Cranberries – Salvation on MVM

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Shell on Beach

Taken at Hilton Head, February 2011.

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U2’s Miracle on MVM

At the time U2 album came out last year, there were mixed comments floating around the internet… ramging from those grumbling at having the album forced upon them, others that listened to it, went, “Meh, not their best” and moving on (like Scalzi, here). Personally, I’m in another camp: I enjoy the album. While I have 99% of their catalog in my library, it’s one of the few that I can listen to straight through without skipping traks (or, in the case of NLOTH, only pulling a couple of tracks from to repeatedly listen to). To that end, here’s the lead track: “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)”

 

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Have some Pi!

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Penguin in Grass

Taken in southern Chile, January, 2009

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Repurposing – Cloughoughter Castle, Co Cavan

Cloughoughter Castle dates back to the 1200s, and was in use until the end of the Irish Rebellion/Confedrate Wars, falling in 1653. While I could not find any interior images, the fact that this is an island stronghold makes it worth the share.

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Bloody Valentines on MVM

I mentioned last week my Facebook shout out requesting suggestions. One of the other groups that was suggested – this one by fellow SHU-er Jaye Wells – was My Bloody Valentine. (The name was one that sounded familiar, but I had no reference on my radar… interesting considering they were cited as an influence by members of groups like Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, and even The Edge from U2).

Here is “Only Shallow.”

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