The most popular blog so far on this site was one of the first – it dealt with winning, and made the point that win or lose,… Read more “Popularity, winning and the birthday paradox”
Month: November 2018
When our eyes deceive us…
I had to look at this sign twice today. Because I did read the top line wrong. I thought the ‘if’ was before the ‘I’, as it… Read more “When our eyes deceive us…”
The mental and physical benefits of singing..
Anecdotally, I can tell you about two musician friends to whom I spoke yesterday, both of whom have lost someone close to them recently. Both spoke of… Read more “The mental and physical benefits of singing..”
Reading an audience and choosing songs.
Sligo Jazz Project – August 2007. The end of week concert. I was a student on the course and was getting ready to go on stage with… Read more “Reading an audience and choosing songs.”
Highlights – the good and bad
Our lives are increasingly about highlights. Showing the highlights of each day/week to our followers on social media. Watching the highlights of a sporting event online instead… Read more “Highlights – the good and bad”
What Dave did with Meadhbh…
When I released my first album in 2013, I knew very little about the world of songwriting. I wanted to do a cover of God Only Knows… Read more “What Dave did with Meadhbh…”
Rainbow Over Sligo…
Rainbows are pretty, but if you’re chasing the pot of gold rumoured to be at their base, you’re never going to be satisfied. We know this, and… Read more “Rainbow Over Sligo…”
…wasn’t always ‘a thing’. Especially in Ireland and Europe. But now it is. Why? Because a large amount of people, who had a large amount of money,… Read more “Black Friday…”
Facebook reviews and persistency
This morning I have been having a discussion with someone I know – let’s call her Pauline – about putting a review up on the Facebook page… Read more “Facebook reviews and persistency”
The many languages of music.
“Music is a language” – You’ve heard the phrase many times. And it is. It can transcend cultural differences and verbal language barriers, can unite and divide,… Read more “The many languages of music.”