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Kari's Lair: Home of the Virgo Folkie

Kari's Lair: Fáilte Isteach!

HI ALL! This is my new Homepage/Cave/Lair.

At the moment, it is still under construction, but I hope it will soon be a fun place and music/writing promotion tool. If it doesn't crash somehow, or I forget my password to get into this thing.

Be sure to check out the links on this homepage (and I hope their originators don't mind my linking to them!)

Today, June 20, 2001, is the birthday of this site. May it have many more anniversaries.

--Karen I. Olsen


THE LAIR'S SITEMAP LAIRLINKS DIRECTORY INDEX The LairMistress's Musician's Bio Musician's Resume
VirgoFolkie LiveJournal Lair NEW URL: Youngblood Circle (The Confundus Conspiracy) The LairMistress's ReverbNation Profile
Band Page at The Stranger Karen the LairMistress: Myspace Page LairMistress Photobucket Gallery
NEW! LairMistress: Youtube Channel


And It Shall Rain Forever and Ever...

Photo Courtesy of Webcams.


The Lair's eStores: Our Official Cafepress LairShops!

NEWSFLASH (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009): LairCronies, a new PromoLair has just been Excavated! After thinking about it Awhile, we decided to start up a blog that promotes our Cafepress LairShops (in lieu of a CP newsletter), and have it Attached, more or less, to the Home Lair at Angelfire. The blog will promote the LairShops; now we have to get Going like gangbusters and promote the blog! It's called The LairShops Beckon.

In the process of Dredging out this PromoLair, we learned a thing or two about what they call "Advanced Customization" (that thing they don't really let you do with free LJs). We are learning how to tweak the Stylesheets, the code for Main page entries, the LairLinks sidebar, and such like. We just put up our first two posts in the past couple of days; now we have to alert the Entire planet to the existence of this thing; and by extension, the LairShops! Just click on the image Below, or the text link Above, to check it out...

The LairShops Beckon: Cafepress Shops PromoLair


Artifacts of the Lair: Lair Logos and other Originals for LairLurkers!

The LithicLair: Graphics and scanned ceramic images inspired by Neolithic European art!

Eireann85: Images of photos taken during the LairMistress's travels in Ireland in 1984-1985!

All Bunnyz, All The Time:
Another Cafepress Store.
My dad sent me this Bunny pic.
It looks a little spooky,
But some people dig that stuff.

Also, check out The Violin Case eStore:
Cool Products with a Violin theme,
by my childhood friend, violin teacher
Julie Tebbs of Kirkland, WA!!


And, of Course, don't forget to Slink In and SIGN THE GUESTBOOK!!

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Another Year Older, and Deeper in Debt, Music Videos, Menopause, Passive Income, and Dead Celebrities

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016: Good evening, LairLurkers all! Per usual for 2016, public figures are still dying like beetles in Used motor oil (the way my brother and I used to rid the rosebushes of Japanese beetles when we were kids); Gene Wilder is the Latest one to decide to break Loose from this mortal coil. Meanwhile, I will turn 52 at exactly 07:09 Pacific time Tomorrow! Technically, since I was born in Bethesda, MD, I should say 7:09 am EST; but oh well. Anyway, this reminds me all the more that I'm not going to be Around in 200 years (and probably not even 50); so I'd best get a move On with all the projects, and move out of a Depressed and Lethargic state, at least to the extent of getting the laundry done in a Timely fashion.

Unfortunately, I'm boycotting Bumbershoot this year, something I've never done Before. Why? Well, two Main reasons: 1) Single day passes are $125 (yes, that's not a typo!); and 2) festival volunteers are Required to provide their credit/debit card info in order to register for volunteer shifts (they've got a new MO this year: they issue three-day passes to volunteers, in exchange for a certain number of volunteer hours; and if you miss or skip a shift, your checking account gets Charged. Ugh. I don't provide that info to anyone, unless there's a really Compelling reason why they need it. Besides, I'd rather spend my Limited funds on other things right Now.

Even though I really don't feel anywhere Near my Current age, my biology is going through Normal shifts these days. That Time of the Month hasn't snuck up and grabbed me in over a year, and I don't miss it, Either. I may or may not have a Partial hysterectomy sometime in the future, depending on whether the uterine fibroids start getting large Enough to complicate my life. I'm also researching what I might do, or take, to keep my skin from drying Out and keeping me Awake nights with itching spells. Happy Cronehood to me.

I'll have to wind this essay Up pretty Soon; but I must mention that my pursuit of Passive Income is kicking into high gear, as I've been Overtaken by the desire to travel more Widely and Frequently. I've got plenty of Original material to plug into Passive income processes, but the stuff isn't selling. What is selling, so I've heard, is Original information products (eBooks, informative/educational Youtube clips, and the like); but I'm not Sure what I have to offer in the way of Unusual information to share with the world. I have begun promoting music on Amazon in Earnest; and I must have time to promote my own work on a number of different channels. But promoting my Unique knowledge of something for money? Knowledge of what, exactly? Painting with backgrounds or other photos on Photoshop? Centering and Otherwise customizing aStores on Amazon? This old Lair (the anniversary of which I forgot this year, once Again) is Replete with affiliate links--text, image, and Combined. Where else should I use them? How many aStores do I need? And how the hell do I get more Youtube subscribers? I guess I'd better take distance lessons from Mikey Chen, the Beyond Science guy, pretty soon...


Anyway, here Again are some new Antiwar and other Progressive LairLinks that have crossed our path Recently, as well as some old favorites from Before...

Street News Service 9/11/03 Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (SNOW) Not In Our Name (NION) Salam Pax's Weblog AlterNet Online
Back To Iraq 3.0 CREDO Action (formerly Working for Change) Seattle Independent Media Center
Baghdad Burning: Riverbend's Weblog School of the Americas Watch ZNet/Z Magazine
The Shalom Center Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity Hate Free Zone of Seattle
World Can't Wait Iraq Body Count Michael Electronic
Salam Pax's New Blog Southern Poverty Law Center The Wacky Iraqi (Satire, we think) Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)
Voices in the Wilderness (Archived) Fellowship of Reconciliation World Youth Peace Organization


Seattle Summer Festivals Upcoming: The Newest Update (well, More or Less...)

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016: Hey, where did Summer go this year, folks? Either it hasn't arrived Yet; or it just decided to skip Seattle this year! Here it is, mid-July, and it's freaking CHILLY out here! And, as far as we know, there haven't been any Massive volcanic eruptions to disrupt Worldwide weather patterns. Guess all our shamanic drummers had best get Together and do something about it, in concert with the Local land energies, or something...

Iranian Festival 2016 (August 13) BrasilFest 2016 (August 21) Seattle Hempfest 2016 (Aug. 19-21)

Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival (Sept. 2-4) TibetFest 2016 (Aug. 27-28)




LONG OVERDUE UPDATE: Yes, we still have an Affiliate-Associates relationship with the business referred to in these lovely banners. However, we will soon have promo banners to some of our LairShops, photo galleries, and other stuff that benefits us directly! If you check 'em out and buy stuff, that is...


What I Hope To Accomplish Here

Here is a more detailed discussion of my musical and other creative goals for the rest of 2001 and beyond.


My Favorite Web Sites (a Partial Listing...)

Liam Clancy: A World of Music

Jason Webley: Independent Musician/Accordion Guy
NEW! Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Turkish Fansite: The new Nusrat site we've been waiting for!
GoddessKRING: Shannon Kringen's Website and ArtShrine: Caution! Delicious Adult Photographic
Artwork and other Audio/Visual Delights to be found Within! The Mother of all Multi-Religious discussion and news sites. Never a dull moment.

Starhawk's Tangled Web: Adventures, Projects and Writings of the Lair's Favorite Witch.

Makem Central: Tommy Makem and the Makem Brothers


The lovely Celtic circle at the top of this page (and the turquoise cross atop the Goals 2001 Page) comes to us courtesy of the Free Celtic Clipart Page at For the best in free Celtic clipart, do pay them a visit!

Likewise, the LairMistress has had great fun with the cool animated graphics provided free of charge by The Animation Factory--as you can see, I've got animated critters all over the Lair by now! At least one new animated critter is birthed on their site every day! Check them out at the LairLink above!


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