A line from that classic 1995 television advert came to mind this week: “It’s good to talk.” But instead of actor Bob Hoskins extolling the virtues of phone lines, the phrase found vivid application in a growing technology perfectly suited to these self isolating times we find ourselves in, writes
Following announcements yesterday of gig cancellations for pop icon Madonna's tour-closing Paris shows, scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, and the postponement of grunge titans Pearl Jam's upcoming US tour, Latin rockers Santana are the latest headline act to cancel their ongoing engagements, including a March 29th gig at Dublin's 3Arena.
It’s a long way, geographically, from the small south Kerry village of Cromane to the gilded acres of California’s Stanford University. And an even greater cultural distance when one’s origins derived from deep poverty and forced emigration, only to transform in a single generation to the highest echelons of American academia.
Because of what was happening out in Tallaght over the weekend, this piece was always likely to be about basketball, and then a certain event in California last Sunday confirmed it could be about nothing else.