While [d/dn] looks on in grief as his popularity slips on the mp3.com.au artist charts, the exact opposite is true for the track “Foggy Dew Edit” from his barnstorming Recognition of Prior Learning LP. This kick-arse piece of noodling sits at present at #5 on the lo-fi charts, despite not possessing any lyrics or song structure. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
For the record the song is described on the site as follows: “Believe it or not, this is the end bit from Davey’s recording of a traditional Irish song called “The Foggy Dew” which deals with
the British occupation of Northern Ireland and other examples of historical stupidity the Easter Uprising of 1916. Check out the false ending half way through. Pogue mahone!”
Help [d/dn] make his political statement by downloading the track as many times as you can over the next week. That way, it’ll get to number 1. Alles klaar?
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er, not meaning to be a smart bottom, but I think you’ll find that the Foggy Dew is to do with the the Easter Uprising of 1916, as evidenced by the opening lines…”I was down the glen one Easter morn…” and other references to Dublin at this time. Northern Ireland didn’t come into existence until 1920 or 1921.
kristallklar, o Hauptmann, mein Hauptmann!
Thanks Joey. You are of course correct.