Thanks for yoru comments.
I photograph people the most but play with other projects with my friends. I have posted a few fun shots in this link if you want to take a look: http://www.monicaron.com/manitoustreet/index.htm
Thank you so much for your warm welcome and kind comments, Robert! I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon this site. I am sure I will have fun meeting new people who have similar interests. I really enjoyed your page. It gives me some ideas on what i can do to personalize mine....Talk to you soon, Susan
Hi Robert. I wish it was an Ovation! It is a cheap copy. It's a Harley Benton from Thomann in Germany. I can't play very well. It's terrible when you think that I have had some sort of guitar for over 30 years. I used play a bit better when I was younger but nothing that I would want anyone to listen to, I would be too embarassed. I can only really have a strum when I feel like it. I like Bob Dylan & Donavan or Johnny Cash. My son 'Marcus' is the musical genius. we used to play Vivaldi to him when he was just a bump! At around 2 he was mad about Sheena Easton's "Modern Girl" & by the age of 3 he was beating his Teddy over the armchair in time to one of The Stranglers tracks. He played piano from around 7 years old & composed a Requiem for the Millenium at 17 years old. He is a classical pianist, composer & arranger, teaches voice & conducts & is also a tenor. He works for a theatre company in England but also works freelance. He also does musicals & arranges his own shows with a collegue who is a choreographer. Many thanks for the reply. Slán. Pete.
Dudley Street in Roxbury, that place is like a war zone now. They actually built the Boston Police Headquarters and Nerve Center there, but it has not helped much. Brighton is nice, its like the new Southie. A lot of Irish coming over live there and they have good pubs. You should get back for a visit sometime. San Diego is so much fun, I know a bunch of people living there, there is a big Irish population there as well.
As far as language you are right, it is alive and kicking. I have taken classes but when you are not hearing or speaking it often, you tend to lose bits and pieces and those pieces make quite a difference. There is significant movement in the Irish government on both sides of the border to expand the language, so it should bounce back. I look forward to expanding my vocabulary through the group. Slan go foil mo cara.
Where in Boston are you originally from? I'm born and raised Charlestown, where both sides of my family have been since they came over. It's great you have started the Irish Language thread. It's funny so many say it's a dead language but I am hearing more and more of it all the time. Most people simply have a couple words, but they are using the language more often. Good to meet you Robert and talk to you soon. Slan -Seán
Hello, mate. I just posted on the group. Hope you can correct any mistakes and gimme some hints.
Robert, how could I download these songs you have here above? And do you happen to have anything on Éilís Kennedy?
Go raibh maith agat. Slán.
Lovely picture to you as well! So you love photography as well? You are a brave man to do portraits.... I have always found it hard to capture the perfect shot when photographing people...... so I tend to stick to city and nature photos.... But I am a amature photographer always looking to improve my self so if you have any input or advice I would gladly take it :) See you around!
It's odd but these are playing back at double speed on two of our home computers here, so if it sounds like Alvin & the Chipmunks doing an instrumental you're hearing the Zappa-ized version. ;-)
My son Shawn told me to upload a few tunes, but these are the only ones I could find so far that are 'me'.
Stay tuned for more......someday!!
Thanks for the 'hello'!
Passion for ones instrument is all that is required to make real music. I used to record myself back in my youth and still have those recordings today. I played better before I became a professional. Although I am now technically proficient at my professional, the true heart and passion for my instrument was far more evident in my 'basement' years. My boys, (both members here on LiveIreland), became Celtic music fans from being around it being blasted on my stereo since they were born. Now they too are musicians I am enjoying hearing them in their discovery years of unbridled fascination with their instruments. I am often very jealous of their ability to actually enjoy themselves with music. All too often the only time I play is at a paid gig, or rehearsing for one. As a session sideman for-hire, I have to play what my clients want. Everything from rap to bad indie rock.
So enjoy yourself, that's all that matters!
I've been reading through your brilliant initiative... and I will join in... although... being busy as everyone could be, I can't promise to be a "good" student.... but anyhow... the little I will get will be fine (like in "better than nothing...!")... If you accept me into the really really beginner's group... I'll try to be there..!
Thanks for the initiative... (again...)!