Tuesday, April 25, 2006

This Week I'm Listening To...

Blackmore's Night - Village Lanterne (2006) ***** ***** (out of 10*) The trouble with most Renaissance-style music is that it gets quite samey after about 10 minutes. Not so here. Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night have mixed in some pop, some folk, some blues, and some old 'Deep Purple' and 'Rainbow' guitar. But the core of this CD is Medieval music. In this age when any amateur can become the next "Idol", it is refreshing to hear an accomplished singer and a guitar virtuoso strut their stuff. Oh, and the lyrics and arrangements are also awesome. Every track is a masterpiece.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Phoenix Pride Parade

Went to see this last weekend. Very fun, very bizarre. Got a whole bunch of great pics, which I'll post on a separate blog, so check back in a couple days. 04/08/06 UPDATE : The Pride Parade blog is up and running! You can click on this link : www.ter-azpride.blogspot.com or else get to it thru the "View My Complete Profile" link at the upper-left of this blog and then scroll down to the bottom of the profile. No, this is not a 'coming out' thing by me. Nor by Liz. Yes, I am a strong proponent of gay rights.