Monthly Archives: June 2014

Seriously Funny

5.0 out of 5 stars The Amazing World of Liam McEneaney

 

Amazon Review
Bill Sweeney (NY, NY, US)
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In “Comedian,” his initial CD release, Liam McEneaney shows why he is in demand not just in New York but around the world. He brings priceless insights into the complexities of modern relationships – ones that do and do not require partners – but it’s when he closes the apartment door that his tilted take opens up.
The city – if Queens counts as that, and he admits it’s debatable – is his stage, the place where the neighborhood nicknames bring on the drama. It’s seriously funny but McEaneany doesn’t stop at the Apple. Beyond the New World lies the old, and for someone named Liam it has to be Ireland’s emerald fields and contentious cows. And trains. Ireland is not known for its rail service, and Liam is happy to tell you why. This is quite a ride and the disc’s hysterical highlight. For listeners and Liam alike, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

 

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Tale of the Turtle

Tale of the Turtle

Amazing Initial Journey 
By Bill Sweeney
Amazon Review/Kindle Edition

“Moby-Dick” is a book about a whale. “Leatherback” is a book about a turtle.
While it might seem preposterous to mention together perhaps the greatest
achievement in modern literature and a digital debut on Amazon’s Kindle store, it
does make a fathom of sense. Herman Melville’s seagoing mammal questions our place in the universe. Mi Wae
uses the unblinking eye of an oceanic reptile to look for signs of
life on the shores of Wales, the streets of London and avenues beyond.
Ishmael would be proud.
In her first time out, Mi Wae proves a poet of prose, twisting and
turning, dazzling and
dizzying, diving, breaching.
There’s that sense of “Wow,” and “How does she do that?”
And then “Leatherback” sails effortlessly through our
lives.
That is Mi Wae’s gift. “Leatherback” lives.
Living, striving, yearning, caring, digging into the waves, feeling
their thunder, chasing the light, the glow that creates us, nurtures us, fails us. Crushed by the crowd, solemnly alone, “Leatherback” lives.