Moondog's "Lament I" - Today's Song of the Day - OurVinyl

Moondog’s “Lament 1”

Song Of The Day

Vikings seem like strong individuals, so perhaps when a mysterious man dons a viking outfit to live homeless in NYC he wishes to express some kinship with the ideology of the adventuring viking, some unabashed expression of his inner strength. For composer and poet Moondog, this sentiment had him shaking hands with some of the most influential composers of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s: Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, and more. And they ALL have come forward at some point in their life to profess how influential Moondog himself was on their writing.  I highly recommend reading about this remarkable man’s life. Check the heavily sampled “Lament I” and hear how strong his melodic sensibilities were for the time:

Written by Case Newsom
OurVinyl | Senior Writer