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Flood’s Coming

April 12, 2010

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I got invited to play a trio of songs this Saturday, April 17, as an opener for one of West Virginia’s funnest groups, The 1937 Flood, starting 7:30 p.m. at the Alban Arts Center on Main Street in St. Albans, W.Va. This is one genuinely eclectic string band with a wicked and strange sense of humor.

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Japanese Love Affair

March 3, 2010

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A couple of years ago, when I first began hanging out with the Mercer Street irregulars after a magical Clementines gig at The Room Upstairs in Princeton, W.Va., I fell in love.

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The First Album

February 26, 2010

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Let us pause for a moment, those of us of a certain age, and consider. How much things have changed from “Tea for the Tillerman” to iTunes downloads.

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3 Italian Tattoos

February 17, 2010

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I would also recommend knowing a bit more Italian than I did before negotiating tattoo prices in Rome. A tale of three tattoos in Rome in Summer 2008.

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Giovanna e Angiolino

February 15, 2010

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In loving memory of my Italian forbears, I offer this YouTube video. I will know I have honored them better when my Italian improves beyond just understanding the curses.

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Snowdancing

February 11, 2010

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I am a snowaholic, I admit it. It’s when the snow is falling thick, I heart it most. Here’s a music video for my fellow snowaholics.

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Space Opera Remix

February 7, 2010

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Take a listen to a newly re-mixed version of the Prologue to “Saint Stephen’s Dream: A Space Opera,” which also includes a brief advert for the WTW, introducing your program host, Peggy Desiree Nash.

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Time Ago in Italy

February 4, 2010

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Here’s the YouTube version of a stroll through some religious iconography in Milan, Venice, Verona and Rome in Summer 2008, titled “A Time Ago: Church and Empire from Milan to Rome”. (I just wanted to use the word ‘iconography’ once this month.) I much prefer the full-screen SoundSlides version of this audio slideshow, with its […]

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That Wagoners Lad

January 30, 2010

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Here is my a cappella version of the old Celtic song “Wagoner’s Lad,” from a weekly jam session with The 1937 Flood.

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Some Coliseum Jazz

January 28, 2010

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An visit by day to the Roman Coliseum and by night to the nearby Villa Cellimontani for an evening of jazz within strolling distance of one of Rome’s greatest views.

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