Turning Sound Into Soilds

Rockaway, October 29th, 2019 Modern living can be abstract.   I’m making soup. Turnips, onions, garlic, celery, cauliflower, carrots and sweet potatoes. I played at Saugerties Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning and my tip jar included two big bags of vegetables. In an age of digital pennies and virtual likes, I enjoy the directness of…

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Found in Translation

Vienna – Prague – Olomouc – Munich Sunday, November 19th, 2017 – Random Restaurant, Around the corner from Arkada Hotel, Prague  Sunday night. Two weeks and day into the tour. One week and a day left to go. My body, perhaps sensing a night off, has collapsed. I think I have slight touch of food…

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An Evening Upstate with the Brothers Felice

The sun is shining in Brooklyn. The President’s first 100 days. The continuous drip of bad News makes me intermittently anxious, angry, sad, determined and inspired. Frequently all at the same time.  Still we are all somewhat solar powered and warm weather brings with it some energy and something like hope.   I had a…

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Back in Germany

I woke up in the attic. At Rheinterassen Rees. Outside I can hear the boats go by. It is a comforting low hum. On the River Rhine I have seen everything float. A mostly grown, somewhat educated man, I continue to be baffled by what can be made to float. Tonnes of coal, 40 vans,…

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New York to Chicago

Fri, Oct 21st 2016 Train 49 Penn Station to Union Station 4.17pm At Penn Station on a Friday afternoon. I forgot about that part. Discomfort. Crowds. Too much luggage. On the train and seated, all is grand again. It emerges alongside the highway. Leaving New York’s Friday traffic in its wake. Low sun on the…

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Rockwood Tonight/ Chicago Saturday

Photo by Anthony Mulcahy/Mullography   Thur, Oct 20th, 2016 Surprise Rockwood Music Hall Gig, Tonight 7pm I have a last minute gig at Rockwood Music Hall tonight at 7pm. This one is a surprise for me too. If you are lingering after work, or enjoying this ridiculous October weather please stop by and say hello.…

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How do you get to Ballymore Eustace?

How do you get to Ballymore Eustace? Practice! I’m very excited to be asked back to play one of the finest listening rooms anywhere with Eugene Brosnan whom I very much want to listen to. Thanks Roy Thompson/ Ballymore Acoustic Gigs – BAG for booking two Cork men. Thanks Pine Lodge and Karl Nesbitt for…

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Catching up – The Pine Lodge Tonight

Cork Catching up with old friends, catching up with myself. I’ll keep this dispatch brief as I am home and I want to be social. Yesterday I had the great pleasure of travelling to and from Galway with my old friend Ian Whitty. We haven’t seen each other in ages. He is a nourishing person…

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It Says In The Papers – Tour Countdown

Take that Rupert Murdoch! Take that Tronald Dump! Take that Flinthart Glomgold!* Take that, Take That! My tour countdown continues. Ireland are you ready for a post Electric Picnic, Connolly Acoustic Picnic tour? I fly out on Monday night. I’m playing Bangor, Dundalk, Cork, Bantry, Galway, Myrtleville, Ballymore Eustace, Wexford and Dublin. This week I…

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Tour Countdown : I probably shouldn’t eat that?

Tour Countdown Continues: Leaving Ithaca for East Durham, our friends drove with us as as far as the town of Caroline, where we went for a quick hike at Roy H. Park Preserve. Not before parking in Park’s park parking lot. The preserve counts bears, beavers, fishers, minks and 50 different types of birds amongst…

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