I'm not sure but I think Ari and the Milyagon witch may have some help from the brownies fixing up their teas and potions. I've been working on my Witch's Chicken Scratch and there could be some decoding at hand.
I enjoyed Follow Me And Die's blog post about "Just in time for tomorrow's 12th anniversary of my blog, I wrote an article about Garage Con." This is a great idea and an interesting read.
Join us tonight at Inspired Unreality open game chat. Last week we talked about books. Before that Witch's Chicken Scratch, a cypher witches use to write down their recipes for teas and potions. And when we last left Ari and Caper they were in the Milyagon Witch's kitchen drinking love potion. The night before that the brownies had crowned Ari with a flowery garland.
Inspired Unreality open game chat is held in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been we have an invite for you here.
From The Archive July 4, 2021 – Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain – “Summertime”
Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing George Gershwin as sung at KASU Blue Monday.
I had known Charlotte Taylor for years, promoting her music on Delta Boogie, but the first time I met her in person was at the Red Goose Deli in Paragould, Arkansas, on April 20, 2009.
She sang great and the band played great. Really friendly people fun to party with. I was fortunate to get good recordings that night that I love playing on Something Blue. Since then we have become good friends, working together on several shows and hanging in Helena at the King Biscuit Blues Festival. One time, at the biscuit, Delta Legends got to open for Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain so sharing a stage is a feather in my cap.
Here they are now, Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain, singing a jazz and blues standard that George Gershwin wrote for his opera, Porgy and Bess, “Summertime”.
This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Paul Motian, Joe Lee, Yamile Burich, and Kenny Garrett. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.
Joe Lee – Swings On deltaboogie.com/alleyrecords/
Paul Motian – Lost Dream www.npr.org/artists/15401669/paul-motian
Kenny Garrett – Seeds From The Underground www.kennygarrett.com/
Yamile Burich – Random yamileburich.bandcamp.com/
— Paul Motian, Abacus
Welcome to Something Blue, I’m Hairy Larry and I’ve got the blues, for you.
Tonight! On Inspired Unreality. We will be chatting about games, or playing games, or maybe chatting about books, science fiction and fantasy literature. What we've read and what we like. Books. Games. Chat.
Inspired Unreality is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you've never been there's an invite here.
Use a password manager! Even something like iCloud Keychain or Chrome PW are a good start. Even better, Bitwarden is available on like every platform, is open source, encrypted, has a bomb free tier, and works with things like FaceID and Windows Hello. It IS worth it!
This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Dirk Quinn, Billy Jones, and Soule Monde. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.
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Tonight! On Inspired Unreality Ari and the Milyagon witch continue researching the potion book that Ari's cat Tude found near the witch's garden. So far they have tested a brew that enables far sighted telescopic vision. When stirred with the silver wand King Groads sent to the witch they also enabled microscopic vision. A kind of a scrying tea with a twist. They have decrypted another recipe that may be a love potion.
Join us on Inspired Unreality tonight to test a love potion or just to chat about gaming. Everyone is welcome. All gaming is on topic.
Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms every Monday night at 9:00 at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been we have an invite for you here.
Every gamer knows about thieve's cant, words and symbols only thieves know. Inspired by Ari's book discovered on Inspired Unreality I am working on Witch's Chicken Scratch, a kind of shorthand that witch's in the past used to record the exact ingredients in their teas and potions. Since they knew their ingredients and how they blended them together all they needed was a short list to remind them exactly what they used.
Silent letters ignored, past witch's scrawled geometric figures in neat rows as a way of remembering their recipes while at the same time concealing them from prying eyes. Witches do love their secrets.
Ari and the Milyagon witch have deciphered two recipes so far. One is at the top of the page. Here are the witch's notes that she made while reseaching the book.
m = ^ n = ^ v = v t = + l = | r = \ d = / o = o u = u w = w other vowels = x
The paper bag rustled and fell over. It continued to crinkle a bit longer before the cat decided it was bored and went to seek a spot in the sun, where it found a most amazing cardbox box that was perfect for a nap.
The genie watched over the dozing feline until it roused to search for a meal - a bowl of kibble was conjured.
If humans were this easy to satisfy, or this cute, I would never have retired, the genie reflected.
Tonight on Inspired Unreality our opening topic will be really old school. RPGs predating D&D. Whether you played back in the day or just have some knowledge about it we will be glad to hear your input.
Inspired Unreality open game chat is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic. If you are new to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you here.
This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Jazz Alliance, Richard Andersson, and SFJAZZ Collective. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at http://sbblues.com.
Tonight! Inspired Unreality! Open game chat at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Our opening topic will be magic systems. ZDL mentioned the Native American influences in Gunnerkrigg and it got me to thinking about how a magic system based on Native American folklore would work. Spirituality, talking to animals, sweat lodges, drugs, transmutation. Magic systems are a fascinating part of RPGs and fantasy literature. Join us tonight for an interesting discussion.
As always bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic. If you have never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.
Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we’re featuring some blues guitar from Delta Legends.
On June 10, 2018, I took a drive down to John Shepherd’s studio to record with Delta Legends. John Shepherd and Jeremy Burnett are both from Wynne and I live outside of Brookland. We recorded several songs and three of them are featured on our CD, “Two Woman Blues”. At the session John played guitar, Jeremy was on harp, and I’m on the bass. We all sing.
John is a virtuoso electric blues guitarist who plays especially well on slow blues standards like “Red House” and “Last Night”. One of the songs we recorded that day is a John Shepherd original called “These Blues”. John wrote it, John sings it, and John’s on guitar. Here’s Delta Legends now playing “These Blues”.