Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#7in7 Seven in Seven Video Challenge with John Munnelly and laughJohnLaugh Productions

Seven Songs Seven Videos Showing Seven Sides
The music and styles run from Full on Rock with LOUD guitars on Mess UP,
Spoken word, Sarcasm, Spirituality, Philosophy, Political Soothsaying (jest sayin'!), Poetry, Acoustic Guitar folk, Protest cartoons, handsome pictures and live performance.

Watch #7in7 John Munnelly Videos





Seven in Seven Video List by John Munnelly

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BigBumSong Appeal

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Bum de Bum Bum!

Happy New Year from John Munnelly. We hope 2015 brings you closer to being the person you want to be and great happiness ensues.



Fan Appeal - 'The Bottom Line' 

The Bum Song needs your help! Every year I release music material and do my best to make sure the tracks stay available for as long as possible. 'The Bum Song' gets a great reaction and is a fan favorite but also needs to sell a few copies to contribute to the costs of it's existence and costly distribution to digital stores like iTunes. It really is 'the bottom line'! #pun 


Without your help The BIG BUM SONG may be unavailable after it's renewal date coming up on 1/31/15 So please do get it now while you still can. If the song ever took off in some situation like an advert or movie soundtrack, it would be a great thing to have to say that you helped it continue in the world. Thanks.


 If the 'hilarious' video or song has ever made you laugh please do consider downloading "Does My Bum Look Big in this?" tune from the iTunes store today so you can have it in your collection for parties and fun time music mixes.

Does My Bum look Big Bum SongVideo by John Munnelly (LaughJohnLaugh) 
makes the top 10 of the top of the pile of the Best Big Booty Big Butt Big Bum Songs of all time

 

 This is the butt end of the appeal - (too many puns, John! )

We have redesigned the BigBumSong.com site. I thought it didn't reflect the subject matter of the song enough. So have a look at the new header design and let me know if you liked the update from the old. I think it's an improvement from the previous design with the question marks.

 All the best readers, hope all is well in your world and wishing you amazing times in 2015.

 Peace John Munnelly

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy Christmas Video & Reviews for 'Future Classic' by John Munnelly






"John Munnelly adds that Beatlesque touch with the jolly Happy Christmas".
- celtmusicfan.com Dec 2012


... and John Munnelly’s modern carol-like “Happy Christmas.”
- Boston Irish Reporter Dec 2012


There are many cheerful and pretty moments on the album, but the highlights for me include Cavan native John Munnelly singing a song he wrote about the birth of Jesus simply titled Happy Christmas.
"Sounds Around"  The Irish Echo by Liz Noonan page 20 12.12.12 & (WFUV Radio/Ceol na nGael)



"My faves: Happy Christmas, John Munnelly (we included this on Podcast #24)
Gwen Orel's New York Irish Arts
http://newyorkirisharts.blogspot.com/

 
" ... an infectious tune that also tells the story of Baby Jesus. Instant classic."
( Gwen Orel New York Irish Arts Blog December Roundup of Best Irish and Celtic CD’s ) 12/27/12

Happy Christmas with John Munnelly Song and Video



"John Munnelly adds that Beatlesque touch with the jolly Happy Christmas".
- celtmusicfan.com Dec 2012


... and John Munnelly’s modern carol-like “Happy Christmas.”
- Boston Irish Reporter Dec 2012


There are many cheerful and pretty moments on the album, but the highlights for me include Cavan native John Munnelly singing a song he wrote about the birth of Jesus simply titled Happy Christmas.
"Sounds Around"  The Irish Echo by Liz Noonan page 20 12.12.12 & (WFUV Radio/Ceol na nGael)



"My faves: Happy Christmas, John Munnelly (we included this on Podcast #24)
Gwen Orel's New York Irish Arts
http://newyorkirisharts.blogspot.com/

 
" ... an infectious tune that also tells the story of Baby Jesus. Instant classic."
( Gwen Orel New York Irish Arts Blog December Roundup of Best Irish and Celtic CD’s ) 12/27/12

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bob Dylan Outake "This is a Chord" Rare Studio Bootleg discovered on Montserrat


I discovered a rare & complete 'never before heard' Bob Dylan track on a reel to reel tape after a visit to the previously abandoned 'AIR Montserrat' recording studio. The Studio was once the tropical getaway to the stars of rock,  run by George Martin of Beatles fame.
This is a Chord is the rarest of finds and is the most exciting discovery in Bob Dylan Music collecting this year - Alan K,  DylanRarities.com
TRACK: This is a chord by Bob Dylan - http://bit.ly/BobDylanRarity

Never before heard and completely unknown Bob Dylan track was recovered "This is a chord"

September 7, 2014. Brooklyn, New York. This never before heard and completely unknown Bob Dylan track was recovered from an Ampeg tape reel found in the abandoned shell of the AIR Monsterrat recording studio in the Summer of 2011.

It is unclear how the track survived the after effects of Hurricane Hugo and the volcanic eruption on the island both of which damaged structures irreparably on the island. The "This is a Chord" Bob Dylan Rarity track was originally captured sometime between 1980 and 1986 according to notes on the found reel.

Bob Dylan Rare Undiscovered Track

 

The song title is initially unclear but likely the intended name from song listening is 'This is a Chord' and is unmistakably #BobDylan. It is a complete unit and seems to have been recorded in one take from start to finish with sparse guitar instrumentation as accompaniment.

Discovering the rare 'Bob Dylan' reels with Bootleg track on AIR Montserrat in 2011

AIR Montserrat

John visited the island of Montserrat on July 6th, 2011, on a day trip by boat from his home in Antigua W.I. He wanted to see where the great George Martin worked and lived. The island also has deep Irish roots with Irish people allowed to be free back in the days of 'indentured servitude' . They celebrate St Patrick's day and visitors get the green shamrock imprint on their passports on arrival.


During the stay he visited the remains of the AIR Montserrat recording studio. It was in a pretty shambolic state after the eruption but the storeroom seemed to be intact apart from some gigantic scary frogs whose stirrings gave John quite a turn. He persevered on the magical mystery tour and found some abandoned reel to reels tapes still in their boxes.

The Beatles Connection, Mal Evans and George Martin

He also found the marks of other famous visitors some dried concrete paving stones with engravings of visitors- one seems logically like 'Mal' Evans - he being the long time member of the Beatles entourage doing percussion Alarm Clock on the interlude on the #Beatles 'Day in the life'.

Old Skool Ampeg and Tascam Tape Resuscitation

John was concerned that the exit process of Xrays from various travel trips would wipe the tape and as it happened this was the only recoverable item on the tape. It was a long difficult but worthwhile process to recover the track intact. The track recovery done at the insistence of his wife (Yes, dear!) and a very helpful friend in the production industry with some old skool reel to reel equipment.


Her insistence on a review of the tape saying

"there might be something fantastic there"

turned out to be correct. John just expected a McCartney cast off not a never-before-heard and a 'Classic' #BobDylan song.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Guitar New Songs New Craic at the Irish Haven Sunset Park Brooklyn



Munnelly made a daft Poster again did n't he?

Sunday 17th August 8 - 11 pm
Originals POP (old n new)  and Irish


Legend-ary Songwriter and performer John Munnelly makes a rare appearance in NYC/Brooklyn after his recent tours. Catch him while you can in the fun and relaxed historic bar the IRISH HAVEN in Brooklyn

“Come to Sunset Park Brooklyn for a SOLO show ON SUNDAY and I will have my new guitar with me and new songs. It’s a rare chance to see me out and about performing a fierce variety of stuff Irish Originals and Pop.”
Show Time in Sunset Park  Brooklyn –
Get yourself to fun in 5721 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 -  R train

http://www.newyorkirisharts.com/event/munnelly-at-the-irish-haven-music/

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Psychology Terms Explained


Twaddles' Definition'sof DSM and Psychology


There's money in your pain - here are some of the terms you may encounter in your counseling sessions and their real meanings.

Transference and counter-transference.

You remind me of myself/my mother/my sister/my brother, my father, my boss - etc

Transference: you fork off!, I hate/love you.
Counter-transference: no, you fork off!, I love/hate you.

Post- Modern Family: It's not all relative(s).
Most-Modern Family: "My child is AAAmazing - please worship my child with us!

Abnormal psychology: The study and resultant verbal weekly irritation of normal diverse individuals by highly trained and educated emotionally defectives and borderline personalities with 'healing' gift delusions.

Attachment: Emotional relationship between the therapist and yours or the insurance companies billable's.

Anxiety An intense emotional response caused by the pre-conscious recognition that you are going to spend the rest of your fine afternoon listening to an addict, a thief and a romantic layabout find reasons why its not their fault ie "its my family".

Behavior modification The systematic use of principles of learning to decrease the frequency of the therapist speaking during sessions. Usually involves the intense repression of the boredom reflex by remembering and concentrating thoughts on the long hours study it took to get to a place where you can sit in a comfortable chair and while away the 50 minute- hours thinking of what you had for breakfast/lunch and wondering what's for supper later on... "darling I'm home... whats for dinner?".

Client-centered therapy A humanistic approach to wondering who is paying for the session the client or the insurance company? How many weeks can they afford and what the therapist himslef will be doing this weekend? "Well thats it for this week ... See you next week then at the same time..."

Daytime sleepiness: The experience of excessive sleepiness during daytime activities; the major complaint of therapist evaluated at counseling location's nationwide. Thought to result from excessively comfortable chairs. yes, Hmm I see , aha, Umm yees... very interesting indeed, and then , and how zid you feels abouts zhat ...

DSM: Classification of people into easy billable unit categories. Aha moments! The discovery of a treasure trove of billable neuroses.

REM Sleep: This as a rule is not available to therapist during sessions so can lead to excessive irritability,  trauma and sometimes blunt force memory repression of the daytime's activities as only partial unfulfilled sub-dreaming reveries are available and thereby lead to shallow form sleep fulfillment neuroses. "Had a nice day at the office dear ...?"

Imprinting A primitive form of learning in which some counselor's and therapists form an emotional attachment to the money derived from the insurance companies. Can lead to a form of symbiotic dysfunction between parties usually characterized by spending excessive time on the phone with unresolved insurance neuroses.

Family Therapy: A form of therapy defined as I'm OK but I wish I lived somewhere else (where 'they' were n't).

Note:  views are author's own and may just be true.

Sort of About Me

I am a songwriter living in Brooklyn NYC - I can write a song about anything: Positive Uplifting Messages Spiritual/Hymns Social Commentary POP/Rock - Kids Songs Celebratory/Seasonal Personal/Relationship Work/Employment New Styles Poems set to music Celtic (open tuning) PIANO SONGS

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