Garry Barry – Divide the Dawn

Garry Barry – Character in Divide the Dawn   “You see that guy over there? That’s Garry fookin’ Barry. Don’t ever trust’em. He’s a fookin’ psychopath, that one. Trouble, nothin’ but. If he comes up on ya, just play dumb.” ~Cinders Connolly   Garry Barry (b. 1888) In the year he came into being there wasContinue reading “Garry Barry – Divide the Dawn”

Irishtown

Original Youtube webseries Irishtown has released a second episode. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWG9UbtCaxDOKibhUNyWjIA Based on the popular book series Auld Irishtown, the black and white animated series is told from the perspective of characters. Artists, photographers, video editors, musicians and actors working together under the banner of artofneed Productions have crafted this series.

Irishtown: Episode 1

Irishtown: The only art is survival The web series Irishtown has officially released its first episode. Follow the link below and click on: Irishtown Ep. 1: Treachery of the White Hand. Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTMlNc4jZPo&t=5s With its noir-influenced, black-and-white style and an ingenious storytelling method of allowing the characters to tell their particular perspective, Irishtown has proven toContinue reading “Irishtown: Episode 1”

Irishtown Update

The web series “Irishtown,” which is based on the first two books of the AULD IRISHTOWN trilogy, has run into some delays. Not to worry though! By no means is it cancelled. Although, we will probably finish two to three episodes before actually releasing anything. That means September is a distinct possibility. Boo! I knowContinue reading “Irishtown Update”

PRESS RELEASE: Irishtown series

 The episodes of “Irishtown” take place immediately following the end of EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET, the second book in the AULD IRISHTOWN trilogy, which is February of 1919. ~ The dramatic stories will be told from the perspective of characters in the books, which, as many of you know, were based on real Brooklynites from theContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Irishtown series”

When We Were Immigrants

On St. Patrick’s Day, I was invited to speak at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall with Borough President Eric Adams at the traditional Al O’Hagan breakfast. Below is the speech given.  St. Patrick’s Day has become a day of green top-hats, orange beards. For many, an excuse to over-drink. For some, it is still a day toContinue reading “When We Were Immigrants”

Escape to America

In support of all immigrants, their dreams and hopes, whether they be African, Mexican, Syrian or Irish, I am posting the first couple chapters of Light of the Diddicoy (2014), for free. It details the journey in October, 1915 of Liam Garrity from County Clare, Ireland to Brooklyn, New York. The Irish started coming to theContinue reading “Escape to America”

Brooklyn, 2017

Like most people, I was ready for 2016 to end. Unfortunately, I don’t see things getting all that better for the evolution of humankind. We’re going to take a step backward in time from some of the progress we’ve made. But as some have pointed out, it’ll probably be good for punk rock, at least. Let’s hope it’llContinue reading “Brooklyn, 2017”

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