Ensemble Vingt-Cinq Ans

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Ensemble Vingt-Cinq Ans

  Bon anniversaire à nous! photo by C....

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Victrix British Center Company

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Miniatures

Victrix British Center Company

The hated Anglais. I’ll never forgive Wellington for driving the French out of Spain and winning Waterloo to finally put an end to Napoleon’s French Empire once and for all. BUT, if you’re painting Napoleonic 28’s, you will, like me, eventually grow tired of the blue uniforms, white crossbelts, fatigue caps tucked under cartridge boxes, and tricolor cockades. One way out of that sameness is to paint the enemy, an idea that for a long time seemed heretical to me.  All that RED would be as boring as all that BLUE, yes? Well, it turns out that the English are fun to...

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John Hartford & the Great Southeast Music Hall

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Music

John Hartford & the Great Southeast Music Hall

Visiting Atlanta last week put me in mind of the time I played Atlanta’s Great Southeast Music Hall with my duo, Timberline Rose, opening for the late, great, John Hartford. I understand that the venue is now defunct, but around the early 1970’s, it was a mainstay on the acoustic circuit and a desirable room to perform in. I don’t remember much about the shows we did there. I think we were booked for two nights with John and it was early springtime. What I do recall was that I had never been colder in my life, Wayzata, Minnesota, being a close second. And this from a...

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