Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Story: The Samurai and the Teamaster

This is a story I heard many years ago by a few tellers, each with their own version, each with their own ending. However, I wasn't satisfied with any of their endings, so I came up with my own. I hope you enjoy it.

This story was recorded in April 2010 at Cafe 92 Degrees, featuring Shayne Gryn on guitar.

I would also like to dedicate this story to Rick, who says this is his favorite story from me, and to Brendan R., who says I tell this story too often. What can I say? Some stories haunt me.

The Samurai and the Teamaster -- Told by JD Hickey (5:12 minutes)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Storytelling at Hurley's Irish Pub in July

Join us for an evening of storytelling and music with Shayne Gryn and friends at Hurley's Irish pub. This is the third and last time I'll be standing in for Mike Burns as he gallivants across Ireland.

This will also be the official CD Launch party for my new CD "The Bard's New Hat". You can by your own copy for the ridiculously low price of $10 a copy.

You can read more about the CD here:

NOTE: For my Ontario friends, I may be organizing a CD Launch in Ottawa in August or September, so stay tuned for that!

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Hurley's Irish Pub
Street: 1225 rue Crescent (Montreal)
Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Odd Referrals

I was just checking my webstats for this blog and noticed an odd thing. If someone finds this blogcast using a search engine with keywords, I can see what the keywords are. Today, there were two entries for Google searches using the keywords:

"likes the truth" "the naked truth"

I think someone heard my telling of Truth and Story and tried to track me down with keywords from the tale. Fear not True Believer! The story postings you are looking for could be:

Truth and Story: the written text
Truth and Story: the told tale

Of course, I could mention that Truth and Story is just one of many tracks on my new CD The Bard's New Hat, but that would be self-serving and I would never fall victim to such practices.

Never. Ever.
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