Just for fun …. which one is yours??


~~March 17, 2015~~ 

Just for fun …. mine is Helpful McNoodles. 

Which is yours?




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Meanwhile in Ireland ….. another day at the pub!!


~~March 17, 2015~~ 

A dear friend posted this on her Facebook timeline. I don’t know her sources but I commandeered it.

Now I have to share. 


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IOTD …. “Images of the Day”, #186!!


~~March 17, 2015~~ 


Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.


I had a hard time choosing which image to use today. I’m including a short gallery for you to maybe enjoy!


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A dear blogger friend taught me about this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/


IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’


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At the end of the day …. “Four Days till Christmas”!!

~~December 21, 2014~~ 

Christmas is fast approaching. There are four days left before the holiday is upon us. This has been quite the year. As it comes to an end, we hope that this new coming year be better in many aspects.

It Is What It Is” will feature a special song every night as the countdown approaches.

A few days ago, we posted the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” epic song. 




Today we are presenting the original version. 

Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia. The original version was produced by Midge Ure and released byBand Aid on 28 November 1984.

In October 1984, a BBC television report by Michael Buerk was aired in the UK, which highlighted the famine that had hit the people of Ethiopia. Irish singer Bob Geldof saw the report and was inspired to raise money to relieve those affected by the famine. He called Midge Ure from Ultravox and together they quickly co-wrote the song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”.


Band Aid is a charity super-group featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists. It was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-poverty efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for the Christmas market that year. On 25 November 1984, the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and was released in the UK four days later. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release.

Two subsequent re-recordings of the song to raise further money for charity also topped the charts. The original was produced by Midge Ure. The 12″ version was mixed by Trevor Horn. It was announced on 7 November 2014 that a new version of the song was recorded by artists under the name of Band Aid 30.



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In England, and much of the Northern Hemisphere, snow and numerous displays leave no doubt that Christmas is near. In most of Africa, however, it’s quite warm on December 25th, since it’s summer there.

This song asks us to think of those who are living in poverty and hunger in Africa during the Christmas season, reminding us that they might not even know it’s Christmas. While the sentiment and melody are full of good tidings, the lyrics are quite bleak:

“The Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom.”

Paul Young, Boy George, George Michael, Simon Le Bon, and Bono. The chorus included David Bowie, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Geldof, Ure and many other artists who weren’t given a verse but sang the “Feed The World” part and lent their images to the effort by appearing in the promotional photo. Check out the Band Aid photo with list of performers.


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~~Do they Know it’s Christmas ~ Band Aid 1984~~

~~Uploaded on Dec 11, 2011~~

Probably the most important music video to be made in the last 40 years. Just as relevant today as it was 30 years ago.


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At the end of the day …. “Divine Sorrow”!!

~~December 10, 2014~~ 





Wyclef Jean on His New Single ‘Divine Sorrow’ with Avicii

Wyclef Jean released his new single, “Divine Sorrow.” He collaborated on the song with famed electronic music DJ and producer Avicii. Proceeds from the single will benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and will help finance grants which provide HIV prevention, testing, counseling, treatment, and care services.

In fact, “Divine Sorrow” is part of the Share the Sound of an AIDS Free Generation campaign that was created by Coca-Cola in partnership with (RED) – the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. As part of the initiative, a multitude of artists like Bono, OneRepublic, Deadmau5, Aloe Blacc, Wyclef jean and Avicii are offering special experiences (like back stage visits) or lending their voices with unreleased songs to inspire people to take action.

And for Jean, encouraging people to take action has always been part of his DNA. “My dad passed away years ago, but one thing he told me that continues to stick is, ‘your birth date is set, your death date is set. The only thing that matters is what you do for people in the space in the middle,” says Jean. “That is my philosophy on how I move on life.”


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Divine Sorrow (Lyric Video) 

Wyclef Jean ft. Avicii

~~Published on Nov 17, 2014~~

Coca-Cola and (RED) have teamed up to Share the Sound of an AIDS-Free Generation
Get the track here and support (RED) – http://bit.ly/Divine-Sorrow


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“ONE” …. One of the greatest songs of all time!!

~~December 10, 2014~~

One” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track from their 1991 album Achtung Baby, and it was released as the record’s third single in March 1992. During the album’s recording sessions at Hansa Studios in Berlin, conflict arose between the band members over the direction of U2’s sound and the quality of their material. Tensions almost prompted the band to break up until they achieved a breakthrough with the improvisation of “One“; the song was written after the band members were inspired by a chord progression that guitarist The Edge was playing in the studio. The lyrics, written by lead singer Bono, were inspired by the band members’ fractured relationships and the German reunification. Although the lyrics ostensibly describe “disunity”, they have been interpreted in other ways.

One” was released as a benefit single, with proceeds going towards AIDS research. The song topped the Irish Singles Charts and US Billboard Album Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts, and it peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart and number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. In promotion of the song, the band filmed several music videos, although they were not pleased until a third was created.

The song was acclaimed by critics upon its release, and it has since been featured in polls of the greatest songs of all time.

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Is it getting better?
Or do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you now?
You got someone to blame

You say, one love, one life
When it’s one need in the night
One love, we get to share it
Leaves you baby if you don’t care for it

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Well it’s too late tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We’re one but we’re not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus?
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much? More than a lot
You gave me nothin’ now it’s all I got
We’re one but we’re not the same
Well we hurt each other then we do it again

You say love is a temple, love a higher law
Love is a temple, love the higher law
You ask me to enter but then you make me crawl
And I can’t be holdin’ on to what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love, one blood
One life, you got to do what you should
One life, with each other
Sisters, brothers

One life but we’re not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other



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Anton Corbjin Version

~~Uploaded on Dec 14, 2009~~

Music video by U2 performing One – Anton Corbjin Version. (C) 1992 Universal-Island Records Ltd


Irish rock band U2’s wildly popular song “One” got revamped in a 2005 collaboration featuring the multiplatinum R&B diva Mary J. Blige. Blige’s effortless riffs and emotionally charged interpretation of the verses added vigor to a hit that has graced many greatest-songs lists since its release.



Mary J. Blige, U2

~~Uploaded on Jun 16, 2009~~

Music video by U2 performing One (C) 2006 Universal-Island Records Limited


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At the end of the day …. “Take me to church”, by Hozier!!

~~November 11, 2014~~ 

Many advances have been made in the equality movement yet there are still so many places on this earth where loving is conditioned to the “normal” standard: man and woman. Many, who have different lifestyles, are insulted, abused, persecuted, discriminated against, degraded, assaulted and even killed because “they are different”. This video reminds me of the big part that organized religion plays in this situation. All done in the name of what is right or wrong. 

Who is anyone to judge?


Andrew Hozier-Byrne (born 17 March 1990), known simply as Hozier, is an Irish musician from Bray, County Wicklow.

Take Me to Church” is a song by Irish recording artist Hozier, released as a single in 2013 and taken from the EP Take Me to Church. It is also the first track of his self-titled debut album.


~Lyrical interpretation~
Lyrically, Take Me to Church is a metaphor, with the protagonist comparing his lover to religion.

Hozier states to The Irish Times, “I found the experience of falling in love or being in love was a death, a death of everything. You kind of watch yourself die in a wonderful way, and you experience for the briefest moment – if you see yourself for a moment through their eyes – everything you believed about yourself gone. In a death-and-rebirth sense.”


~Music video~
The music video for “Take Me to Church” was directed by Brendan Canty and was released on 25 September 2013. The video, shot in grayscale, follows the relationship between two men in a same-sex relationship and the violently homophobic backlash that ensues when the community learns of one of the men’s sexuality. Hozier himself does not appear in this video.

Ireland’s State magazine noted that the video echoes the wave of violence currently plaguing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in many parts of the world, particularly Russia. “The song was always about humanity at its most natural, and how that is undermined ceaselessly by religious organizations and those who would have us believe they act in its interests. What has been seen growing in Russia is no less than nightmarish, I proposed bringing these themes into the story and Brendan liked the idea.”

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Oscar Wilde …. Born October 16, 1854!!

~~October 21, 2014~~ 

In my youth, I was impacted by his novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about,” wrote Oscar Wilde, born on October 16, 160 years ago in Dublin.

While in college, Wilde began to follow the Aesthetic and Decadent movements. He had long hair, and decorated his rooms with peacock feathers, lilies, sunflowers and blue china. 


Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880’s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890’s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

In the latter half of the 20th century he became a gay icon.

Wilde’s parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new “English Renaissance in Art“, and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.

At the turn of the 1890’s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence for England due to the absolute prohibition of Biblical subjects on the English stage. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890’s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London.


At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The charge carried a penalty of up to two years in prison. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with other men.

After two more trials he was convicted and imprisoned for two years’ hard labor. In 1897, in prison, he wrote De Profundis, which was published in 1905, a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. Upon his release he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life.

He died destitute in Paris at the age of 46.

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~~Best Oscar Wilde Quotes~~

~~Published on Apr 15, 2013~~

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