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Stories by Dobbs podcast
19 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Dobbs' Christmas Album
Finally a Christmas Album from Dobbs. How long have we waited for this. Hooray!
11 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
20 Monkey Business Part Deux
Strange diets for monkeys and humans examined.
9 minutes | May 10, 2021
!9 podcast Trample Defence
Sophisticated American football concepts come to the South African Game parks
27 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
18 The Khandahar Apartments
The Aspen music festival during the summer of 1967. A memoir with music from the time.
35 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Young and Beautiful no 17
A nostalgic and true account of young love at the roller rink back in the fifties. Somehow appropriate on this Christmas Eve as we look back over the crazy year of 2020.
11 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
A Salute to an American Hero with Variations on a patriotic Theme
Salute to an American Hero with variations on a patriotic theme, op. 17 (January 1996) Who was the greatest American flyer? Wilbur Wright? Chuck Yeager? Neal Armstrong? This true story tells all. Hint; it involves balloons and lawn chairs.
22 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Podcast no 15 "Shoes"
The true account of a hitchhiking trip from Dallas to NYC in 1965 with funny songs that comment on the action. My affirmation of BLACK LIVES MATTER
10 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Conversation by the Nile
Conversation by the Nile, op. 35 (September 2009) What do Crocodiles and Camels talk about hanging around down by the river in Egypt? This story will tell you.
22 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
podcast 113 Not the Worst Thing
Not the Worst Thing, op. 9 (September 1992) I spent parts of two years (1961/62 and 1964/65) living in Denmark and by the end could pass for a Dane. I was obsessive about speaking, reading, thinking only in Danish and it was an intense immersion into the culture. All of the music and some of the speaking is Danish (the intent being to recreate my experience for the listener) but eventually it should all make sense. Dobbs 1.
10 minutes | May 20, 2020
La Vendetta, op. 26 (March 2001) A simple account of an attack by “bandits” in Saudi Arabia is revealed to be something else entirely.
4 minutes | May 13, 2020
11podcast Mistaken Identity
Mistaken Identity, op. 30 (2006) Another crazy but true story that was told to me in Kabul by a good friend of the woman in the song.
20 minutes | May 8, 2020
10 podcast Darkness at midnight
op.16 September 1995 but finished in a new version today. Visiting the three smallest countries in Europe in a day; a true but comic travelogue. Recreated from old files from 1995. Good story and a funny retelling of it. The title is a reference to the title of the novel Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler. You will see the relevance.
11 minutes | May 3, 2020
Podcast no 9 Interview with the Dwarf
Interview with the Dwarf, op. 14 (January 1995) Get the story behind the story of Snow White. One of the Dwarves reveals all but it’s not what you expect.
25 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
A send up of "The Messiah" with fake Handel, a fake quartet of soloists (me) and a messiah who died in a state of grace in Memphis. Live recording.
6 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Scenes from movies that should have been cut!
Originally intended for a spot on late night TV that never materialized. Scenes from five movies that just should have ended up on the cutting room floor but didn't.
9 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Podcast no 6 Bear Naked
Bear Naked, op. 39 (2017) A bear breaks into a home in Vail, Colorado and does what?
10 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Podcast no 5 Hillary and the Glass Ceiling I mean Slipper
In far off Benghazi there lived a poor scullery maid called Hillary. This is her surprising and twisted and satirical, need I say tragic story which will make you laugh I guarantee.... maybe, possibly, if there is any justice in the world definitely.
10 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Podcast no 4 A Parable
2. A Parable, op.20 (January 1997) If you are seeking enlightenment, this story will show you the way. A desert mystic reveals the secret by telling a parable of sheep in wolves’ clothing. Yes this leads to enlightenment and low vibrations.
12 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
This is Opus 1. Telling movies is a way to verbally convey the essence of a movie with no restrictions on balance or truth or fairness, using exaggeration or ridicule and giving false importance to some scenes or some dialogue. In the hands of a master you can be convinced to either definitely see a movie or definitely not see a movie. This technique was used extensively by my group of friends when we were kids back in the 50s in upstate New York.
12 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Podcast no 2 The Saddest Day
6. The Saddest Day, op. 27 (April 6, 2002, 1:33 p.m.) Dobbs relives a loss suffered during his youth. The inexplicable and somewhat astonishing parting of a boy and his turtle inspires songs of farewell in German, French and oh yes, Doo Wop.
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