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Rhonda's Turkish Prison

from Stirring the Insides by metheus Bound

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This song got it's title from my short love affair with the Dave Brubeck song, "Blue Rondo a la Turk". While that song is smooth whilst deliberately stating the 9/8 overlay I wanted my tune to be short, stilted and funky. I also loved artists that used short instrumental breaks to separate tracks (Dave Matthews, Bela Fleck, etc) and while Prince Afka became a bull blown instrumental, we kept Rhonda short to make it what it was: a brief escape before our last couple tracks.

Also worth note is my notorious lack of ability to write for keys. Dave Cohen had just come back from a stint with Amanda Marshall and was kind enough to drag his leslie cab up my apartment building's stairs to record on a bunch of the tracks. He basically improvises this whole tune in what was unanimously agreed to be the finishing touch.




from Stirring the Insides, released April 1, 2008
written by J. Everett


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