By Mike Rostron
(GALENA - 1970 MK-I Sloop)
And His Band
Salvadore Dali Llama
Used With Permission Of Mike
“Here is a nostalgic montage of sailing in
set to my song.
Sea on Youtube
Just a few shots of the area as the song plays
(Ed. Note: The YouTube presentation was added 5/24/2012)
Dali Llama recently recorded and released (1 January 2010) my
inspired by sailing Galena.
hear it here by clicking on
even get it (for $.99) here:
The sound file may take a minute or so to download; Also, some web browsers may
not support the playing of an 'MP3' audio file)
Here is how the song came about:
Our band gets together each summer for
"band bonding" sailing trips. We have played together and been
friends since back in the mid 70s when we first met and toured in Alaska and
the northwest. We all love to sail and everyone loves the Alberg - esp.
our bass player who is over 6'4" and can stand up in the cabin!
(The Buehler I built had only about 5'10" headroom, and we used to joke
he needed a hard-hat to sail). Several times we have booked engagements out in
the San Juan Islands, sailed to the gig (my long-suffering wife driving the
van full of gear to the ferry terminal). One particular trip, after a
rough winter, we experienced an incredible range of sailing conditions and
delightful weather followed by an especially well-received show.
Tired, but basking in the afterglow of an intense but rewarding weekend, the
song just popped into my head as I was 'noodling' on the guitar. The
rest of the guys liked the idea so we quickly recorded it in our basement
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