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Zeke Hoskin | Lethal Reprieve

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Lethal Reprieve

by Zeke Hoskin

Skewed and humorous songs about war, peace, relationships, duck hunters, ancient Greek rowing ships, and other relevant topics, with guitar or Celtic harp, and small folk bands on a few of the songs.
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
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1. Hunting the Duck
2:59 album only
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2. Eagleharper
1:26 album only
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3. Bicycle Fish
1:55 album only
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4. Valparaiso in a Rowboat
2:27 album only
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5. Jonathan Livingston Seafood
2:54 album only
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6. Navel Warfare
4:16 album only
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7. Yahoo! the Highway's Comin'
3:31 album only
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8. The Vacuum Cleaner
2:16 album only
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9. I've Forgotten the Chords
3:57 album only
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10. Life Is Lethal
2:18 album only
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11. I Believe in Christmas
2:23 album only
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12. Beer Is Good for You
2:14 album only
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13. Christina's Waltz
3:30 album only
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14. Mytilene's Reprieve
3:53 album only
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15. I Love Chocolate
3:29 album only
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16. Doin' Eighty
5:53 album only
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17. The Landlords
2:32 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Zeke Hoskin learned about social conflict by growing up English-speaking in French-speaking Montreal. He started writing songs earlier than he can remember, but got serious about it when he was a student at Acadia University in the Sixties. After a decade of trying seriously to be a real (employed) physicist, he ended up programming computers and hanging out in folk clubs in Vancouver, BC.

He released a couple of cassette albums and had one song, Hunting The Duck, picked up by Buddy Wasisname And TheOther Fellers and sung on nationwide TV. Drunk on this early success, he remixed the best tracks of the cassettes into his CD Lethal Reprieve.

About then he married folk organizer and songstress Flip Breskin and moved to Bellingham, WA. Since then they have recorded a bunch of home-made albums that they sell at gigs. Zeke's songs get sung across Canada and down the west coast of the US, and have been covered by seven other singers and bands that we know of.

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Glenda Lee Wilson


I realized, a while back, that I only have some of these songs, and only on cassette, acquired at the 1998 Callahanicon. (*waves to Zeke and Flip*)

Good music, from the silly ("Bicycle Fish") to the serious ("Mytilene's Reprieve", "The Landlords").
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