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The Blindseer In Search Of Himself
December 13, 2009
No-one and everyone is unique in cyberspace. Because of the countless Michael McClains who started blogging before me, my name was 'unavailable'.

Thus, I became Teiresias.

But even as Teiresias I could not become a dot com. Teiresias.com was taken - not by a classical scholar, not even by a psychic - but by a service that promises 'What you need, when you need it.'

Thus it became necessary to do business at theblindseer.com.

But after a year of inactivity, theblindseer.com seems to have become defunct, leaving the address redirected to blindseer.com, an iPhone development site.

The transmutations of Teiresias - or Tiresias as he has become more commonly known - are endless.

Tiresias (the duo)

There is, for example the flute/piano duo of Mark Takeshi McGregor and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa whose homepage sports a classy two-headed logo and introduces a young couple in a freightyard.

Hoping to find a sample of their music, I searched Pandora, which failed to turn up Tiresias, but found instead a group called Flat Tires (no 'ias') with an album that Pandora was loath to name in full.

Japanese Tiresias

Turning from music to classics, we find Teiresias as the transexual blind prophet in the Classics Pages complete with a picture of Tiresias from an unnamed Japanese website.

Could they be Mark and Rachel?

Note added June 22, 2011: The Classics Pages are written by Andrew Wilson who will answer any questions related to the classics on his Oracle of Loxias page. I have sought answers from him multiple times. He always answers promptly and knowledgeably.