Why: Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It’s the first line of the song but it is accurate. The song and the video are so beautiful. If you haven’t discovered Dominique Fils-Aime yet, now is your chance.
The Wizards of Winter has released their latest album, The Christmas Dream, just in time for the holidays. So if you want a break from Hallmark Christmas movies but still want to be in the Christmas spirit, then The Wizards of Winter will be perfect for you. It would also be good for playing while doing your Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping.
The Wizards of Winter play rock and roll holiday music and it is awesome. They are more along the lines of Trans-Siberian Orchestra but with more rock. The Wizards of Winter have been described as a progressive rock Christmas band. Personally, I like them slightly better than TSO. No offense TSO. I think I could even take the boyfriend to their show and he wouldn’t be miserable at all.
The band members have been in other bands like Styx, Def Leppard, Deep Purple as well as playing with Yngwie Malmsteen. (Side note: I’ve been practicing how to say Yngwie Malmsteen for about five years now.)
The band is based in Frenchtown, New Jersey. They’ve been together since 2009. The Wizards of Winter started when they performed for a concert to benefit a local food pantry. Every year since then they’ve progressed from holiday benefit concerts to albums and a tour.
Edith Harris, 25, had only been in Columbus for about two months. She was originally from Morrisdale, Pennsylvania.
On July 20, 1979, her body was found in a vacant lot on 22nd Street in Columbus. She had been there for an undetermined amount of time. The cause of death was blunt force trauma. There were not any witnesses that were known.
I can only find one newspaper article on Edith’s case. As of July 31, 1979, they were still trying to prove that she was Edith Harris. After that date, there isn’t any news coverage to speak of in the Columbus Dispatch. There isn’t a photograph of Edith on the Ohio Attorney General website or the newspaper.
At some point, Edith had been charged with prostitution. No one has said that she was still a prostitute.
Edith was new to the area. Her family wasn’t around to hound the police to find her killer. So the case went cold. Could Edith’s case be linked to the Paula Logan case? It’s just a theory.
There could have been witnesses. So if anyone remembers anything strange in the area shown in the map during July 1979, it’s not too late to submit a tip to the police.
If anyone happens to know anything about Edith Harris or if you have a photo of her, you can send a message to my Facebook page, Chasing Destino. More importantly, if you have any information about the homicide itself, please contact the Columbus Police Department.
The new album, Seethe, from Blame Zeus is rockin’ from the start until the end. It’s one of the albums that I want to turn the volume up and wake up the teenagers. By the end of the month, they will also probably know the words to “The Obsession Lullaby” and “How to Successfully Implode.” You’re welcome kids!
Their music is progressive/alternative metal/rock along the lines of Alice in Chains. They have a wide variety of influences that appear in their music. Blame Zeus could play whatever type of music they want and will sound amazing.
There are many decent rock bands with female lead singers but none of them sound exactly like Blame Zeus. Sandra Oliveira definitely has powerful vocals that takes the band to the next level. You can have the best band but if the vocals are lacking then no one hears anything else. Luckily for Blame Zeus the whole band rocks!
Deanna Campbell of Columbus, Ohio was the 19 year old daughter of Harold and Nellie Campbell. Campbell and her friend, Richard Boyd, were both shot at Boyd’s apartment in February 1982.
Campbell’s case did receive a fair amount of press. Her parents tried to do everything they could to resolve the investigation. For many years, they had a small ad in the newspaper printed in honor of her memory.
There was one suspect, Roy Sage. He was convicted of the murder of Catherine Wanner, who lived on . She was murdered two days after the double homicide. The police believed that he shot Wanner and then shot himself to make it seem like a suicide pact. Sage was a drug addict and frequent burglar.
The suspect lived on Elmore Court. Boyd lived on Woodsedge Court. It’s about 1 1/2 miles apart. The police believe that all four people – Sage, Boyd, Wanner and Campbell- were acquainted with each other.
I’m not sure why Sage wasn’t investigated any further into the homicides of Campbell and Boyd. Maybe the district attorney was just satisfied with convicting Sage of one murder. In 1982, there might not have been enough evidence to link him to the crime.
There should be a picture of Cambell on the Ohio Attorney General website. It wasn’t hard to find a photograph of her. Also, Campbell’s name is misspelled on the website. Unfortunately, it seems like some cases fall through the cracks even with media attention. Let’s hope that someone picks up Campbell’s case file and finally solves the mystery.