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Slugs (Gymnosalyagi)

from Amy Denio: Tongues by Amy Denio / Spoot Music



I'd learned a Greek song in 9 from my friend Diz's fabulous book of transcriptions. It was called Slugs (I learned later it was because his sister had choreographed a dance to that song in slug costumes at Western Washington University...)

Bosnian war was going on in 1993, and I thought about lack of steady food during wartime. Maybe all they had were slugs to eat for breakfast.

I wrote words in English & my friend Nikos translated them to Greek.
He told me 'Amy, there are no slugs in Greece.' He came up with 'gymnosalyagi' which means naked slime.


shiny trails criss-cross in my path
homeless snails
slugs and larvae

slugs we'll have for breakfast


from Amy Denio: Tongues, released October 1, 1993
Amy Denio: accordion, voice, drum programming
Charley Rowan: accordion and solo
Marjorie de Muynck: soprano sax


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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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