It was Bloomsday 2012. Bloomsday, 16th June, is the day that celebrates the work of James Joyce as it is the date on which his novel 'Ulysses' is set. The SPINNING BOY was doing the second of two gigs in Blueprint Pop-up Gallery during Eigse Carlow Arts Festival. The venue: disused Buzz's bar. The vibe: deadly.
Performing here are Marc-Ivan O'Gorman on guitar, tambourine, vox, various knobs and pedals. Paul 'town of the stranger' Galbally is on Bass. Disembodied singing comes from Dhruv Sangari, Delhi-based Sufi singer from a recording The Spinning Boy made of him in India in 2008. The spoken word recording at the end is from the 1946 screen adaptation of Somerset Maugham's novel 'The Razor's Edge.
Films screened during the performance were original works made by Cleverality but the ones included here are just some post-production trickery. The films included after the fact are; 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' starring Rudolph Valentino directed by Dubliner Rex Ingram and 'The Sultan's Wife' starring Gloria Swanson.