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Brianna Gaither and the lasting resonance of ‘Vanity.’

Brianna Gaither and the lasting resonance of ‘Vanity.’

In 2011, singer-songwriter Brianna Gaither released her debut album Love is Patient. I got my copy via Noisetradewhich is a great site if you are looking for fresh independent artists. I really love the album. For anyone who stumbled upon her albums after a terrible relationship, loss or pain, that album was (and still is) […]

Wakeboard Champion David O’Caoimh Opens Up About His Phenomenal Sport

Wakeboard Champion David O’Caoimh Opens Up About His Phenomenal Sport

Irish professional wakeboarder David O’Caoimh Photo Credit: Paul Johnston – Wakeboarder —Paul Johnston — at Xtreme Gene Wakeboard and Waterski. David O’Caoimh (you say it like David O’ Queeve) just turned 23 late last year. He has already accomplished many things. A frequent winner in the World Cup Championships, he usually wakes up early in the morning.He devotes the rest of the […]

Expats Post Interview with Emerald Heritage Founder Lyn Nelson

Expats Post Interview with Emerald Heritage Founder Lyn Nelson

We just weren’t content to sit back as great swathes of Ireland’s natural habitat and history was put to the sword, never to return, so we decided to act.-Lyn Nelson I learned about Emerald Heritage through my friend Anita Daly. She told me that she supports the group passionately. She was wondering if I would cover them […]

By November 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rory K – “Miami” Makes Me Admire Hip-hop

Rory K – “Miami” Makes Me Admire Hip-hop

  The second office single produced by Kade Fresco off Rory K’s debut album “Rants on Reckless Youth” Buy Miami on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mia… Listen to the full album here: https://soundcloud.com/roryk212/sets/… Follow Rory K on Instagram: https://instagram.com/prrincestagrram/ I met that girl in Miami.. I could not go on further as there are explicit words in his current(second) single Miami. […]

By November 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
You can now stream Dark Sky Island by Enya prior to the November 20 release.

You can now stream Dark Sky Island by Enya prior to the November 20 release.

Dark Sky Island is a gorgeous work of art. The songs are teeming with strong bass lines and percussion. Her voice has also become more crystal clear and strong with years. Dark Sky Island is still the style that made her famous but like any works of art it has branched out into other avenues. I […]

By November 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Yes All Lives Matter(And Worth Fighting For)

Yes All Lives Matter(And Worth Fighting For)

This is not going to end with a happy note…. What is this thing inside us that drives compassion? Why do we feel bad when we see other people or animals being harmed? Why do I feel guilty eating animals? What is this fire that rages at the sight of pain? A few days ago I […]

Canadian Artist Layne Greene talks About His Debut Album “Everywhere Around Here”

Canadian Artist Layne Greene talks About His Debut Album “Everywhere Around Here”

  Rich harmonies and dulcet melodies for discriminating ears! Produced by one of the best sound guys in Canada. Around June of 2014, Layne Greene decided to get serious with his musical career and worked on what has now become his official debut album “Everywhere Around Here.” He has releases prior to this, but working with producer Dale Murray […]

Mark Knopfler’s Tracker- It is electric with a taste of vanilla

Mark Knopfler’s Tracker- It is electric with a taste of vanilla

The Long Black Veil by the Chieftains, a mid-90s Celtic music album introduced me to the artistry of Mark Knopfler. I had no idea he was with Dire Straits prior to that. His husky baritone and unique guitar playing captivated my imagination. Since then I followed the career of this British singer/songwriter. The new album […]

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