Guess what I got in the mail today!

Hmm… a suspicious package at the door today… I wonder who it is from…
*gasp* Does that say Lonely Mountain Band?!
CD1

Ooh! It’s the two albums of Lonely Mountain Band that I ordered on Hobbit Day!
Complete with John Di Bartolo’s autograph!
Okay, so it’s just a signed letter, but I still say it passes as an autograph!
CD2

Gorgeous art on Beyond the Western Seas
I must say I was quite pleasantly surprised by the professional packaging of this one. Not shown here but it folds out into three sections.
I would’ve liked an insert with lyrics too, but it doesn’t stop me from singing along “Baruk-Khazad!” XD
CD3

What is the CD art for Second Breakfast you say? Why, it’s none other than a PIE~!!!
It took all my will trying not to chomp on the CD. I think the mailman took a slice though. *grumble*
This one was a simple slip rather than a case with no additional information other than the song list on the back, but the pie sure made up for it.
Maybe there will be a collector’s edition release later? ;)
CD4

I have already downloaded all the MP3s when I purchased them, but it’s extra special to have the actual CDs, and a Pie!
The main difference in Beyond the Western Seas CD that is different from regular MP3 download is #7, which acts as a 3-in-1 track. It starts out with “Misty Mountain Air” which is a pipes solo that would make Beorbrand drool, then “Lament of Khazad-dûm” with a very sad *sniff* vocal accompanied by guitar and pipes, ending with the familiar “Song of Durin’s Awakening (Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!).”

Huzzah for Lonely Mountain Band! Thank you for your wonderful music.
They now reside right beside the LotR OST on my CD shelf. :D

And so, another blogger bites the bait!

So, here I am, finally getting around to starting a blog like the rest of BBB. I’m not just trying to fit in with the crowd, really. If anything, I should not be following their example, but here I am nonetheless.

Apparently, BBB stands for Bards, Beers, and Bloggers. Okay, they say that the last B really stands for Longbeards, although I have no idea how that works when it clearly starts with an L. Beorbrand insists that the Beard is the important part, but I think he just decided on that because he doesn’t want to start a concert and tell the audience members to Be Back Later, but I digress. They are all big on blogging for some reason. I think Aegthil is just being narcissistic and Beor had to have some place to ramble since he’s perpetually drunk, and Bluebonnett is just that cool, but Geoffroi also has one and with Ellasse joining in the action, I just had to, especially since they were all twisting my arm to the point of breaking – literally.

*pie intermission*

Anyhow, this is where I shall record all - most of – some of – well, only when I feel like it - my adventures and strange happenings of Middle-Earth, be it literary or artistic form. I cannot promise any regular updates as I am very busy*cough*lazy but we’ll see how far I can go with this thing.

Poodles!