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Horslips and Literature
One-hundred heads are so much better than One...
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08/01/09 18:23
From Albany New York
Posts: 76
Been a long time since I posted anything but got a bunch of time on my hands during this pandemic. Anyway, titles (and lyrics) to great Horslips songs led me recently to read some classic literature. I want to recommend The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. It is not as great as the lads' version of this song on the Live with the Ulster Orchestra Album, but it is a dammed fine novel. I also read the Life You Save Could Be Your Own, a great track from Short Stories Tall Tales, and Late Encounter with the Enemy, a line from Unapproved Road, another good track from that record. Both of these stories are byFlannery O'Connor, a master of the short story from the American South. Would love to see other recommendations in this vein. Is there anything better than the combination of Johnny's lead guitar and Charles's mandolin playing over the top of the lead like on Speed the Plough and Wrath of the Rain?

Posted on: 21/04/20 15:20
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Re: Horslips and Literature
The Power and the Glory!
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04/01/10 22:07
From Pittsburgh,PA
Posts: 695
Paul,

Is this the same gent I used to speak with on here been a very long time much has happened since we last spoke. Met the lads in 2008, seen them live in Killarney 2012 and again in Belfast 2018. Hope all well sir

Cheers

Mick

Posted on: 22/04/20 11:30
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Re: Horslips and Literature
One-hundred heads are so much better than One...
Joined:
08/01/09 18:23
From Albany New York
Posts: 76
Hi Mick, It is good to be back posting. I have been following your posts and yes I know you made it over the pond to see the band. That must have been so cool. I have now relocated to Carmel California. the weather is a bit more reliable. Now working as a golf caddie and loving it. Still turning on a ton of people to Horslips. Still wish they might put out some new stuff, but I certainly don't expect that. All the best to you!

Posted on: 22/04/20 15:29
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Re: Horslips and Literature
The Power and the Glory!
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20/10/09 23:30
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Hi Paul,
Great to see you checking in.
That's a gem " Late Encounter with the Enemy, a line from Unapproved Road". New to me.
And that was a drastic move to the Pacific from snowy Albany. Trivia quizs still ask "who was the famous Mayor of Carmel, CA?"
You missed Jim Lockhart who was in San Francisco last year (November) for an irish talk event.
And i was in LA, SFran and Yosemite in October both 2019 and 2018. I'll dig up a photo to show you of Horslips in an LA Book shop.

Posted on: 07/05/20 8:29
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Re: Horslips and Literature
The Power and the Glory!
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Here's The Last Bookstore L.A.

Exiles is the 45 in the window.

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