#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 2, 2022

Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Apr. 2775 AUC ~ 1 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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It’s April Fool’s Day, and time for the annual Podcast Switcheroo, where podcasters trade episodes to give their audience something a little different and introduce them to a new show. This year we’ve got an episode from “The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly)”, all about the joys and embarrassments of singing karaoke. IN this episode hosts Adam Wainwright and Ed Cunard discuss questions like is a karaoke performance a cover song? What do musicians have to say about karaoke? What are the barriers to making music, and creativity in general? They also talk to punk and folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner about some of his most memorable karaoke experiences and about how he feels about cover songs, singalongs at concerts, and karaoke versions of his songs. After you’ve listened to this, why not add them to your subscriptions?

Can you believe there was a time when Isis was worshipped as a Greek goddess, even sometimes one of the Olympians? Check out Lindsey’s book on Isis worship and follow her on Twitter.

Find out more about the Out of Chaos theatre’s Playing Dionysus here. Follow Amy Pistone and ask any questions you might have on Twitter.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends the arrival of justice, bringing prosperity to good people and bad things to bad people.

[Sunday]  If it thunders today,, it portends profit from grain brought from abroad.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)