Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mon Coeur Se Recommande À Vous - Owain Phyfe - Voice & Vihuela

Owain Phyfe was a beautiful musician.  I first heard his music on Renradio.  I was intrigued by the sound of his music, even though I was a bit frustrated because I didn't understand the words.  (This was back in the olden ages of the internet, and the music wasn't always identified.)

I found him by accident playing at the North Carolina Renaissance Faire.  (Now defunct, I believe.)  I was in love...  with his music.  I bought some of his tapes (CD players were very expensive back then.)  I actually planned out some of my RenFaire trips just to catch him when he was playing at certain faires.

Owain passed away from cancer just over two years ago.  Please go to Nightwatch Recording and buy his "new" album, "Voice & Vihuela."

On an aside, I need to get some cash scraped together to pick up the last few CD's by Cantiga that I don't own yet.  I had always planned on buying them when I saw them in person, but I have not seen them in person for a few years.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Very interesting incident out of Alabama.

First, read here.  Alabama police officer handcuffed, Maced fellow officer in front of confused Mayor. 

The follow up is here.  Lipscomb cop fired after handcuffing, Macing fellow officer in front of shocked Mayor. 

I'm glad to hear that there are more agencies and local governments more fouled up than the one I work for.  It's depressing to say that it makes me feel better about my job.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dead blogs.

Life has been busy.  Very busy.  But I'll address that later down the line if anyone inquires.

There are a lot of blogs out there that are no longer updated.  I still find myself going back to blogs that have not been updated in years.

Does anyone else do this?

I know that they may never see another update, but I keep checking because the writing was that good.

Every so often I'll post a comment on a "dead" blog and I'll get a response.  The writer will be jolted back into writing or at least they will answer my post.  It's interesting.