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Easter Song March 17, 2008

Posted by The Typist in cryptical envelopment, Dancing Bear, Ireland, Irish, New Orleans, NOLA, Toulouse Street.
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Why, someone once asked me, do all holidays seem to have songs except for Easter? (Yes, I’m sure there is a song out there somewhere about the Easter Bunny, but I managed to raise two children without it burrowing permanently into my brain like Frosty the Snowman).

The song below was my answer to that question. Suitably solemn to the tone of the occasion, and for those of us of a certain political and philosophical bent of mind, well you don’t have to worry about Leon Russell’s cryptic warning on Mad Dogs and Englishmen: “don’t get hung up about Easter”.

So, here’s to a happy St. Patrick’s Day to our cousins across the ocean, who have shown us how to be themselves and live well while succeeding in a globalized market economy. Read the linked post. It’s as relevant to New Orleans today as it was two years ago.

Anyway, here are the Chieftans and Sinead O’Conner from The Long Black Veil on “The Foggy Dew”

Sinn Fein, New Orleans.

Sinn Fein, Baby March 14, 2008

Posted by The Typist in Chieftans, cryptical envelopment, Dancing Bear, je me souviens, New Orleans, NOLA, Toulouse Street.
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At this Super Sunday weekend collision of our Irish, Italian and African roots on the streets of this Franco-Hispanic city, our individual identities melding into something greater than it parts, we must remember: All we have is ourselves, and redemption songs.

Sinn Fein, baby.

Go Irish December 4, 2006

Posted by The Typist in New Orleans, NOLA, Rebirth, Sugar Bowl.
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Watch out, Tigers. Section 611, Row 42 will be Irish Country.