I took a walk today in the snow and came across a hill with a good view of the town where I live. I would love to come up here at night time but its kinda remote.
What weird weather we are having and what a beautiful sky it was over Sligo yesterday evening. I wish I got a better shot than this but I was in a rush.
You have been invaded
Invader graffiti on Salmon Street, Manchester.
Tree in a storm
Every night for the past 6 days I have stood in front of this tree. The night I took this there was massive storm which was blowing everything around and screaming through the forest.
Yesterday I bumped into a stag. Nice guy. He didn’t much like the look of me though.
The Hollow Mill
The Owenmore river was in overdrive today. The old building is the Hollow Mill which dates from 1797. I tried to get in but it is very well secured. To the left is a housing estate which I omitted. I got some good video of the waterfall in action.
I was driving around today and came across the spooky Ahamlish Church near Grange in Sligo. There is some more info over on the excellent Abandoned Ireland site.
Visuals at the Mercantile
Last week I did some visuals for Conor at his HWCH gig at The Mercantile in Dublin. I also saw Our Little Secrets who were excellent.
I spent last weekend on Inishbofin Island off the coast of Galway. There are 200 people, 3 or 4 pubs/hotels and lots of quiet country roads to cycle and walk around in peace. Its worth a visit if you need to switch off for a few days.
Christie Hennessy – The Green Album
Long before Weezer brought out their “The Green Album”, a 20-something year old Christie Hennessy recorded one by the same name in London in 1972. He didn’t release anything else for 20 years and only sold 500 copies of this one but it is a really unique album.
There are some traditional Irish tunes on it but the best stuff is his own. There is some really nice guitar playing on the album like on the song “Toomey’s Yarn”. Some of the singing and lyrics are pretty manic. I don’t know much about Christie Hennessy or his later stuff but this album sounds a lot like a Sid Barrett album to me. Maybe I am wrong…
You can listen to clips from the album here. The album is also on Spotify.