UPDATE: Due to changes in URL structures, you should use the link provided at Middle-earth Talk Radio Episode 5 provided by the Middle-earth Website on Xenite.Org.
If you have not heard about Middle-earth Talk Radio, you should drop by the site to check it out. There are several streaming feeds containing music from many artists who have recorded Tolkien-inspired music including Glass Hammer, Led Zeppelin, Ainur, and far more than I can possibly list.
To listen to the Middle-earth Talk Radio sessions, you need to log in to the Middle-earth Talk Radio Downloads page. Registration is free.
This episode was recorded on November 2. Although three more episodes have been recorded I don’t know when they’ll be released. The first five episodes are all still available for download.
Episode 5 topics include:
- Opening music: Echoes from Rivendell by Gnomusy
- Alan Lee, er I mean, John Howe ( 😉 ) and his blog.
- Tolkien letter auction.
- The Hobbit in 3D.
- Lembas Recipe
- Tolkien Letter #131, “Other Minds and Hands” quote – Debate over publishing LotR with The Silmarillion, and Tolkien’s insistence on the interdependence of the two.
- Tolkien’s attempt to create an English mythology
- Other Hands Magazine discussion
- Trying to improve the “accuracy” of Middle-earth Role Playing, 2nd Edition and even 3rd edition (unreleased).
- Other Minds Magazine discussion
- Explanation of levels of “authenticity” in Other Minds Magazine for articles: “Core”, “Optional”, and “House”.
- Overview of content in upcoming Issue #5
- Michael Martinez Other Hands article on …..
- Michael Martinez unfinished project History of Middle-earth
- Closing music: Tinuviel by Amethystium
The opening music piece is about 15-18 minutes long. The talk begins after the music, so you can skip the first 15 minutes if you don’t want to listen to an instrumental Tolkien-inspired song.
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