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On Songs to Bike To 101 (pt. II)


Sometimes it’s a slower riding day, and the music that accompanies me in my head is slower, too.  And that’s okay.  Today’s song was “Friday Town” by the Saw Doctors–especially the intro by Leo Moran on his gorgeous white Gretsch.  Added bonus:  today is Friday.  Second added bonus:  in the video, Leo rides a bike. …

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On Flyin’ It to Portland with Leo and Anto


It’s been a month since I saw Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite in Palmer, Massachusetts on the inaugural weekend of their U.S. tour.  Since then, they’ve landed in venues in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, as well as several more in Massachusetts.  Last night they came to One Longfellow Square in Portland. I’d …

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On Flyin’ It with Leo & Anto


With the Saw Doctors on a tour hiatus for the time being, Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite are restless.  That’s why they’ve been stepping out with friends back in Ireland as The Cabin Collective, and, starting this past weekend, together as a singing-storytelling-flying duo. They’ll be spending six weeks or so this fall visiting US …

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On the Old Year


You know what?  The world didn’t end, and overall, it wasn’t a bad year.  If it wasn’t for the distinct possibility that next year will be equally good–if not better–I’d be sad to see the end of 2012. I was thinking the other day of a conversation I had some 25 years ago with my …

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