icanhover:

Yesterday I was very privileged to play the On Home Ground festival in Magherafelt in honour of Noble Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney who some of you may already know was an inspiration to me and who sadly passed away last year. I may write some more on the festival soon but for now i’d like…

icanhover:

I wrote this a while ago for an online magazine that in the end didn’t materialise. I figured i should post it up here instead. They had asked me to write a weekly piece about living in LA as I find myself living here a lot more over the course of the year. What’s written below was to be the…

icanhover:

This was originally posted the thin air website http://thethinair.net/2013/11/gary-lightbody-releases-feature-length-statement-on-ni-music-prize/ but I thought i’d stick it up on here as well to give my tumblr a wee run out. It’s been warming the bench too long.

Also it was just this minute…

gary,here on tumblr happend something the most amazing i ever dreamed,you started write. never stop thank for realizing 1of the biggest dreams of my life,i had chance to know you more&to be close to my favorite,beautiful vocal and personality and songwriter.i am very happy.recently i listen to SP,so many memories,feelings and joy of heart.paradise for me everytime i listen to your music,singing,words of lyrics.thank u for that.love gL.elizabeth d k&something for you:reflections on the essence of art:”one must recognize and consider each sincere and immediate manifestation of a man’s soul in a work of art;…God reveals Himself equally in a tiny blade of grass and in the multiplicity of worlds,as in man’s soul;the essence of art reveals itself in both a poem and a role well-performed by an actor;a florist’s beautiful rose,a well- worn dress might have more significance in art than many a painting or sculpture:a tasteful arrangement of trees in a garden is often more worthwhile than grand mansions made out of stone.nor is it possible to count the forms in which art manifests itself:so many and so various are they that every man is,in a certain manner,an artist,…one need only educate and elevate his soul.a great man does a great work,a small man and his works are tiny,as creativity is not man’s lot….man’s part is to put his soul into a word,a stone,tones. …as the antithesis of true art,expressed through a style that is the individuality of the soul,one might place false,insincere art,exspressed through a pose,a technique,art(which is only) learnt. …style is sincerity,a soul’s natural voice,its shape,its language;a pose is the mockery of style,it is a parrot’s voice and language,a crippled shape”Adam Chmielowski,polish saint.

reflections on the essence of art:one must recognize and consider each sincere and immediate manifestation of a man’s soul in a work of art;…God reveals Himself equally in a tiny blade of grass and in the multiplicity of worlds,as in man’s soul;the essence of art reveals itself in both a poem and a role well-performed by an actor;a florist’s beautiful rose,a well- worn dress might have more significance in art than many a painting or sculpture:a tasteful arrangement of trees in a garden is often more worthwhile than grand mansions made out of stone.nor is it possible to count the forms in which art manifests itself:so many and so various are they that every man is,in a certain manner,an artist,…one need only educate and elevate his soul.a great man does a great work,a small man and his works are tiny,as creativity is not man’s lot….man’s part is to put his soul into a word,a stone,tones. …as the antithesis of true art,expressed through a style that is the individuality of the soul,one might place false,insincere art,exspressed through a pose,a technique,art(which is only) learnt. …style is sincerity,a soul’s natural voice,its shape,its language;a pose is the mockery of style,it is a parrot’s voice and language,a crippled shape”Adam Chmielowski
Adam Chmielowski,Brother Albert polish saint,was painter,and later helped poor people without home,food.

Snow Patrol plays “Lifening” in Denver (by jmeyer26p2)

this is my beautiful star

icanhover:

chicago! what a town! that’s what you might expect someone to say in a broadway musical just before they burst into a song and dance routine. it is though. we shot the video for Lifening here tonight during the gig. i.e. we just filmed it during the set. not 100% it’ll be a full release to radio…

 thank you for this,you are amazing person,i love your sensitive heart and personality,respect for people…, that you give the best and you.so i’m after your gig in chicago,i’m still in shock that i was on this concert, it was one of my dreams,i’m happy!now is different,i could see you live.take care,gary you have so much energy,great.i learn from you.good time to you.elizabeth

icanhover:

so the lads are all out djing at The Wrong Bar in toronto. we have another show here tomorrow (i don’t do drinking night before shows anymore) or i’d be out there with them. two more djs in the band now with the two jo(h)nnys starting a wee while ago. they have both thrown themselves into it with…

thrown themselves into it with…hi star,about twitting for you song  http://youtu.be/vShCqrZiK_0 ,important thing: i’m pro life ,Obama signed that in USA can kill children in womb of women.No law should not allow to kill life specially so innocent and defenseless  like children in womb of women, this is the safest place in the world for child,i propose film october baby now play in cinema  http://youtu.be/LxH2fPhrNEc .civilization of death.i’m happy because i’ll see you and hear live in chicago,i hope ,i have ticket and now only waiting. thank you gary for writening, now twetts ,where you are and sing,reading posts,i need this and you to live.i love your smile and sad eyes, i hope you will be happy, you now have valuable things in life.i’m happy because i have 2 important things faith,and i know ideal of my life, amazing person you gary,and hear you many times here,paradise for me.elizabeth d k.(sorry for my english)

icanhover:

so i’m on there. it’s fun but it sure as hell eats away at your day. jesus is it twenty to eight already. am gonna have to ration it better. and i haven’t even been looking at people’s responses. to be honest i think it won’t be possible and if i only answer a few then folk’ll wonder why i didn’t…

thank you for this , take care.

icanhover:

ok i’ve finally joined the modern world and am on twitter. i’m only gonna use it to post about things happening in the band’s life as will probably not be able to be responsive. it will be much like this tumblr i.e. i’ll post and then like dick turpin ride off into the sunset. i will give details…

wow.i don’t know twitter very well,and realy this is big world,so will see,important that i may  to see you and hear you ,to know you more.thank you gary for this ,elizabeth d k. 

icanhover:

what a great crowd tonight. thanks everyone who came and sang so loud my ears are sore now. good to have sore ears. feels like you earned something. and to those that worried about my eating habits i do generally eat like a horse (apples, ha). seriously though i have a big appetite so worry not. a…

hey,so my star reading posts,good and heaven for me of course, somebody may say internet is not good ,for me is happiness because i can hear you gary,in my eyes you are  the beauty .and  you giving life and joy .for you nice dynamic and reflective song http://youtu.be/vShCqrZiK_0 elizabeth