Archive for March, 2015
Snow Patrol is one of those groups, like The Script, I had awareness of, but no idea they were from Ireland until I did some digging. This is their biggest single.
Taken outside the Garden of Gods, if I remember correctly.
Taken at Hilton Head, February 2011.
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)”
Taken in southern Chile, January, 2009
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.
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.”
In something that’s become a bit of an annual tradition now, I bring you:
A Dragon, Aged 3
What you might just barely be able to see, in his left hand, is the trailing red ribbon of a balloon – the other side of the tradition. Three years… and each day a new adventure.