Archive for September 2011

“Peace of Mind” Paper Bird   Leave a comment

This piece of music is from the CD “Carry On” which Paper Bird dedicated to the “One and Only Jack Beckett O’Neill”  Paper Bird performed Carry On with the Ballet Nouveau Colorado on the 13th of February 2011.  Jack and Leslie came to Denver from Trinidad, Colorado to attend the performance.  Some of the music on this CD was recorded during the performance. Someone in the audience coughs, I like to think that it’s Jack.

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Posted September 17, 2011 by anniespence in Uncategorized

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Jack, Easkey, Co. Mayo Ireland Aiden Crotty, artist

Jack’s Aunt Catherine and her partner Joel live in Easkey.  Jack lived with them from late October or early November in 2006 until early Spring of the next year. Catherine wrote, the following describing how the painting came about:
The artist’s name is Aidan Crotty. He is a good friend of ours. He met Jack and they became good friends. They went surfing together and for long walks. Aidan takes lots of photos, and he must of liked the one of Jack. One evening we were having dinner in his house, and Jack wondered into Aidan’s studio and saw the painting. I think he was pleased.
The pages I brought over [for the Memorial Service at Gate’s Camp] with words about Jack. You may have read them. One was written by Aidan and one by his wife Naoime and by her mother Imelda and her father Cilian. There are about 20 pages in all. Jack was loved by so many here.

The walls Jack built on Catherine and Joel’s farm.

Posted September 15, 2011 by anniespence in Uncategorized