James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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Boots on tour Pt. 1

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Things I probably shouldn’t have done….but did anyway! Pt. 1

You know that feeling when you embark on something that you know is probably going to go horribly wrong but off you go anyway, teeth gritted. This is just such an event. 

When I was ten and in the Cubs (jnr. scouts for the uninitiated) some likely lad bet me his collection of marbles that I couldn’t cycle down the top of the wall separating our church hall from the other church on the far side. Stupidly I went for it got down a short distance and promptly fell off onto the gravel on our side and smashed my right arm. If I’d fallen on the side of the “Other church” I’d have been grand ’cause they had grass. Very sore but I got the marbles!

  


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You know how it is

Wet day, have to drive 200km, start the car, radio gives several loud squawks and promptly dies, really annoying as now I can’t access the controls to change the time on the clock, move off and the wipers start to screech, car lurches up the road..no petrol but I can’t see that because the digital readout is dead…. Lovely start to the day. 😁


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Another time, another place

A friend sent me this photo of a surfboard made by David Wray and myself in another life….well in 1984 I think!
We were under the illusion that we could actually make a living out if building surfboards in the west if Ireland back then. If only it was now 🙂

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My coffee saviour

I make no bones about it, I am a coffee snob..so there!
I love a coffee break whilst driving on speed trap infested Irish roads, it should be a welcome respite from watching the speedo and trying to spot the inevitable van tucked into the ditch but how many times have you pulled into a service station looking forward to the dark liquid only to find it’s more often than not pure sh**e in a paper cup.
How difficult can it be to provide decent tasting coffee? Practically impossible it would seem and yet they seem to manage it quite well in services across mainland Europe.
Enter AEROPRESS, my coffee saviour, so easy, simple and the coffee tastes great. Check it out on You Tube. What a class piece of gear and it’s not expensive, now all I need is a Flask of hot water, a mug, sugar and I’m happy. No more will the service station disappoint …… Yippee!

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