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TOP 16 Bandcamp Tracks

TOP 16 Bandcamp Tracks

Apple iTunes keeps track of how many times you play a song. If you’re like me, you think it’s an incredible value to buy a track for a dollar or so from Bandcamp and listen to it 100 or more times. Here are my top Bandcamp tracks (the listens are as of 22 December 2020):

1. “Crystal Clear” by Chris Kackley. 394 listens.

https://chriskackley.bandcamp.com/track/crystal-clear

2. “The Rainbow Connection” by BroniKony. 379 listens.

https://bronikoni.bandcamp.com/track/rainbow-connection-russian-cover

3. “Tyler Versus the Tsunami” by The Putz. 292 listens.

https://theputz.bandcamp.com/track/tyler-vs-the-tsunami-2

4. “Swedish Fish” by Bombón. 289 listens.

https://bombon.bandcamp.com/track/swedish-fish

5. “Fox on the Run” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 249 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/fox-on-the-run

6.  “Long Song of the Law” by Burger Big (USA). 214 listens.

https://burgerbig.bandcamp.com/releases

7. “Surf Instrumental,” by Rick Lawndale. 180 listens.

https://ricklawndale.bandcamp.com/track/surf-instrumental

8. “I Don’t Wanna” by For I Am. 179 listens.

https://beardedpunk.bandcamp.com/track/i-dont-wanna

9. “Spit Hood” by Betrayers. 172 listens.

https://thebetrayers.bandcamp.com/track/spit-hood

10. “Anywhere the Wind Blows,” by Big Eagle. 151 listens.

https://bigeagle.bandcamp.com/track/anywhere-the-wind-blows

11. “Ride of the Surfers Ride,” by Underwater Bosses. 148 listens.

https://underwaterbosses.bandcamp.com/track/ride-of-the-surfers-ride

12. “That Moon was Low,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 129 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/that-moon-was-low-2

13. “Vegemite Meatballs” by Big Burger (Australia). 125 listens.

https://bigburger.bandcamp.com/track/vegemite-meatballs

14. “He’s Got the Power,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 104 listens.

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15. “Blast Off!” by the Putz. 102 listens.

https://theputz.bandcamp.com/track/blast-off

16. “More Fun to Beat ’em,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 101 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/more-fun-to-beat-em

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Bruce Dalzell: Waltz For Kelee (YouTube)

Bruce Dalzell: Waltz For Kelee(YouTube)

A truly great instrumental piece.

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David Bruce: The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes — Motivation, Names

Motivation

• Gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi understands how to motivate gymnasts. At his gymnastics training camp in Houston, Texas, there were three gyms. Two were tan, and one was blue. The tan gyms were for ordinary gymnasts, while the blue gym was for the elite gymnasts who compete in the National Championships, the World Championships, and the Olympics. All the young gymnasts who trained with Mr. Karolyi hoped someday to train in the blue gym.

• Figure skating coach Gustave Lussi was a master of motivation. He coached Dorothy Hamill when she was very young, and each time she learned a new jump, he rewarded her with coins. After long hours of training, young Dorothy managed to land both the double lutz and the double flip at the same practice session. She took the coins, framed them, and hung them on her wall.

• Back when figure skater Tiffany Chin was competing, she had little trouble motivating herself to practice. She figured that the choice was between not practicing and falling down in front of an audience, or practicing and not falling down in front of an audience. She strongly preferred to practice in private and not fall down in public.

• Gymnasts have different ways of motivating themselves to perform well. Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes writes the words “Determination,” “Dedication,” and “Dynamics” on her bathroom mirror to motivate herself before meets. These words make up what she calls her “3-D philosophy” of competition.

• Soviet gymnastics champion Ludmilla Tourischeva used to mark the days of the World Championships on her calendar — and on each day she would mark “VICTORY!”

Names

• In 1976, the Atlanta Braves began to print each player’s nickname above his number on his uniform. Andy Messersmith wore No. 17, which was the number of the channel broadcasting the programs of WTCH, a television station owned by Ted Turner, who also owned the Braves. Because Mr. Messersmith didn’t have a nickname, Mr. Turner decided to put “Channel” above the 17 on Mr. Messersmith’s uniform. Unfortunately, the National League President didn’t like the joke, regarding it as advertising, so he forced the Braves to remove “Channel” from Mr. Messersmith’s uniform.

• Golfer Tiger Woods’ real first name is Eldrick, which was specially chosen by his parents, Earl and Kultida Woods. His mother says that she and her husband took the first letters of their first names and put them at the beginning and end of Tiger’s real first name in order “to show that no matter what, we will always be at your side.” Where did the nickname “Tiger” come from? Tiger was given his nickname by his Vietnam War veteran father, who wished to honor a South Vietnamese soldier who had saved him from being killed by a sniper.

• Jair Lynch says that he became a successful gymnast — he is the first black gymnast to win an Olympic medal and only the second black gymnast to compete at the Games — because of his name. In Senegalese, Jair means “one who sees the light.” According to Jair Lynch, “Joe” Lynch would not have become successful.

• Ice skater Dorothy Hamill is nearsighted, and in her competitive days she wore oversized glasses to help her see well enough to do such school figures, aka compulsory figures, as a figure eight. Because of her poor eyesight, her fellow performers in the Ice Capades nicknamed her “Squint.”

• In 1996, Jaycie Phelps won Olympics gold as a member of the United States “Magnificent Seven” women’s gymnastics team at the Atlanta Games. Her parents are Jack and Cheryl Phelps, and Jaycie got her name from the initials of her parents’ first names.

• Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has a lisp and so, when he was growing up, other children called him “Fairy Boy.”

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Music Recommendation: The Sneakers — “Pipeline – Hawaii 5.0”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Pipeline – Hawaii 5.0”

Single: This is a one-sided single.

Artist: The Sneakers

Artist Location: Bali, Indonesia

Info:

“The Sneakers: a poppy surf punk band from Kuta Bali Indonesia formed on March 30th 2006. Ramones, The Queers, Screeching Weasel, The Ventures, The Astronauts, and Link Wray influence our sound. Eko (guitar-voc), Didit (bass-voc) & Alit (drums) play gigs at small Bars, small clubs or friends’ parties around Kuta & Denpasar. Cheers!”

]

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE)

Genre: Surf Instrumental

Links:

“Pipeline – Hawaii 5.0”

https://thesneakers1234.bandcamp.com/track/pipeline-hawaii-50

The Sneakers on Bandcamp

https://thesneakers1234.bandcamp.com

The Sneakers on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7YjjIl5F-hbcifCDcKMaZQ

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David Bruce: The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes — Money, Mothers

Money

• Competitive figure skating can be expensive. In 1995, Rudy Galindo retired from competitive figure skating because he didn’t have enough money to pay for training. However, the 1996 United States Championships were being held in his hometown of San Jose, California, so he entered. Smart move. Despite being an underdog, he won the gold medal and became THE story of the championships. His victory led to a career as a professional figure skater and lots of money for training.

• Figure skater Gary Beacom once felt that judge Kathy Casey had given him an unfairly low score at a competition, so he publicly skated over to her and handed her a dollar the next time he skated. He was satisfied with the result of his “bribe” — she gave him a higher score than she had the first time. Mr. Beacom joked, “It does seem possible to bribe the judges, even in broad daylight.”

• Figure skater Rosalynn Sumners had a tendency to put on weight. When she was skating for Disney, her contract required her to be weighed each week, and if she was three pounds over a certain weight, Disney fined her $10. After a while, Ms. Sumners began to stand on the scales each week with a $10 bill in her hand.

• Being a competitive figure skater can be expensive. Until 1995, Michelle Kwan wore only used skates, partly because they were more comfortable and partly because they were cheaper. In fact, her father sold their house and moved his family in with Michelle’s grandparents so he could raise money for her training.

• Winning a championship in the modern Olympic Games means a great deal, and it meant a great deal in the ancient world. For example, for the rest of their lives ancient Olympic champions did not have to pay taxes!

Mothers

• When Carol Heiss was a little girl, her ice skating teacher urged her parents to hire a professional coach for her. However, coaching is expensive, and Mr. Heiss’ salary was enough only to support his family. Nevertheless, Mr. and Mrs. Heiss asked the teacher how good their daughter could be with the best coaching. The teacher replied, “We believe that if she studies hard, in ten years she can be the champion of the world.” Immediately, Mrs. Heiss began working at a part-time job. Carol did study hard, and Mrs. Heiss saw Carol win her first world championship. (Carol went on to win four more world championships.) Unfortunately, Mrs. Heiss died of cancer shortly before Carol won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics. When the medal was given to Carol, she whispered, “It’s for you, Mother. I promised.”

• Tiger Woods’ mother, Kultida, wanted her son to grow up to be a good sportsman. She once made Tiger watch tennis brat John McEnroe on television. When Mr. McEnroe argued a call that an official had made, she told Tiger, “See that? Never that! I don’t like that. I will not have my reputation as a parent ruined by that.” At a golf tournament, Tiger hit a bad shot and angrily hit his golf bag with his club. His mother immediately reported him to the tournament director and demanded that he be penalized two strokes. When Tiger complained, she said, “Who made the bad shot? Whose fault? You want to hit something? Hit yourself in the head!”

• When world-class figure skater Tiffany Chin was eight years old, she received a gift from her mother — her very first pair of skates, which cost $1 at a garage sale. Tiffany was very happy to receive the slightly used skates, but of course, she didn’t look like a world-class figure skater her first time on the ice. Instead, she did what everyone does the first time they try to skate — she fell down. Later, of course, she improved dramatically. In 1985, she was the United States Ladies National Champion, and in 1985 and 1986, she was the World Bronze Medalist.

• In 1986, Lyn St. James was involved in a crash while racing in California at the Riverside International Raceway. Her car was bumped by another car, then her car sped out of control and several other cars hit it. As her car burst into flames, Ms. St. James crawled out, then walked to a telephone. The race was being televised, and she knew her mother would be worried about her, so she called immediately to say that she was all right.

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Music Recommendation: Mike Stapleton — “Stay Inside”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Stay Inside”

Album: DARK AND DEEP

Artist: Mike Stapleton

Artist Location: Wells, Maine

Info: All songs by Mike Stapleton

Price: $1 (USD) for track; $5 (USD) for 15-track album

Genre: Folk.

Links:

DARK AND DEEP

https://mikestapleton.bandcamp.com/album/dark-and-deep

Mike Stapleton on Bandcamp

https://mikestapleton.bandcamp.com

Mile Stapleton on YouTube

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last night — Annette Rochelle Aben

A bat came a calling

Thud, thud at the window

Why he left I don’t know

He could have stayed

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

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David Bruce: The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes — Media, Money

Media

• Jack Murphy, a sportswriter for the San Diego Union, was assigned to cover the Rose Bowl, but he decided to first do some skiing in the mountains above Lake Arrowhead. He had a grand time and waited until the last minute before heading to the Rose Bowl. Fortunately, he was able to drive fast and — despite a snowstorm — make it to the Rose Bowl in time to cover it. However, he startled many football fans who stood in the warm sun and stared at Mr. Murphy’s car, which was covered with snow and ice.

• The New York Times hired its first woman sports editor in the late 1970s, and women’s sports began to get considerably more coverage than when the Times had a male sports editor. On June 1, 1980, this headline appeared in the Times: “Massachusetts Woman Takes Weight-Lifting Title.” The article reported that Leslie Sewall had won the 114-pound national AAU title. Unfortunately, the headline had gotten one thing wrong — Leslie Sewall is a man.

• Olga Korbut astonished the world at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich with her revolutionary and high-risk gymnastics feats. As she performed a back somersault and recatch on the uneven bars, news commentator George Madux could say only, “Oh! My! Wow!” When he was asked if Olga’s feat had ever been accomplished before, he replied, “Not by any human.”

• Ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean received over 100 perfect 6’s in their career, but their first perfect 6 came in the 1979 British championships and was given to them by an octogenarian named Molly Phillips, who was rumored to give perfect 6’s so that her face would appear on TV.

• In a column he wrote for Catholic New York, Cardinal John O’Connor criticized the playing of professional baseball games on Sunday. The New York Post covered the controversy in an article headlined “Sermon on the Mound.”

• Chess world champion Gary Kasparov has an interesting way of dealing with reporters he doesn’t want to talk to — he ignores them. Eventually, the reporters go away.

Mishaps

• Some members of Charlie Barnet’s jazz band decided to go swimming in San Francisco on a very hot day, so they plugged the cracks under the doors of their hotel room, turned on the water full force in the bathtub and let the water overflow. Eventually, they had a foot and a half or two feet of water on the floor, and they had a grand time “swimming” until the water leaked through the floor into the hotel room below. The hotel management, of course, was upset and brought in Mr. Barnet to see the damage. Mr. Barnet was also upset, and after calling his band members a few unprintable names, said, “The least you could have done was invite me.”

• Years ago, sportscasters Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkerson, and O.J. Simpson were on TV commenting on the Hula Bowl, which is played in Hawaii. At a pause in the game, a TV camera showed a young lady, and Mr. Schenkel asked, “Bud, isn’t that the young lady who gave us a lei before the game?”

Money

• When professional baseball teams started to pay for the wives of All-Stars to attend the All-Star game, the single All-Stars complained, and so they were allowed to bring along a parent, sibling, or friend at the team’s expense. In 1984, Damaso Garcia was an All-Star, and he asked his friend Alfredo Griffin, an infielder, to go with him. When they arrived at the All-Star game, they discovered that infielder Alan Trammel had been hurt, and Mr. Griffin, since he was already there, was asked to take his place. Ironically, Mr. Griffin could never become an All-Star on his own merits, but he had an incentive clause in his contract saying he would receive a $25,000 bonus if he became an All-Star. Since he indisputably was on an All-Star team, he received his $25,000.

• Willie Johnson, a caddie of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews in Scotland, got his nickname of “Trap Door” because of how he used to make extra income. Claiming that one leg was shorter than the other, he had a special boot made with a hollow sole and a metal door. Inside the sole he used to trap the “lost” golf balls of the people he caddied for. His special boot could hold up to six “lost” balls, which he would resell for extra income.

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Music Recommendation: Near Death Experience — “Moves”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Moves”

EP: LORD

Artist: Near Death Experience (NDE)

Artist Location: London, UK

Info: “Near Death Experience (NDX) are based in West London, England. Their hook-filled songs draw on ’60s garage, rock, indie & psychedelia with a hint of soul and blues.”

“Near Death Experience (NDX) are a four-piece band from Ealing, London. They formed in 2016 and began writing songs and performing across the UK capital. NDX established a reputation for powerful, emotive live performances and a ‘shimmering psyche-tinged rock ‘n’ soul” sound, securing a spot on one of Glastonbury 2017’s smaller stages.’

Price: £1(GBP) for track; £6 (GBP) for 4-track album

Genre: Blues. Rock.

Links:

LORD

https://neardeathexperienceband.bandcamp.com/album/lord-e

Near Death Experience

https://neardeathexperienceband.bandcamp.com

Near Death Experience Official Website

https://neardeathexperienceband.wordpress.com

Near Death Experience YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkbuPudGkt7lKV0HPnFcxEA

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some comes loudly — Annette Rochelle Aben

If you’re open to learn

The teachers will appear

With information dear

You asked for it

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

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David Bruce: The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes — Martial Arts, Media

Martial Arts

• It is easy to be intimidated by people without the power to harm you. Martial arts expert and actor Bruce Lee noticed that this sometimes happened to martial arts student Joe Hyams, so he drew a chalk circle on a driveway, then had Mr. Hyams stand inside the circle. Outside the circle, Mr. Lee made a few martial arts moves. Mr. Hyams stiffened, but Mr. Lee told him he had no reason for fear because as long as Mr. Lee was outside the circle, he wasn’t close enough to harm him. Mr. Lee drew a little closer, and again Mr. Hyams stiffened. Again, Mr. Lee pointed out that he wasn’t close enough to do him any harm. Mr. Lee then jumped inside the circle, and Mr. Hyams moved back. “Good,” said Mr. Lee. “You’ve moved your circle back so that I am no threat to you.” This exercise taught Mr. Hyams to recognize when he was truly threatened and not to worry about mere attempts at intimidation.

Media

• The 1965 Figure Skating World Championships took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Back then, figure skating was not recognized as a major sport, and incredibly, only eight accredited media people were present. Although you would expect the figure skaters to do their best to please the media, the head of the Canadian delegation tried to deny them access to Petra Burka after she won her gold medal. Eventually, they managed to speak to her but only for approximately 90 seconds. Following this debacle, figure skater Donald Knight lunched with media representatives Frank Orr and George Gross. Mr. Gross was aggrieved with the process of trying to interview Ms. Burka after her win, so Mr. Knight volunteered to give them his interview right then. He gave the reporters quotes to use if he finished third, as expected; if he got lucky and finished second; if he got really lucky and won the gold medal; and if he messed up and did not win a medal. In other words, Mr. Orr and Mr. Gross had their quotes from Mr. Knight before his event even started. Mr. Orr says, “Ever since then, Don Knight has been one of my favorite athletes.” (Mr. Knight won the bronze medal, as expected.)

• In 1989, figure skating choreographer Sandra Bezic worked on the full-length motion picture Carmen on Ice, where she had some interesting experiences. For one thing, a German actor who played the role of the officer who orders Carmen’s arrest had stated on his resume that he could skate — he lied. For filming, other people had to push him into the scene with just enough force so that he would stop where he was supposed to. For one scene, Katerina Witt, who played Carmen, was supposed to land a triple jump at 4 a.m. She missed the jump 30 times in a row due to exhaustion and rough ice on a smaller-than-normal rink, then she rubbed the bald spot of Ms. Bezic’s husband for good luck. After successfully landing the jump, Ms. Witt said that she had discovered a good-luck charm.

• In Maryland in 1973, Ilie Nastase and Clark Graebner played an Indoor Tennis match at which a Washington Post reporter sat courtside typing in order to write his story and file it by his deadline. The tennis players complained about the noise made by the typewriter, and the tennis fans told the reporter to stop his noisy typing because it distracted the players. However, because of his deadline, the reporter ignored the fans. Eventually, a fan grew so annoyed that he grabbed the reporter’s typewriter and ran away with it.

• John Chapman, drama critic for the New York Daily News, loved Shakespeare. He once started to attend a new production of Henry V at the Shakespeare theater at Stratford, Connecticut, but was surprised to see gymnasts performing on stage. Thinking that he was early for the play, he asked an usher what was being performed on stage, and he was surprised when the usher told him that the performance was Henry V and that it opened with gymnasts. Mr. Chapman replied, “The hell it does,” and then he left the theater.

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Music Recommendation: Mr. David Viner — “I’m Sick and Tired of Being on My Own”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “I’m Sick and Tired of Being on My Own”

Album: THIS BOY DON’T CARE

Artist: Mr. David Viner

Artist Location: Norfolk, UK

Info:

“Mr David Viner is an English folk and blues musician from London, England, described by GLORIOUS NOISE online music magazine as ‘an accomplished guitarist, a roguish vocalist and a skillful lyricist.’” — Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_David_Viner

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE)

Genre: Acoustic. Folkabilly. Blues.

Links:

THIS BOY DON’T CARE

https://mrdavidviner.bandcamp.com/album/this-boy-dont-care

Mr. David Viner on Bandcamp

https://mrdavidviner.bandcamp.com

Mr. David Viner on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJS9gcqVo-3wZbGe2FNtmHQ

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