Another in a very sporadic blog category, Music Mondays returns to your screen. This Monday is New Zealander Daniel McBride, Sheep, Dog & Wolf. Ever since having the below video featured on Vimeo staff picks I have been giving his 2013 album Egospect a on repeat listen. His music mixes somewhere between Bon Iver and Gizzly bear (Yellow House) McBride while even manages to draw a Gaurdian quote as a “Young Sufjan Stevens”. This one man band manages to make some gorgeous harmonies, mixed with some spacey lyrics and a slight touch of homemade, the instrumental feel is perfect in work music for a disappointingly grey Monday in Glasgow.
Check out the video below and then watch the behind the scenes. A rather epic video for a very simple but perfectly formed song.
Sheep, Dog & Wolf – Glare from THUNDERLIPS on Vimeo.
The Sun Hates Me from Candlelit Pictures on Vimeo.
Always a tough decision to change your profile picture on any social network, but it was about time I changed all of mine. It was a toss up between the above Polaroid of myself with a gloriously painful hipster glow, and the below shot of myself recently in Morocco. Not much of a choice you say and too right, neither offering anything to be considered inviting or trust / hire / follow me. But how on earth do you select a profile picture, I’ve changed mine about three times in the past seven years. Let’s go with the idea I haven’t changed much, the reality is I don’t care too much how people view me. Let’s hope the new profile picture represents all that I am not really anywhere near you and taking a photo.
Every August in Northern Ireland something out west would manage to tempt the Belftiats from their caves to cross the River Bann. Being the only thing of creative interest to happen in Fermanagh since a certain Oscar was knocking about, Forfey was always on my calendar. Unfortunately this year building control decided it wasn’t to be.
Here is a few Throwback Thursday photos from five years ago at a great weekend. Not Squares absolutely destroyed the place and more than one barn in Fermanagh had a hangover. Here’s looking forward to 2016, 2017, 2018…
Just take a few minute to yourself and think about what Google earth is. You can actually now go pretty much anywhere in the world and see it. You can even scan back a few years to see how it has changed. Its a rather spectacular world of technology we live in.
Take a gander at this list of fifty amazing finds on Google earth. Some are even more impressive than my montage above.
While I was back in greener and wetter pastures I managed to take a gaunt up to the highest point in all of Fermanagh and Cavan. Recently it has become even easier to make the 666metres(665m in some books) to the top with the building of a wooden walkway and stairs up the Fermanagh side of Cuilcagh. It even got itself a wee article in the impartial reporter, not that I am jealous.
It’s a rather impressive structure and it made the walk a lot easier and a whole lot of a drier experience than I remembered. It shall be interesting to see what state a Fermanagh winter leaves it in. It does come to an abrupt end at the top and leaves the adventurer amongst the insane moon scape that is on the top of Cuilcagh. A flat barren top with no real features or points.
The limestone pavement, mixed with textures and shapes makes for an impressive location. It really got me thinking about Fermanagh and the abundance of gorgeous scenery and locations. This strange scenery is even used in Game of Thrones season 3 for Beric Dondarrion’s hideout. Which was filmed just down the road at Belmore Forest.