Monthly Archives: July 2011

Paula Sullivan, The Entertaining Organist at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Recently when the Grand Rapids Public Museum had its grand opening of the Civil War Exhibition, Paula Sullivan played while a story of the Civil War unfolded on their screen.  Afterwards I stuck around and asked her how she got her start in music and what she does other than the Museum.  As a child she went to the theater in Fort Wayne where she grew up and loved to listen to their organist play for the shows and knew

GLaDOS Sings at Anime Midwest 2011 in Chicago, Illinois

Voice actors Ellen McLain and her husband, John Patrick Lowrie were judges at the Anime Midwest Masquerade and then performed songs from the Portal series at Anime Midwest. Ellen, who plays the voice of GLaDOS in the Portal series, is a talented opera singer and John can also hold his own in the singing area even while accompanying her on the banjo and for percussion, his teeth?  I have to admit I was surprised and delighted by his accompaniment.  I was even more delighted to hear

The Damsels of Dorkington – The Controversy Rages!

  A controversy exploded on the scene when I commented on Jeff Yenzer’s Facebook post, “You can’t spell Awesome without ME.  ;-D”  My thought was that, while just looking at this picture the first thought that comes to mind is, “That guy must be awesome!” but that he wouldn’t be awesome without the darlings known as The Damsels of Dorkington! I got an immediate response from Blythe Renay saying, “That’s not true.  Jeff has been awesome his whole life.” Apparently he has

The Year 200X Concert at Glass City Anime Con 2011

Saturday Night at the Glass City Anime Con 2001 the band Year 200X performed to the delight of the otaku in attendance. They rocked to the tunes of Nintendo and other games. In June 2006 Year 200X was featured in Nintendo Power Magazine and their first album “We Are Error” features thirteen songs from the Nintendo System. The following was recorded and posted with the permission of the band.