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“I know, I know, It’s an artificial lake, But the swans are real and the trees look great, Put your bite into the bark, and try to take, A little light from the dark before the season breaks” -Artificial Lake – from the forthcoming album Like many, I approach the radio dial with apprehension these […]

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Listening Out the Window

Bird bones and slate stones, Found objects in temporary homes, Pristine inside the gallery walls, Safe between the leaves of the museum brochure. Representations of nature, From the comfort of the city, Telling us we want to be outside, And so, Four stories above the traffic and the talk on the avenue, Still, I listen. […]

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From Brooklyn to Myrtleville – Thank you to the Pine Lodge

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January 11th, 2017 Prospect Park. Fishmongers and vegetable stands setting up the farmer’s market. Waking up. Walking. Down by the lake. Sunrise. Dog walkers. Joggers. A woman standing on pile of frozen leaves. Singing prayers. Multiple signs warn, “Thin Ice!” “Peligroso fin!” But we know that.   Yesterday at the Russian Barbers I got my […]

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Tales of a Dublin Taxi Driver

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Dublin Airport, Christmas Eve, 2016 After the gig last night I took a taxi from the Workman’s Club to The Clayton Dublin Airport Hotel. “What’s the strangest thing that ever happened in your taxi?” “ Well a woman left a baby in the back and legged it.” “ I called the guards. Two hours go […]

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A Battle We Must Fight

Javier Mas, Glen Hansard, Niall Connolly and Pat Conway.

  Cork – Dublin Train – December 23rd, 2016 The 2.20pm train pulls slowly around the bend and out of Cork’s Kent station. Passing my old school red bricked and quiet on the hill and steadily cutting into the countryside. Wet fields and winter blue sky, naked trees, crows, cattle, puddles and bungalows pass me […]

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