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I don't know when I wrote the poem but I found it on a scrap as I was about to record some experimentation with Ableton Live. The backing track is made of three separate loops that I triggered using a midi keyboard.

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Be of good birthday cheer
For another year
And you're still here
That's something worth a celebration

Another circuit around the sun
Another circle now begun
Another challenge
Another triumph

A few more tears
Maybe a little fun
Fun Fun Fun Fun

Have fun in the Shadow
Eat cake and drink champagne
Raise a toast
to the Shadow
For you're still here
Another year
Be of good birthday cheer
My dear

Be of good birthday cheer
For you're still here
Another year has gone
And so have many gone on

Our friends have departed...
And new lives have started

Another circuit around the sun
Another circle now begun
It's a celebration!

So...


Have fun in the Shadow
Eat cake and drink champagne
Raise a toast
to the Shadow
For you're still here
Another year
Be of good birthday cheer

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from Birthday Cheer (Versions) UK, Germany 2013, released November 5, 2013
Dianimal voice and electronics

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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