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VanWyck - Issue #25

VanWyck - Issue #25
By VanWyck • Issue #25 • View online
# 22. Ramblin’ days

Rambling men, roving women
Connie Converse (roving woman)
Connie Converse (roving woman)
A lot of my favorite songs have the word ramblin’ in it. I have two theories about why. One is that I’m very restless by nature (some call it the nomadic gene). Two is that I grew up in many different places, where there was always an abundance of nature, and I was given the freedom to roam as I pleased. Some of my happiest childhood memories are about wondering in forests on my own, along seashores and rivers, making up stories in my head. 
Looking back on the 22 songs I brought out in the 44 weeks I did this one song a week project (note to self: better call it one song every two weeks) a lot of them move along that theme. The same goes for this last song. It had been in my head for quite some time, but it was so ‘country’, I didn’t really know what to do with it, or if it was meant to be my song, but then a very dear friend of mine got married after quite some ramblin’, and I finished it for her, to sing it at her wedding. (I don’t sing at weddings often - I guess I’m more the funeral type, but if the bride and groom have taken enough detours to find each other, sometimes it works.)
So here’s my rambling song, or to put it more precisely, a song to end my rambling songs. Cause sometimes you need to stop looking elsewhere and look harder at where you are.
The coming months I will start recording an album and I am very much looking forward to collaborating with other people. To keep you company I put together a ramblin’ playlist, featuring of course some very famous rambling men, but also some not so famous, but equally fascinating roving women, like Connie Converse and Barbara Dane - and two of my most escapist songs. To take with you, when you go traveling this summer (or to hold on to when you’re going nowhere). And if you’re in the south of Holland at the end of August, we’ll be playing at a festival in Breda at the 27th. Hope to see some of you there.
Rambling men, roving woman on Spotify
Wolfslaar Akoestisch
Love, Christine
PS Special thanks to David Kops for finding time to record this version of Ramblin’ days on very short notice, on a very early Sunday morning.
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