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1. Busking in Seattle
Busking in Seattle
I have been busking on the streets of Seattle off and on since 2001, and doing a little bit of street music before then. Seattle is one of the more busker-friendly cities in the United States, with a fair number of legal places to perform, and loads of individuals and groups doing just that. This...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:25:59
2. Frederick, Maryland Folklore and Ghost Stories
Frederick, Maryland Folklore and Ghost Stories
I grew up in both Rockville, Maryland and Frederick, Maryland; and spent the majority of my youth in Frederick. Hence, I was exposed to a certain amount of historical lore and folktales about the city and county of Frederick--some the sort of thing you mostly hear around campfires, or at sleepove...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:34:40
3. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: How the World Discovered Qawwali
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: How the World Discovered Qawwali
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has been described as Pakistan's finest cultural and artistic export. He was countless people's first introduction to Qawwali music, a tradition of ecstatic singing and musical improvisation associated with South Asian Sufism (specifically the Chishtiya or Chishti Sufi order...
Music - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:30:38
4. Seattle Hempfest: More Than You Think It Is
Seattle Hempfest: More Than You Think It Is
Seattle's annual Hempfest is about marijuana and hemp products; but it's not just about toking up and selling products to help you get stoned. This is a large, well-organized yearly event, usually held at Myrtle Edwards Park (with a gorgeous view of Elliott Bay), featuring guest speakers, waterpi...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:31:51
5. Movies I'd Like to See Made Very Soon (In No Particular Order)
Movies I'd Like to See Made Very Soon (In No Particular Order)
...One woman saw visions--of movies that haven't been made yet! Who comes up with new ideas for films, anyway? And why hasn't anyone made films of my favorite novels and historical figures yet, not to mention fresh remakes of earlier cinematic efforts? And on top of all that, what must I do to b...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:33:14
6. The Bard of Armagh: Tribute to Tommy Makem
The Bard of Armagh: Tribute to Tommy Makem
Who was Tommy Makem? He seemed to go through numerous incarnations and redefinitions. He was the son of ballad singer Sarah Makem and fiddler Peter Makem, heads of a household frequented by American folklorists and folksong collectors. He was the member of the Clancy Brothers quartet in the 1950'...
Music - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:33:13
7. The LithicLair: Neolithic LairShop
The LithicLair: Neolithic LairShop
For some years now, I have been studying the ceramic art, and other aspects of the culture, of Neolithic Europe. This is the period of approximately 6000 B.C.E. through c. 2500 B.C.E., from the time of the emergence of agriculture in Europe through the first series of invasions by Indo-European p...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:34:39
8. Seattle's Fremont Fair
Seattle's Fremont Fair
A crazy thing happens in Seattle during the Summer Solstice every year. Thousands of people gather in the Fremont neighborhood to watch a parade that includes political floats, naked bicyclists, and giant puppets on stilts. Buskers perform among craft vendors and crowds. Bands get exposure on fou...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:32:35
9. Mari Boine and the New Joik Revival
Mari Boine and the New Joik Revival
In my adventures in world music, I have sampled many of the world's musical traditions. I've been active in Irish and other Celtic musics for more than 25 years. More recently, thanks to the ecstatic inspiration of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, I have spent the past 15 years exploring t...
Music - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:31:56
10. Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival
Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival
Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival has now been around for 40 years; and I have attended, performed, busked, volunteered and won Band Scramble contests at this festival every year since 1991. Folklife is one of the biggest festivals dedicated to the musical and cultural traditions of the Pacif...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:32:35
11. ireann85: My Irish Image LairShop
ireann85: My Irish Image LairShop
I first visited Ireland (both the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland) while studying in Dublin during my third year in college in 1984-85. I did a certain amount of traveling while there, most notably to prehistoric and megalithic sites. I forgot to bring my 35mm. camera with me, alas, on an ext...
Travel & Places - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:13:30
12. All Bunnyz, All the Time
All Bunnyz, All the Time
This is all about our Cafepress LairShop, All Bunnyz, All the Time, and its resident denizen, a rather intense Bunny with large eyes and scary teeth. You'll notice that, like the infamous Experience Music Project Museum, there are few if any right angles in his design. He now can be found on tees...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:33:13
13. Liam Clancy: Troubadour of Tipperary (1935-2009)
Liam Clancy: Troubadour of Tipperary (1935-2009)
You might say that the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Reunion tour picked up right where it left off, the moment that Liam Clancy, the youngest of the legendary Irish folk family, departed this earthly plane. The Clancy Brothers couldn't very well proceed without Liam's guitar and those high ten...
Music - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:34:43
14. Oscar Wilde on the Internet
Oscar Wilde on the Internet
This is a lens about Oscar Wilde: but it's not here to retell his life story, the epic of his rise and fall, or the timeline of his written works; lots of fine lenses and other sites exist for that purpose. What we want to do here is introduce you to the range of sites, blog communities, fansites...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:32:28
15. Seattle's World Rhythm Festival: The World's Hottest Drum Circle
Seattle's World Rhythm Festival: The World's Hottest Drum Circle
Seattle's own World Rhythm Festival will next be erupting across the Seattle Center on April 5-6, 2014--its 21st consecutive year!--and anyone within driving distance who owns anything resembling a drum, rattle or tambourine simply must not miss it. Here you will find scheduled performances of d...
Music - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:33:13
16. Artifacts of the Lair
Artifacts of the Lair
A friend referred me to Cafepress in 2001 or thereabouts, as we were both looking for ways to share original artwork and photo images with the rest of the world, and (hopefully) to earn money while we were at it. Artifacts of the Lair is the first Cafepress store I threw together, and its theme i...
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:25:52
17. The Lair of Cards
The Lair of Cards
The Lair of Cards is one of the Lair's Premium Cafepress LairShops; and the only one dedicated entirely to paper-related products--calendars, stickers, journals, framed prints and such like. I've tossed around the idea of adding a SubLair with a truckload of ceramic ornaments featuring ou...
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:34:31
18. Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music and Arts Festival
Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music and Arts Festival
What's the difference between Bumbershoot Arts Festival and the Northwest Folklife Festival? They're both held in Seattle, and at the same venue (the Seattle Center, in the shadow of the infamous Space Needle), after all. Well...Bumbershoot: 1) is somewhat bigger; 2) requires tickets; 3) goes bey...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:30:43

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