James Jensen: The live album that this first group played on "Circles In The
Stream" contained a couple of fresh guitar solo instrumentals.
BC: "Deer Dancing around a Broken Mirror" is dropped D tuning I think
capoed at the second fret and "Cader Idris" is a piece I really like
and I don't know what you'd call it but the G string is tuned down to
-- from an Interview by James Jensen at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, circa
11 December 1994
"This is called 'Deer Dancing Around A Broken Mirror'.
The title comes from a Japanese children's story by a man
named Kenji Miyazawa who was one of the most brilliant
writers of any sort around, wrote a lot of children's
stories with many dimensions to them beyond the obvious,
and some fantastic poetry which is once in a while available
in translation but hard to find. Its called "Deer Dancing
Around A Broken Mirror".
-- the spoken intro from the fourth annual
'Christmas With Cockburn' show on the Columbia Radio Hour,
New York City, 11 December 1994. Submitted by Jeffrey Dreves (2006)
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