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LibraryJim Posted on: 03-Oct-2009, 09:44 AM

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Celtic Moon is on my live365 as my favorite preset. biggrin.gif
  Forum: Technical Support  ·  Post Preview: #287894

LibraryJim Posted on: 02-Sep-2009, 07:38 PM

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I guess there could be only one....
  Forum: Festival & Games  ·  Post Preview: #286415

LibraryJim Posted on: 30-Jun-2009, 03:30 PM

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Never underestimate the power
of stupid people in large groups.

It's our money
not theirs

the world is not your ashtray
keep your butts in the car!
  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #282838

LibraryJim Posted on: 21-Jun-2009, 06:02 PM

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What's the difference between the Rolling Stones and a Scotsman?

The Rolling Stones sing 'Hey, you get off of my cloud'

A Scotsman says:

'Hey, Mcleod, get off of my ewe!'


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  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #282630

LibraryJim Posted on: 21-Jun-2009, 04:28 PM

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QUOTE (Camac @ 20-Jun-2009, 05:45 PM)
Sorry. Just couldn't resist.

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hee hee, y'all.

(By the way, I was born in Pennsylvania.)

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  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #282628

LibraryJim Posted on: 20-Jun-2009, 03:27 PM

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QUOTE (Camac @ 20-Jun-2009, 03:49 PM)
Question???????

Does moving to North Georgia make you a Yankee?

NO!!!!!

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  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #282597

LibraryJim Posted on: 19-Jun-2009, 09:14 AM

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Slainté, y'all

I just accepted a job in North Georgia, Villa Rica, 30 miles West of northern Atlanta, and wondered if anyone had any info on Irish pubs and sessions, games, pipe bands, etc. in that area.

Thanks in advance!

Jim

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  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #282559

LibraryJim Posted on: 13-Jun-2009, 08:30 AM

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This is old, but relevant!

Pipe down! Brussels slaps a noise order on heart of Scotland
Jason Allardyce
Sunday Times, UK - April 20, 2008

THEIR high-pitched skirl has put fear into the hearts of Scotland's enemies and sent sensitive tourists reaching for the cotton wool.

Now, however, the bagpipes are to be quietened by an edict from Brussels.

From this month, pipers must adhere to strict volume limits or risk breaking European Union health and safety laws. Bands have been ordered to tone down or wear earplugs to limit noise exposure to 85 decibels.

Typically, a pipe band played at full volume peaks at 122 decibels outdoors, noisier than the sound of either a nightclub or a chainsaw, which rises to 116 decibels.

The prospect of more subdued bagpipes will be welcomed by some, but musicians have warned performances will suffer.

Pipe majors claim it is virtually impossible to play quietly or to tune a band when the musicians are wearing earplugs, raising the prospect of a cacophony at showcase events such as the Edinburgh military tattoo.

The rules in effect limit practice without earplugs to about 15 minutes a day.

While piping schools have begun issuing students with hearing protectors, pipe majors are preparing to make a stand.

Ian Hughes, head of the RAF Leuchars band at an airbase in Fife, claimed the new legislation in effect outlawed bagpipe playing for the first time in more than 250 years.

The last time was after the Jacobite rising of 1745 and the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie's clansmen at the battle of Culloden.

"These limits are far too low. If we have to go with these regulations, pipe bands won't exist," said Hughes. "Every pipe band in the world will be above the maximum volume level.

"Bringing in a law making pipers wear ear protection means the playing of pipes is outlawed. Earplugs take away the clarity of the sound and create a problem if you're trying to tune a band up to a certain standard.

"You can't play the pipe quietly; they haven't got a volume switch."

The rules are part of the control of noise at work regulations, introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following a Brussels directive.

The rules cap weekly average noise exposure at 85 decibels, meaning periods of loud play need to be cancelled out by quiet periods. The idea is not to protect audiences at concerts but performers and other staff.

The new directive also affects rock and classical musicians. Classical orchestras are considering whether they may have to hold quiet rehearsals for music by composers such as Wagner or Verdi to offset the loudness of their concerts.

The loudest rock bands have included the Who, who in 1976 reached 126 decibels. They were beaten last year, however, by the Watford punk band Gallows, who hit 132.5 decibels.

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, lead singer of Motorhead, the heavy metal band, said he would resist any attempt to force him to turn down the music.

"The essence of rock'n'roll is loud music," he said. "How the hell can we be expected to enjoy ourselves if we've got to turn it down?"

"Audiences will see musicians in orchestras wearing earplugs in the future," said Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras. "We are also looking at other ways of reducing noise such as putting acoustic screens between musicians."

An HSE spokesman said: "If an employer discovers an employee has been exposed above the exposure defined in the regulations they must take action."

Who's the loudest?

Gallows punk band: 132 decibels

Boeing 747 taking off 100 yards away: 130 decibels

The Who, 1976 concert: 126 decibels

Pipe band: 122 decibels

Pneumatic drill: 120 decibels

Nightclub: 110 decibels

Orchestra performing Wagner's Ring Cycle: 110 decibels

Underground train: 94 decibels

Vacuum cleaner: 70 decibels

Normal conversation: 60 decibels
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #282401

LibraryJim Posted on: 06-Jun-2009, 04:36 PM

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If anyone is in Georgia, or can get Georgia Public Television, they are showing the April '09 concert RIGHT NOW.

Bad news, though -- pledge break time again.
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #282192

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LibraryJim Posted on: 06-Jun-2009, 03:49 PM

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By the way, that was taken from a list, an annotated bibliography, I did for a research project on Celtic Christianity a few years back.

--JE
  Forum: The Grove  ·  Post Preview: #282191

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LibraryJim Posted on: 06-Jun-2009, 03:47 PM

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QUOTE (Druid_of_Ark @ 11-Dec-2007, 10:07 PM)
My Dear CelticRose, there are many that practice Modern Druidry but alas the Ancient forms of the  faith were wiped out when the Christians invaded and used their Loving God to convert people...of course those that did not convert to their God of love were quickly tortured to death.

Um ... no.

In fact Ireland is perhaps one of the ONLY countries where mass, national conversion was accomplished WITHOUT the shedding of blood. The historical records (what few there are) show that from the time of Patrick, the people of Ireland, and this included the Druids, were quick to peacefully convert to the 'new religion'.

The only real violence associated with the Celtic Christians occurred thanks to the Viking Invasions, when whole towns were massacred, villages and monasteries burned, and so much history lost when the books were destroyed.

Any reliable history of Ireland will tell this is true.

Try:
Alcock, Leslie
--Arthur’s Britain
(Pelican/Penguin Books, NY, NY. 1985)
An historical depiction of Britain from the 4th to the 7th Centuries, which includes sketches of Celtic life, mainly around Wales. Prof. Alcock focuses on the Arthurian legends and presents findings from the field of archeology, including the early effects of Christianity in the Isles. Illustrated with pictures of Celtic and British archeological relics.

Ashe, Geoffrey
Discovery of King Arthur
(Anchor Press, Doubleday, NY, NY. 1985)
More focused on the Arthurian Legend than Alcock, but has a wonderful chapter on “Saints, Bards and Heroes” that chronicles the early life and mythology of Wales. Unfortunately, most of this is presented as theory.

Cahil, Thomas
--How the Irish Saved Civilization
Cahil explores an aspect of Celtic culture that had until that time been almost completely ignored – that the literacy of a tiny island during the Dark Ages preserved and later re-introduced cultural works of literature at a time that these had largely disappeared on the continent.

Duncan, Anthony
--Elements of Celtic Christianity
(Element Books, Rockport MA. 1992)
Bare Bones history of Christianity in Celtic lands from pre-Patrick to the Norman Invasion. What distinguishes this from a dry history is the inclusion of the chapter called “Celtic Christianity – so what?” that calls for a Celtic Christian revival in modern spirituality:
“[Celtic Christianity] calls us back to what we are. It is a recall to reality…the spirituality of the Celt is the living of life with the head in the heart.”

MacManus, Seumas
--Story of the Irish Race
(Devin Adair Company, Old Greenwich, Conn. 1980)
Basically, the story of Irish civilization from the first Celts to come to Ireland though the Treaty that created the Irish Republic. Told with a Bard’s voice, 12 chapters are dedicated to Celtic Christianity and it’s impact on the development of Irish culture and legal systems. (Possibly out of print?)

Toulson, Shirley
--Celtic Alternative: Reminder of the Christianity We Lost
(Rider, London, England. 1987)
I discovered this book in a list of ‘other works’ in Ms. Toulson’s book “the Celtic Year” and found that it was not available in the U.S.! So I wrote Ms. Toulson and bought a copy directly from her. At only 150 pages, possibly one of the best ‘concise’ treatments of Celtic Christianity I’ve read. Ms. Toulson clearly feels that Celtic Christianity is “a picture of an open and balanced society which still has much to teach us of tolerance, persistence, and a tough but gentile kindness.”
  Forum: The Grove  ·  Post Preview: #282190

LibraryJim Posted on: 05-Jun-2009, 04:28 PM

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We had leashes for our two children. And yes, we got the abuse from others of "how dare you ...." but one day we visited Disney, and there was a mom yelling frantically to a security guard that her child was missing: "He was right here and when I turned around he was gone!"

We never felt guilty about it, and were quick to share that story with anyone who criticized us from that point on.
  Forum: The Jester's Court  ·  Post Preview: #282150

LibraryJim Posted on: 05-Jun-2009, 04:15 PM

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I just filled up at Sam's Club for $2.38 a gallon.
  Forum: Quizes & Polls  ·  Post Preview: #282148

LibraryJim Posted on: 03-Jun-2009, 06:38 AM

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It's a match-up I'd like to see for real. Send the IRA to Afghanistan and let them have free reign. Unlimited weaponry and funding compliments of the UN.
  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #282054

LibraryJim Posted on: 31-May-2009, 12:22 PM

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QUOTE (englishmix @ 23-May-2009, 12:06 PM)
But to take back some of it, wouldn't it be a better world if one could wear clothing - as long as it is clothing - and not be punished for it? Obviously though, I am excluding current uniforms which must be upheld to only those in those professions for security & civilization purposes.

Or, on the other hand, if clothing were optional altogether. That way security concerns would be non-existence, and competition on who has the more expensive skirt or slacks or jacket would be done away with. tongue.gif
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #281937

LibraryJim Posted on: 30-May-2009, 09:53 PM

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Since "Devil's Own" was mentioned, I thought about "Blown Away" which has a similar plot: IRA bomber doesn't like that civilians are now being targeted, so through the Irish underground, fakes papers to get a job as a Boston Police bomb expert, However, a fellow IRA bomber learns of his defection and follows him to America where he wages war to bring him out into the open and kill him off. Stars Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones and Lloyd Bridges.

Some of my favorites:

The Secret of Roan Innish
Quiet Man
River Dance and Feet of Flames (Lord of the Dance was inexpertly filmed and some scenes too dark to make out!)
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Three lives of Thomasina
Waking Ned Divine

Masterpiece Theatre did a drama based on the life of "Boudicca" that I have on tape but never watched.

Highlander 1, 3 and the tv series were good, but "Endgame" and "Highlander: Raven" were only so-so and Highlander 2 and "the Source" were beyond BAD, and not in the "it's so bad it's good" category.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #281902

LibraryJim Posted on: 29-May-2009, 12:08 PM

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"What happened in the dungeons
Stayed in the dungeons!"

Well, it would make a good SCA bumper sticker. tongue.gif
  Forum: The Dungeon  ·  Post Preview: #281797

LibraryJim Posted on: 25-May-2009, 04:14 PM

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Here's a link to the video version of "March the Heroes Home":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLlhYco5ZBU
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #281610

LibraryJim Posted on: 24-May-2009, 08:30 PM

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Views: 712
Blackmore's Night:

March the Heroes Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLlhYco5ZBU
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #281577

LibraryJim Posted on: 23-May-2009, 04:56 PM

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Views: 473
Hi, CaitlinRose!

'Tis a grand site, this is. Lots of friendly folk, and lots of good music and recommendations for musical artists you may not have heard of before.

Browse the categories, post replies, and have fun.

LibraryJim
Panhandle of Florida
  Forum: Introductions  ·  Post Preview: #281556

LibraryJim Posted on: 23-May-2009, 04:52 PM

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A nice Memorial Day song by "Blackmore's Night":

March The Heroes Home

I sing the praise of honored wars of glory and of kings
The bravery of soldiers, The joy that peace can bring
The captains on their way home, The ribbons on their chests
They've packed away the firearms the trumpets lay to rest...
They've taken in the battlefields with one last weary breath
And set their sights on something new while there's still something left
The poets and the dreamers thank the stars above
For leaving hatred in the dust and bringing back the love...

Over land and over sea
March The Heroes Home
For the faithful, for the free
March The Heroes Home
We'll be waiting when you
March The Heroes Home
All the night and day through
March The Heroes Home...


The flowers laughing in the fields boast colors bright and new
A hint of freedom in the air, the chimes are ringing true
They're bringing in the New Year and ringing out the old
Beckoning the springtime though winter winds blow cold...

Over land and over sea
March The Heroes Home
For the faithful, for the free
March The Heroes Home
We'll be waiting when you
March The Heroes Home
All the night and day through
March The Heroes Home...
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #281555

LibraryJim Posted on: 22-May-2009, 08:44 PM

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My daughter has to work Monday, my son has a scout canoeing trip on Monday, so we are celebrating on SUNDAY with a cook out of beef ribs.

I'll be wearing patriotic shirts both Sunday and Monday.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #281531

LibraryJim Posted on: 10-May-2009, 05:50 PM

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Just bringing this to the top again. It's coming up next Saturday.

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  Forum: Festival & Games  ·  Post Preview: #281064

LibraryJim Posted on: 06-May-2009, 06:05 PM

Replies: 88
Views: 3,714
[QUOTE=Leelee,06-May-2009, 03:45 PM][QUOTE]
I've been looking at Job Postings in intervals throughout the day. If I search too long, it gets a bit confusing and jumbled and my positive outlook wanes. [/QUOTE]



It's very hard looking for jobs a) in this market and b ) with everything online. Like I said, I've been out of work since October, and almost all the jobs I've applied for are 'online applications'.

I even went from store to store in the Mall one day, and again, almost every manager told me "Our application process is all computerized now. Any openings we have will be under 'careers' and then when you find one you like, fill in the online application'.

The worst thing about that is that it's not one application and then you click "apply using existing information" it's "a new application must be filled out for every position applied for".

Some universities have it where you fill out the information and upload your resume once, then just click on the position opening and it automatically submits it for you, but generally not.

I've actually come across a few libraries and universities that require you to MAIL in your information, once you download and fill in the application from the site. Then of course, there are the supplements such as resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts or other proof of degree. Last packet I mailed out was $1.57.

Then you sit and wait and wait and sit and wait some more, and finally you get a letter from the college/university/library that says "Thank you for your application. We received many qualified applicants, unfortunately yours was not one of these. Better luck next time." Well, maybe not that blunt, but that's the idea.

And it's very true, searching for jobs while being bombarded by computer monitor light is very hard on the eyes, and leads to loads of frustration.

So, anyway Leelee, best of luck in your search! I know what you are going through!

Jim
Florida
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #280880

LibraryJim Posted on: 01-May-2009, 10:21 PM

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Views: 1,050
Skye Boat Song -- it will be played by a piper at the grave-site should I decide to die some day.

Bonny Portmore -- Loreena McKennitt, not the "Highlander" version.

Aisling Samhna -- Máire Breatnach

Whistling Gypsy Rover -- anyone

Seven Days of Drunken Nights -- Brobdingnagian Bards
Old Dun Cow -- Brobdingnagian Bards

Wild Kitty -- Marc Gunn

Star of the County Down -- The McIlroys (local, but I've not heard anyone do it better!)

Ghost of a Rose -- Blackmore's Night

Ecstasy -- The Crossing

Treasure -- Iona

Black is the Color -- Lucky Mud (again, local)

Scarborough Fair -- Mediaeval Baebes
Temptasyon -- Mediaeval Baebes

I could probably go on for quite a bit more, but that will do.

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