Windham Hill Records was an 80’s new age label well thought of among the crowds who wore fabulous sweaters and drank white grenache. I ran across one of their samplers on Amazon recently and was amazed and delighted by this title and its recording artist: House Made of Dawn Light by Douglas Spotted Owl. Wow! If I were trying to parody the genre, I could spend a whole day thinking about it and fall well, well short of the comedic level of House Made of Dawn Light by Douglas Spotted Owl. I won’t even try. Just enjoy the fact that there exists a song on the Windham Hill label called House of Dawn Light by Douglas Spotted Owl.
But it gets better: A man (I assume – it could be the name of some exotic Swedish MIDI keyboard for all I know) named Oystein Sevag is represented on the same sampler by his tune There’s a Monk in My Garden.
Which inspired the title of this post.