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Freebies during Isolation

Several companies and individuals are offering freebies to help pass the time in isolation. Here are some of my favorites. Got any others?

  • Blues guitar lessons – 5 lessons over 5 days with a helpful PDF and backing tracks
  • BitGym – great little app for the treadmill or stationary bike. Pick a beautiful hiking trail and walk it on screen.
  • Logic Pro X (Apple’s professional music editing software) – free 90 day trial
  • VidAngel – filter for Amazon and Netflix, perfect for The Tiger King without all the swears.
  • Audible – a plethora of free audiobooks in a variety of languages, mostly classics and kids titles. (Doesn’t work in the Audible app, only in a browser.) Includes the Stephen Fry (UK) version of Harry Potter.
  • Starcraft video game – this has been free for a while, but I just found out about it.
  • Ink Cards – they’ll print up a postcard and mail it for you – you can even add a signature with your finger on your phone. First one free, $2 each after that.
  • Kindle books – these ones are free even without a Prime membership.
  • Library – check your local library website. Mine has free MP3s, Lynda.com lessons, eBooks and Audiobooks through Overdrive, etc.
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Arthur McBride

An Irish folk song from the 1800s, in which some British military recruiters try to convince two Irish cousins to join and they all end up beating the crap out of each other for 8 verses. Be sure to check out Paul Brady’s amazing 1977 performance of it in open G tuning – I think he added a couple of the verses. He sings it an octave higher than I can.

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Edelweiss

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All The Best

RIP John Prine

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Family Music

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Singing John Denver in isolation
Some of the bloopers. . .