Spring Music

spring

Ed. 4 p.m. Tuesday – When I wrote this post over the weekend, the Nor’Easter that’s currently blanketing us in snow hadn’t made itself known yet. So this ‘spring’ thing is more wishful thinking than fact at the moment. Alas!

Finally, it’s Spring! (Maybe? Can it be warm soon??)

 

Here are some vernal songs while we wait for the sunlight & flowers & seasonal allergies to come back.

 

  1. ‘Bird Song Intro’ / Florence & the Machine (Lungs Deluxe Ed., 2009)

 

2. ‘Rabbit Heart’ / Florence & the Machine (Lungs, 2009)

 

3. ‘Funeral Bell’ / Phildel (The Disappearance of the Girl, 2013)

 

4. ‘Every Breaking Wave (acoustic)’ / U2 (Songs of Innocence, 2014)

 

5. ‘Rainbow’ / Oh Land (Oh Land, 2011)

 

Any songs from your Spring mix you wanna share?

x. Carey

p.s. – Here’s my Winter mix.

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Winter Music

winter

Alas, it’s winter again!

(At least there’s good music.)

 

 

  1. “The Sound of Silence”, Simon & Garfunkel

2. Wild is the Wind, Nina Simone

3. “Black Beauty (A Response to Lana Del Rey from Willis Earl Beal)”, Willis Earl Beal

4. “I’m So Tired”, Fugazi

5. “Breaking It Up”, Lykke Li

 

Happy winter, if you’re one of the crazy ones.

x. Carey

irish culture

festivities

favorites · 2015 edition

1) MOVIE:: The Secret of Roan Inish, a 1994 movie about Fiona, a girl who lives in County Donegal with her grandparents, and is searching for her brother, who was washed away to Roan Inish. (Interestingly, the movie was filmed by an American director; however its veracity was far less suspect than that of John Wayne’s A Quiet Man, which isn’t worth linking to here.)

2) BAND:: The Pogues, as they are known in America. An Irish punk-folk band, formed in London, famous for their song “Fairytale of New York“, though “Young Ned of the Hill” is my favorite.

3) BOOK:: The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. Though the author’s only novel takes place in London, the marvelous fruit himself was an Irishman.

4) SONG:: “Beautiful Day”, U2.

5) GIRL’S NAME:: Maeve, after the warrior queen. The name means “Enchantress”.

6) GIRL SAINT:: St. Dymphna!

7) BOY’S NAME:: Malachy, meaning Messenger.

8) BOY SAINT:: St. Brendan, who sailed to Brazil in the Middle Ages, (or so the legend goes).

9) POP ICON::Bono, for his social work.

10) POET:: Yeats!

12) IRISH HISTORICAL FIGURE:: Éamon de Valera (though American by birth) for his political and Irish independence activism.

13) IRISH-AMERICAN:: Caroline Kennedy

14) THE CUTEST LIFEBLOOD OF IRELAND:: Sheep!

15) MY MOST IRISH HABIT:: Crocheting (but I cannot do lace–yet!)

I wish you all a happy evening!

x. Carey

updated/edited: 30 May 2016