Wednesday, February 14, 2007

An Irish Valentine

This wasn't what I was originally looking for in an Irish Valentine, but this is what I found, and if you're inclined to listen for a bit, this is what you get.

You can't get much more Irish than Valentine O'Hara...

Happy St. Valentine's Day to you all... or both... whatever the case may be...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

What The Hell'd I Do??

Recently, I received a message from Contagion saying,

"Payback! TAG!"

And a link to a freakin' geek test!

"Payback?" I don't know what I did to warrant that, but okay, what the fuck, I'll take it.

I've come to find out that, indeed, I am 35% geek.

Somewhere around here I have a book of Monty Python scripts, and can recite "Holy Grail" damned near verbatim, I have quoted Yoda, I roleplay on a fairly regular basis, I do know what "GURPS" stands for, was a drummer in my high school marching band, routinely corrected spelling/grammar of teachers, co-workers, and bosses, have worn my kilt just for the helluvit, worked at a Renfair, enjoy reading sci-fi and fantasy books, as well as historical fiction and historical fact, listen and play music that hardly anyone else listens to, I like watching "Charmed", I do believe in dragons, fairies, leprechauns, unicorns.....

Ya get it? I'm. A. GEEK! I've made peace with it, embraced it, and made it my own.

So there.

Go take the test (if you haven't already) and let me know how you score.

And remember: Embrace your geekiness!

Friday, February 02, 2007

If You Like The Sad Ones....

Like I know Contagion does, then you'll like this Christy Moore clip. I think it's from the '80s or early '90s.

If you're not familiar with Christy's performing style, he gets intimate with his music. That's the only way I can describe it: sensually, almost religiously intimate.

"The Middle of the Island" is one I hadn't heard before, but "The Well Below the Valley" is one I've enjoyed singing at rendezvous for a couple of years now.

I hope you get as much pleasure hearing it as I did.

Ya Wanna See a *Real* Bodhran Player?

Hey y'all.

I've been told that I'm a pretty fair hand with a bodhran, but this guy.... Fan-freakin'-tastic!

Embedding is disabled, so you gotta go there, but trust me, it's worth it!