Archive for September, 2010

Jamming in the Barad-dûr Cafe!

September 26, 2010

A request to fans of JRR Tolkien & The Lord of the Rings:  I’ve been intrigued by the impact of The Hobbit & TLOTR on popular music in the 60’s and 70’s.

I would love to have a paper on this topic for my 3rd Conference On Middle-earth.

Any musicians/historians of popular culture out there?

The number of platinum record selling groups that began by singing hobbit songs in small bars & cafes is very large.

September 24, 2010

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)


Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. Ambrose Brice.

What part of ? don’t you understand?

September 24, 2010

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. -Henry Miller, writer (1891-1980)

Happy Brithday Frodo & Bilbo!

September 19, 2010

I had a delightful day yesterday wandering thru JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth.  I watched The Lord Of The Rings.

The Frodo Franchis Blog

September 17, 2010

Fans of JRR Tolkien & The Lord of the Rings will have heard of “The Frodo Franchise. It is a fascinating & interesting book and the name of Kristin Thompson’s blog. I highly recommend both.

She was kind enough to mention the 3rd Conference On Middle-earth in her blog:

What I wish on spammers.

September 5, 2010

I’m all in favor of  “black ops” teams taking out spammers and their servers.

If they get upset, terminate!

The light stops here!

September 1, 2010
Two years ago we slowed it down to 38 miles an hour now weve been able to park it then bring it back up to full speed. Lene Hau isnt talking about a used motorbike, but about light &mdash that ethereal, life-sustaining stuff that normally travels 93 million miles from the sun in about eight minutes.