Ballad of Dull Knife – Lyric Video

Music and Lyrics by Conrad Askland (ASCAP) © 1995.

“Ballad of Dull Knife” is one of the first songs I wrote that ended up being on a released album (around 1995). It is about the Cheyenne chief Dull Knife (Morning Star) and the emotions I imagined he might have felt as his lands were being taken away.

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Clergy support for the musical Pray the Gay Away®

The pastors of Burlington Lutheran Church (Burlington, WA) and St. Paul’s Episcopal and Resurrección churches (Mount Vernon, WA) make a public statement on the Theater Arts Guild production of the musical “Pray the Gay Away”. PTGA will premiere live on stage November 8-24, 2019 at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA.

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Skagit Impressions Seven – Lindsey Bird

“Lindsey Bird” is a piece I wrote for my friend Lindsey Bowen. When I am back home between gigs, we spend many hours by the fire at night talking about art, theater, dreams and life. This song is an expression of what it feels like to me during those talks, as if I were watching our conversations from above.

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Los Dorkos – Americano Pharaoh (The Donald Trump Song)

Los Dorkos perform Americano Pharaoh (The Donald Trump Song). I wrote the song and produced it for them and it was so much fun to work on. I’m interested to see reaction to the song. It’s a novelty song and like with musical theater, you never quite know how it’s going to land until you put it in front of an audience. Humor is a fine line between what is funny to one and not another. So here it is, just released today – let’s find out what happens…

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Ableton Live – Out of Memory and Unable to Load Set

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Are you working in Ableton Live and trying to unsuccessfully load a set that crashes with “Out of Memory” warnings? A very simple workaround (as seen in the graphic above) is to turn off “Use Audio Units”. This will load the set without plugins so you can get the set up and running in order to cut it down and resave.

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ASKLAND Viking Warriors from the Old Country


ASKLAND Viking warriors from the Old Country. Watch the Askland elflings, hobbits and Vikings battle evil – like the furry evil werewolf creature. And Askland Vikings listen to heavy metal music, bet you didn’t learn that in school did you?

I know, it doesn’t make any sense, I just happened to find it on YouTube. Maybe people from the Askland family tree will enjoy it. Are these my relatives?

Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better


Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

The first time I went through the Tony Robbins tape series was 20 years ago. I still find him very inspiring.

Survivors Remember Kristallnacht: Rabbi Gerd Jacob (Zwienicki) Wiener


In this interview with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Holocaust survivor Rabbi Gerd Jacob (Zwienicki) Wiener shares his memories of Kristallnacht, the November 1938 pogroms.