Suze Rotolo

Posted on Mar 2, 2011 in Music | Comments Off on Suze Rotolo

I was saddened to hear of the premature death from Lung Cancer at the age of 67 of Suze Rotolo (1943-2011) in NYC. The principled daughter of two American Communists she inspired Bob Dylan’s radicalism and worked for Civil Rights during the period they were together. She appeared with him on the cover of his […]

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Gerry Rafferty – No longer on Baker Street

Posted on Jan 5, 2011 in London | Comments Off on Gerry Rafferty – No longer on Baker Street

Gerry Rafferty performing in the National Stadium, Dublin 6th September 1980 – Photo: Eddie Mallin Today (Tuesday 4th January 2011) saw a sad end to Gerry Rafferty’s career which began busking on London Underground. The experience inspired his 1978 anthem of urban alienation “Baker Street”. Despite the glamorous image buskers then (60s /70s) often lived […]

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KOF is All Good

Posted on Nov 17, 2010 in Music | one comment

Long championed by the Sage is that talented purveyor of chunky Urban Beatz from the Pool (aka Liverpool) KOF who’s last single “FIRE IT UP” has had its video featured on MTV. KOF follows the success of ‘Fire It Up’ with the release of “All Good”, an uplifting feel good anthem that is certain to […]

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Liam Weldon – Dublin’s Ballader

Posted on Sep 20, 2010 in Ireland | one comment

My old (and very tedious) Latin teacher used to repeat at length his mantra “by indirections are directions found out.” Well he may have a point for I stumbled onto a site and an article about Liam Weldon because somebody in Chicago asked me a question about “Fields of Athenry” written by Pete St John. […]

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The Red Flag

Posted on Sep 12, 2010 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Red Flag

It is a truism that the Irish are always revolting! Indeed the contribution of the Irish to World Revolution is often overlooked. Take the French Revolution for instance. People are often unaware of the unique Irish contribution to both sides of the events. The charge of the mob on the Bastille Prison was led by […]

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Well, Did you Evah!

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 in Music | Comments Off on Well, Did you Evah!

Basildon Room – Waldorf-Astoria   http://daithaic.blogspot.com/2010/08/basildon-park.html The recent Blog on Basildon Park and how fixtures from it formed the “Basildon Room” at the Waldorf- Astoria in New York City brought back memories of my first night in America in 1981. For on that occasion I had a somewhat distorted view of America for I stayed […]

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Erykah Badu does Dallas

Posted on Aug 18, 2010 in Music | one comment

Erykah Badu Singer Erykah Badu has been given a $500 fine in April for filming a video in the streets of Dallas, in which she’s naked for perhaps a minute; she’s now also been sentenced for 6 month in jail, though on probation. All this sounds quite excessive but does not surprise me for in […]

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KOF on MTV

Posted on Aug 17, 2010 in Music | Comments Off on KOF on MTV

KOF FEAT. WILEY & CHELCEE GRIMES – ‘FIRE IT UP’ (VIDEO EXCLUSIVE) Long tipped for the top by the Sage is that talented purveyor of chunky Urban Beatz from the Pool KOF whose new release “FIRE IT UP” has had its video featured on MTV. The Wrap Up have been given the exclusive official video […]

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O’Donoghue’s Opera

Posted on Jul 25, 2010 in Dublin | Comments Off on O’Donoghue’s Opera

“O’Donoghue’s Opera” is a unique and hilarious film starring Ronnie Drew and his band of bohemian merrymakers who include ‘The Dubliners’ and other favourite Irish musicians of the time like the McKenna’s and Johnny Moynihan. Made in 1965, Ireland’s first musical was never completed due to financial difficulties and remained unseen until veteran filmmaker Tom […]

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On Raglan Road

Posted on Jul 21, 2010 in Ireland | Comments Off on On Raglan Road

Baggot Street Bridge with Parsons bookshop in the background on the Grand Canal, Dublin On Raglan Road on an autumn day I met her first and knew That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue; I saw the danger, yet I walked along the enchanted way, And I said, […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

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Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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In Darkest Midwinter

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The murder of Canon Magner

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The Boys of Kilmichael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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