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  • Cuneiform / Wayside
    Jan 5, 2009

      You misunderstood.

      I read the obit. I could not listen to the sound file that was a LINK
      in the text of the obit...


      happy 2009.


      > It works fine, but in any case - the text:
      > It is with some sadness that I pass on the news of the passing of Lars
      > Hollmer, a long time friend of RootsWorld, and a regular contributor
      > to our past Free Reed Festivals. Listen to Lars' contribution to one
      > of our festivals, including a little talk about his piece "Sudaf".
      > So, Lars, "this is it, OK. Have a good time. Goodbye." - CF
      > Fellow musician Guy Klucevsek sends this tribute to his friend and
      > fellow accordionist/musician.
      > My dear friend and Accordion Tribe colleague, Lars Hollmer, passed
      > away on Dec. 25, 2008, at the age of 60.
      > I first heard Lars's music in the early 90s, through singer-songwriter
      > and DJ extraordinaire, David Garland. I instantly recognized a kindred
      > spirit and he was the first person I invited to be a part of what
      > eventually became the Accordion Tribe. We began the group in 1996 and
      > continue to this day, although there will be a gaping void on stage
      > and in our hearts from now on.
      > Lars was an auto-didact and multi-instrumentalist (accordion,
      > keyboards, voice, melodica, etc.) who was completely fearless in his
      > approach to music. He could be unabashedly sentimental (Boeves Psalm,
      > Soon Song), write incredibly dense and complex counterpoint with the
      > best of them (Pas de Valse, Utflykt med Damcyckle), and be mischievous
      > and joyfully wacked-out (Circus I, II). And that's only the Accordion
      > Tribe repertoire! He managed to record about 30 albums in all, mostly
      > in his legendary home studio, the Chickenhouse, both solo (11), and
      > with his many groups, including The Looping Home Orchestra and Samla
      > Mammas Manna.
      > What is the common element in all these? To quote Lars from the
      > documentary film, "Accordion Tribe: Music Travels" (Stefan Schwietert,
      > Maximage Films, 2002), "It all begins here," (he says, pointing to his
      > heart); "it may go through here eventually," (he points to his head),
      > "but it all begins with the heart." - Guy Klucevsek
      > --- In avant-progressive@yahoogroups.com, Cuneiform / Wayside
      > <CuneiWay@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Was anyone able to get the link in the obituary to work?
      > >
      > >
      > > On Jan 3, 2009, at 5:22 AM, alanterrill wrote:
      > >
      > > > Here's a nice little orbituary from RootsWorld:
      > > >
      > > > http://rootsworld-news.blogspot.com/2008/12/this-is-it-ok-have-
      > good-
      > > > time-goodbye.html
      > > >
      > > > Alan
      > >
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