Tuesday, September 18, 2018
I've been reading Lafcadio Hearn's GLEANINGS IN BUDDHA FIELDS, and I was going to post a review on Amazon, but the version available there is apparently some kind of print-on-demand edition that has left at least one reviewer nasty-peeved enough to leave a bad review. The sad thing is that it gives readers the wrong idea about the quality of the book (rather than the edition -- why do these yahoos do that?). So I thought I'd better just post it here (and probably on Facebook too), so I can let people know about this wonderful title.
I recommend that you find a copy of it at a used book store. My edition was published by Tuttle Books in 1971. It's a collection of stories and musings, a treasure trove of ideas and reflections about a place and a people that Hearn loved deeply. If I were to review it on Amazon, I'd give it five stars. (So there, cranky Amazon assassin.)
Monday, September 10, 2018
This is an announcement from Michael Levy concerning his music of the ancient harp. Check it out!
My Ancient-Themed Lyre Music to Feature in Rufus Wainwright's Second Opera, "Hadrian"!
I am pleased to announce, that the Canadian Grammy Award winning composer, Rufus Wainwright, will be arranging one of my ancient-themed lyre compositions, "Hymn to Zeus", in two scenes of his ancient Roman-themed second opera, "Hadrian" - produced by the Canadian Opera Company and due to premiere in Toronto on 13th October!