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Hy Mayerson

Studio;             The Imaginairium, The Meeting House, West (TMHLB&G-W), Spring City PA 19475

Phone;             (00 1) 610 827 7868 or (00 1) 610  948 4800 (Imaginairium)

Mobile;            (00 1) 610 715 4959

Email;              hymayerson@gmail.com

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Sean Corcoran

Studio;             37 Johnstown, Waterford, Ireland

Phone;             00 (353) 51 858574

Mobile;            00 (353) 87 2524657

Email;              info@seancorcoranart.com

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  1. Audrey Rinker permalink
    February 18, 2010 9:18 pm

    Very impressive! I’m looking forward to following this trip as much as you and Sean are looking forward to making it.

    I’ve seen documentaries similar to this on PBS many times. One in particular was a guy who rented two large RVs and picked up his adult children and his aging parents and went on a whirlwind trip. They went back to towns where the parents grew up, married and raised their children. It was great. Made me feel like I was riding with them in the RV. PBS made it into a mini series showing a 30 minute section each week. It was great. I never wanted to miss any of the shows.

    The idea of asking strangers who their super heros are is great. It can take you into a stranger’s heart and mind. Great idea!

    I think your blog site is well put together. I enjoyed the story of how this idea came to life. I think you have a “hit” here. I’m looking forward to reading about the great adventure.

    Another job well done.
    Audrey Rinker
    NPR, FL

  2. February 25, 2010 12:13 am

    Catch us if you can…

  3. March 17, 2010 9:03 pm

    I heard on the radio today that John Lennon learned late in life that his ancestors are from Dublin. Indeed, five generations of Irish musicians.

    Apparantly, John was very proud of this fact.

  4. March 17, 2010 9:06 pm

    The Beatles came from Merseyside – an area around the city of Liverpool which has the largest Irish population in England, mainly as a result of the exodus of people from Ireland during the Great Famine in the 1840’s. Early in their career, the Beatles had played in Ireland three times: in Dublin and Belfast in 1963, and once again in Belfast in 1964. It was after the split of the Beatles in 1970, that both Lennon & McCartney began releasing songs about the Irish question – all of which were all banned by the BCC: McCartney wrote Give Ireland Back to Irish which became a hit single in 1972, and Lennon wrote Sunday Bloody Sunday, and The Luck of The Irish, both of which were on the album Some Time In New York City that was also released in 1972.

  5. March 17, 2010 9:07 pm

    Lennon’s grandfather, John (Jack) Lennon was born in Dublin in 1858, and like many Irish people after the Great Famine of the 1840’s – when Britain allowed over a million Irish people to die of starvation – emigrated to Liverpool to seek better prospects of employment. There Jack married an Irishwoman called Mary Maguire and started a family. Sadly, their children, including Alfred, were orphaned early on and grew up in Liverpool orphanages. As his father Alfred Lennon walked out and left him at the age of 5, Lennon never knew either of his Irish grandparents or anything of his Irish roots. This is probably because he was raised by his mother’s family, the Stanleys, were Welsh. In later years he became increasingly interested in his Irish ancestry. In 1975, John give his second son the name Seán, the Gaelic version of his own name.

  6. March 17, 2010 9:08 pm

    Like many Irish people, John Lennon came from a musical family, in this case a long line of minstrel singers and crooners. His grandfather had earned his living as a minstrel singer, and his great-grandfather was also a known singer in Ireland. Alfred Lennon had also earned extra money singing as a young man also. The Lennon family tradition of crooning, which started back in Ireland, continued with John Lennon, and later through his own son Julian, who released his highly acclaimed debut album Valotte in 1984.

    • March 25, 2010 12:04 am

      Ben,
      WOW!
      WOW!
      Thank you so much.
      So much about John that I did not know.
      “…by your children, you’ll be tought.”
      I love you.
      Dad

  7. Laura permalink
    March 22, 2010 9:51 pm

    Enjoyed meeting you both on Inis Oírr and your trip has given me much food for thought.
    I look forward to experiencing the multifaceted fruits of your labour.

    Baudrillard and the hyperreal come to mind with the images that the hurtling train of your artistic adventure conjure up.

    Yes Hy, our time on this planet is certainly a ride, especially once we kick off the stabilisers.

    Thank you for my Encounter.

    • March 24, 2010 11:52 pm

      Laura,
      I miss you guys already…
      Can’t wait to post Noel’s song and Martin’s beaming…
      You are one of the very very few who really understand the
      how unique our ride here is…
      Blessings
      hy

      • March 24, 2010 11:53 pm

        ps I will google Baudrillard and the hyperreal

      • March 24, 2010 11:59 pm

        I did.
        Thank you.
        Say Hello to your sister, your hero for Sean & I.
        BTW, from WIKI:

        On the Gulf War
        Part of Baudrillard’s public profile, as both an academic and a political commentator, comes from his 1991 book, titled for its provocative main thesis, “The Gulf War Did Not Take Place.” His argument described the first Gulf War as the inverse of the Clausewitzian formula: it was not “the continuation of politics by other means”, but “the continuation of the absence of politics by other means”. Accordingly, Saddam Hussein was not fighting the Allied Forces, but using the lives of his soldiers as a form of sacrifice to preserve his power (p. 72, 2004 edition). The Allied Forces fighting the Iraqi military forces were merely dropping 10,000 tonnes of bombs daily, as if proving to themselves that there was an enemy to fight (p. 61). So, too, were the Western media complicit, presenting the war in real time, by recycling images of war to propagate the notion that the two enemies, the US (and allies) were actually fighting the Iraqi Army, but, such was not the case: Saddam Hussein did not use his military capacity (the Iraqi Air Force), his politico-military power was not weakened (he suppressed the Kurdish insurgency against Iraq at war’s end), so, concluding that politically little had changed in Iraq: the enemy went undefeated, the victors were not victorious, therefore, there was no war: the Gulf War did not occur.

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