Archive for September, 2007

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Are You Single? by John O’Brien In the sounds of silence, urgency cries on deaf ears crescendos crash tendrils of your perfume scratch my heart drawing blood, a bloody draw. alone in a crowded room divorced halves the test pool and the band played on deaf brings peace … and  the loneliness of the never […]

WOW! What a group

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

I got to see the just released new DVD of ANUNA, shot at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland last January.  The group was known as being the original band for Riverdance, but have moved way beyond that now.  They are in the midst of a 41 city US tour, including stops in Cleveland, Cinci, Columbus, […]

My Patterns:

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

My Patterns: by John O’Brien, Jr. My patterns, my soul like my Grandfather before me? I don’t know those paternal and maternal roots of my tree each was snuffed by the deadly, unaimed wheel A missile guided by booze cutoff in mid-bloom I am my father and my mother. The never met expectations and negativity […]

Leave your Tommy Makem memories here

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Tommy Makem passed away one month ago today. I really had a hard time meeting the requests for comments and perspective about him, in the days that followed. How do you do justice to someone of that caliber, that character, in a few lines? I talked of his impact, his efforts, songwriting, presentations and so […]