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“Falling Slowly” Wins!

Excellent! Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won an Oscar for their song “Falling Slowly” from the film Once. Now if only Marketa had had a chance to say a single word…

ETA: Mar got her words in after all! Jon Stewart had her come back out on stage. It’s all on YouTube, naturally.

Rave On, Mic Christopher

Mic Christopher

Those of you who know Mic Christopher‘s music will know how much I enjoy it. Those with a keen eye have probably noticed lyrics from his solo album, Skylarkin’, popping up just about anyplace I’ve got an established web presence (“Curious Notions”, the tagline of S-S.Net–we’ve been out here looking for life–and the chorus of “Heyday” hiding in my Facebook profile, for example). Today, were it not for an unfortunate accident in late 2001, would have been Mic’s 37th birthday. Happy birthday, Mic! Rave on!

If you’ve never heard Mic’s music, some tracks from Skylarkin’ are here, thanks to his sister, and I have some live tracks:

“We saw too much beauty to be cynical, felt too much joy to be dismissive, climbed too many mountains to be quitters, kissed too many girls to be deceivers, saw too many sunrises not to be believers, broke too many strings to be pro’s and gave too much love to be concerned where it goes” – Glen Hansard on Mic #

ETA: Many more live recordings of Irish artists are available on my bootlegs page.


On days when I’m not feeling great about myself and about life (like today), I take solace in this song. As Mic says before he starts playing, “It’s about every day being your best day.” There’s comfort in living like that, and I wish that could more often. But even if I can’t, “Heyday” brings me that much closer to managing. Should the song catch your fancy, there’s more where it came from.

Rave on, Mic Christopher.