It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
I clicked on a link the other day that stated "You must watch this amazing guy playing Star Wars on a pipe organ." I did, and it was. But while watching Jelani Eddington play the Star Wars Symphonic Suite on a Sanfilippo Wurlitzer theater pipe organ (located at the Place de la Musique, a private museum in Barrington, Illinois), I noticed the following bit of "sort-of" heraldry:
It's pretty clear that it's not a "real" coat of arms. Still, though, I thought that it was once again proof that you can find heraldry everywhere. Even when you're just clicking on a link to see an extremely talented artist playing on an extremely versatile musical instrument.