Friday, February 17, 2017

Wild boar: Carols & music, "singing the Boar's Head Carol?", folk rock music, Steeleye Span and the Grateful Dead, How to inform World University and School degrees with the freedom, space and jamming of the Grateful Dead (accrediting on MIT OCW in 7 languages) - say in 36 courses over 4 years for a free CC OCW undergraduate degree {and also from a meditative, serene and centered place, too}?, Stanford comes closest to this vision in my experience and today too, Jerry House there, More about the Grateful Dead and Stanford, Deadheads and ecstasy ~ X CHEMISTRY? ~Garcia & Weir on Letterman 4-13-1982, NY, NY … @HarbinBook ~GD at Harbin in '70s, Steeleye Span played Stanford in the 1970s at least twice - reviews from the Stanford Daily!

Hi M,

Are you an appreciator of the following carol, which email I just shared with the UU choir email list:

"[UUCPA Choir] singing the Boar's Head Carol?

Hi, Bruce and All,

Am really enjoying in an ongoing way Steeleye Span singing the Boar's Head Carol (from the '70s) -
Steeleye Span The Boar's head Carol - and wonder if there might be an opportunity to explore singing it together somewhat in the manner of Steeleye Span in the next months, or next Xmas even, for example, since it's a Christmas Carol? I would be of the veggie persuasion (for that most Scottish of dishes' haggis too!) these days

(It's not the Beach Boys for perfect harmonies, S, but we could possibly explore singing them too!)

I found this sheet music on the web for it (but don't know about whether it would work for UUCPA) -

Singing specific music for bliss generation? C'est possible? Quelle musique?

See you soon.

Musical cheers,

Heading soon to choir ... and then to bed (woke up at 5 so je suis fatigue:)

How was your day?


Thanks for choir yesterday, Bruce and All, 

Have been exploring "singing the Boar's Head Carol" ...  traveled a little further with musical envisioning re "Boar's Head Carol" here - - and a wee bit in the direction of Stanford and the Grateful Dead musically ... the Letterman interview here from 1982 is great ... and check out great Steeleye Span reviews (as well as the PDFs of the whole Stanford Daily papers from the 1970s)  ... how to bring together "Boar's Head Carol," one's own singing group {UUCPA}, Stanford and Grateful Dead ? (just thinking a little bit out of the box) ...  who's composing musically and chorally among us?

Musical cheers, 


Steeleye Span

Boar's Head Carol -

Carol (music) -

Christmas carol -

To "carol" means to "sing" too ...

Good Morning, M,

What are some of your favorite carols? I like carols a lot, and like to sing them, but haven't explored this very much at all - i.e. singing, thinking about them, thinking about why they're lovely, how
to sing them in new ways even. (While I really like the way Steeleye Span sings the Boar's Head carol, it's also a history and event that is a bit grisly from my current perspective).

Am appreciating the Grateful Dead (from the 60s and 70s in particularly) much, in an ongoing way, these days too (see my blog about them as well) and appreciate where they took blues and bluegrass music ... and ballads - to the space and jamming and even bliss generation place - and continue to wonder too how to create in new ways, inspired by them and, I suppose, rock and roll ... and wonder how to create further with carols and especially Scottish Country Dance music. Folk rock - like Steeleye Span - also innovated on musical forms that came before them - ballads, British folk music plus ...

What are you up to today? (How are you doing with wading in paperwork?) And what are some of your thoughts about carols, music and singing?

L, S

How to inform World University and School degrees - - with the freedom, space and jamming, focus and creativity +++, of the Grateful Dead (accrediting on MIT OCW in 7 languages) - say in 36 courses over 4 years for a free CC OCW undergraduate degree, Stanford comes closest to this vision in my experience and today too

{and also from a meditative, serene and centered place, too}?

The above got me searching searching for more about the Grateful Dead and Stanford just now - an ethnographic interest of mine - and the Stanford house for students - Lamba Nu - became "Jerry House" named after the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, and re sleep research at Stanford too, from at least the 1970s ...

Media advisory: Jan. 28 ceremony and Grateful Dead-style jam to commemorate landmark sleep research


Mary Carskadon (Stanford Ph.D. from 1979) -

Jerry House

658 Lomita Ct, Stanford, CA 94305

... which Jerry House looks to be the address for CCRMA ... or ...

CCRMA Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

JERRY Garcia house on February 19 2017 at Stanford University ~~~

Jerry Garcia's Stinson beach house ...*675/10-24-2013-jerry-garcia-house.jpg

Jerry Garcia's last house ...

searched on ...
grateful dead at stanford 1970s

found further ...

photo of the Grateful Dead ...

Grateful: The Dead at 50

photo of the Grateful Dead ...


photo of the Grateful Dead ...

How an Army of Deadheads (And Their LSD) Invented Silicon Valley

photo of the Grateful Dead ...

reflections on the music scene around Stanford, including about the GD and Stanford

photo of the Grateful Dead ...

photo of the Grateful Dead ...

and re my blog post from yesterday too, and adding photos to a realistic virtual earth ... ...

*** interesting unfolding web internet research here with these Grateful Dead at Stanford  ... one thing leads to another ... :) Time to begin to explore some of this on-the-ground at Stanford ...

Grateful Dead Live at Roscoe Maples Pavilion - Stanford University on 1973-02-09

Grateful Dead - They Love Each Other 2-9-73

Garcia & Weir on Letterman 4-13-1982, New York, NY (LoloYodel) 

Steeleye Span played Stanford in the 1970s at least twice!

Here are some concert reviews from the Stanford Daily:


Steeleye Span: Folk and Rock Unite

The Stanford Daily, Volume 163A, Issue 9, 24 July 1973

A quote from the following Stanford Daily review: 

"Set to electric instruments, the tunes cook today as well as they did centuries ago. And the energy is in both the notes and the lyrics: the songs tell of hip young people fucking out in the meadows or having weird visions; the ancient modal chord progressions complete the hypnotic effect. It's not surprising that Steeleye Span's opening-night audience was hip to the Span's rural rock. Like the early Grateful Dead, their fame has spread mostly by word of mouth, insuring devoted audiences and thus that all-important concert rapport. Performing material from their new album, Rocket Cottage, Span maintained the momentum throughout the first set with an irresistible backbeat and a roguish stage presence. The selections, as usual, dealt with the adventures of British commoners, characterized by sex, blood, strong drink and witchcraft. In fact, on stage Steeleye Span impresses the observer as a microcosm of a medieval English village, somehow temporarily transported to our sterile era. The personnel, their instrumentation and their corresponding medieval identities: Tim Hart, rhythm guitar, electric dulcimer, lord of the manor; Rick Kemp, bass, knight of the realm; Robert Johnson, lead guitar, village dandy; Peter Knight, fiddle, mandolin, village demon; Nigel Pegrum, drums, village idiot; Maddy Prior, vocals, jigs, Keeper of the Flame, country lass."

Space-age Rock: Steeleye Span Mystifies

The Stanford Daily, Volume 170, Issue 12, 12 October 1976

There looks to be a few more articles about Steeleye Span at Stanford mostly from the 1970s - 

Here are the lyrics to Boar's Head Carol ...

Curious too about the word "Bliss" in them - and re the possible "communitas" of this event, and re-generating bliss when ever ... :)

The boar's head in hand bring I, 
(Or: The boar's head in hand bear I,)
Bedeck'd with bays and rosemary.
And I pray you, my masters, be merry 
(Or: And I pray you, my masters, merry be)
Quot estis in convivio 
(Translation: As many as are in the feast)

Caput apri defero 
(Translation: The boar's head I offer)
Reddens laudes Domino 
(Translation: Giving praises to the Lord)

The boar's head, as I understand,
Is the rarest dish in all this land,
Which thus bedeck'd with a gay garland
Let us servire cantico
(Translation: Let us serve with a song)


Our steward hath provided this
In honour of the King of Bliss;
Which on this day to be served is
In Reginensi atrio
(Translation: In the hall of Queen’s [College, Oxford])



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