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2008-07-11 06:00:30

By Jim Gilchrist CHRIS Thile, the Paganini - or should that be the Hendrix? - of the bluegrass mandolin, can play like a man possessed, while leaving would-be pigeonholers reeling in his slipstream. Even in mere conversation, he exudes music, all sorts of music, just as he appears to have absorbed everything from Bill Munroe to Bach in a process of fevered osmosis since his San Francisco childhood. "Growing up in southern California, I didn't necessarily get the purest form of bluegrass,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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