Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I have mentioned before that music is an essential part of making and dealing with pottery in my studio. Yesterday I grabbed a handful of cds on my way into the studio and among the group is a compilation cd of great modern Irish music, all uptempo and great to get motivated. On the cd is one of the greatest collaborations ever, THE IRISH ROVER covered by the Dubliners with the late, great Ronnie Drew and The Pogues fronted by the infamous Shane McGowan, oft times described as Gin in 3-dimensional form.

As the song comes on, it is just envigorating and transcendant in its story telling and I hit the repeat button on the player and listen to it over and over. I forget what I was doing in the studio and am basically transfixed by the lyrics, cadence and tempo of the tune. As I have said before, if I am in the studio, the music is certainly the soundtrack of my work.  I hope you will enjoy this as well;

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