I’m back, and I’ve got all sorts of different things for you today.
Books — we have books. (Well, we pretty much always have books, but still. . . .)
We have another one of those might be thriller, might be sf, might be. . . ? Iain M. Banks continues his Culture . . . → Read More: Goodies
It’s late afternoon on a perfect summer day (mid Twenties, cooling breeze) so the Neverending Session has decamped to the courtyard to sit under the Hanging Oaks and play more than a bit of John Playford’s compositions; the punters here decided to follow them as there’s a cask of St. George Nut Brown Ale on . . . → Read More: A quick music update
Well, more books and music, and that should be enough. Hi, it’s me again, and we’ve got some really interesting things for you today.
From the folklore of the Levant East comes Ron J. Suresha’s The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin, a retelling of tales of the Middle Eastern Wise Fool. And as . . . → Read More: More of Everything
Well, yes and no — I’m here doing a substitute gig for your regular posters, and I have to admit, what I mean by “miscellany” at Sleeping Hedgehog is not what I mean my “miscellany” here. However . . . .
We’ve got books, which is pretty normal. We’re starting off with a collection of . . . → Read More: A Little Miscellany
I’m sure you know of Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks novel and Cats Laughing, the folk rock group she was a member of, but I’ll bet that you haven’t heard of the Flash Girls, which was her other group. And more’s the pity as you really should hear all three of their albums.
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As you may know, Emma Bull is one of the writers who garners much approval here, as she’s a great writer, a talented musician, and a really nice person. So it’s not ‘tall surprising to me that one of her novels is on many of the lists of best novels that our staffers suggested for . . . → Read More: Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks
I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood. — A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
Despite what Martin says, no history is ever dead so long as someone, somewhere ‘members it and tells others about it. Same’s true of trad music as anyone who . . . → Read More: Keeping Tunes Alive
Reprinted from Sleeping Hedgehog which you really should visit.
Spring has arrived here along the North Atlantic coast with warm temperatures and misty mornings. I had my first cup of Turkish coffee very early this morning while listening to the sound of bagpipes playing off in the fog while the geese flew overhead on their . . . → Read More: Bagpiping in England, Ireland, and Scotland
This post is reprinted from Sleeping Hedgehog, our sister publication.
She knew this music–knew it down to the very core of her being–but she had never heard it before. Unfamiliar, it had still always been there inside her, waiting to be woken. It grew from the core of mystery that gives a secret its special . . . → Read More: Charles de Lint’s The Little Country: An Appreciation
Like all story tellers, we ask questions here of the folks that we come in contact with. And the answers we get are often both entertaining and surprising. A few years ago, we published this article based on a series of question and answer sessions in the Pub.
First up is Kage Baker with . . . → Read More: Favourite Folk Songs