southfrancerental.com has moved to SouthFranceAmerican.com
sold our little house in Cazouls-les-Beziers as planned. It was a great
place to visit but we wouldn't want to live there. Cathey needs a
garden and a kitchen that's not in the middle of the living room. We've traveled throughout
Aude and Herault in the Languedoc region of southern France and we love it. So we concentrated our search within a
radius of about 25 miles from Cazouls. And eventually we found the perfect house in the little village of Quarante, close to the Canal du Midi and Capestang, 10 minutes or so from Cazouls. Since we no longer need a website to promote the rental of our house, we've discontinued southfrancerental.com, purchased the new domain, redirected traffic from the old domain, and for the time being I'll just be blogging. Note the Pages linked on the left. New posts began appearing on those pages beginning in June of 2014. Older posts are archived on my formerly separ…
I grew up an acid rocker. I’m not strictly a Dead Head (I’ve only seen
them three or four times.) but I still listen to Garcia and Jimi Hendrix and
Grace Slick and Cream and Robin Trower with great enjoyment. My wife is the
opposite. Her musical taste begins with Bach and works backward. Put another
way, she considers any music composed after Bach to be jazz. Her music plays in
our house all the time – Baroque, Renaissance, Early Music of all stripes.
Submit or die.
I admit it. I’ve submitted.
I’ve come to appreciate the civility and the architecture of
the music. I not only listen. I enjoy.
The Baltimore Consort is a quintet of top flight Early Music
multi-instrumentalists – two from the East Coast, two from the West and one
Mid-Westerner – who get together to tour and record as their schedules allow. Founding
member Larry Lipkis teaches at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and
so we get to see the Consort every year during their traditional Christmas
This year at…