Archive for April, 2012

A musician friend’s blog …

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Check out New Beginnings through Online Music Collaboration « Tamra’s BLadifrigginOG, the blog by my Second Life friend (and real life singer/Broadway star) Tamra Hayden. She doesn’t post often (yes, like me, shut up), but she gives great insights into various aspects of being an independent musician, plus advance music of her live music dates.

National Tartan Day!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Tomorrow is National Tartan Day! It’s only been in the last 6 years that I’ve even had a tartan! Okay, I don’t actually own any tartan, but my adopted family is Irish/Native American, so we didn’t have one. Then, in 2005 I had some DNA testing done and found out that my family traces back to Norway, and, after more research on the databases (of people I matched DNA with) and the DNA forums, I found that my family name is probably Gillespie. The Gillespies don’t have a “Clan” of their own, but we have a clan affiliation with Clan MacPherson (apparently my ancestors mowed the grass on their ancestor’s golf course, so they let us have some perks), and thus this is our tartan as well:

MacPherson Tartan - Red Muted

There are several different tartans for each clan, for different occasions, but this is the one I liked best.

But anyway: I have a tartan! Happy Tartan Day!