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Imelda May Heads In A New Direction

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I have spent a few hours over the last couple days getting caught up on what Darrel has been up to...If I read it right, his new album "Hell's Hotel" is eminent.

Several cuts already out, many trio gigs complete, a few bigger festival shows, too.

YouTube has a selection, as does his Facebook.

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Alex Lifeson is a total fake, he just wants to be Paul Pigat. In a blue dress

– Vince_Ray

Ha, i was wearing kimonos way before him......

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I could go for some Bela Lugosi's Dead..but I don't look so great in fishnet

– TheNocturneBrain.com™

thanks for burning that into my brain!

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I agree, I wasn't meaning to infer anything about the reasons for their split, just saying that a separation is a pretty major life changing event and as such I don't find it absurd to posit that it may have had an effect on her new album.

– MrTickle

Gotcha, and yes, I do agree with that. My apologies.

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My favorite joke up north:

Triumph. Canada's version of Rush.

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My favorite joke up north:

Triumph. Canada's version of Rush.

– crowbone

That's like saying "Southside Johnny-- NJ's version of Bruce Springsteen"...

just kidding, I have immense musical respect for both (the Jersey fellas, not the ones you mentioned)

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Hey, hey...Canada is one of our favorite places, my wife and I should have emigrated years ago.

We are actually nice people...despite all the rumors.

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I've said this before! don't start picking on Canada or we will build a wall!!!!! (and charge the US for it)

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Oh, we are way past the Wall...

We could circumvent that just driving along in the car with a cellphone...!

Ha!

Our contact in Victoria played that card years ago...

But, Ottawa is just a great place to live, too...

I can skate, probable not a whole lot of Hockey legs left...

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I think he said with the Exchange Rate in Canadian dollars we were all Winners.

I agree.

And not a soul had ever considered "The Donald" at that time!

It was all Obama-san.

I have been to Japan two dozen times...Very nice, too!

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I only accept the Italian Lira

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OMG...she'll need to comment on that one...

I think the last Forex quote on the Lira was a BAZILLION:1

Ha!

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Okay, gents, let's get it spelled right ... life is confusing enough when dealing with things from other cultures. The Italian currency is lire (not to be confused with "lyre") rather than lira.

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I only accept the Italian Lira

– paul pigat

Someone has to, I suppose.

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Signor Ric12, sadly the beautiful lire is no more. Being in Italy and not having the lovely notes of all sizes and colors was such a disappointment...

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I think the last time I used a Lire, that note would have been a "tip".

EDIT: The highest exchange rate I can find historically is about 2170:1, February 1985.

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Signor Ric12, sadly the beautiful lire is no more. Being in Italy and not having the lovely notes of all sizes and colors was such a disappointment...

– Deed Eddy

I lived in Europe before the EU's adoption of a common currency. For me, one of the charming things about travel in Europe, in addition to the different languages, customs and foods, was the different currencies. Sure, it could be a tad bit confusing, particularly when moving from the British Sterling pound (where our dollars were measured in multiples) to the Italian lire (which was measured in huge quantities to our dollar).

When I return, I am sure that I will still find many charming things about the continent, but this is one that I was sad to see disappear.

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I lived in Europe before the EU's adoption of a common currency. For me, one of the charming things about travel in Europe, in addition to the different languages, customs and foods, was the different currencies. Sure, it could be a tad bit confusing, particularly when moving from the British Sterling pound (where our dollars were measured in multiples) to the Italian lire (which was measured in huge quantities to our dollar).

When I return, I am sure that I will still find many charming things about the continent, but this is one that I was sad to see disappear.

– Ric12string

Some of those old banknotes and coins had their charme for sure.

If you like it a little weird try the following: Cross the Northern Irish border. Coming from Ireland (which has the Euro) you can't even buy a cup of coffee or a pint 5 minutes later. So you walk to the cash-machine and get some British Pounds as you are in the U.K. now. Those are funnily printed by the 'Bank of Ireland'. Now that you will probably have some cash left when you leave it seems like a good idea to keep the money for a future trip to England, Scotland or Wales. Now try to pay there with GBP printed in Ireland and look into the faces. I've been through this. It's hilarious.

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When I was in the USAF stationed in England, they had just changed over from the old £sd system to pence. At the time, the US dollar was 2.50 to the pound, which was easy enough to figure out. Then it went to $2.62. Now it's $1.06 or something. If you live in some states here, the a sales tax varies by quite a bit, also confusing. Canadian money used to be an even match for the US Dollar. Not so anymore. I do like the different colors and the critters on Canadian currency. Better than a bunch of grumpy old men and marble buildings.

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Same thing happens with all the bank notes from N.Ireland when you go over on to the mainland,First Trust Bank ,Ulster Bank ,Danske Bank( formerly Northern Bank),you have to get all your notes changed into Bank of England, and we are supposed to be part of the UK !

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Of course we all wish to grow as people. I used to be intolerant of others' ideas. No longer. I have grown.

But the idea presented here that Imelda May is on a personal growth journey is flat out absurd and ridiculous.

– Spiritwalker

It's not a "journey", it's just life... Here's Imelda's own words about the change:

Anders


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