Posts Tagged ‘music’

Cantiga 292

July 18, 2009 Leave a comment
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Ose Sete Does (Cantiga 418)

July 10, 2009 Leave a comment

I got a new mandolin today, a bowl back!

If you’re on facebook, you can go to my page and view it/become a fan:

Otherwise you can view it from youtube below.

Be sure to comment and let me know what you think!

Pete’s Summer Concert Series

June 30, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m doing a little summer concert on facebook right now, so if you enjoy medieval/renassaince music, head over to and become a fan!

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February 4, 2009 1 comment

Taking a break from my grandmother’s things today, here’s me doing a cover of German medieval rock band Schelmish’s song, ‘Aequinoctium’.  Feel free to leave your comments here, or on the youtube page, which is here.

Music to keep you warm this winter

December 2, 2008 Leave a comment

I don’t know why, but I recently started looking for more music again, this time mostly of the medieval and rennasiance variety (mainy because that’s what I prefer to play on the mandolin, and it’s good for inspiration).

So now I shall share with you the fruits of my efforts, in no particular order:

There’s alot more.  If you enjoy any of these groups, check out their friends list on their myspace pages to find more.  I would be remiss if I did not mention the three groups that really turned me on to this style of music in the first place:

  • Corvus Corax (found them via the Gothic III credits, oddly enough) (Website) (Myspace)
  • Patrask (I love their rendition of Meie Din, Leihter Schin) (Website) (Myspace)

And last, but certainly not least, the one and only international minstrel troupe know as…


Ren Faire

September 7, 2008 Leave a comment

We went as a family to the Maryland Ren Faire today, and had quite a bit of fun.  Amongst all the usual stuff, the girls got their hair braided, got to ride horses, and play on the playground, and we got to see Wolgemut.  There were some bellydancing women right in front of where Em and I were sitting, and they seemed to befriend each other well enough, with Em trying to dance like them, and occasionally asking them questions about their belly button piercings.  Most of the way through the set, Micha (from Wolgemut) was …we’ll call it dancing in front of the bellydancers, and Em noticed him and decided he was a friend too.  Then she promptly got up on stage with the group!  Sorry Micha and crew!

Pics on Flickr:

Videos on Youtube:

Video of Em inserting herself on stage:

A Few Of My Favorite Things…

June 13, 2008 Leave a comment

Been a while since I’ve posted, so how about a long list of things I like, June edition?

  • Books:
    • Fiction (yes, it’s all speculative fiction, “reality” is boring to me right now):
      • Look to Windward, Ian M Banks – If you don’t already, you should know I have a rule about fiction books. I read the first chapter, and if I don’t like the way the chapter reads, I put the book down and never read it again. This rule does not apply to prologues, just first chapters. I prologue may bore me to tears, and I will still stick around for the first chapter. That having been said, I almost put this book down after the first chapter. Not because of the above rule, but because the first chapter of this book could have been an awesome short story in and of itself.
      • Android’s Dream, John Scalzi – The first chapter of this book is basically one long fart joke, and the teenager in me laughed hysterically.
      • Pirate Freedom, Gene Wolfe – This could say ‘Anything by Gene Wolfe’, as he’s my favorite fiction author ever, and this is book only reinforces that opinion.
    • History
      • The Slave’s War, Andrew Ward – I’ve been on a Civil War kick recently. This book contains snippets from interviews of former slaves to tell the story of the war. A great, unique perspective on the war that managed to change my perspective on it a bit too.
      • Manhunt!, James L. Swanson – The story of the 12 day hunt for John Wilkes Booth. While not my absolute favorite book on the subject, I still find this book well put together, and worth the read for those who haven’t read up on the subject.
      • Stealing Lincoln’s Body, Thomas J, Craughwell – I had no idea that someone had attempted to steal Lincoln’s body until I noticed the books title. A very interesting read on a subject not often discussed
  • Music
    • Curtis Eller – Banjo. Yodelling. Mustache. What’s not to like? I’ve had the lyrics to Sugar in my Coffin stuck in my head for weeks. So much so, I made him a little poster with some lyrics for. You can see that here.
    • Beruit – Sounds like the music you hear in all those indie movies.f
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