Happy belated birthday to the wonderful maidoforange! I hope your day was magical.
And happy birthday to the fabulous goodnightlady and the fantastic clara_swift. May your dreams come true!
In other news, my piece "The Myth of the Passive Indian," which is a review of Charles C. Mann's new book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is now on newsstands in the April 2006 issue of REASON Magazine.
Jon Anderson's brand new In Elven Lands: The Fellowship album, subtitled Music on ancient and modern instruments, inspired by the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, is quite an interesting achievement. The restrained, exotic cover of "The Battle of Evermore" alone is worth the purchase price.
The drums will shake the castle wall.
The ringwraiths ride in black,
"The Battle of Evermore"