Concert Dreams Come True

Welcome to Post #450! To celebrate, I’m going to post total nonsense before I get back to topical posts later in the week – since I have some stuff in the works for that. I finally got to see one of my favorite artists in concert. Pardon the crappy cell phone photo (because I did […]

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Ancient Music: Boethius

“If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?” – one of the oft-quoted Roman philosophers who was born four years after the Western Roman Empire ‘technically’ ceased to exist, Boethius or Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius (480 AD – 525 AD) held many offices, including… via […]

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Solfeggietto

This reminds me of childhood. I don’t know how many people remember the game Treasure Mountain! — but that’s where I first heard this. (Gods, I can’t believe that it’s been probably 20 years since I played this game) It was the soundtrack behind solving all sorts of puzzles and trying to beat the game […]

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To Be Human

So, I really love this song. I mean…beyond the fact that it’s in my favorite summer movie of the year. I’m staking it as favorite though, because nothing else that’s been advertised since this summer has seemed nearly as interesting or likely to be good. There’s just something nice about this song. It kind of […]

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The Surprising Paganism of The Mummy

Source: The Surprising Paganism of The Mummy I’m a fan of the original The Mummy. Beyond Boris Karloff (who I have always adored as an actor, way back when I was little kid even), I love the movie itself. It’s really a good talkie–from the early years of the new movie medium. Surprisingly good, really. […]

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Nerdery Weekend

I went, 2 weekends ago, to the MoPOP (formerly EMP) in Seattle & enjoyed a weekend full of nerdy goodness and all sorts of geekery. I’ll admit that I generally do this kind of thing when I’m stressed & need some relaxation and a good time. See, immersing myself in my own nerdy/geeky interests makes […]

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Vampires in Pop-Culture

Vampires are my favorite folklore creature/entity. I’ve mentioned this before, I think. But regardless! I have always loved vampire myth, folklore, and fiction. — I mean real vampires. The ones that are somewhat terrifying, that have folklore behind them. The ones that stick to what a vampire is: a terrifying creature of the night, sometimes […]

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O vos angeli

Sequentia did a massive cycle of Hildegard von Bingen’s musical works. I’m a fan of it, and I finally got my hands on the whole set: 900 Years Hildegard von Bingen. It’s great, and this is part of it, and also from an earlier album of theirs, too. — this is just a nice little […]

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