A Mark In Time

General Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: Robson on October 13, 2021, 12:55:54 am

Title: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Robson on October 13, 2021, 12:55:54 am
Another musician from The Chieftains is dead :(
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 13, 2021, 09:27:24 am
Mark with Paddy & George Martin..
RIP Paddy....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXmnu22IsRk
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: quizzaciously on October 13, 2021, 12:24:58 pm
Mark with Paddy & George Martin..
RIP Paddy....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXmnu22IsRk

Love that video, a great combination of a whistle and a guitar. Sad two of these guys are now gone!
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Robson on October 13, 2021, 01:01:02 pm
"Today marks a sad farewell to Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains.  Paddy was great company and a force of nature in Irish music, with all the energy and talent required to drive things along over the years.  I am proud to have recorded and played with him.’

MK
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Elin N on October 14, 2021, 09:27:26 am
This year alone, 5 people who has passed away is mentioned on the MK website. I really hope Mark see that he should do things *now*, and not wait. In theory, he has been almost a year in BG, and we don't even get a studio diary. No news. He hasn't been there all the time of course, and the pandemic probably is the main reason for the delay, but I can't help to be a bit worried.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: skydiver on October 14, 2021, 10:41:28 am
This year alone, 5 people who has passed away is mentioned on the MK website. I really hope Mark see that he should do things *now*, and not wait. In theory, he has been almost a year in BG, and we don't even get a studio diary. No news. He hasn't been there all the time of course, and the pandemic probably is the main reason for the delay, but I can't help to be a bit worried.
Your thoughts go through my mind, too.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: quizzaciously on October 14, 2021, 10:56:50 am
This year alone, 5 people who has passed away is mentioned on the MK website. I really hope Mark see that he should do things *now*, and not wait. In theory, he has been almost a year in BG, and we don't even get a studio diary. No news. He hasn't been there all the time of course, and the pandemic probably is the main reason for the delay, but I can't help to be a bit worried.
Your thoughts go through my mind, too.

I think the cool thing about MK is he can't rush his work at all, I think he's naturally slow (Slow Learner, huh?) and loves to work slow, so he can't possibly rush his work even if all his colleagues would die. That can only affect his writing, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Robson on October 14, 2021, 11:49:09 am
It is slow but not the slowest. Peter Gabriel once said that  new album will be released in September. But he didn't say which year. And so it passed 20 years :)
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: qjamesfloyd on October 15, 2021, 08:16:29 am
I don't think it matters how long an album takes, aslong as the end result is good,
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: dustyvalentino on October 15, 2021, 10:29:00 am
Amazing to think about the body of work The Beatles produced in just 7 years...
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: superval99 on October 15, 2021, 11:27:22 am
Amazing to think about the body of work The Beatles produced in just 7 years...

....and there was always an obvious hook in most of their songs.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: dustyvalentino on October 15, 2021, 11:55:50 am
Sorry to go on about The Beatles so much but it amazes me that they have so many album tracks that if they were released by anyone else in the 60s would be all time classics today. Things like Things We Said Today or And Your Bird Can Sing.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Robson on October 15, 2021, 12:41:48 pm
Let's not forget that Mark has been releasing a new album regularly for 20 years. Every two or three years.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: dustyvalentino on October 15, 2021, 01:06:34 pm
Yes, and they have been consistently high quality (IMO). Imagine you were a Billy Joel fan, he hasn't done anything new in nearly 30 years.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Robson on October 15, 2021, 01:49:42 pm
Exactly!
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 15, 2021, 07:39:15 pm
I don't think it matters how long an album takes, aslong as the end result is good,

Totally agree, and as its MK the Album will be another perfection!!
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: quizzaciously on October 15, 2021, 07:40:53 pm
I don't think it matters how long an album takes, aslong as the end result is good,

Totally agree, and as its MK the Album will be another perfection!!

Unlike his tours though :o
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: MagicElliott on October 18, 2021, 11:30:22 pm
Yes, and they have been consistently high quality (IMO). Imagine you were a Billy Joel fan, he hasn't done anything new in nearly 30 years.

Maybe this is hijacking the thread but THERE is an example of a man who knows what his live audience wants and gives it to them.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: dustyvalentino on October 19, 2021, 01:07:49 am
Yes, and they have been consistently high quality (IMO). Imagine you were a Billy Joel fan, he hasn't done anything new in nearly 30 years.

Maybe this is hijacking the thread but THERE is an example of a man who knows what his live audience wants and gives it to them.
MK has been packing them in since 1996 without playing a greatest hits set. I for one am happy he didn’t become a “legacy” act, maybe the tourists would disagree, but they seem to come back too…
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 19, 2021, 09:27:17 am
I don't think it matters how long an album takes, aslong as the end result is good,

Totally agree, and as its MK the Album will be another perfection!!

Unlike his tours though :o

Au Contraire, I think MKs tours have been amazing, we've been very lucky with the amount he's done....
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: superval99 on October 19, 2021, 09:31:37 am
Yes, and they have been consistently high quality (IMO). Imagine you were a Billy Joel fan, he hasn't done anything new in nearly 30 years.

Maybe this is hijacking the thread but THERE is an example of a man who knows what his live audience wants and gives it to them.
MK has been packing them in since 1996 without playing a greatest hits set. I for one am happy he didn’t become a “legacy” act, maybe the tourists would disagree, but they seem to come back too…

I would never have wanted MK doing a greatest hits show.   It's always good to look forward to some new material from the current album, even though it may be only two or three songs, which could become favourites in the future.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: superval99 on October 19, 2021, 09:33:35 am
I don't think it matters how long an album takes, aslong as the end result is good,

Totally agree, and as its MK the Album will be another perfection!!

Unlike his tours though :o

Au Contraire, I think MKs tours have been amazing, we've been very lucky with the amount he's done....

Agreed!   I love MKs tours.    :)
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Darling Pretty on October 29, 2021, 06:48:34 pm
Let's not forget that Mark has been releasing a new album regularly for 20 years. Every two or three years.

Yeah. I also think he is very quick.
every 2-3 years is a good yield.
Tours in between. Family time and so on
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Darling Pretty on October 29, 2021, 06:53:11 pm
Amazing to think about the body of work The Beatles produced in just 7 years...

I am sure they would record a lot slower nowadays.
For MK and Guy BG is a big playground to spent a lot of time in.
Like going to office every day. Escape from their wifes. LOL.
There weren't that hightech studios in the 60s, so just jump in and record. No time to loose. Studio time was maybe too expensive.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 29, 2021, 07:15:58 pm
Let's not forget that Mark has been releasing a new album regularly for 20 years. Every two or three years.

Yeah. I also think he is very quick.
every 2-3 years is a good yield.
Tours in between. Family time and so on

He has done well - juggling life, writing music, recording and then touring...
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: qjamesfloyd on October 30, 2021, 11:04:13 am
So much for him being "lazy" I have been waiting since January 2017 for another Mike Oldfield album :( and nothing on the horizon there, so, Mark has been really prolific in his solo career, don't forget all those bonus songs could make another album or 2.
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 30, 2021, 11:08:16 am
So much for him being "lazy" I have been waiting since January 2017 for another Mike Oldfield album :( and nothing on the horizon there, so, Mark has been really prolific in his solo career, don't forget all those bonus songs could make another album or 2.

From a Gilmour perspective 'Rattle that lock' was 2015 & 'On an Island' 14 years before that!!
Title: Re: Paddy Moloney (*)
Post by: qjamesfloyd on October 30, 2021, 11:26:53 am
Yes, Gilmour is working on another solo album, but who knows when that will be released.