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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March 3, 2010
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.
February 26, 2010
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.
February 17, 2010
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.
February 15, 2010
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.
February 11, 2010
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.
February 7, 2010
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.
February 4, 2010
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 [...]
January 30, 2010
Here is my a cappella version of the old Celtic song “Wagoner’s Lad,” from a weekly jam session with The 1937 Flood.