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Friday, December 2nd, 2011
2:52 pm
Do you know why Sooj rocks?
OK, there are a hundred reasons why Sooj rocks. But have you guys SEEN what she's doing for the magick4terri fundraiser?

This is SO AWESOME!!!

Sooj is made of win and pie.

Love you so much, my sister. <3
Friday, December 31st, 2010
12:44 pm
Updates to Sooj songs in Cern’s Songbook

Happy New Year! I am pleased to bring you an update on the S.J. Tucker page in Cern’s Pagan Songbook Online.

New additions to the site include: “Ravens in the Library” , “Storm”, “Girl in the Garden” and the concert version of “Go Away Godboy” (in E). 

I’ve updated “Mandolin Holy Man” by adding a concert version (capoed and played in G, sounding in C) but also keeping the uncapoed version (played in C) on the same page. Two guitars playing together, one without a capo and the other with, should give a nice full sound to this great song.

And I’ve also made some needed corrections to “Go Away Godboy” the CD version (in G).

The official lyrics of “Ravens” aren’t online at this point-- and I do not think they are anywhere on the web, except now for Cern's Songbook. So *please* note that what is offered there is not official and is only my ear’s interpretation—which is pretty good at hearing chords, but sometimes less so with words. As always, corrections, comments and questions are welcome.

The web address for sooj songs with lyrics and chords is--


Have a Happy and Magickal New Year!



Cernowain Greenman of “The Greenman and the Muse”

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Current Mood: amused
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
6:47 pm
Exciting stuff added to Strowler Nights (Seattle, WA)
Wonderful new and exciting stuff is being added to the Strowler experience Halloween weekend!; Oct 30-31st 2010.

First of all, Studio Foglio (aka Professors Phil and Kaja Foglio of TPU) are going to be the special guests!  The Foglios are well known for their wonderful online gaslamp fantasy comic Girl Genius!)

Just as exciting is the news that JourneyQuest: Season One, the new webseries by Strowlers creators Ben Dobyns and Matt Vancil, will premiere at Strowler Nights on October 31st at 4 PM.

There are also day passes available for sale now for only $25 (Tickets are available HERE)

It's going to be an amazing weekend with two full nights of wonderful musical performances, circus performers, fire spinning, dancers, vendors and masquerade costuming goodness!

The tentative schedule isn't on the website yet, but this is what it currently looks like:
Saturday (music from 7-12 PM)
6:45  Circus performance
7pm Clint McCune  
7:45 Circus performance
8:00 Alexander James Adams
8:45 Break
9:15 Fire performance
9:30  Vixy & Tony
10:30 Circus performance
10:45 Skinny White Chick
12:00 end

Sunday (music from 7-12 PM)
6:45 Circus performance
7pm Celia 
8pm Circus performance
8:15 Ash Productions
8:45 Break
9:15 Fire performance
9:30 Sharon Knight
10:30 Circus performance
10:45 Tricky Pixie
12:00 end
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
7:26 pm
Arpeggio #22 - The First Appearance of Our SOS Sponsors!


Remember that fund-raising drive wherein we offered appearances in a forthcoming webcomic to folks who donated to Save Our Sooj? Well, almost two years later,
those appearances begin this week.

Originally called "String Theory," the webcomic was eventually retitled
Arpeggio and appeared online a few months back. Why has it taken so long to get the contributors involved? Three reasons:

1. We're doing this webcomic old-school style: one full page per episode, each one scripted, sketched, penciled, inked, lettered and blogged. This takes roughly a week per installment, so we built up a backlog of almost 40 completed episodes before we went live. This way, we avoid the stall-out that often occurs when Life inevitably disrupts the comic-production schedule.

2. I had already scripted over 20 episodes when the Save Our Sooj benefit began. The real-life "characters" got added to the storyline from there on out. I'm now up to over 70 episodes written, with most of the appearances scripted and many of them drawn but not yet posted.

3. We had plenty of technical troubles getting the strip online. Arpeggio premiered months later than we had planned, and it took a few more months beyond that to become a regular feature.

And now,
here it is!

Our first SOS contributor, Courtney Landes, takes on the role of a teacher at Meghan's school. Other real-life folks will appear in various characterizations - all fictional, and each a part of Meghan's world. So yeah, stick around. Arpeggio just became even more interesting than before.


Current Mood: creative
Monday, September 20th, 2010
10:09 am
StrowlerCon in Boston 8-10 October
Calling all Strowlers!

""Aligned with steampunk and other chronology-bending movements, strowlers focus on alternative forms of performance art, such as music, juggling, poi spinning, dancing, drumming, circus arts and ropework. Strowlers are also into craft, calling themselves "makers". ."
— Urban Dictionary

The first ever StrowlerCon will be held in Boston 8-10 October 2010.

More information and tickets are available HERE

Day passes are now available for only $25!

For a 15% discount, enter the code:  SWC15 at checkout!

(Hotel rooms are still available and can be booked through THIS LINK)


Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
10:35 am
You mess with my crew, you mess with Me.
I don't have a lot of time, so I'm gonna make my part in this short and to the point.

New rule:
You do not take my Hugo-nominated sister's gorgeous, brilliantly-written high-level Prester John treatment, and cheap it out to look like a Last Airbender porn graphic novel, at best.  Karma, anyone?  Bullshit, anyone?


If you have a shelf full of Cat Valente books and the thought of putting this one next to them makes you want to start singing "One Of These Things (Is Not Like the Other)" - tell them so. If you are planning to buy copies of this book in the Christmas season and you're going to feel the need to say out loud "They couldn't have made a worse cover if they tried, but the story is amazing" - tell them so. In writing. If you couldn't read the title without looking twice or three times - spill it.

In whatever way this choice is going to affect your behavior, tell them so.

Be specific about the problems - the font, the disappearing author's name, the egregious whitewashing. This is a small press we're dealing with, folks. Ten emails look like twenty. Twenty-five emails look like fifty or a hundred.

E-mail goes to jlassen AT nightshadebooks.com. Damn the Man. Save the Kingdom. "Honey flows in our land, and milk everywhere abounds."

Mythpunk Army....it's time to mobilize and do that magic that I've seen you do so well, time and time again.

My darling popelizbet  says so many things passionately and well, as many of you know.
Her words on this situation, as well as the cover image, are under the cut.  Please do go there.
People are not doing right by our girl, and we can do something about it.  All it may take is one email from ten or so of us.  Please, if you have the time today or tomorrow, take the time.  I'm asking gently and hopefully.

Operation Save The KingdomCollapse )
Friday, July 30th, 2010
9:33 pm
Mischief trading cards
I received my new MISCHIEF cd in the mail last week and am absolutely LOVIN' IT!  Great love songs, songs inspired by powerful paintings, songs about hot little saucy witches, and fun songs about ninjas and killer salads-- just about everything here that any Sooj fan could want.

And then, in addition to the cool music, there are trading cards!  I was lucky to get the one with the Cheshire kitten and the orange tabby cat.  I'll be glad to share my secret info about my "notches" if you have a different card and wish to trade info with me.



Cernowain Greenman

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
1:36 am
The people we meet in the oddest places
I was just in Safeway getting some late night munchies as I usually do. I was behind a very nice couple in the check out stand. The gentleman (named Tom) noticed that I was wearing a Tricky Pixie T-shirt and had commented it to his girlfriend/wife/significant other/platonic friend (named Jeri, no joke) who is a big Sooj fan. We got to talking and I naturally introduced them to Pacific Fen Spotlight cause I'm a whore that way, but I thought it funny that of all the places I would meet up with two other fen, Safeway was one o0f the last places I would expect to, followed closely by the middle east and the Jerry Falwell church. Westborough Baptist church was at the bottom of that list but now that they've riled up the nerds I suspect it won't be long until they're infiltrated by vengeful Trekkies.

P.S. Like Wil Wheaton once said "I don't use nerds pejoratively, I use nerds awesometivly."
Saturday, July 24th, 2010
11:09 am
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
1:14 am
Alexander James Adams' new single and exclusive video
Hello fellow Alexander James Adams fans. I have bee given the distinct honor of announcing a new single by the FaerieTaleMinstrel Alexander James Adams titled "What Are We Doing?"

You can purchase and download this wonderful new musical piece at http://alexanderjamesadams.bandcamp.com/ and as a special treat, you can watch the new video short for this song, located exclusively on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2qsdvE9P_Q).

Video produced by Pacific Fen Spotlight (http://www,pac-fen.com) and Jim Granger Solutions (http://www.jimgranger.com).

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, March 28th, 2010
8:17 pm
If you're not AT Danceworks right now....
...check out the stream at http://soultribetv.com - Clint McCune band followed by Tricky Pixie :)

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
1:40 am
Saturday's show moved up from 7pm to 4pm
In Other Words is having us move our concert up from 7pm to 4-6pm.  If you know folks who're planning to attend, please let them know about the change.  Come and join us if you are able.  Maybe we'll just jam in a parking lot somewhere at the original appointed time, afterwards, if we're forced to disappoint a lot of fans by playing three hours earlier than we'd intended and not finding out about the shift until a couple of days before the show.

Saturday March 13, 2010 — 4-6pm

Tricky Pixie!
In Other Words Women's Books & Resources
8 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211 [Map It!]
503) 232-6003
Purchase tickets online

On Friday we're in Cottage Grove and on Sunday we're in Salem.  All the info is here.

Current Mood: annoyed
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
7:26 pm
Saturday, January 9th, 2010
9:58 am
On the Radio Tomorrow!
savagedragon90  bids me pass on the following very cool news and information:

"Musical Guest SJ Tucker will be on my radio show, Dr.Chris Radio of Horror, THIS Sunday night into Monday morning. 91.3 fm wcuw Worcester MA. You can listen live at wcuw.org. It will be at 12:15 am EST.  For about 15-20 min we will talk about her music and her CDs and Arisia. If you have any questions you want me to ask her, you have two days to submit them to me and I will ask her on the air."

I'm very grateful to Chris for this opportunity.  You guys listen in if you like.  I'm glad I'll be running on Colorado time tomorrow night, as I stand a better chance of being vivacious and awake. :)

Denver's being awesome, and Colorado Springs is sure to be spectacular tonight.  Show info here.  Hugs all around!

Current Mood: awake
Friday, December 4th, 2009
11:35 pm
Solace & Sorrow chords/ SJ Tucker Greatest Hits list
Fellow Sooj fans,

I've put up all the songs from Sooj's "Solace and Sorrow" with lyrics and guitar chords on Cern's Pagan Songbook Online (including the Gaselli anthemn!). Go to--


Strum away, guitarists.

Also, if you wanted to create a "Sooj's Greatest Hits" CD, what songs would YOU put on it?

Here's my list.

1. Alligator in the House (Mythcreants CD)

2. Go Away Godboy (Sirens CD)

3. Hymn to Herne (Blessings CD)

4. Mommy Medusa (Haphazard CD)

5. Handfast Blessing (Sirens CD)

6. In the Name of the Dance (Blessings CD)

7. November (Quartered/Palimpsest CD)

8. We Are Shangri-La (Quartered/Palimpsest CD)

9. Baba Yaga (Tales of I-10 CD)

10. Taglio! (Solace and Sorrow CD)

11. The Girl in the Garden (Sirens CD)

12. Manicore’s Lullaby (Solace and Sorrow CD)

13. The Pixie Can’t Sleep (Tangles CD)

14. A Goddess Down the Street (Sirens CD)

Is there any you would put in that's missing from this list, or any you would switch or take out?



Current Mood: contemplative
Monday, November 16th, 2009
2:13 pm
The Traveling Fates
From our Orlando concert last Friday night. This is what we've REALLY wanted to put on YouTube all this time. Thanks, omnisti !

Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, August 31st, 2009
2:24 am
Sooj Songs with chords back online
Dear fellow Skinny White Chick fans,

After a hiatus which was too long, I am resurrecting Cern's Pagan Songbook Online. You will now find a number of S.J. Tucker songs with lyrics and chords listed at this new address:

Besides these wonderful Sooj songs, I've also uploaded pages for Celia Farran, Reclaiming and SONA. You'll find a lot of traditional Pagan chants on the Reclaiming song pages. Yule songs are also now online as well. You can now find these pages listed at http://www.cernowain.com/pagansongbook/psb.html

By way of explanation, after AOL dropped their hosted webpages I had to find a new home for the Songbook.. Now that that's done, I'm currently rewriting html code for the many songs I have transcribed, which will take some time.  But I'm determined to get the site back up to where it once.  If you have suggestions as to which artists you'd like to see first, drop me a line or a reply and I'll see what I can do.

bright blessings,

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
6:33 pm
Surprise Kitten Sundae Concert!
Where: Soulfood Books
When: August 28th, 2009, from 8pm to 10pm
Who: S. J. Tucker, Betsy Tinney, Tony Fabris, and Michelle "Vixy" Dockrey

If you can, please go out and support these people that I love! I can't be there myself, but am boosting the signal on S. J.'s request. This is the last S. J. Tucker concert in the Northwest for a while, so catch her while you can!

Cross-posted to my journal.

Current Mood: happy, and sad that I can't go
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
11:05 pm
Tomorrow night in Chicago
Buy Tickets here.

This is my chance to sing ALL my pirate songs (including some new stuff)  at full volume, to make up for my voice-stealing illness during my last Chicago visit.  Yarr.

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