Archive for April, 2014

Sugar on MVM

 Because some times you just want to rock…


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I heard some SRV on the radio recently, and it took me back.

 Back in my ROTC days, there was a guy in my graduating class. We’ll call him Bingo. He was prior service, with, I think, 10+ years in before going through ROTC. He was a huge (HUGE) SRV fan, down to having a SRV model guitar that he would dabble on. ( It’s been 14 years since I last saw Bingo…wonder what he’s been up to.)

Anyway, for the non-fan, there are a couple of key tracks that tend to get the most noteriety, one of which is a cover version of Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile.”


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Repurposing: Pidhirtsi Castle, Ukraine

It should come as no surprise that I like castles. I mean, come on…castles! One thing that is interesting is the shift in architecture through the additions. Or, if recorded history is available, the change in uses of the structure is also interesting to consider. Pidhirtsi Castle is one of those places (it’s an interesting read, especially the descriptions of some of the details).


You can go here for some more from the gallery above. (Warning: the site’s a little awkward. There’s a link to “show all on one page” that appears to be broken, you’ll have to manually click for each page.) Or go here for Flickr photos.

There’s also a story of a possible haunting: a “Woman in White,” where one of the former owners “buried his young wife. alive, in one of the walls of the palace.

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Gravedigger on MVM

Early in the 2000’s, Dave Matthews did a solo album. The flavor was a little darker than what had been released on the albums with “The Band,” as evidenced by this,  the lead single from that album.


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What’s up Yours? on MVM

I had a Rhapsody membership for years during the early 2000s. One of the discoveries I made during that time came one year around St. Patrick’s Day. May have been 2003-2004 range, but details are fuzzy at this point. I can’t remember if I had specifically searched for Irish/St. Patrick’s day themed music, or if it was a “Seasonal Recommendation” playlist, but one of the tracks was this one, and the chorus has stuck with me ever since. The group is Barleyjuice, and they hail from Pennsylvania (which it the only reason I didn’t use them as a March selection).

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