Not really feeling the Holiday Spirit right now, so I’ll offer some folk songs instead: If you really must have Christmas Music, here’s the Coventry Carol:
A new podcast at iHeart Radio: On a September night in 1961, in the mountains of New Hampshire, Betty and Barney Hill encountered something they could not explain. What really happened that autumn night? Welcome to Strange Arrivals, where host Toby Ball will unravel one of history’s most famous cases of alien abduction. Learn moreContinue reading “Strange Arrivals”
The Minor Hours and Small Thoughts Magazine is very amusing. Check it out. It wouldn’t kill you to support it, either.
Right then. Not every entertainment in Shakespeare’s England was, how shall we say this? high-brow. To that end, let me present to you Singing Simpkin, a jig (that is to say, a short comedy — all singing, all dancing) that might have been presented between acts in a theater, or in a tavern yard. OrContinue reading “That’s Comedy!”
One of the perennial topics in these parts goes something like this: “I’ve signed up for a talent show. What should I do?” Let me make a suggestion, under the rubric “everything old is new again.” In Jean Hugard’s Silken Sorcery (1937), the last chapter describes the Stillwell Silk Act. Here’s what Hugard says: CHAPTER XII THEContinue reading “A Complete Silk Act”