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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2022
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You deserve an encore for your efforts keeping the flame burning. Here is to many more Taff. Best to you and your wife whom one day I hope to have the opportunity to meet.

Posted on: 27/11/21 21:22
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2022
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Tough timing for me. My eldest daughter is getting married a month before (have you received your invitation yet? No? I will be sure to have one sent out as it seems she is inviting anyone with a heartbeat) and as expenses pile up I may have to begin burning my old Celtic Literature text books from uni to keep warm over the winter. One of the deer that frequents my backyard may be "missing" to keep food on the table. I have called it the "Autumn of my daughters contentment".
I would love to get over and if I do I will have to see if I may impose myself on Stefan and his clan. My birthday is six days later so maybe I can use that angle of an early birthday present.
Thanks for your efforts on this and past endeavours, even though I have not and may not be able to attend. I know many look forward to these. Hopefully by then the twelfth wave will be over.

Posted on: 06/11/21 19:57
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2022
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Appreciate your willingness to step into the ring again for the next Con2022. Maybe call it Catch22!

Good to hear the missus is recovering and continuing good vibes sent her way to that end. I am sure a few key players will make an appearance to navigate the ship through what will be a challenging undertaking.

Good on you Taff for taking this on in these challenging and uncertain times.

Will try to make it over depending upon the scheduling of the event. If it is in the late fall or late winter it likely would be a trip I would have to do on my own as my travelling companion is not into damp and cold together. If it's in the summer then we both could do it and make an adventure of it, first stopping in Newfoundland to do our oft-delayed hiking trip to Gros Morne then making it only a 3 hour trip to Ireland from there.

Nice to see some postings here again.

Cheers to all.

Don

Posted on: 03/11/21 18:44
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All good things must come to an end
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So long and thanks for all the fish.

Posted on: 17/10/21 19:05
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Re: The End
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I think it is relatively safe to gather here to share stories and remembrances without fear of contracting Covid or its variants. On a happier note Canada tied Mexico 1-1 despite outplaying Mexico, in a world cup qualifier. Only ten teams in 87 years have taken a point playing Mexico at Azeteca Stadium. we are ranked 51 and Mexico 9th. They were lucky to escape with a tie against Canada who remains undefeated thus far in the qualifying round after six games.

Posted on: 12/10/21 9:50
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Re: The End
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All good things must come to an end and our (as Van might say) "days of eternal youth spent in green fields and forests, our spines cushioned by wonder for we are not to die, have been eclipsed by nightfall where darkness fills the sky, and hope always springs eternal...". My one and only show was in 1973 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. I did get to meet the lads, had them all autograph my HTMSTP album, shared many beer after the show. Robbie was patient and informative while I peppered him with questions about the gear. I was very fortunate to have been able to meet with some of them in Dublin on my last trip and it is a memory I never will forget-their hospitality and generosity for a stranger and his wife, made a lasting impression. One day I still hope to get back and renew the ties. If the pandemic ever subsides maybe they may find themselves out in western Canada and I can be their host.

Be safe and well everyone and hopefully one day, events may still bring us together again, thanks to Taffs' hard work and dedication.

Peace.

Posted on: 22/09/21 19:12
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RIP Charlie Watts
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A very sad day indeed and as Joan Armatrading said, "whoever thought any of them would leave this earth". I loved his playing and watching him play unmatched grips made me want to do the same, it just looked so cool and little did I know that was the style of jazz drummers and few rock drummers at the time played unmatched grips-jazz was not even on the horizon for me. He was stylish, cool, calm, and mostly collected and he did have his demons but he overcame them to remain on top of his game. Rest In Peace Mr. Watts.

Posted on: 25/08/21 10:07
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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Another choice listing for me would be:

Magna Carta-Seasons
Genesis-Genesis To Revelation
Strawbs-From The Witchwood
Fairport Convention-A Moveable Feast
Steeleye Span-Live At Last
Mike Oldfield-Ommadawn
John Mayer-Room For Squares
Stan Getz/Louis Bonfa-Jazz Samba
Chet Baker/Stan Getz-Live in Stockholm
Yes-Yessongs
Yes-Tales From Topographic Oceans Side 4 -
Guess Who-Live At The Paramount

Thanks for reminding me of Moonlight Shadow, now I have to buy it, a guilty pleasure along with Bob Segers' Hollywood Nights and The Fire Inside

Posted on: 20/08/21 19:22
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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Interesting stuff..I was never a country fan, in fact I hated the stuff and the blame rests squarely on my fathers purchase of the Readers Digest Top 100 Country Songs collection. Back then a lot of country music was filled with teen type tragic songs-you know the kind where the cowboy writes to his mother telling her how much he misses her and right after this cattle drive is over he'll come home and live on the farm with her-but of course lightening spooks the cattle and he is stampeded by cows.

I do have a fondness for countryish albums like:

Linda Ronstadt-Heart Like A Wheel
John Hiatt-Bring The Family
Johnny Cash-Live At Folsom Prison
Poco early on
Flying Burrito Brothers
Steve Earle Exit 0

Posted on: 20/08/21 19:16
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Re: Happy Birthday Noel
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Will you both be dressed like Chicago blues players?

Posted on: 09/08/21 18:59
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Re: Happy Birthday Noel
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I found a movie of Noel chasing someone down for their drink at last call. The drink may have spilled a bit during the chase but you have to admire his pluck.

Okay it is actually a security camera shot from my sisters friend it British Columbia but it could have been Noel. I hear he can be quite persistent.

Attach file:


mov IMG_0171.MOV Size: 968.69 KB; Hits: 16

Posted on: 29/07/21 18:17
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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Speaking of smoke, we currently are under a blanket of smoke. We do have a hard to miss downtown core, lit up at night it is quite the sight (Calgary called the Jewel Of The Prairies for a good reason) but last night from the hills above the Bow River the downtown core was missing. The sun was a brown ball and the moon was missing in action after sunset. There are over 1000 fires burning in British Columbia and a few hundred in Alberta. We are cancelling our hiking trip to BC for next week and likely will cancel our mountain hike tomorrow here in Alberta because of the smoke. The heat for the west continues to break records and we are headed into another week of temps hitting the mid 30's. No rain, heat and fires are creating the perfect firestorm. What is truly sad is almost 800 people, mostly the elderly, have died from heat stroke.

Posted on: 15/07/21 19:36
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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huh? Giggles. Hungry? Giggles.

Posted on: 14/07/21 22:39
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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I might have to not say Yes to the iphone only but really, one would have to be thick as a brick if you fall for remembering the future-it might only work in the context of a bad pop song lyric like "I can see our unborn children in your eyes". I might join the rabbits on a full moon and dance in the moonlight night however, but at the dimming of the day after fourty days and fourty nights, any spark, low or otherwise might offer a glimmer of hope about being a passenger on a ghost ship, fourty miles from land or not-I get seasick. I don't think we are on the same wavelength here and you and I don't see the same value of taking ten songs along-sailing ships always had to cast their fate to the winds but if you went sideays to the sun you might be sailing east or west at mid-day, probably west for hope.

Posted on: 13/07/21 21:53
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Best Compilation Album
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One day the big guy or girl whispers in your ear you are going away for fourty days and fourty nights and you can create one compilation of ten songs to take with you, and you can include or exclude Horslips tracks. What would they be?

Yes-And You and I
Jethro Tull-Thick As A Brick-side one*
Nektar-Remember The Future-side one*
Ghost Town-Passenger
Horslips-Sideways To The Sun
Genesis-Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
Wave Length-Van Morrison
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys-Traffic
Cast Your Fate To The Wind-Vince Guaraldi
Dimming Of The Day-Any Trouble

*bit of cheating, but they are listed as one song on the albums.

Posted on: 10/07/21 19:14
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Re: Happy Birthday StefanF
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Most of the Newfs ancestors hailed from Cork. Mr. Synge seemed to have this thing about crossing his arms in photo's and portraits. The Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man With Lack Of Confidence Issues.

Posted on: 29/06/21 18:48
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Re: Happy Birthday StefanF
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When was his birthday? Since I am headed off to Newfoundland in August for seven days of hiking in Gros Morne Park it is apropos to say...

Lord tunderin' Jaysus boy whaddaya at on youse birdday eh? Ya tinks some waggin tongues woulda leddus knows bout it.
Youse never knows huh when tings right way up so bout coming to Norn well stay where your at and I'll comes where your to when we can. I'll be over now, d'once. 'ope de party was a good un and youse had eyes like a caplin goin' offshore. Nuff said huh.

Posted on: 14/06/21 19:22
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Re: New Olympia Date
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Great to hear!

Posted on: 11/06/21 19:49
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Re: New Olympia Date
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Taff, how is your wife doing? You can reply privately rather than publicly if you wish. I hope she is well and wish her all the best for a strong recovery.

Posted on: 08/06/21 6:39
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Re: Horslips and ? Fantasy Tour
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You lost me after Cork. I would loved to have seen Taste or Rory, Them and Lizzy. I must admit my knowledge of Thin Lizzy is vast in its lack of exposure to me. Any links to the other bands after Cork? Always curious to listen to local fans faves.

Posted on: 29/05/21 8:26
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