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Another Musical Setting for Jabberwocky

We recently posted about Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves, and their new Contrariwise album, which includes a musical setting of the poem “Jabberwocky.”  We have just received a link to another musical setting of the famous poem, this time for piano and voice: “Listen to JABBERWOCKY, a musical setting by New Mexico composer Joanne Forman, with… [read full post]

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Contrariwise: New Alt Rock Album of Songs from Wonderland and Looking-Glass

Attention, shoppers! Are you looking for some new Holiday “Carrolls” for yourself or someone else? Is there a Carrollian on your list who claims to have “everything” in the world of Alice music?  Well, we’ve just received this note from Daniel Hales, of the indie alt/rock/folk band Daniel Hales, and the Frost Heaves: “Our 3rd album:… [read full post]

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Contrariwise Kickstarter Update and New YouTube Clip

This just in…. “First, I want to offer our thanks for posting a link to our album pre-sale for “Contrariwise: Songs from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland andThrough the Looking-Glass” on your site. I don’t know if you post any updates on projects in process, but we have 63 hours left and have only met about 30%… [read full post]

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New Alice-Themed Music Project

We’ve just received the following note about a new indie music effort and Indiegogo campaign: I’m writing because my band is recording an album of poem-song adaptations from “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” We’ve already recorded half the tracks, and we launched an Indiegogo album pre-sale campaign on May 4th to raise the funds needed cover… [read full post]

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Contrariwise’s Rejecting Apology; or, Did Lewis Carroll burn his secret collection of Lolicon manga?

Our post on the controversies and pseudo-controversies surrounding Carroll’s character generated some small discussion (“teach the controversy”, as the Kansas School Board might advocate). The folks at Contrariwise continued with a longer reaction. I quote Ms. Karoline Leach at length: […] we send our sincere thanks to the LCSNA bloggers for so generously giving us the… [read full post]

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Special Report: Was Lewis Carroll a gay Mormon and were the Alice books written by J.D. Salinger?

This blog doesn’t regularly deal with certain questions (italics mine, as was the rest of that sentence.) And the new lewiscarroll.org’s FAQs don’t go there. Contrariwise, Mark Burstein usually starts his question-and-answer sessions with: “The answers to the first two questions are ‘No, he wasn’t’ and ‘No, he didn’t.’” The LCSNA doesn’t shy away from… [read full post]

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