Field Recordings no. 1

More recordings from the field in Cork.

First is a great discussion between a couple in the Atlantic Homecare, Blackpool, Cork, about converting inches to feet and whether to check the B&Q sale or not.

The poor man can’t handle the browbeating, but the poor woman can’t seem to get him interested.
Similar scenes were repeated across the super store.
My dad says the anomie is caused by women encroaching into a traditionally male domain.
More power to them, says I.

Next we have great rock pub Fred Zeppelin’s. One of the best pubs of it’s type that I’ve ever been in.
Constantly in flux, yet always the same, almost a metaphor for metal itself.
Recorded, is a nice panoramic hubbub of chatter from just before the gig, you can make out details from a few different conversations happening simultaneously.

Soon the bombastic intro music for local metal heros, Flatline, strikes up.
As I had just seen the documentary “Metal” which heavily featured Megadeth, I found their good natured Mustaineisms not unagreeable.

Download the audio here.

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Maebh Murphy grew up in Waterford, Ireland and lives in Berlin, Germany. As a teenager, she participated in outreach programmes by Waterford Youth Arts and developed a taste for writing, acting, directing, dance and theatre. At Trinity College, Dublin she studied English Literature and Drama Studies. In 2006 she was a founding member of the "audiodetour" project, making mp3 choreographed audio guides in Dublin, Edinburgh, Berlin and New York. In 2007 she formed the band You're Only Massive, who have released several records on vinyl, cassette and itunes and played concerts in Europe and North America. Since 2011 she have been working with Ruby Tuesday e.v. Berlin as a band coach, instrument coach and organizer of music camps for people discriminated against on the basis of gender, and is currently in the process of setting up Girls* Rock! Ireland. She is a catalyst of Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Interests include electronic music, synthesizers, feminism, classism, the girls rock movement and veganism.

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