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April 2008 Blog Posts (24)

One of the best Smog songs ever! This one's called "The Well"

The Well



I could not work

So I threw a bottle into the woods

And then I felt bad

For the doe paw

And the rabbit paw

So I went looking for the pieces

Of the bottle that I threw

Because I couldn’t work



I went deep

Further than i could throw

And i came upon an old abandoned well

All boarded over

With a drip hanging from the bucket still



Well I watched that drip but it would not drop

I watched that drip but… Continue

Added by Ronnie on April 30, 2008 at 18:54 — No Comments

The Timeclock

Have you ever truly considered the validity in the adage, "youth is wasted on the young?" Awhile back, I had a project for class, and I found myself reading a book entitled, "Dances With Luigi." The author was a young man hellbent on utilizing his American idealism in Italy, until a very astute and insightful neighbor befriends him and begins to assist him in his journey of discovery. As the author reconnects with his heritage and his family, long forgotten by his American relatives, he begins… Continue

Added by Felicia on April 30, 2008 at 17:55 — No Comments

Frangipan's ....

Five musicians around a magic cauldron, a clearing delighted, and a strange mixture that provide energy and pace to play until daybreak. Frangipan's, a group travelled to the music: Britain, Ireland, compositions, to find music, dance, dream, share. A horse on their instruments (violin / vocals, accordion / bouzouki, guitar / bodhràn, cello-whistle, derbouka / drum of water), they are on their way to new adventures full of complicity.



URL de son profil… Continue

Added by Miss O Connor on April 29, 2008 at 20:02 — No Comments

It's time to turn off the news for a while.

I've noticed how my attitude changes when I listen to too much news on the radio or see too much of it on the television. Mind you, I don't watch much TV anyway, but I do read a lot of news and listen to the radio all day. If I were to take all of the news of the day as defining the state of the world, I'd have to say we're pretty much f#@ked. That kind of gets me down and I'm sure it does many others. I get pissed that nothing really seems to change for the better and that our leaders are… Continue

Added by Ronnie on April 29, 2008 at 17:06 — 1 Comment

FOLK NIGHT, April 26th, 2008

Last night our Bay St. George Folk Arts Council held its monthly folk night. Last night it was held at Clancey's Pub in Stephenville. Our host group was "The Landsmen" (Ed Keeping, George Keeping and Blaine… Continue

Added by Jill (mandogrl) on April 28, 2008 at 21:00 — No Comments

Celtic Music: liveIreland.com

My latest Squidoo lens is a natural choice: liveIreland.com, the site and station that got me inspired to create Celtic music lenses in the first place. Needless to say, I listened to the station throughout the creation of the lens, except when I was checking out the YouTube videos on the page. The first video is Klara McDonnell singing "Ride On." The other five I chose by going through the listings of videos that members of… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 28, 2008 at 0:43 — No Comments

GAAAAAAAAH!

TOO.

MUCH.

TURKISH.

COFFEE!

Added by Ronnie on April 26, 2008 at 19:11 — 1 Comment

Celtic Music: The Thistle & Shamrock

Another day, another Squidoo lens, although I wouldn't count on that continuing to be a daily event.



This lens is about The Thistle & Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie's weekly hour-long program on NPR. Of course, the program has its own excellent and extensive website, so what I've done is give a brief idea of the show and site, then I picked five CDs (so far) featured on recent broadcasts Fiona did for new music she'd… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 26, 2008 at 1:33 — No Comments

Me, a poet..?? (Truth is stranger than fiction)

No Answers



I’m sorry, but you’ll get no answers from me.

Hell, if I had answers, ‘tis wealthy I‘d be.

Questions are many, but answers are few,

And the wealthy don’t share with the likes of me and you..



At least not their answers to how they got rich –

Their happiness, prosperity, and tax benefits.

Oh, they’ll tell you it’s hard work, perseverance and toil,

“Good luck..?? No way, José..!! That’s just a foil..!!”



But isn’t… Continue

Added by Dabhoch on April 25, 2008 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Me and Ireland...

Eurovision Song Contest, Norway 8th May 1996..... I was 8 years old that day and like the whole Greece, I was watching the contest on TV. Being in that young age, you can't realise very well the songs and the whole contest had no interest for me..But suddenly I heard a song which fascinated me a lot. The name of the country was "Ireland", and there was a woman with a fantastic voice and a man who was playing "a weird drum" (i didn't know anything about bodhran then...). It was Eimear Quinn with… Continue

Added by Dimitris K. on April 25, 2008 at 14:10 — 1 Comment

THE SHORT STORY CORNER : CHRONICLES OF THE LIVES OF THE COME-OVERS

Land of the Free





The trip to Ireland for the O’Connell family of Simsbury, Connecticut, was winding down in the western town of Ennis. John O’Connell, the family patriarch, conducted the tour that included all of the Art Museums, antiquity museums and plays that Ireland had to offer and his issue could stand. Paul and Peter, John’s two sons, waited their time to play golf at the world’s greatest golf courses only to be thwarted by rainy…

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Added by Jeremiah Fay on April 25, 2008 at 9:00 — 4 Comments

Finals in June! Finally!

I just submitted a request for my finals to be administered. I'll be taking Contracts first, then Torts, and the Criminal, all on three consecutive Mondays. These are all-day exams so I have to take a full day of work off for each. Total drag, since I burned through all my PTO when I had pneumonia. After I take these exams, it's on to the Baby Bar exam in July. That's going t be a proper bitch. Another all-day exam and this one's got a pass rate of only 17% to 20%. Two weeks ago I took an exam… Continue

Added by Ronnie on April 24, 2008 at 22:48 — No Comments

Hi! I'm new!

Yup. New. n00b. How do you do?

Added by Ronnie on April 24, 2008 at 22:35 — 2 Comments

Celtic Music: Sean Nos Nua

I've got another relatively quick lens up on Squidoo. This one's for Sinead O'Connor's CD Sean Nos Nua. This is another discovery as a result of listening to LI. Since the page is only about the one CD, it's the only one linked. I did find six YouTube videos and linked to them, plus a couple of more videos - "She Moved Through the Fair" and "Raglan Road" - which are not songs on Sean Nos Nua.



Have a look and… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 24, 2008 at 21:31 — 1 Comment

A picture of .....

Me
:)
At least !!!
it's not a recent(2 years old)
i will try to take one more recent

Added by Nicolas on April 24, 2008 at 20:27 — No Comments

A long time ago ....

Once upon a time, a guy created this page (ohhhhh it's me :) )
but it was a long time ago.
I'm so busy in my work and with the sport that i don't have the courage to come here to say hello to people and listen good music.
but now let's say stop to the overload time of work !!!
I really need a break. Maybe i should really plan the trip to dublin !!!
I really missed the shows the great people here.
Hope to chat with everybody soon. (I already started tonight)

Added by Nicolas on April 24, 2008 at 20:23 — No Comments

Celtic Music: Flook - New Lens on Squidoo

Listening to LiveIreland has gotten me back in touch with some of the music I'd listened to over the years. My listening gave met the idea to put up a Squidoo lens (actually a web page, but since the pages are meant to focus in on a topic, the Squidoo people call a page a lens) for Altan, which I posted yesterday.



For my second lens, I decided to feature one of my new discoveries resulting from listening to LI, so now there's a… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 24, 2008 at 4:00 — No Comments

Altan & LiveIreland.com

The following post is a copy of my blog entry on my Blogspot blog. I had a few links in that post, and have copied the relevant ones here.



Altan



My newest Squidoo lens is Celtic Music: Altan and it can be found here. I just published it, so changes may occur.



Altan is a great traditional Irish group that began in the 1980s with Belfast flute player… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 23, 2008 at 21:45 — No Comments

CFS Tours with Bill Margeson

The Great Sights & Sounds of Ireland!



10 days



November 1-10, 2008







Click here for General Conditions



Click here for the Enrollment Sheet



Click here for Cost and What's Included



The true soul of Ireland is to be found in its music - real, true Irish traditional music, not the tourist, pub-song shoutfest featured in so many Irish locations. We're talking the REAL Irish tradition. This tour features a dynamic daytime… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on April 17, 2008 at 16:52 — 1 Comment

CONTEMPLATE! / MEABHRAIGH!

Look at for the blue of the sky... CONTEMPLATE!



Look at for the flowers of the fields... CONTEMPLATE!



Look at for the grandiosity of the mountains... CONTEMPLATE!



Look at for the birds flying in the sky… CONTEMPLATE!



Look at for the full moon... CONTEMPLATE!



Look at the stars illuminating the night... CONTEMPLATE!



Look at for the ocean... CONTEMPLATE!



Look at sunrise in…
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Added by Sónia on April 11, 2008 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

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