From its spiritual homes in the Alps and rural USA, yodel’s influence can be found in any country – from Hawaii to Cameroon – and in any type of music – from techno to Bollywood. The Rough Guide to Yodel aims to squash the clichés and invites the listeners to open their ears to the joy of yodel.
Easily dismissed as a fun vocal gimmick, The Rough Guide to Yodel brings the surprising truth about the yodel. As compiler and proud champion of the underdog, Bart Plantenga, states in his sleeve notes for the album, ‘Everything you’ve heard about yodeling is wrong.’
Is the end near? Of course, no one knows the answer to this question. What I do know is there are a few things I want to have just in case. I am not someone who is hoping for an apocalypse, but I am someone who is prepared in case it comes our way. With The Minimalist Guide to Prepping: Being Prepared Without Being Obsessed, I want to teach you what will come in handy in case the SHTF. I don't think that we should spend the last calm days we have obsessing over the being ready for a "Doomsday".