Thursday, August 13, 2009
As I was drifting off to sleep last night I thought that surely someone has written short stories based in Tolkien's world - it might be interesting to read about the little-known areas of Middle-Earth and the parts they played in Tolkien's history. Hollin, for instance, when Elves still lived there. It was such a bang-up good going-to-sleep idea that I traced the phrase "TOLKIEN FAN FIC" on my arm in the hopes of remembering it this morning. It worked. Behold.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My two big tin whistle projects at the moment, aside from easy tunes I stumble across: Over the Waterfall and The Foggy Dew. For the latter, also see this page. At the bottom of that page there's a link to a recording of some old guy singing his version of the song - that's the version I learned to sing. For ubuntu people, you can play the file via "mplayer -playlist http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/ram/rs_l06.ram"