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Jeff Carter has created a theme song for this blog, incorporating a snippet of Mandaean text. Click through to have a listen!
If you like it, you can download a copy from Archive.org
Please leave a comment to let me know whether that’s what you think this blog sounds like!
I wanted to incorporate both ancient and sci-fi kinds of sounds. I also wanted to include the Mandaean text in Mandaean – but I couldn’t find any audio recordings of the language online. If you have any (or could record some) I could do an alternate version.
Jeff, thanks again for creating this.
There are two places online where you can find Mandaic read by Mandaeans who speak a modern dialect of the language and so are more authentic:
If you do something musical with any of those, let me know as I will definitely want to share it!
Sounds like a dirge. I’d use Keika’s Lost in Space Theme, and link it to your title. At least it’s got some pazazz.
I tried to share Keika’s as well and the video was removed by him, so I had to delete the post.
I haven’t deleted the video. It’s still running at:
And there is a new video I just posted! This is how I envisioned the theme to be utilized. A question is asked of the Professor and he responds. I used my voice for this one. Enjoy.
Thanks, Keika. I’ve tried sharing it again:
I love that you included me in it!
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