LEGEND has it there were four highwaymen, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Wille Nelson and Kris Kirstofferson, who together - and when riding solo - fought the good fight for country music, all the... More > time shooting from the hip.
That is the myth of course, for there's another, Ricky Lynch, who though never in the gang was doing his bit for the cause in a different land.
Like his brethern across the Atlantic, his songs have that passion, rhythm and storytewlling that only a musician with pure belief in his songs can have.
On Just Lies Again he lays bare the hurt caused by the Western man to the native Indians, while Margarite And The Gambler is a song a young Bob Dylan would have been more than happy to call his own.
So here's to Cork's Highwayman. Never hang up your hat Ricky.< Less
The Lynch Mob takes a relaxed look back at every Coronation Street barmaid who has worked at the Rovers Return, from 1960 to the present day. There is a conversation with ex-Corrie actress Michelle... More > Holmes along with an in-depth review of a major event or storyline from each decade. Quite simply, The Lynch Mob is a brief and hopefully enjoyable stroll down a cobbled memory lane.< Less
This book is a compilation of my Mother's watercolors and poems over the years. Mother began painting in 1983 and began writing poetry in 1998.
As you open the pages of this book, you will find the... More > treasures of one woman's heart. You will see her birthplace, find her swinging from a grapevine, loving and losing one mate only to be given another to share and love again.
Through it all, the memories, the paintings and poems, you will find her treasures and perhaps a reminder of a few of your own.< Less
As the dust of the Civil war settled, many Blacks saw an era of prosperity and hope. many state and federal offices which Reconstruction had allowed them to hold. But this was not enough. The... More > architects of the revived South needed something more to further the cause of white supremacy and Black oppression. Out of this need, the era of Jim Crow was born with its "separate but equal" claims. And with it came a wave of violence against America's newest citizens. The social atmosphere of white supremacy which Jim Crow had managed to create soon became a tide of hatred. Bolstered by the idea of the inferiority of Blacks and the protection of "white womanhood," whites saw it as nothing to trample Blacks in a storm of violence. These attacks included lynchings, burnings, and race riots. And though the majority of this violence took place in the South, the North was by no means immune. For more than a century, angry whites made the life of Black America a continuous nightmare.< Less
The Atlantic slave trade is one of the most far-reaching, devastating and lingering sagas in human history. The social and economic impacts on the modern world are incalculable. Honorable and... More > dishonorable characters, famous and infamous characters have garnered indelible ink in its epically regrettable history. One shady and despicable slaveholder, William Lynch, is the focus of this essay. Under the glaring light of universal moral condemnation, the perpetrators of this nefariously depraved crime against God and humanity are burdened by unspeakable shame as the eternally wagging finger of their own "Declaration Of Independence" haunts them like hell. The guilty have sought to escape the censure of polite cultures by muffling history's scolding voice at every narration where they could not silence it altogether. "Willie Lynch" falls in the infamous category.< Less