A sporadic, sometimes periodic, and quite possibly idiotic bits of info, thoughts, and musings about music and other stuff...



For last year's words belong to last year's language

And next year's words await another voice.

And to make an end is to make a beginning...

-- T.S. Eliot



It was Chanukah and the tiny village outside Budapest in Hungary was frightened that they may not have any latkes because they had run out of flour.

Rudi, the Rabbi, was called upon to help solve the problem. He said, 'Don't worry, you can substitute matzo meal for the flour, and the latkes will be just as delicious.'

Sarah looks to her husband and says, 'Samuel, you think it'll work?'

'Of course,' Samuel replies, 'Everybody knows Rudolph the Rab knows grain, dear.'


;-)) Happy Chanukah All!!

Did you ever?? 

Sorry, but I could not resist it Seamus Begley ;-))
Did you ever get a ride?
Did you ever get a ride?
Did you ever get a ride on a tractor?
No I never got a ride,
No I never got a ride,
No I never got a ride on a tractor.

Did you pull it in and out?
Did you pull it in and out?
Did you push and draw it out on a tractor?
Yes, I pushed and drew it out,
Yes, I pushed and drew it out,
And played "Paddy Fahy's Tractor" on the tractor… ;-))
Thanks to Joe Burke for the photo
Apologies to Seamus Moore for my bastardized lyrics of his "Did You Ever Get A Ride On A Tractor"

The "Walk in My Shoes" Trad Tune Challenge... 

I gladly accept the "Walk in My Shoes" Trad Tune challenge from Tommy McCarthy in support of the St. Patricks Mental Health Foundation in Ireland and would like to further nominate Pat Broaders and Dennis Cahill to play a bit of a tune, sing a bit of a song, recite a bit of a poem, tell a bit of a joke, dance a bit, or chew on a bit… ;-))

But in all seriousness, mental illness is a growing problem especially amongst the young in Ireland (and elsewhere for that matter). 1 in 4 will experience a mental health difficulty and suicide is the leading cause of death among 18-25 year olds.

You can make a donation to: www.walkinmyshoes.ie or if in Ireland, please text: SHOES to 57802

Thanks for your time and enjoy my bit of a tune…