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Milo Upcoming Dates:

  • April 19 - First Presbyterian Church, Gospel Music, 5:00 pm - 220 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN
  • May 27 - Dylan Days, Singer/Songwriter Contest, Hibbing, MN
  • Look for Album #3 in late fall 2011. Check back for more details

Music has the power—To make us cry

I went to a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and as the Chorus sang the final measures of the Ode to Joy, with the orchestra playing furiously under them, tears began to well up in my eyes, not only at the stirring words of Schiller, “All men shall be brothers!” But as the music soared, I marveled to myself, Beethoven wrote this WHEN HE WAS DEAF! He never got to hear it on this earth, except inside his mind. But inside his mind, it was lifting him up already to be with the Angels.

Music has power. The debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in Paris caused a RIOT! Scottish soldiers wanted the bagpipes playing behind them to give them courage and inspiration in battle. Woody Guthrie scribbled on the front face of his Martin: “This machine kills Fascists!” Rounder Records recently released a new box set of restored Woody Guthrie recordings. His music inspired so many, including Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. I think “This Land is Your Land” could be our national anthem. At least it’s easier to sing than the Star Spangled Banner!

Speaking of Pete Seeger: they celebrated his 90th birthday last summer in New York, and Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews and Richie Havens and many others came to light the candles. Talk about the power of music: Pete Seeger was the great impetus to making “We Shall Overcome”, the anthem of the Civil Rights movement.

Yes, music has Power, whether to comfort or inspire us, or to make us laugh. And so I go through this world with Songs in my Heart.

Folk Musicians

Notable roots musicians include Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Leadbelly, Hazel Dickens, Maggie Simpson, Mahalia Jackson, Peter, Paul and Mary, Washington Phillips, Fiddlin' John Carson (1868 - 1949), and Jean Ritchie. More recent musicians who occasionally or consistently play roots music include Keb' Mo', Ralph Stanley, John Denver, and Ricky Skaggs.

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Milo Bobbins bio…

By day, Milo Bobbins disguises himself as a Midwestern radio newsman. By night, like Clark Kent, he is transformed. All right, so I’m not Superman. But sometimes, you do get lucky. I’d been writing songs for a long time, when, in 1992, Dr. Demento began playing one of the sillier songs I ever wrote, “Condoms for Christmas”, around the holiday season. The song went all the way to the top of Demento’s funny forty, beaten out only by Weird Al Yankovic and the legendary Stan Freberg. Pretty good company. Then a couple years later, legendary film director Joe Esterhasz heard the song, and put it in his movie, “Burn, Hollywood, Burn”. While a disappointment, that movie did allow Milo’s music to travel around the world, and to fund a couple of CD’s, the first of which is out of print. Milo appears several times a year at local coffee houses. Not content with who he was, Milo also adopted a second pseudonym, Walt Blick, whose guest columns will occasionally appear in the blog, “Mad Monk of the Midlands.” Blick wrote for a time for the now-defunct regional magazine, STATIC.

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