U2 – Achtung Baby (1991) — The Ultimate Music Library (Reblog)

A review of the classic 1991 album by U2 – Achtung Baby.

U2 – Achtung Baby (1991) — The Ultimate Music Library

Music from the 80s — Clannad, ‘Turning Tide’

I have loved Clannad for many years, the family of musicians from County Donegal in the north west of the Irish Republic. They are most notable for singing folk songs in their native Irish tongue, though not exclusively.

This song comes from their 1987 album ‘Sirius’, probably one of their most ‘commercial’ albums, with some really gorgeous tunes, including this one, ‘Turning Tide’; it speaks volumes to me now all these years later — especially the symbolism and imagery, so appropriate to what is going on in our world at present. Take note of the lyrics.

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Francis Bacon [1909-1992] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

Self portrait Irish-born English figurative painter Francis Bacon was born, October 28, 1909 in 63 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland ❦ Focusing on the human form, his subjects included crucifixions, portraits of popes, self-portraits, and portraits of close friends, with abstracted figures sometimes isolated in geometrical structures. Rejecting various classifications of his work, Bacon claimed […]

Francis Bacon [1909-1992] — Marina Kanavaki

10 Amazing hidden towns and villages in Ireland — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and the whole world to visit. Most travelers only explore Dublin and move on while the real deal is the rest of the country in small towns and villages (No offense dear Dublin!). If you’re interested to learn more about the most charming towns and […]

10 Amazing hidden towns and villages in Ireland — Delusional Bubble

*Ireland is beautiful, in large part.

Inching forward with “Finnegans Wake” — The Argumentative Old Git (Reblog)

Ah – the plans one makes for retirement! So many things I had wanted to do, but had told myself I would do once I was retired, when I no longer had the pressure of work to contend with, that day-to-day grind. What one doesn’t take into account when making such plans are the increasing […]

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