You knew this would happen. Someone is working on a “Shit Chicagoans Say” video, and (s)he wants your input. Can we declare this “shit” officially dead after this, then?
I thought it was dead already and yet here we are.
Irish Singing, Old School
by Mitch Hanley, senior producer
In production on next week’s homage to the late John O’Donohue, I have been researching Celtic music, attempting to not have a show full of jigs and reels, but to have a good cross-section of this genre. I came across this style of Gaelic singing, sean-nos, meaning “in the old style,” in a YouTube video of Iarla O’lionaird (fronts the band Afro Celt Sound System) singing in a pub.
Imagine yourself in a tucked away nook of Ireland, hearing this haunting, sad melody, carrying you back some thousands of years. It is just beautiful.
Also fun is trying to follow along with the words…Curfá:
Bog braon, bog braon, bog braon don tseanduine,
bog braon, bog braon, bog braon don tseanduine.
Cuir a chodladh, cuir a chodladh, cuir a chodladh an seanduine,
cuir a chodladh is ní a chosa is bog deoch don tseanduine.
Ubh chirce, ubh chirce, ubh chirce don tseanduine,
ubh chirce is blúire ime is a thabhairt don tseanduine.
Feoil úr, feoil úr, feoil úr don tseanduine,
feoil úr is braon súp is a thabhairt don tseanduine.
LOVING our tree!
This is the mini one at the front door. We still have a 10 FOOTER in the back of HQ that needs decorating. So, I’m hereby naming him MiniTree.
Mini Tree, Like Mini Me, haha, get it? Get it? Never mind.
In case you were wondering (which you probably were because they’re awesome,) We got our social media ornaments from Live and Kern on Etsy.
She even made us a special one with the Mashable logo! How cool is that?!