I’ve added a topic under technology called Agriculture. Some aspects of it are an ongoing interest and I will be populating this topic both with new material as I come across it and some old material filed away. I added a music topic under ‘stuff’.

Bits and pieces are scattered through the site. I don’t have a way of tracking all the small points. If a topic interests you, check it out once a month for new stuff.


Here’s some music from the past but first, a new one by VOCES8. It is a choral setting ‘Nyepi’ by the Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds.

Earlier, I provided a piece by the BYU men’s ensemble Vocal Point. Tonight I give you the BYU women’s ensemble, Noteworthy, singing Amazing Grace:

As with all BYU performances they are skilfully staged and usually, especially arranged. I don’t know how they can do these out-of-doors recordings and maintain a consistent sound level without a bird beaking off.

Now I am having fun with this project and am exploring the variety of style and arrangement and artistry that is available. I’ll never give you rap but here’s country:

Not a cappella but I am a country (old style) fan. As a teenager, The Streets of Laredo sung by Jim Reeves. My parents gave me a transistor radio for Christmas when I was about 16 and my favourite station was WWVA, Wheeling West Virginia.

A hymn so widely sung has got to have a gospel presence so from the Gaithers:


I started a blog in 2011 called The POOG, an acronym for "pissed off old guy". This is the current incarnation.


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