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Horslips - South of the Border
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...down Mexico way!
This Johnny stuck in Mexico story was discussed here recently.
I've turned up a clip about it.

Just thinking those America trips must have been some experience for Horslips ( at twenty-something ) spending months on trips treking through and across America. Nova Scotia, Canada, the States ( and Mexico).

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Posted on: 06/11/21 14:55
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2022
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Best wishes to your wife Rob.
I'm up for most things.
The winter days are brutally short here. Damp and cold as Don says.
Scotland is worse so November will feel warm to the Verticals who will come in Teeshirts only.
But I guess the season doesn't matter for the local diaspora who are most likely to show up. So suit yersel.

Posted on: 05/11/21 4:26
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Re: The End
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Speaking of Mexico.
Perhaps it was from California but I'm going to guess it was when they were in Texas. Apparently on one of their off days Johnny went on a day trip to Mexico and nearly got stuck there, not allowed back over the border. You'd imagine in the 70s the borders may have been less strict and Johnny & band somewhat laissez-faire or whatever the Spanish equiv is (inocente?).
It's a question to save for when we catch up with him next.
Perhaps he was looking for Carlos Santana who he was thinking of for the guitar sound on this?


Posted on: 18/10/21 14:26
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Re: All good things must come to an end
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Posted on: 18/10/21 3:52
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Re: Dublin Cancelled
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Hi Rob, I did see your post, apologies for not acknowledging it. Thanks for the alert. Best wishes to folk with health concerns - let?s give space there.
I have it my head the 2 gigs at Drogheda were after Culdaff? The later one beautifully televised. A top class production by TG4. Brilliant.
Thanks for the fab Belfast events. I saw a photo of you eating with some of the Horslips crew in the restaurant beside the gig marquee. I know it, it?s called ?The Corner Cafe?. I guess it needed a name change on that long weekend - renamed to ?The Cafe On The Corner?.
And hello to everyone here.

Posted on: 17/09/21 12:32
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Re: Dublin Cancelled
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Not too surprising to see the gigs cancelled against the tide of COVID. Its been painful to watch the gigs move time and time again. Very unsettling, and more so for those who involved in commitments - the same people who carried the worry and dilemmas about all the impacts - the public?s health and well being, and all the disruption and uncertainty. Hopefully everyone involved can relax now.
There?s no change of state to announce. The band have been gig-dormant for a couple years. It was the same in the 80s and 90s. But they haven?t gone away you know. And there?s miles to go before we sleep. Perhaps not gigging but, like rain, they?ll either be in the media, or soon to be in the media.
Business as usual!

Posted on: 17/09/21 1:20
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Re: Happy Birthday Noel
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Noel seemed personally upset recently when we were discussing climate change. I'd heard if things get bad we could loose the Gulf Stream. "Ahh jaysus nooooo", he says, "that's terrible, how the hell are we going to watch McIlroy then?"

Strangely the pair of us are due to play 9 holes this coming Sat. Something we've not done together for more than 30 years. My measure of a good game is that normally come back with the same ball I started with. In this case it'll be good if I come back with the same golfing partner I started with.

Posted on: 09/08/21 3:02
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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Posted on: 14/07/21 16:20
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Re: Best Compilation Album
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Hi Don,
What's with the 40 days and 40 nights? A biblical reference? Duration of lent or the rain duration for Noahs Ark? That gets your Genesis in.
The only 40 ref in Horslips lyrics i can think of is "40 mile nearer" from Green Star Liner.
The Tuatha in the Book Of Invasions brought "darkness for 3 days and 3 nights" , that's a near fit so that allows your "Dimming of the day/Any Trouble" in. Also a good excuse to kick Van Morrison out since he no longer walks on the bright side of the road.
It also allows your "sideways to the sun" in.. so to make things easy for me I'm just going to take The Book Of Invasions with me.
Infact, in truth, I'd just take my phone with me.

Posted on: 13/07/21 13:13
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Re: Happy Birthday StefanF
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Don, sure isnt it true for you that J M Synge better sharpen up his game, even in Newfoundland.

Hope you make it over again Steeler Mick - with or without the bride. It will be good either way.

Hey Mike pass my regards to Brigitte (Bill Gates), my clan are just back from a week around bushmills/dunluce/GiantsCausways were we went after the black box gig. Hope you make Derry.

Posted on: 21/06/21 3:49
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Re: New Olympia Date
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Rob, the whole situation must be worrisome and tedious for Maureen and you. Let her know that on occasional catchup we have with folk in these circles I hear about Maureen, or people asking about her with concern.

Posted on: 21/06/21 3:26
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Re: Happy Birthday StefanF
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Hey Mads. Another year indeed. The kids have organised a week where we are all together in a holiday appartment on the beach and rocks at Portbalintrae. it,s a bit like Rockport MA and very near Dunluce castle where theHorslips solstice gig was a few year ago. The pandemic rules have relaxed enough to allow that. Thanks for remembering the birthday.

Posted on: 14/06/21 13:15
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Re: Horslips and ? Fantasy Tour
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Bruce Springsteen would be a good opener for Horslips who could bring the E street on for finale encore which may be perhaps a cover of The Beatles' All My Loving but extended with lots of variations on the mid song guitars riff.
Ooh!

Posted on: 09/06/21 4:38
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Re: New Olympia Date
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2 years postponement. Back in the day during their prolific 75/76 2 years the group released 4 albums on 5 Lps.
2 years passes now in the blink of and eye yet the pandemic seems to last forever.

I've booked the Gresham hotel for 6th March 2022 and I'll see if can tempt Anne down on the train to live it up a bit.
In my youngest days i could only afford to stay in guest houses up at Parnell Square. Not great, but there was Music shop near by that sold fiddles and Horslips cassettes.
Se yis in Dublin!

Posted on: 09/06/21 4:23
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Re: Charles O'Connor interview on 103.2 Dublin City FM
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Thanks JohnDD. Great interview with Charles.
Is it time yet to charge up the batteries for your video camera?

Posted on: 25/04/21 13:40
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Re: Culdaff videos from Myles Lally
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Thanks for links FRC.
Weirdly, Don, I didnt go to that gig as instead I went to Alberta to visit you (Don). July 2019.

Myles on drums. I had almost forgiven him from stealing Imelda May from me but now shes #1 my jealous heart is harder and softer.
@LuckyMyles

Posted on: 25/04/21 13:37
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Re: Horslips article in Dublin
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Great read Don.
Is the Mobile studio in Calgary open to the public? "Happy to Meet" was one of the albums on display near by?

Posted on: 09/04/21 14:27
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Re: Horslips Exhibition February 2006
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Hey Rob, good to be reminded about that.
The Waterfront Hall extended the Exhibition by an extra month.
There was no Utube back then (and Facebook was just starting) thus video of the band was scarce so we played some clips from The Return Of Dancehall Sweethearts Dvd at the reception.
Tommy Fleming was in the Waterfront auditorium that night with Paul McAteer on drums. As fate would have it McAteer drummed for the Horslips Ulster Orchestra gig on the same stage a few years later.

I have it in my head that the Dingle Other Voices took place around the same time.

The guys in the band had a long afternoon and I'd say they individually spoke to almost everyone who came.
15 years...it feels like a long time ago.

Posted on: 22/02/21 3:40
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Re: Happy Birthday Jim
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....and best wishes Jim from us in the North.
At the request of Anne in Limerick, Fiachna O'Braonain brightened up the small hours of Sunday morning with some warm thoughts for you and Frannie, first at about 21 minutes before Trouble, and then around 35 minutes after Van Morrison.

https://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/share/radio1/11279260

Posted on: 04/02/21 4:46
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Re: ROLL CALL FOR POSTERS
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Well Don, you had some success in getting engagement here from the long-timers who've checked in.
Rob such difficult times, especially Maureen dealing with cancer. Like the rest of the folk here I'll wish you both well. It is an extra blow to tackle it during COVID. I remember you saying you pair had never been to the Titanic centre, tell Maureen if we get a chance we'll take her there. I'll buy the Guinness and yous can sink it.

Hopfully all here can look forward to gigs of some sort when things settle down.

Posted on: 03/02/21 2:47
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