Archive for May, 2006

Song: Grandfather’s Immigrant Eyes

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Imagine leaving your home, your country, often having never seen a building taller than a few stories, now going to America – to New York, Chicago or Boston, only for want of a job, any job, and some food.  Just wanting a chance to make your own way.  Many, many of my friends have lived […]

New Book Signings Coming Up – Hope you can make one…

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Festival Legends: Songs & Stories Book Signings (to date):  Please check www.songsandstories.net for up to date signings and appearances. Saturday, May 27th 2:00 – 4:00 Borders Express, Summit Mall (3265 W. Market Street, Akron) Saturday, June 10th 1:00 – 3:00 B. Dalton Booksellers (Great Lakes Mall) Monday, June 12th, East Side Irish-American Club (22770 Lakeshore […]

A funny

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

When God Made Ireland Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven God went missing for seven days. Eventually, Michael the Archangel found him. He enquired of God “Where were you?” God breathed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds. Look son, look what I’m after making.” Archangel Michael […]

Wearing Red Fridays

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Subject: FW: Red Friday I, for one, plan on following the plan set down in this message…. Red Friday Just keeping you “in the loop” so you’ll know what’s going on in case this takes off. RED FRIDAYS —– Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans […]

Song: City of Chicago

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

This song was written by  Barry Moore, who took the stage name Luka Bloom (Luka after the song Luka by Suzanne Vega and Bloom, from James Joyce’s Ulysses), to make his own path, outside of his famous brother, Chrisy Moore, who, ironically, had a much bigger hit with his own recording of Luka’s song. It […]

Grab My Hand

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Grab My Hand Joe is walking down the street and falls into a hole.  He jumps, he yells, he tries to climb out, all to no avail. Then a doctor comes along.  He hears Joe’s cries.  He leans over, writes a prescription, tosses it down into the hole and walks on. A priest comes along, […]

A funny, funny, funny

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

TOO flippin funny!!!!! “I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I have never figured out why men think with their head and women with their heart. FOR EXAMPLE: One evening last week, my girlfriend […]

Life’s Real truths

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

1.. My wife and I divorced over religious differences. She thought she was God and I didn’t. 2.. I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it. 3.. I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me! 4.. Some people are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them. 5.. I used […]

First Book Signing

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

What a NIGHT! So tonight was my first book signing (y’know I can’t type signing without misspelling it as singing, is that Freudian?).  No idea what to expect.  It went really well.  Sold quite a few books and had a ball talking to people. A “funny” thing happened though.  When I first got there, I […]

Song: Hand Me Down Me Bible

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Hand Me Down Me Bible This song was written by legendary pianist, composer, producer, singer . and so much more, Phil Coulter.  I first heard it sung by a man who is often called the best ballad singer to ever walk the earth, Luke Kelly.  Luke did a very funny intro, saying the first part […]