Saturday, January 13, 2007

Horslips Sighting on MySpace Blog

i really should be asleep

and shortly i am going to go and put the light out and dream odd dreams. listening to horslips and their "short stories and tall tales" cd - fantastic stuff.
my head is buzzing with thoughts and schemes, plans and ideas. none of them worth the energy involved in the firing synapses.

Just an ordinary guy with a random mentioning of an obscure album. What's weird is that I've been listening to this 'step-child' album too for the last few days or so and I'm enjoying it for its own sake immensely. Another comment under Horslips over at goes a little like this:

Luca Banche niclot-Nurin-ITALY wrote on 9/26/2006:
HORSLIPS' Late 70ies stuff was, for me, absolutely brilliant: anticipating in some way, the Irish Hard-Punk Rock Feeling of SLF, UNDERTONES etc.

It's not the usual way of looking at their music, but listening to SSTT demonstrates that there might be something to the argument. The album would also fit well in the current/retro spins of my local modern rock radio station.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

"Horslips Live" in new book

The Show I'll Never Forget

Sean Manning edited The Show, which Da Capo will publish as a paperback original on January 15. The book's full list of musical subjects-- in order of appearance in the book (which is in chronological order by date of occurrence)-- is long enough that it might convince you to give up reading as well, but it is printed below:

R.E.M., Miles Davis, Jimmy Reed, Steve Abbot, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Titans of the Tenor!, the late James Brown, Jimmy Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Woodstock, Nina Simone, Bill Evans, Led Zeppelin, Three Dog Night, Television, the Sunshine Festival, Queen, Mink DeVille, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, X/Levi & the Rockats, the Funk Festival, Black Flag, the Horslips, Public Image Ltd., the Kinks, Rush, the Pogues, the Beastie Boys, Redd Kross, Bon Jovi, Van Morrison (written about twice by married couple Robert Burke Warren and Holly George-Warren), Clarence Carter, Nirvana, the Lounge Lizards, Katell Keineg, Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Beck, Joe Maneri, the Mekons, Prince, Glen Branca/Rudolph Grey/Wharton Tiers, Antony and the Johnsons featuring Lou Reed, David Bowie, Kevin Spacey, the White Stripes, and Metric (written as a team piece by Daniel Handler and Andrew Sean Greer).

The Show I'll Never Forget, publisher's site

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The Way We Were - Come Back Horslips in 2005

Yesterday was the two-year anniversary of my unofficial fansite as a live site. I had forgotten it myself until scrolling down to the bottom of my homepage the other day to check visitor stats. But yes: New Years Day 2007 marks two years of (Or as it was then) And sure enough, the original version of my nighttime and weekend obsession is still up and running.

Submitted for your scornful amusement and derision:

(Links now direct to the owned domain, so we don't exceed our bandwidth within ten minutes as used to happen back in those days!)