Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason
We can’t separate literature and music from history; they go hand in hand. History is memoir, history records the mistakes. History is in our back yards, our photo albums, and our personal memories. Some say that the victors write history, and that may be true in some cases. But literature and song rarely hide from the real-life events, describing the glory and the gory with equal honesty. Oldfilibuster takes a wide sweep from the local to the global, from the whimsical to the gravely solemn. This necessarily means that some podcasts will be light, and some will be more serious and weightier. Notwithstanding, Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason is mainly about the past, helped along by poetry and music.
Surviving the Leaving Cert [second time round], making it to college, finding my way on Belfield campus, and making ‘culchie’ friends, was defining. Being a coward when it came to grisly dust jackets and caring too much about all things bookish, prove that I was really swinging it in the 1980s.