Leftovers III: The MiniDisc Years 2000-2009

Welcome to the last of the leftovers from what I call the MiniDisc years 2000-2009. In this collection, you’ll find recordings from the US, Mexico, and Panama. Featured below are call & response chants, campfire singalongs, poetry, spoken word, folk ditties, birdsong, walking trail sounds, instrumentals (including a cover of Crazy Train no less!), comedy, stories, in addition to uncovered tunes from great songwriters who have since passed (Raccoon and Guitar Mike), a Colombian family band (Pedalus), Panamanian Congo Dance music, Afro-Cuban drumming, Nahuatl poetry adapted into song, silly sounds + soundbites, and this, that, and the other thing. Undoubtedly, there’s something for all the varied tastes and moods that we all have. From the cheese-y to the sublime – it’s all there!

I updated to a different digital recorder following the 2009 New Mexico gathering. MiniDiscs and DATS were phasing out and digital recorders were the new thing. I used a DAT recorder as well on occasion, but anything significant has been archived. There’s been a few more compilations of leftovers that were compiled and produced, and they are available on this site. For those, though, I already had transferred the tracks to my computer but they hadn’t made the cut for a CD due to time constraints, so I uploaded them with relative ease. This time, however, there were 120 MiniDiscs, and over 150 hours worth of untransferred material. Hence, why they remained packed away in a box for a good decade. I had to listen and transfer all the usable files in real time – it’s so much easier these days with SD cards!  But, every now and then, the box of discs continued to glance over and tug on my shoulder. Finally, they won the stare down. I got on the job. Smart to do so considering that the recorder I have is over twenty years old and not sure if it was up for the arduous task anymore, not to mention the fact that I’d have to likely buy a used one online if it wasn’t. Thankfully, it was in good working order, and I’ve managed to cull 295 tracks. Whew!

Anyway, thank you to everyone who contributed whether through performance or all the hard work required to even make it all happen. As the adage says: we can do more together than any of us can do on our own. Many of these recordings are from over 15 years ago, and being a rainbow gathering, it is ethnographically challenging to get all the performers names and titles correct, so please contact me if you have a correction or update to make. I hope you enjoy the sounds – there’s some gems to be sure.

May your dreams rise up to meet you.
May any harm always dissipate
May the moon raise ideas within you
And may love surround you and guide your way on

Granola Funk Theater (Colorado 2006)

Photo by Panther Eyes Waits Patiently Under A Starry Sky

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Unfortunately, I had to upload the collection to four different pages, so there’s 4 ZIPS available.

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Montana 2000

  1. Aaron Funk – Crowd Warm Up
  2. Aslan – Tongue Twisters
  3. Bear – In My Mind I’m Going To A Rainbow
  4. Bear Feather Vortex Spirit Tree – ABC Poem 2
  5. Bear Feather Vortex Spirit Tree & Glowing Feather – ABC Poem
  6. Bill Fox Remix (I Have No Memory Doing This Remix of a Town Hall Meeting) <== The entire town meeting will be uploaded to replace this as soon as possible but for now there’s this curiosity
  7. Bullroarer
  8. Camp Zipolite – The Lorax
  9. Fantuzzi Gets Everyone To Take A Deep Breath
  10. Gfunk Word From Sponsors – Zipolite Prom + NYC Comedy Nigh
  11. Glowing Feather – ABC Poem 1
  12. Glowing Feather – ABC Poem 2
  13. Judayah & Sariyah – Unknown Title
  14. Love 22 – 22
  15. Mountain Spring Flow Like It Do
  16. Mr. Mojo’s Magical Puppet Troupe – The Lorax Sequel (The Truffula Wars)
  17. Rebecca & Heron – Infinity
  18. Richard – Walking into Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  19. Shipwreck – Spoken Word
  20. Stilts – Begend
  21. Take A Left If You’re Going To Kid Village
  22. Tara – Hitchhiking Song
  23. Thunder POW!
  24. Unknown – Plastic Jesus
  25. Unknown – Sitar & Tabla at Krishna Kitchen Take 1
  26. Unknown – Sitar & Tabla at Krishna Kitchen Take 2
  27. Unknown – Sitar During Meal Prep at Krishna Kitchen
  28. Walking Bass Walking Through The Frets
  29. Walking to a Drum Circle at Turtle Soup
  30. Water & Wondering & Walking
  31. We Love You!

Idaho 2001

  1. Assholier Than Thou – Cops Suck
  2. Assholier Than Thou – Help Me
  3. Assholier Than Thou – I’m So Tired
  4. Assholier Than Thou – Jeantaine
  5. Assholier Than Thou – Vodoo Lady
  6. Campfire Giggles (Two More Logs Would Be Perfect)
  7. Campfire Mmmmm
  8. Cancer Moon – Life Goes On
  9. Daul – 6up Story
  10. Nada Bindu – Song 1
  11. Nada Bindu – Song 2
  12. Nada Bindu – Song 3
  13. Perculating Coffee
  14. Primal Joy – Species
  15. Raccoon – Heart of the City
  16. Raccoon – Rainbow Mountain
  17. Raccoon – Rainbow Warrior
  18. Raccoon – Road Soldier
  19. Raccoon – Shoe Shine Dog
  20. Various – I Can’t Stop This Feeling Over Me
  21. Smiley – Road(s)kill
  22. They Who Walk With Crickets & Distant Drums

Michigan 2002

  1. Bam Bam -The Point of the Story 
  2. Bullfrogs Doin’ Their Bullfrog Thang
  3. The Walker Who Walks With Frogs
  4. Trail Walking Around Because That’s What Feet Do

Utah 2003

  1. Granola Funk Theater Snow Medley
  2. Guitar Mike – Bear Song
  3. Guitar Mike – The Great Divide
  4. Jesta – Aum Your Shanti
  5. Jesta – We Got Better Guns
  6. Nada Bindu – Song 1 (UT 2003)
  7. Nada Bindu – Song 2 (UT 2003)
  8. Nada Bindu – Song 3 (UT 2003)
  9. Nada Bindu – Song 4 (UT 2003)
  10. Nada Bindu – Song 5 (UT 2003)
  11. PoDank – Don’t Cross The Line
  12. PoDank – Piss Up A Rope
  13. Rocker T – Give Thanks
  14. Rocker T – Jai Hanuman Ji
  15. Rocker T – Rainbow Country
  16. Rocker T – Shakti Kundalini
  17. Shiner – Strawberry Story
  18. Various – Ancient Womb
  19. Zero Boy – Utah

California 2004

  1. Aaron Funk – Crowd Control
  2. Aum (CA)
  3. Butoh Backing Music
  4. Dave & Joe- Birth of the Blues
  5. Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina & Lucy – Yemaya
  6. Fannah-Fi-Allah – Devotional Qwalli Song
  7. Fantuzzi – Only Here For Love
  8. Francesco – The Smoke Off
  9. Granola Funk Crowd Orgasm
  10. Josie – New Beginnings
  11. Josie – Water Teach Me
  12. Marilena – Songs Dedicated to Vieques
  13. Morning Stroll (‘Twas a Long Night)
  14. Rocker T – Babylon Burning
  15. Rocker T – Bid Farewell
  16. Rocker T – Durga
  17. Rocker T – Hallelujah
  18. Rocker T – I Shall Not Be Moved
  19. Rocker T – Jah Victory
  20. Rocker T – Kirtan 1
  21. Rocker T – Nyabinghi Eyes
  22. Rocker T – Nyabinghi Rasta
  23. Rocker T – This Little Light of Mine
  24. Shane – Crazy Train
  25. Terra Taura – We Were Born To Receive
  26. The Walker Walking Around All The Live Long Day
  27. Unknown – Random Jam
  28. Unknown – Using A Machine
  29. Zero Boy – California

Panama 2005

  1. Bajo Mendez Group Instrumental 1
  2. Bajo Mendez Group Instrumental 2
  3. Cricket & Bird
  4. Cricket Near River (A Distant Splash)
  5. Fantuzzi – Estoy Loco 1
  6. Fantuzzi – Estoy Loco 2
  7. Fantuzzi y Olimpio – Que Rico
  8. Fantuzzi y Olimpio – Tomamos Café
  9. Gaby – De Luz
  10. Olimpo & Others – Tambores 1
  11. Olimpo & Others – Tambores 2
  12. Olimpo & Others – Tambores 3
  13. Pedalus – Animales
  14. Pedalus – Carnavalito
  15. Pedalus – Destino
  16. Pedalus – Medley
  17. Pedalus – Song 1
  18. Pedalus – Viento
  19. Pedalus – Voy a la Montaña
  20. Pilando Arroz
  21. Río Chiriquí Nuevo

Mexico 2005

  1. Bellsin’ in the Wind
  2. Campfire Chatter & Popcorn A-Poppin’
  3. Crickets & Birds (+ A Sneeze)
  4. Crickets + Birds II
  5. Crickets + Birds III
  6. Dan and Ken – Midnight Moonlight
  7. Distant Drums Way Over There
  8. Gaby – Todo Esta Dentro De Mi
  9. Gaby – Un Cancion
  10. Jerome – Excerpt from Hakim Bey
  11. John – Cancion 1
  12. John – Cancion 2
  13. John – Cancion 3
  14. John – Cancion 4
  15. John – Nezahualcoyotl
  16. John & Papillon – Guitar + Harp Instrumental 1
  17. John & Papillon – Guitar + Harp Instrumental 2
  18. John and Magdalena – Harp & Violin
  19. Luix – Viejos Reinos (Ancient Kingdoms)
  20. Luix – Nierikas
  21. Luix – Interview
  22. Luix – Ololiuhtimani (Energetic Circle of People Holding Hands) 1
  23. Luix – Ololiuhtimani (Energetic Circle of People Holding Hands) 2
  24. Macuili Ikal – Tambores 1
  25. Macuili Ikal – Tambores 2
  26. Magdalena – Violin Instrumental
  27. Otherworldly Night Birds Take 1
  28. Otherworldly Night Birds Otra Vez Take 2
  29. Otherworldly Night Birds Three Times
  30. Otherworldly Night Birds With Distant Drums Take 4
  31. Otherworldly Night Birds Encore Performance Take 5
  32. Sarah – Being A Lover, The Sunrise Ruby (Rumi Poem)
  33. Sarah – There’s Enough Time To Change My Mind
  34. Splashin’ Around At The Swimming Hole
  35. Takuya – Kalimba
  36. Thor – The Ten Codes
  37. Unknown – Didjeridu

West Virginia 2005

  1. Aaron Funk – Crowd Control Take 1
  2. Aaron Funk – Crowd Control Take 2
  3. Alexa & Tom – More Than Anything
  4. Billy – Rainbow Song
  5. Brett – Poem Written 3 Months After 23 Hits
  6. Cartwheel!
  7. Cartwheels Happily Ever After
  8. Doughnuts at Dunkapoo
  9. Free Range Pickers – Blues For Dixie
  10. Granola Funk Crowd Animal Noises
  11. Sabina – ABC poem WV
  12. The Most Intelligent Being
  13. The Really Randoms – Random Jam
  14. The Walker Heading On Down The Trail
  15. Unknown – If I were a Carpenter

Panama 2006

  1. Cocle Del Norte – Congo Dance 1
  2. Cocle Del Norte – Congo Dance 2
  3. Cocle Del Norte – Congo Dance 3
  4. Cocle Del Norte – Congo Dance 4
  5. Cocle Del Norte – Congo Dance 5
  6. Cocle Del Norte – Congo Dance 6
  7. Cocle Del Norte – Congo Dance 7 (Extra Long)
  8. Crickets & Ocean
  9. Danjhel – Un Cancion1 
  10. Danjhel – Un Cancion 2
  11. Danjhel – Un Cancion 3
  12. Jungle Ocean
  13. Jungle Birds Crickets
  14. Jungle Birds
  15. Jungle Rain Rains
  16. Jungle Raindroplets
  17. Jungle Sounds Howler Monkeys Make A Showing
  18. Jungle Sounds Surrounds
  19. Jungle Trippy Sounds
  20. Ocean Waves Take 1
  21. Ocean Waves And Waves Take 2
  22. Ocean Bird Cricket And A Distant Tambourine
  23. Stream Near Ocean

Colorado 2006

  1. 1-2-3 Popcorn!
  2. Aloha Campfire – Let the Way of the Heart Shine Through
  3. Aloha Campfire – We All Come From The Goddess
  4. Arjuna – Fireside Chants 1
  5. Arjuna – Fireside Chants 2
  6. Arjuna – Govinda
  7. Arrrrr!!!
  8. Aum (CO)
  9. Bojangles – Mind of Mine
  10. Bojangles – Eyes of March
  11. Brandon – Bach Minuette
  12. Cozy Campfire
  13. Dance With Metal Guitar 
  14. Diamond Dave – Side of the Road (Stephen Wing Poem)
  15. Diamond Dave – Spoken Word Quote
  16. Diamond Dave – What Is This Rainbow Gathering
  17. Double Dose – Promised Land
  18. Double Dose – So Many Blessings
  19. Dr. Chakra the Mad Bodyworker – Breathing
  20. Glowing Feather – Rainbow High
  21. Glowing Feather – Rainbow Vision  
  22. Henry the Fiddler – The Rainbow Way
  23. Hitch Mike – Bright Eyes
  24. Jaris – Every Moment is Sacred
  25. Jen – Languish No More
  26. Kent & Karissa – Duo Poem
  27. Lake – Rain
  28. Leslie Scott – Mad Beat Poets
  29. MC She – In This Place
  30. MC She – She
  31. Musical Veggie Various – Roly Poly
  32. Popcorner Campfire – I Am Only Here For Love
  33. Possibility – Bandwagon
  34. Possibility – Crossroads
  35. Shanda Panda – Keepin’ It Real
  36. Sunny Days – By The Time
  37. Sunny Days – Unto Eternity
  38. That Great Guy – ABC Poem
  39. Tom Lao – Sam Hall 
  40. Tyler – Static Drama
  41. Underscore Orchestra – Instrumental 1
  42. Underscore Orchestra – Instrumental 2
  43. Underscore Orchestra – Darlin’ Loraine
  44. Underscore Orchestra – Devil Says I
  45. Unknown – A New America
  46. Unknown – Goodbye Mrs. Durkin
  47. Unknown – I love you until the very end
  48. Unknown – Slide Whistle Mayhem
  49. Unknown – Slide Whistle Mayhem Encore
  50. We Love You!!!
  51. Yeeeeeast!!!!!
  52. Yosef – Regular Programming

Wyoming 2008

  1. Aaron Funk – Crowd Control
  2. Belly Dance Backing Music
  3. Davy Gravy – What A Pretty Thing
  4. Detroit – Beautiful Meadow
  5. Devatma – Violin
  6. Erika – This Open Mic
  7. Fantuzzi – On My Way
  8. Heather Bee- The Use The User And The Used (Poem By Cecil Bothwell)
  9. Hypocrite – Censored Poet
  10. Montana Camp Lounge Jam
  11. Raggity Ann – Make Believe 
  12. Rayven – Flags
  13. Steven Weaven The Clown – The Magic Lightbulb
  14. Unknown – Make It Up As They Go Poem
  15. Unknown – Miracle
  16. Unknown – Random Jam At Some Random Fire.

New Mexico 2009

  1. Aaron Funk – Crowd Control
  2. Adam Cedar – Tic Toc
  3. Adam Home – Close Your Eyes
  4. Aslan – Birds of a Feather
  5. Aslan – Jah Storm
  6. Bojangles – Grow
  7. Eleanor – Only Skin
  8. Gfunk Collective – Space Hippie
  9. Guitar Mike – Yaudi Yaudi Yaudi
  10. Henry the Fiddler – The Rainbow Way
  11. Human – Lay Our Bodies Down
  12. Human – Mountain Tops
  13. Human – Open Up
  14. Human – Soul Revival
  15. Kid Village Jazz Band – Diga Diga Du
  16. Marco – Cities of Gold
  17. Morning Birds
  18. Rain, Tent, and A Brass Jew’s Harp
  19. Rain, Tent, and A Jew’s Harp
  20. Sabina – ABC poems
  21. Steven – Whatever it Takes
  22. The Walker is Walking Again
  23. Unknown – In This World
  24. Unknown – The Legend of Billy Grave
  25. Unknown – Universe Means One Song
  26. Zero Boy – Coney Island
  27. Zero Boy – New Mexico

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