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Cash for Robert W Service On The Dawson Trail

In 21st Century Culture on May 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Poppy and Pop-Pop

THERE ARE STRANGE THINGS DONE IN THE MIDNIGHT SUN

 

MAEVE MULVANY’S RARE RECORDING OF “FOGGY DEW”

In 21st Century Culture on January 26, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Does Tumblr protect the content a user uploads or not? Sadly, I do not know…

The reason I am not providing a downloadable link for the material is out of respect for the IP and Copyright Attribution for the original artists and producers. In particular, REX Heritage Disc in Holyoke, MA and most of all, the late Maeve Mulvany-Moore, her family, friends and fans. Sadly, the album IS, in fact, out of print and hard to find. It makes it even harder to preserve if people are pirating the material. There is no way to track increasing interest, downloads and all the statistical data demanded to finance any re-lease or for an accredited university to pay the $375.00 in order to add it to their library.

If her solo album, IRISH REBEL BALLADS, became readily-available for digital download under $10, would you spend the money? How about $5? Or even $1 for a song? I would — if it were available. Since it is not, I hate the idea of my attempt to share it affecting anything other than celebrating the work. What I originally tried repeatedly to post on Tumblr, as seen above referring to Mulvany’s JAMES CONNELLY, the site published and holds the post-listing, “PODCAST 73528349,” or something like that. It does for all the music I upload. I am now considering deleting it — What do you think? Am I just lacking computer savvy?

What has been impressed on a vinyl record was a voice, a woman named Maeve Mulvany, whose sound echoes of a time to be remembered, not forgotten. Is it simply a record of an event; a record of people playing music in a room; or is its simplicity masking a rare treasure to be preserved?

I say compromising the preservation or potential availability for future generations is a responsibility we all have to take on. Especially if we consider how our own actions can help support less internet regulation by federal governments. Call me nuts and give me a good reason to consider my position wrong. Who knows for sure?

Copyright 2012 by KHC, GidgetWidget™
Recording courtesy of
REX HERITAGE DISC, Stereo, LP 772
Music and Vocals by Maeve Mulvany 
Special Thanks to VinylRevolution.com 
Foggy Dew,” Traditional Irish Folk Ballad

JAMES CONNOLLY

In 21st Century Culture on September 23, 2011 at 12:03 AM

The Murder of James Connolly & Antonin Artaud from Gidget Widget on Vimeo.

I learned an Irish Rebel Ballad about James Connolly and a new book, Antonin Artaud’s final work, “50 DRAWINGS TO MURDER MAGIC,” recently arrived. So I sang the song, recorded it and randomly, these images happened to pop up on my screen saver…

Totally random, perhaps, but isn’t it strange how many parallels exist? It’s a short slide-show of artwork by a Frenchman and a song about an Irish Rebel.

LIFE IS SO … cruel in its magic.

James Connolly was executed on a May 12th for treason against the British. He died just before Antonin Artaud left the sanatorium to fight in the trenches of France/Belgium in The Great War. The year was 1916. Connolly, at his court martial, made reference to the Easter Uprising:

“We succeeded in proving that Irishmen are ready to die endeavouring to win for Ireland those national rights which the British government has been asking them to die to win for Belgium. As long as that remains the case, the cause of Irish freedom is safe.”

Meanwhile, Antonin Artaud returned to the sanatorium before summer’s end. At four years old, Artaud contracted meningitis and he survived the disease. Tormented his whole life by neuro-physiological damage, his work as an artist, filmmaker, actor, director, writer, and in theatre have inspired generations, including ours. The images shown here are from his final work. He died in March, 1948.

Enjoy, ~ *Gidgie

TAKING MY VIEW OF THE NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE

In 21st Century Culture on September 16, 2011 at 8:41 AM

I just made up the song as I filmed this on a smart phone. It’s sad, kinda… The view from my window, one I have looked at for years, will be gone forever; either today, tomorrow or by next week.

Watching something change, you know? It’s the only thing we can expect in this life. At least, that’s what my Nonie says, and she is most wise.

Silly little happenings in our little lives. Caught on the internet, here’s a bit of mine. XO

WASHED AWAY

In 21st Century Culture on August 19, 2011 at 4:20 AM

If it were up to me ~ I'd quiet the cacophony ~ So, maybe we could see ~ Maybe we could hear.... How close we are ~ To Being ~ Washed Away ~ Washed Away

WASHED AWAY

Lyrics and Music by Kimberly Cox

Let me be

For just a little while

Let me breathe

Let me breathe

~

I’ve seen an angel, fall from grace

I’ve seen the devil in my own face

~

And I know the whispers

Well, they lurk in corners

And they speak of the answers

Without using any words

~

And if

It were up to me

I’d quiet the cacophony 

So maybe we could see

Maybe we could hear:

~~

How close we are

To being

Washed away, oh, washed away

~

We think that we’re lost

All so lost we can’t be found

And it’s not easy, no

To keep believing

But don’t take the answers

As Grace comin’ down

‘Cause there’re no answers

That we have found

And I know the whispers

Well they lurk in corners

And they speak of the answers

Without using any words

~

And if

It were up to me

I’d quiet the cacophony

So maybe we could see

Maybe we could hear:

~~

We don’t need to

Be washed away

Washed away, oh, washed away

I just keep holdin’ on

I keep holdin’ on

I keep holdin’ on

Waitin’ for something else to come along

Let me be

For just a little while

Let me breathe

Let

Me

Breathe

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