Planxty – Cliffs of Dooneen (2004)
The incomparable Christy Moore proving that there are people who sing folk songs and there are Folk Singers. Respect to a Folk Singer. THE CLIFFS OF DOONEEN Irish, traditional You may travel far, far, from your own native home, Far away o’er the mountains, far away o’er the foam, But of all the fine places […]
Dustin the Turkey, 2008 Eurovision Winner.
Has their ever been a Turkey with such talent? Irelande Douze Pointes!! The 2008 winner! You heard / saw this Turkey first here!
In the midst of the deservedly warm tributes to Luciano Pavarotti, who died today, 6th September 2007, there was the carping rent a quote on the BBC news from smart ass critic Norman Lebrecht who said that Pavarotti had divorced himself from the real world of opera and music to market himself as a celebrity […]
Bob Geldof and Me.
Dublin in the 70’s was a dreary spot. Ireland was in the grip of the old certainties and the thought control mechanisms were still in place. I found myself studying architecture at Bolton Street College of Technology. Here, there were a number of third level courses (Architecture, Surveying, Engineering and Geo-surveying) grafted onto what was […]
The Lion Sleeps Tonight!
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Mud on the Road!
On last Sunday Pop History and myself once again crossed paths and I “enjoyed” my most surreal experience since I saw the Bee Gees perform at the old Wembley Stadium. (You know the old one with the Way of Champions and the Towers of Glory, not the new one with the Arch of Agony.) The […]
HMV deserve to do badly!
HMV recently reported full year profits halved from the previous year. HMV’s deteriorating results will be no surprise to customers like me who have endured their ineptly managed retail proposition. Contrast the reality with the lardy dose of Management Consultant Guffitis delivered by Chief Executive Simon Fox when he was appointed over a year ago. […]