Haiku Book Review: The Dead

The Dead is a short story in The Dubliners by James Joyce. You can hear an audio version recorded by my Irish husband over at Librivox. Following is a haiku I wrote after recently re-reading the story: The Dead by James Joyce Snow on his shoulders Gathering, his heart bestirred Her secret sorrow Buy @... Continue Reading →

Damien Dempsey: The Rocky Road

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey is a smart man. Instead of trying to top or even replicate last year's insanely brilliant To Hell Or Barbados - which at my second favorite album of 2007 - Dempsey went in a completely different direction for his fifth studio album The Rocky Road. A collection of eleven traditional and... Continue Reading →

Damien Dempsey: The Rocky Road

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey is a smart man. Instead of trying to top or even replicate last year's insanely brilliant To Hell Or Barbados - which at my second favorite album of 2007 - Dempsey went in a completely different direction for his fifth studio album The Rocky Road. A collection of eleven traditional and... Continue Reading →

Dropkick Murphys: The Meanest Of Times

Dropkick Murphys are back with their sixth full length album, The Meanest Of Times. The new CD features guest vocals by Spider Stacy of The Pogues and Ronnie Drew from The Dubliners. The Murphys are probably the most famous and loudest of the post-Pogues "Celtic punk" bands - followed closely by Flogging Molly and The... Continue Reading →

Dropkick Murphys: The Meanest Of Times

Dropkick Murphys are back with their sixth full length album, The Meanest Of Times. The new CD features guest vocals by Spider Stacy of The Pogues and Ronnie Drew from The Dubliners. The Murphys are probably the most famous and loudest of the post-Pogues "Celtic punk" bands - followed closely by Flogging Molly and The... Continue Reading →

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