So if one were pushed to come up with a slogan to encapsulate the raison d'etre of this blog it would have to be, "'cuz democracy is dead but the demos keeps on going!" Yet every once and awhile we here at demosdemos like taking a a slight diversion of sorts, call it the "dilettantes delight." Tonight I bring you two pieces worlds apart. "Lasse! comment oublieray" was written by Guillaume de Machaut,(1300-1377) the poet-musician most musicologists these days generally consider to be the culmination of the ars nova, (I recommend Richard Taruskin's 5 Volume set in these matters,) and "Nowheresville," a dandy of a song written by Nico Muhly, voice by Teitur. Love the recorder!