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Audio Buffet: Rip Van Winkle

Oct 03, 2023: 2pm - 3pm
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The Greene County-based legend of Rip Van Winkle is featured. Catskill sound artist Brian Dewan gives a dramatic reading of the Washington Irving-penned tale. Also, the story in songs by The Devotions, Leon Russell, David Bromberg Band, The Moldy Peaches, Al Jolson and Bing Crosby, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, and Witch. Plus, Belle & Sebastian quote words from the story in "I Could Be Dreaming." Irving's legend is about a man who falls asleep, and wakes up a generation later, in a very different world. From Wikipedia: "'Rip Van Winkle' is a short story by American author Washington Irving published in 1819 as well as the name of the story's fictional protagonist. Written while Irving was living in Birmingham, England, it was part of a collection titled 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.' Although the story is set in New York's Catskill Mountains, Irving later admitted, "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills."

  • Rapture / Blondie
  • Rip Van Winkle / Leon Russell
  • Kaatskill Serenade / David Bromberg Band
  • Sørlandsnetter / Bjøro Håland
  • The Ballad of Helenkeller and Rip Van Winkle / The Moldy Peaches
  • Who Paid the Rent for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle? / Bing Crosby
  • Who Threw The Sleeping Pills In Rip Van Winkle's Coffee? / Gene Ammons
  • Sleep The Clock Around / Belle and Sebastian
  • I Could Be Dreaming / Belle And Sebastian
  • Save My Love / Bruce Springsteen
  • Meet Me In The City (Studio Outtake - 1979) / Bruce Springsteen
  • Open All Night / Bruce Springsteen
  • Clockwork of the Heavens / Brian Dewan
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