Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?
Red to Blue- Mick Flannery
My current musical obsession. One of the best voices to come out of Ireland since Damien Rice.
1. “Find what turns you on.”
2. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.
3. Know your strengths.
4. Fewer and higher quality.
5. Know what you like and forget the rest.
The public outpour of emotion over the death of Ryan Davis has been at once uplifting and devastating; amazing to see how many lives he touched but equally tragic the scope of loss. There has been a lot said, and much of it by better writers and closer friends - so I won’t go on.
What I will do though is finish the drawing he kept asking me to do. Sorry it’s so late.
It’s such a rare gift to be able to bring so much joy to so many people, even rarer to have the platform to do it so well.
"Hey, everyone, it’s Tuesday"
These guys videos are definitely an inspiration for me to watch. My favorite set by them at the moment!
My long unnoticed absence
I’m starting to Miss the days when I would eagerly post some of my poor excuses for music up on here.
I’ve not really had time, mainly cause I’ve been trying to finish my degree, that & I’ve been trying to learn the violin. It’s certainly the hardest instrument I’ve come across, but after a year and a half, I’m starting to make progress.
In the near future I’m hoping to buy a snowball mic (if anyone has any better recommendations please let me know) and start uploading some actual vocals & guitar/fiddle.
currently trying to learn the second tune in this set. It’s such a lovely wee jig, really uplifting (especially the 4th part).