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Stanny’s Song. New Video!
Bark exclusive: World web premiere of “Half-Breed Stan”
[Editor's note: We originally debuted the audio track of Bill DeMain’s song, “Half-Breed Stan,” on our website back in January—see details from the original below. Now, we’re thrilled to share the video for the song, which features a cameo by Stan the Dog--at the bottom of the post. Enjoy.]   When it comes to writing about dog songs, Bark’s go-to guy is Nashville-based guitarist-singer-songwriter...
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Pup Music
Fifty and counting: Why does Robbie Long write (so many) dog songs?
I’m feeling good—tapping my toes and singing aloud—because I’ve spent most of the morning listening to What Kind of Dog Am I?, a CD of songs from a dog’s point of view written and performed by Robbie Long. Songs like “Green Tennis Ball,”         You might see me scratch-n-sniffin’ with my tongue hanging loose.    You might think I need a bath and that I have no use.    But in a snap I’m a hero...
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Little Dang Dog
Singer’s debut album throws a bone to a rescue effort.
For less than a buck, you can enjoy a funny, happy tune about “a little scoundrel in a fur suit” and throw some cash toward a good canine cause. Inspired by his wonderful rescue hound (more on that in a sec), acoustic folk/rock singer/songwriter Kevin Carlson of Woodstock, Ga., wrote “Little Dang Dog.” He was also inspired to support the efforts of the grassroots rescue and adoption organization...
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Little Buddy
Bob Dylan’s copy of a poem about a dog is up for auction.
The need for funds has prompted Herzl Camp in Wisconsin to auction off a handwritten poem by a former camper. Robert Zimmerman wrote down the poem “Little Buddy” for the camp newspaper in 1957, when he was 16. Zimmerman has written many songs and poems since, using his better-known name of Bob Dylan.   Though the poem was thought to be an original Dylan creation, it is now known to be a song...
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Pit Bull Blues
Big, brown, red-nosed lament heard round the world.
Gary Krause of Leesburg, Florida, recently sent us a link to this Pit Bull Blues video compiled by Pit Bull Rescue Central. We’re so glad—it’s a wonderful song with a great message. We like it so much we called up the man behind the song, Northwest alt-rocker John Shipe, who was taking a break in the SoCal sun. He told us he was inspired to write Pit Bull Blues by his first dog Zoe. “I was...
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Dog Tunes
What’s your pup’s soundtrack?
Once your ears are tuned to one dog song (i.e., “Half-Breed Stan”), others just roll on in. Last night, during an NPR interview about his new album of banjo songs, The Crow: New Songs for 5-String Banjo, Steve Martin revealed that the inspiration for his original song, “Wally on the Run,” was his dog. Sounding a little like Bonnie and Clyde's anthem, "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," Martin’s riff once...
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Meet the Singing Chihuahua
Does your co-pilot croon?
  “Upon hearing just about any instrument, Ted immediately begins to ‘sing,’” Saeran St. Christopher tells us about the 11-year-old pup she adopted from Chihuahua rescue. “His voice, a bit wolf-howl mixed with sand and gravel, never fails to make people laugh. He cracks me up every time, and I have to send him away while I practice.” She is a flutist with The Cleveland Orchestra.   When Saeran...

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