Sunday, December 23, 2007

Well I'm still here but the blog has been in a coma for the last few years. In some respects a lot has changed in my life over the last few years but its also surprising how much has stayed the same. The older you get the faster time goes...roll on 2008 - it's going to be a big year for me.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Memorial. Inismór. Posted by Hello

Monday, January 24, 2005

It's a pity how work gets in the way of blogging but unfortunately I'm so swamped at the moment I've decided to go on hiatus for a while.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Mr. Cat says have a meery beery Christmas! Posted by Hello

Monday, November 22, 2004

Remember the subservient chicken? Here's a subservient bar girl. It's hard enough to get a drink off her though.
Oh look. Crane lifting stupidity makes no.2 on daypop. This happened a few months ago in Roundstone - a very picturesque village not too far from here. I guess we should be thankful nobody was hurt but I'm sure there were a lot of red faces around town that day.

Friday, November 19, 2004

I didn't realise they played Hurling in Turkey... I guess you learn something new every day.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

In common with Brendan, I got the new Bob Dylan memoir late last week. It's a superb read indeed; surprising in the amount of detail he recounts - I suspect Dylan must have been an avid journal keeper all his life. He possess a very acute visual/verbal sense - which is also reflected in the lyrics of his best songs - his use of words, reconditioned cliches in many cases - to describe scenes and visions outside of any clear narrative.

The book is far better that I had expected. The chapter on 'Oh Mercy' alone is worth the cover price; his account of his search for new inspiration, the way he works to reveal the source of power within the songs, the realities of the recording process, the enthusiasm and reverence and taste he shows for music - it's a superb insight into the creative workings of a great artist. Plus, he comes across as an eminently likeable and sensitive individual. Who would have thought it?

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Monday, November 01, 2004

Friday, October 22, 2004

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Online Encyclopedia has a quite strange entry for Tuam.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Kerry for President, Mayo for Sam.

The big match is on Sunday. Tickets are as scarce as hens teeth. None have come my way so it looks like I'll watch the game in one of Castlebar's friendly drinkin' establishments. Up Mayo!

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

A tree. Posted by Hello

Monday, September 20, 2004

Quite entertaining. What would you do if you found someone's digital camera memory card? Post the photos on the web and write a blog around them of course...