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Thank You – Set List and More

Photo by Mulography Rockaway, Monday June 7th, 2021 I take the ferry to from Rockaway to Pier 11/ Wall Street. It being a hot summer’s day, the ferry’s completely full. Mostly full of people in beachwear and masks. Like a PG casting call for ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. Thinking through the set list in minute details. […]

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We Are Unbeaten Yet – LIVE TONIGHT IN NYC

Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St, Tonight Sat, Jun 5th, 2021. Doors 6pm. E.W. Harris 7pm. Niall Connolly and Band 8pm. Proof of Vaccination Required.   Somehow, the day has finally come. After a brutal 15 months, one of my favourite venues has reopened. I feel very honoured to have been invited to play the first […]

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Spring. Science. Hope.

Rockaway Park, Monday April 12, 2021 I have an appointment to get my eyes tested at 5pm. My glasses are taped together. It required an infraction of this magnitude for me to schedule this overdue test.  No corrective lenses would have helped me see this time coming. Still, here we are. I just learned that […]

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How On Earth Are You?

(Photo from Olomouc, Czech Repbublic – Image for new single ‘We Don’t Have To Talk About It’ )   Rockaway, New York, Sat Jan 30th, 2021   Even in the best of times January lingers, hangs around a little too long.   December’s poor house guest, the smell of yesterday’s feast.  Whatever times we are in, […]

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The Year That Fell Off the Calendar

Rockaway, September 29th, 2020 The Day of the first Presidential Debate/ The Tuesday after Trump’s Tax Revelations/ Half a Year into the Pandemic/ Children back at NY Public Schools/ Cases Rising in Ireland and many parts of NY   Bless me reader for I have sinned. It has been 270,000 random thoughts since my last […]

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Why I Missed Last Saturday’s Stream

Rockaway Park, July 10th, 2020   Last Saturday, July 4th, was the first livestream that I have missed since the lockdown began in mid March. A sideways summer rain taps gently on my window. The bedroom curtains dance to the sirens. I am back in Rockaway this weekend. My father in law turns 83 today. […]

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The Life Cycle of Frogs

East Durham, May Something-th, 2020    I promised her frogs. ”If you’re very quiet we might see frogs.” I’ve been promising this for weeks. Clearly having forgotten the precise timing of the life cycle of frogs, a life cycle that was so thoroughly imparted to me at St. Jospeh’s National School circa 1982. I have […]

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