"The Torture Victim's Backside Hymnal" – music transcribed and played from a sheet music inscription on the butt cheeks of a torture victim in Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden Of Earthly Delights."
The piano arrangement is surprisingly plinky and cheerful (The Ice Cream Truck Of Earthly Delights?) and there's a Gregorian chant version linked too.
Right call - I finished the first book in Ely, fifteen minutes from home.
The number of pages left in my current book was right on the edge - I had to decide whether to take another book or risk having nothing to read for the last few minutes of my commute. I took the second book and now find myself reading faster than usual because if I don't finish the first one, I'll have been hauling the second one around all day for no reason.
The first Self-Defense cocktail of the season - basically a vodka sour, but with Self-Defense Cider instead of the citrus. - https://www.aspiringluddite.com/PlusPoraPix/SDCocktail01.jpg - (Our apple tree has all kinds of very tart windfall apples. I don't want to them to go to waste. I have to make cider in self-defense.)
good read, this ...
for #sca and non-sca #medievalists alike ...
Lovely article about fungus and firestarting ... #sca
Did I mention that I got one of these the other week? It’s for when my bike is down and I need a backup mode of transport.
Favorite quote so far:
'More than that, the authors seem to regard the retention of the ‘warrior grave’ hypothesis as a badge of scholarly integrity rather than seeing it as perpetuating a problematic and widely discounted inheritance of an antiquarian functionalist reading of burial assemblages. '
Viking Warrior Women: An Archaeodeath Response
As my friend James says, an analysis of the recent kerfuffle by 'one of Britain’s leading mortuary archaeologists. '
The trains are all late /
Thunderstorms down power lines /
While on the same days /
Record heatwaves sweep the land /
And still some deny the change.
When I was trying to come up with a title for the AI Weirdness book, I tried training a neural net to generate titles.
There were a LOT of rejected titles.
I'm so excited to finally announce this: there's going to be an AI Weirdness book!!
Preorder here (preorders are like super-orders that really help a book do well):
Oh #sca name heralds ...
"Re‐evaluating English personal naming on the eve of the Conquest" - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/emed.12298
And you thought the SCA camps fancy:
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.