Top 5 Live Albums..

audience, band, celebration

Music is a gateway to new ideas, thoughts, and experiences. It is life-changing and life-affirming. I think we would all be better off if we made more time for listening to music, especially music outside our comfort zone and experience. I don’t know what I would do without it, its brought me great friendships, cheered me up, saved me from depression, and changed my worldview. But recently I have had to contemplate the idea that music may be lost to …

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Mary Lou McDonald congratulates Queen Elizabeth II

When it comes to Queen’s and Jubilee’s, one doesn’t think about Sinn Fein as natural bedfellows. The republican party is ideologically opposed to the principle of hereditary succession. However in a moment, which feels rare in recent times, of reconciliation Mary Lou McDonald built upon the decision by previous party President Martin McGuinness to send warm words to the monarch on her 70th year on the throne. Some might question the seriousness of this kind of reconciliation, the notion that …

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First Minister to Resign: early reports

Northern Ireland's First Minister Paul Givan intends to announce his resignation later today, BBC News NI understands https://t.co/3vqN2Wa2og — BBC News NI (@BBCNewsNI) February 3, 2022 Hot off the tail of DEARA minister Edwin Poots issuing a ministerial directive to halt all Irish sea checks, it is being widely reported that the First Minister, Paul Givan, is to resign today. Under the rules of our mandatory coalition this means that deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill, will also lose her post. …

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Some Community Guidelines and FAQ

On some days we get thousands of comments a day on Slugger: some of them come in at essay length. It’s impossible to get through every single one. But we do want to create a high-quality forum for debate here. In order to keep the standard high, we have some rules to discourage the abuse that ruins so many online conversations. Our aim is to provide a outlet for considered, considerate comments, encouraging creative conflict, shared understanding and at very …

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