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In Ocala

In Ocala

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The album, 'In Ocala', began with the idea to write and record a collection of songs that either referenced the city of Ocala, Florida, or painted a portrait of the city that Robin And The Giant call home. The first song, 'In Ocala', is a ballad that attempts to paint a Norman Rockwell-esque painting of the city with mentions of things familiar to all Ocalans like the reference to Ocala being 'slow', the gazebo on the town square, the God And Country Day celebration each July 4th, and the Light Up Ocala event each Christmas/Hanukkah season. 'Queen Of The Rainbow' was originally written for the beauty pageant of the same name held in Dunnellon each year. The song, however, is more than a tune for the young lady that is crowned 'Queen.' The song recognizes the symbolic role she holds as guardian of the very river she is named after, The Rainbow River. Dunnellon is in Marion County, Florida, as is Ocala. 'Suzy And Her Yellow Balloon' is a silly song that tells the story of a love affair between (presumably) The Giant and a 'donut lady' at the Magnolia Bakery on Magnolia Avenue in Ocala. There is no evidence that there ever was an actual 'Suzy' but The Giant isn't confirming the issue one way or the other. 'Fais Do Do' is the first cover song ever recorded by Robin And The Giant. It is a French children's song. The decision to include it in a collection of songs titled, 'In Ocala', is because The Giant has a particular fondness for the French bread sold at the Publix on East Silver Springs Blvd. 'I Stand For America' is a patriotic song. The first verse of the song was inspired by a Veterans' ceremony held at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans' Memorial Park during which the names of more than a hundred departed Veterans were read and yet only about thirty people were in attendance. The song grew from that first verse to include references to a Fourth of July parade and the arrival of immigrants at Ellis Island. 'With This Clay' is a song about doing great things with raw materials, hard work, and faith. It is included in the 'In Ocala' collection because Ocala is like 'The Little Engine That Could.' Ocala manages to have great plays at the Ocala Civic Theatre, great events like 'God And Country Day' and 'Light Up Ocala', a great Christmas parade, a fabulous art community, top notch locally produced radio shows, and so much more. All on a shoe-string budget compared to the much larger cities in America. 'The Heart Of Six Gun' is a poem by Robin MacBlane that paints, with words, the picture of the old Six Gun Territory, a theme park, that was open from the early 1960s until the early 1980s. Robin worked in the old Courthouse at Six Gun Territory and these are her memories and impressions. 'He Captured Mermaids' is a tribute to Silver Springs photographer Bruce Mozert. Bruce's photographs are legendary and are on display all over the world. The photographs of models underwater at Silver Springs were so famous in the pre-Disney era that they were responsible for Silver Springs being one of the most popular tourist destinations of those days. Now those photographs are collectors items and heirlooms for Silver Springs, Ocala, and indeed Florida. 'On The Suntran' is a song that tells the story of a working girl who commutes on the local bus system, called SunTran. The song mentions quite a few local landmarks including The Paddock Mall, Vanguard High School, Nobility Homes, Coehadjoe Park, Embarq, Jervey Gantt Park, Munroe Regional Medical Center, and more. Don't take this one too seriously, kids. It's all in fun. 'Exit 352' is a song about one of the exits off of I-75 in Florida that leads into Ocala. Specifically it is SR 40, or Silver Springs Blvd. The song tells the true tale of being on the road promoting music and being ready to take a break and come home. 'Stand Up For The Children' was included in this collection because the lyric to this Robin And The Giant standard was entered into the Congressional Record of the United States in 1989 by Congressman Cliff Stearns whose district includes much of Ocala. 'Slocala Blues' pokes fun at those who poke fun of Ocala's 'slow' reputation. It's the blues, baby, so just listen to it. 'The Pumpkin Patch At Druid Hills' is a song that originally appeared on the Robin And The Giant CD titled, 'It's Only Pretend.' It is included in this collection because the song is a true story of the annual fundraiser held by the Druid Hills United Methodist Church each Autumn. The church has become famous in Ocala for that event (and many other events held at the church.) 'I'll Know I'm Home' is a song for Florida. While the image of Florida is often portrayed as a place with awesome theme parks (which it is), to those of us who call Florida home it is also about the Scrub Oaks rustling in the breeze on a summer evening, or the sight of a garden of Blazing Stars blooming in Autumn when much of the rest of the country won't see their gardens blooming again until Springtime. This song originally appeared on the "Partners In Rhyme" CD.

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Kunstenaar: Robin & the Giant
Titel: In Ocala
Genre: Folk
Releasedatum: 18-8-2009
Label: CD Baby
Media-indeling: CD
UPC: 884502149166
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