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Interview with Minds in Music/Royal College Of Psychiatrists

Here’s an interview I did with Dr. John Tully for the latest Minds in Music blog on the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ website. John’s an old friend, a psychiatrist and a musician, as such he is very well qualified to ask these questions . I enjoyed doing this piece about mental health and touring with […]

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The Secret Service, Bill Clinton and Me.

Tuesday April 12th, 2016, Back in NYC, On the 4 Train  Well, here I am back in New York City, settling into my sleepy week of recovery. A few hours ago, I was wondering whether I should keep this blog going through the non tour part of my life. Are people going to have any […]

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Pictures and Words – Dublin and Dundalk

Myself and Brendan Behan by the Royal Canal. Dublin 2016 April 5th, 2016 Dublin draped in flags. Dublin remembers 1916. Dublin in the sunshine in the Spring. Bobby Sands’ quote on the side of the Auld Triangle. By the Royal Canaaaaaaal. A fine quote, though plenty of blood spilled before the laughter.   Dublin all […]

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Dublin, Bantry, Cork and Ballydehob

Monday April 4th, 2016 Catching up with myself on the aircoach Brussels airport reopens. Doping allegations in British Sport. Star Wars to be filmed in West Cork…and the English Market. Is that true ? Mad. I’ve been a bit slow with the blog the last week or so, as I have been spending time with […]

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Fake Giraffes, Rainbows, Molly’s Lips, and Glen Hansard Tweets.

  Wednesday March 30th, Train from Wexford to Dublin It is a glorious spring day. Ireland’s east coast is awash with yellows, browns and greens entombed in a concave perfect blue and white Simpson’s sky. After the wet and dreary weather, this is the kind of light that would give Nietzsche hope. False hope, no […]

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Leeds, Sheffield and onward to Cambridge

Leeds, March 22nd 2016 I woke up in my hotel room turned on the TV. BBC World News. Explosions at Metro stations in Brussels. Two more explosions at the airport. Flemish national broadcaster reporting 13 dead. Ah fuck. The number will be higher next time I hear the news. That’s the way it goes. Last […]

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