The Ancient Mariner's Boat Show

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Upon this floating fortress
Games of skill and chance prevail.
A crimson river of torture
Beneath the windswept sails.

The Ancient Mariner's quiz show
Among the powdered kegs
To find out what you don't know
Is to find you've lost your legs.

The windswept sails of danger
Are no match for your gun
She died in the arms of a stranger
Her legs too weak to run.

You fancy yourself a writer
Respond these questions three.
Show her what she's won Nancy,
A cut above the knee.
A cut above the knee.


from Mélodie fantastique, released November 15, 2012
Sylvain Carton – guitar, vocals
David Gantz – junk percussion, vocals
Michael Mellender – bass, vocals
Jason Slota – vibraphone
Jeremy Baron – banjo
Mitch Marcus – tenor saxophone
Dina Maccabee – violin, vocals
Megan Gould – violin
Marié Abe – accordion
Chris Hiatt – flute


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Japonize Elephants San Francisco, California

This eclectic ensemble plays its own brand of well-honed “hardcore-gypsy-circusgrass-pirate-clown madness.” The Japonize Elephants have arrived at their totally unique sound through the use of innovative arranging techniques using an extremely varied instrumentation featuring glockenspiel, junk percussion, vibraphone, accordion, guitar, bass, flute, saxophones, trumpet, violin, banjo, and vocals. ... more

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