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Category Archives: music
In Tolkien’s books, young or youngish ents are mentioned. Where I live, though, the ents are obviously a later stage in the life of trees. You only find them in a mature forest that is not well manicured. An ent-woods … Continue reading
28 years ago, when I lived in Edmonton, Dougie MacLean was a pretty regular visitor to small clubs in the city. I never missed a performance. Not only was the music grand, but he would always teach us the choruses … Continue reading
Here’s the Procession of the Sardar, by Mikhail Mikhailovich Ippolitov-Ivanov. My father had a 45 rpm record with this on one side and Valse Triste on the other. I listened to it endlessly, especially in those cold after-christmas months when … Continue reading
Here’s one I haven’t heard in any stores – a Canadian carol from the missionary days of the seventeenth century, with lovely images of the northwoods and its people. Wishing you all peace and at least a moment of stillness … Continue reading
The solstice crept up on me this year. In fact, I just realized it was tomorrow! No time for pulling together a celebration, and the rest of my fair city seems to be in much the same state, at least … Continue reading
I bought a copy of the dark pagan album “All Souls Arise” shortly before its issuers, Woven Wheat Whispers, went out of business. At first I didn’t like this track as much as some of the more somber ones, but … Continue reading
Here’s Robert Burns’ “Westlin’ Winds,” performed by Gregor Harvey and Grant Foster. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious