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Here's a fresh mix of my 2005 song which was written in response to the flooding of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. My goal was to write a rag that mimicked the style of a New Orleans funeral in which dark and foreboding music is played on the way to the graveyard but bright and cheerful music is played on the way back.

The above photo of me was taken in my basement, and I regret to say that narcotics were involved.

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Uploaded: Mar 30, 2009 - 07:17:41 PM
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2010 - 12:46:01 AM Last Played: Jun 25, 2019 - 05:16:01 AM
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Feter said 3796 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Hallucination Rag
Your love and quality writing for this kind of music is so impressive ..
wonderful ..really so huge piece with a real marching feel ..

deepest bow !!!
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pOnG said 3796 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Really bombastic work. Enjoyed this. Thanks.
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Keith O. Edwards said 3646 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
I like that word -- bombastic. Yeah, that's exactly what I was trying for. But there's another precise word to describe this music -- fustian!
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Day-Dreamer said 3795 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Hallucination Rag
Wow I just saw all these organs playing by themselves dancing with some blacked out silouttes. (?)
Mmm wondering was that an Hullicination lol

This is outstanding. Love it:)
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bud said 3792 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
I'll be damned
this is amazing. Incredible production and composition - he says, scratching his head. Really love the feel - the swing - the humor - all that jazz.
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composerclark said 3643 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Dark merriment!
Very catchy! It has a "Danse Macabre" quality about it, which I guess I could have written less-pretentiously in English ("Macabre dance"), at the same time as having an infectious sense of fun permeating throughout. Very clever. And very brave of you to share a candid photograph taken in what appears to be your laboratory, illustrating your minions at work.
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Bob6stringer said 3525 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Back in the saddle.
Keith, I lost touch with you years ago, after Crepitation Rag and Afraid of the Dark (I knew ye at iComps). This is great, I'm glad to be back on your carousel. I haven't been to NOLA since Katrina but plan to get back to see of Rock & Bowl, Maple Leaf, Snug Harbor and Snake 'n' Jakes are still all kicking. I almost moved there but for the fact that my close friend kept getting held-up at gunpoint. Damn. I hope things are going to work out there.
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Kori Arashi said 3409 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
New Orleans Funeral Rag : )
This song is amazing! I remember the New Orleans funeral music from my world music class about responses and different purposes of music other than entertainment. I can definitely see how this is a response to Katrina after learning about it. You executed this beautifully! I don't know how you pulled something like this off and I'm still mind blown by it. Now I definitely got to check out your works! Thanks for sharing such a great song! :D
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Char said 3179 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Oh yeah.
You nailed it..not the coffin, but the music. Very wild but the energy is still positive. Thanks.
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Name: Keith O. Edwards
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