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by wood-elf
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: The movies
Topic: Last movie you visited...
Replies: 161
Views: 127759

Fearless, Jet Li's last film, apparently, in the Wushu style of martial arts. Plenty of action in this film, but also very philosophical. There is much to recommend this film.
by wood-elf
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: The Crocidile Hunter's luck runs out
Replies: 12
Views: 8459

I have been very upset about Steve Irwin's passing. Evidently he was filming a program at the Great Barrier Reef entitled "Ocean's Deadliest" when the accident occured. There is video of him pulling the tail from his chest and then losing consciousness. It sounds like he died very quickly as the tai...
by wood-elf
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Speaking of side ventures - what about Susie?
Replies: 12
Views: 12346

The Indigo Girls make the sweetest harmonies this side of early Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Simply incredible.
by wood-elf
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 188114

Poul Anderson was a fine writer and a genuinely nice fellow. I had the pleasure of meeting him in the mid-1990's at a book signing. I am not familiar with that title though Steve, but it sounds like one not to be missed.
by wood-elf
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Who are you listening too?
Replies: 142
Views: 95636

Been listening to some Hatfield and the North, remembering what a fantastic drummer Pip Pyle was. For those of you who don't know, Pip Pyle passed away unexpectedly this past week. He was 56 I believe and a key member of the Canterbury prog scene.
by wood-elf
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Congrats!
Replies: 15
Views: 11230

beautiful pictures and heartfelt blessings to your family Flo.
by wood-elf
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Who are you listening too?
Replies: 142
Views: 95636

Opeth is a favorite of mine. Very talented band. This weekend I have been listening to guys like John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and Leo Kottke, with a little bit of Oregon thrown in to the mix.
by wood-elf
Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 188114

I just started reading the latest Robin Hobb series, A Soldier Son trilogy. Book one is Shaman's Crossing. This one is developing slowly, but I am enjoying the detail and the relaxed pace. Excellent character development so far.
by wood-elf
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: You Tube
Replies: 14
Views: 9501

Here is a video for Genesis' Ripples, a favorite of mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpt1lU5s ... the%20tail
by wood-elf
Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 188114

Just finished The Deepest Sea by Charles Barnitz. Its a HUGE Viking saga with a really cool twist. Very nasty and not recommended for the young'uns - yet written better that a lot I've read lately. One my favorite reads this year. ***** http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451455045/sr=8-1/qid=1152326...
by wood-elf
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Any Fantasy Recommendations?
Replies: 53
Views: 55343

you might try Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy. Fun read throughout with compelling characters and good plotting. The first book is Assassin's Apprentice.
by wood-elf
Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Name your best 'live' album.
Replies: 15
Views: 12159

Best live album is a tough one but if I had to choose but one I'd go with Live at the Fillmore East by the Allman Brothers Band.
by wood-elf
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Who are you listening too?
Replies: 142
Views: 95636

I like the Tangent, though I have not gotten into the most recent disc. The first Tangent album features Van Der Graaf Generator alum David Jackson on sax.
by wood-elf
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 188114

Over the weekend I read Mary Karr's new collection of poetry entitled Sinners Welcome. I am a bit of a poetry lover and this is the first book of hers that I have read. She is an interesting writer, a fomer atheist who converted to Catholicism around age 40. This current collection covers a lot of g...
by wood-elf
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Who are you listening too?
Replies: 142
Views: 95636

I have been listening to Retrospectacle by Supertramp today. This past weekend it was Norwegian band Enslaved. I am in the process of converting all of my music to digital so I have been digging through some old stuff and discs I haven't played in a while.