Who owns the music anyway?
You do. It’s all your fault. We’re coming to string you up tomorrow.
Strings on a bodhran = a banjo *grin*
LOL — you can’t win either way, then, can you Joe? *snort*
It sure ain’t about winning no matter what you play. Ta for the music.
Oh, and did you ever figure out the piano case dilemma?
Yep, we hid the legs of the piano in a golf club bag. the black keys disguised as a mouthful of teeth after drinking some particularly cheap Italian wine. The white ones as Tony Blair’s teeth and the rest of the upright in a smock which looked convincingly like cleopatra in a good tapestry.
Thereby avoiding the sneers and smirks while we successfully transported the instrument to Dublin.
Do you think you could make a cover for the bodhran that would disguise it as a frilly spare toilet roll cover cosy so as not to draw the curious looks while transporting?
Wouldn’t it be easier to just disguise it as a toilet?
LOL You two — hehe. Joe, you’re always good for a laugh. Dunno if I can manage frilly. Sparkly, yes, right now the trend in Irish dresses is as sparkly as you can manage, I’m afraid. Would probably atrract more attention rather than less, don’t you think, a toilet roll cover cosy of sequins and glitterdot?
Do you own the Welsh tunes, Conway? Zina says I own all the Irish ones. So I can do as I like. As you’ve made costumes for the Oireachtas, Zina, why not bring your fiddle over to the official Oireachtas, The Dail (ROI Parliament to you, Conway). They all love fiddling there! Fiddling the tax, fiddling land rezoning etc etc. In return I’ll threaten congress with my bodhran, full on, no covers, frilly or otherwise.
Actually we could play The Congress Real. Sorry, Reel
*trying to picture Joe with no covers* Urrgh…
Well, you know that old joke amongst us Yanks…what’s the opposite of "Progress"…?
Har bloody Har. Bliddy comedians - it’s a double act innit? As to your original question, isn’t it more a case, like native Australians, when asked who owns this bit of land, came back with, the land owns us, or words to that effect. Once yer smitten by the music, yer mind is no longer yer own. It’s a kind of benign (I think!) virus. By having all the tunes zooming round yer brain at, anywhere from the unconscious to the very conscious level, you are sharing some small part of the mental workings of the greats, like Ed Reavy, Paddy Fahey, Josie MacDermott, Josephine Keegan, Squire Jackson, and so on. So if you haven’t done so already, submit yourself to the Spirit of the Music!!
—-I love those quasi-religious metaphors!
Photo in post. Sorry, mail. I’m sure the answer is regress but….hmmm.
can you please explain the meaning of Oireachtas Stateside?
Generic = assembly, I think. (Back to S.E.S.S.I.O.N.0-Ensemble——-)
The trick, Danny, as I see it is not to have the bliddy tunes zooming around in your head at an unconscious level while playing.
(unless of course you’ve been relegated to the bar for being a naughty bodhran player)
If I tried to lay claim to any Welsh tunes, I can assure you that I’d be drummed (or maybe even bodhranned?) out of the country, and quite right too.
And by the way. My niece (from Canada) has recently taken up residency at my hovel. Tomorrow I shall take her to sample a bellyfull of the delights at an Irish brunch and hitherto (or thitherto. I can’t even lisp that) to The Cobblestones pub in Smithfield, Dub. to a session for an earfull. I shall not take the bodhran as I intend to drink copious quantities of cheap Italian vino over brunch. BUT as Zina has kindly allowed me full ownership of all ITM, I will earnestly explain to the sessionaires that next week I am permitting only bodhrani (limited to twenty per tune or "bash" and one particularly weak voiced sean nos singer with laryngitis.
My dear Martin,
When you wrote your profile, you seemed quite upbeat about your interest in Welsh tunes. Did they welsh on you? ugh, I know. It’s getting late. Must to morpheus.
Oireachtas=regional dance competition (ie: higher level than local feisianna, but not as high as Nationals, which you qualify for at Oireachtas). I’m trying to remember how many regions we have. Four, I think but could be wrong.
What on earth is THAT supposed to mean? Who owns the music? What kind of question is that? lols, no seriously that’s a tough one to decide. Does the composer own it or do the people who make it "their tune" own it? I guess the correct answer who have to be the composer… For legal purposes.
Interestingly there was a weekend conference in Fermnagh a lot of years ago organised by our Ciar
A lot of good that’ll do him now, huh? What a poor pitiful creature he has become…
I hear he made an offer to purchase The Fair Haired Boy…
Welsh on me, no, but to prevent a visit from Meibion Glyndwr we have to play a certain % of traditional Welsh tunes at our session. As for being upbeat, I leave that to the percussion section. There are some very good Welsh tunes, but I won’t Bangor on about them, that’s beNeath me and I have to tread Caerffili. Moving to Wales was a Taff decision, but I’m Rhyly glad I did.
I’d Dai to be able to Cwm to Wales myself, as I’m a big Abba-fan.
Ok, I’m leaving now.
And it’s good night from him …
As well as owning the Beatles back catalogue Jackson is now trying to obtain "A whiter shade of pale" …..sorry.
I’m off to see the England Rugby team arrive at Heathrow!
I heard Richard Branson’s putting in a bid. He intends to adulterate it to increase its commercial viability, and then rename it ‘Virgin’.
Michael Jackson is a sad, sad man.
Michael J represents all thats good about the US.
What an amazing success story, an African-American male youth , can grow up to be a white middle-aged woman.
And who molested children… what a role model…. :(
And exactly what are all you Michael bashers doing to make the world a better place? Easy to beat up on those in trouble, isn’t it? Wonder what’s in your closet?
Well, I didn’t bash Michael, but can I still make the world a better place anyway? *grin* Let’s see…closets…closets…here I have a closet full of boxes that need to be unpacked. Oh, and here’s another one. Look, another one there, too. This one has all my old theatre costumes in it. This one has things I never wear on hangers, and dirty laundry that I would like to wear but can’t because it’s dirty and on the floor…I suppose doing some laundry would make the closet a better place, and thus make the world a better place by just that tiny fraction…
Ooh Zina there’s that mid-thigh black urethane spy coat you haven’t worn in ages! Put it on and do a twirl for us. Hmm, that’s nice 🙂 …. Zina what are those magazines in the back th…whoops I’ll just put that back where it belongs.
LOL — they’re likely old sewing magazines, Mark. Pete claims that his naughty magazines are somewhere where I’ll never find them, which is good because then there would be words. I’m okay with the *idea* of porn, if you know what I mean, but they always make me feel the need for a mild bleach bath in person…
In that case you’d better leave your closet be then! Pete must’ve assumed you’d never get round to cleaning it out.
Haven’t been reading the previous postings, Showaddydadito, have you. Zina said I could have it.
Did not! Said it was yours, not that you could have it. 🙂
Read the whole lot from start to finish. Lots of people talked about who could or should have it, but I answered the question.
It’s mine. I own it. All of it.
So that’s really all there is to say on the matter.
Nuh uh, Dave. I answered first off. Neener neener neener. *grin*
Pah. I do
The is mine… It all belongs to St. Paddy… Heheeheee
Don’t make me come in there Zina.
If ye’re all very nice and bodh to the bodhran, I might just let you paly a few chunes.
I think Trad. and Anon. do……..
Nice one, Sarah HEHEHE