back.
Tobi mailed back with a link to the program.
Mrs jb said she'd like to hear some more.
Tobi said he'd love to burn a CD.
This is it.
Introduction - Akron/Family
Ring of fire - RWF
Introduction - Coco Rosie
Jesus loves me - Coco Rosie
Kids - RWF
Take advantage - Lou Barlow
Two weeks - Grizzly Bear
New York, I love you - RWF
All in the very finest tradition of David Lindley and Henry Kaiser with Rakoto Frah
You Done Me Wrong - A World Out Of Time - Rakoto Frah with Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
When I heard Tobi and Lou Barlow on the show the other day, I was convinced it was Don McGlashan
Take advantage - Lou Barlow - Goodnight Unknown
This is London - Don McGlashan - Warm Hand
Plus some Grizzly Bear/Two Weeks for comparison.
Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear - Live on Letterman
Two Weeks - Ruby Weapon
Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
I think they're missing something.
Maybe a hammered dulcimer....?