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//TUES 10TH SEPT
It's been a few weeks since we've played music together...I'm really looking forward to this Friday night in Escondido. Always meet the greatest people at our shows. Come out and join us - always a great time. And the living is easy.

//TUES 12TH MAR
This is the week we play a lot - ending with a big night in Escondido on Paddy's Day. Check out some of the dates and join us for a scoop.

//FRI 11TH JAN
A very special show this Friday - 'Innes' relaunch featuring all manner of top musicians...Matt Hensley, Nathen Maxwell, National Treasure, Patric Petrie, Tim Foley.

//FRI 31ST AUG
It's hot outside...but in the pub it's cool. Join David Lally in Carlsbad with Patric Petrie and maestro Dave Rodway at O'Sullivan's on Grand Ave from 9 to close.

//THUR 12TH JULY
Really looking forward to tomorrow night's gig in Carlsbad with Patric Petrie and maestro Dave Rodway at O'Sullivan's on Grand Ave from 9 to close.

//FRI 2ND MAR
Playing Carlsbad with Patric Petrie and maestro Mike Lopez at O'Sullivan's on Grand Ave from 9 to close.

//SAT 21ST JAN
Playing Oceanside this Saturday night - you about? Check the dates page - Royal Dive.

//SAT 19TH NOV
Playing Carlsbad tonight - with Patric and Mike. Hensley's on Tamarack from 8 to close.

//FRI 2ND SEPT
Playing Carlsbad again - this Friday night with the talented Alicia on fiddle and Tim on everything else! Hensley's on Tamarack from 8 to close.

//FRI 19TH AUG
Playing Carlsbad this Friday with Patric Petrie at O'Sullivan's on Grand Ave from 9 to close.

//FRI 17TH JUN
Playing Carlsbad tonight with Patric Petrie at O'Sullivan's on Grand Ave from 9 to close.

//WED 16TH MAR
Hey. I'm playing in Vista tomorrow. So you should come out to Hennessey's on Main St. from 4-7. Later I'm playing in Carlsbad with Patric Petrie at Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub from 8 to close.

//WED 25TH NOV
Come out to R. O'Sullivans in Escondido this Saturday night for a live CD recording with Brehon Law - San Diego's favorite Irish band. Come early to get a set - the place is filling up already!

//SAT 29TH AUG
Playing next week in Escondido. I think you should come.

//SUN 16TH AUG
An odd hotel in Dayton.

//TUES 7TH OCT
Who stole my pen?No excuse.

//WED 24TH OCT
Playing Fri Giblins and Sat Fallbrook...but don't miss this Sunday from noon to 4 on the streets of downtown Fallbrook for a huge benefit concert/street fair. It's a great way to show support for those who lost homes in the recent wildfires... come out and join us. We'll be playing somewhere around 3pm.

//WED 24TH OCT
All well here in Oceanside but it's v. sad to see this beautiful city in flames. Send good thoughts this way for those caught up in it all.



//SUN 30TH SEPT
Broken wrist does not like guitar. Stupid wrist.

//MON 13TH AUG
What a gig...Saturday night.Wicked.

//THU14HJUNE
Live on a country station.Eh.Yes.

//SAT5THMAY
Hey.C'mon.Fergil.

//WED27THMAR
Hours.Timetables. Dates. Things you held strong. Motions you'd never have passed.

//FRI16THMAR
C'mon.Big gig tomorrow afternoon for charity-don't miss out on sunshine Carlsbad multi-band beer sushi Irish debauchery.

//WED31STJAN
C'mon.We have to go...c'mon, we have to go.

//MON8THJAN
Fitting.Work has begun on the second CD...but don't tell anyone.

//WED3RDJAN
Happy New Year! If you're about this week, I'm opening for Anya Marina.A good year, yes.

//MON30THOCT
...going to write something...can't.Censordriarmfamacgth.

//FRI6OCT
Missing tonight's gig-in Chicago writing a book...as you do.Looking forward to next Friday in SD...hungry..

//FRI6OCT
Coming out to Giblins tonight...?Great Oct. evening to have a few scoops and lose your hearing.

//SAT26AUG
Great gig last night...thanks to all who came out.See you in a couple of weeks.

//TUES15AUG
Hereitisagain...FISHY. I'll be home in Sept. Home for soul food and a gig in my hometown.Very fishy.

//MON14AUG
Groggy!That's all I have.

//TUES 18TH JUL
Driving my daughter to her first day of school in Ohio...can't wait! Who's the five year old? What else?...some news elf-obsessed photos in thegallery.And while you're at it, 2 new reviews in the press section. Want to be the first to buy the CD online at iTunes?Click here...go on,you know you want to-you lavi'!

//FRI 7TH JULY
Thanks for sitting in the sun at OFEST. Baked alive to hear some tunes!

//WED 7TH JUN
Sim.

//SAT 3RD JUN
Cooked alive in Louisiana helping to build 4 homesin 8 days.50 hours in Baton Rouge and exhausted. No guitar, but music everywhere. Still, these are more melancholy days than they've been.

david lally

//MON 29TH MAY
Haven't yet found the shovel.In the meantime, strange things are happening. Strange.Must keep searching...

davidlally

//TUES 2ND MAY
Wrote some new songs. Like them. If I could dig out the studio from under this mess I'd begin the first recordings.Must buy a shovel.

davidlally

//SUN 23RD APR
There is a grey sky outside this hotel room. I'm watching tv while Hartford winds its way through Sunday.Bloody marys and wine for breakfast. Awful,terrible human. Will pay for it when working tomorrow!

davidlally

//MON 10TH APR
Watched Lord of War last night. Amazing how numb we become. To everything, eventually. Bored little rats running around the place.Ah, happy feckin Monday.

david lally

//MON 3RD APR
Were you in Giblin's Sat.?What a night.Nuff said.

david lally

//SAT1STAPR
Major gig in Giblin's tonight Really hope you can come join us. Last night was incredible-loud! And Neiman's on Thursday was an organizational nightmare, but the music was great. We had a good time. It's a cloudy day here today.Perfect.

david lally

//THU 30TH MAR
Playing Neiman's [OceanHouse] in Carlsbad tonight.Can you make ittotheshow?Local Power Thursday is a new organic farming initiative...great concept.

david lally

//MON 27TH MAR
Playing Monterey Live tonight.I'll be dedicating it to my Gran who left us on Friday.She was an amazing person. We'll miss you Gran.

david lally

//MON 20TH MAR
Flogging Molly last night.Because of course one couldn't just stop for one day. Paddy's day was a crazy blast in Fallbrook with hundreds of locals joining us throughout the day. It's all a bit of a haze now-as is the following night's gig, and the previous few years! Thanks to anyone who came out to spend Paddy's with us.We had a great time because of it.

david lally

//TUES 14TH MAR
Paddy's Day approachesI'll be playing all day in Fallbrook. Anyone got a spare IV?

david lally

//MON 6TH MAR
WHATISTHIS???Fishy.Veryfishy.

davidlally

//WED 23RD FEB
Know anyone in Austin?I'll be there next week.Leaving just a few days before the biggest music festival in the world. Hmmm.

david lally

//SUN 19TH FEB
North CountyTimesCD review, without CD!Ahwell, no such thing as bad press.

davidlally

//SAT 18TH FEB
Seattle=coolcity.Two gigs in two days. Firstone was a little rough-jumping in on a musician's set, but the following night was top.Got to play with classical violinist/ace fiddler, Katie Corcoran.Am talking to the Kells about flying back up there to play. Would any of you show up? Feel free to post comments on the forum or blog.

davidlally

//FRI 17TH FEB-TONIGHT'S GIG IN CARLSBAD CANCELLED [UNFORESEENCIRCUM.]-SEE YOU NEXT WEEK I HOPE.

//WED1STFEB
Another day in paradise. San Diego is not hard on us.Trying to get to the moon - cheap.Ideas? In the meantime, I'm going to Mars for a special gig. Clever stupid!

davidlally

//TUE 17TH JAN
I'm trapped. What happened?Looking forward to playing in Seattle soon. It reminds me of home. Have to say though, as much as I love driving rain creating pockmarks on your face, it's tempting to stay here in the sun. Warm. Dry. Unpocked. Right. Regardless, hope you can make it if you are in WA in Feb. I'll post dates-keep an eye on this space.

davidlally

//THU 29TH DEC
Sun splitting stones.Just not same as freezing bones in snow.

davidlally

//SUN25THDEC
Happy Christmas Everyone!Seeyounextyear.

davidlally

//SUN 18TH DEC
Nothing like passing out mid song...ohyes,thatwasFridaynight.Seems to be a pattern... tonight the Christmas tree made an appearance, and we sat and drank deep, rich wine with the mad monk Blanchfield, and talked about bricks, and steps, and wild worldly sociopaths. HappyChristmas!

davidlally

//SUN 11TH DEC
Sun blasting again-what the hell? Madness party last night at TonyAlva's-Lords of Dogtown/Z Boys fame. DJs, flamedrinkers, freebooze/sushi. It was essential that wecontinue drinking til just before dawn. Essential.Iwanttodie.

davidlally

//SAT 10TH DEC
Sun blasting here in San Diego. Reminds me of the rare days it would shine growing up in Ireland. That perfectly balanced day where you'd disappear for the entire day,returning only when light was failing, and midnight was close. Must work on time travel machine today..

davidlally

//SAT 26TH NOV
Hey...don't forget to bookmark this page.And call the radio stations!! [if you feel like it, ofcourse!]

david lally

//WED 23RD NOV
Spent the evening going through receipts from the CD releases in Ireland and the UK. Some pretty hilarious memories floating back of random madness and crazed nights.We play this Saturday in Fallbrook-been a long time since we didn't play a Friday night. What to do?

davidlally

//FRI 18TH NOV
Solo gig tonight in Carlsbad. I am in the middle of a vortex it seems...emails being stolen, strange motivations, headless horsemen screaming past.Bluesky.

davidlally

//SAT 12TH NOV
Gig tonight in Fallbrook-my first home in Southern California. Tomorrow night in Atlanta, Georgia.It has an under ground city-just for the tourists.

davidlally

//SUN 6TH NOV
It's nobody's fault, nobody's fault...but my own.Hiccup.

davidlally

//TUES 1ST NOV
Phoenix is a hot city.Itis.Is it possible that life is actually a big, cynical being having a good laugh at us? Sitting on a huge couch somewhere?

davidlally

//SUN 23RD OCT
Learned a massive lesson this week - one of those weeks that have the potential to alter the course of your life. To alter the choices you could potentially make. One of those. Dayton is a strange city-big poverty big unused buildings big wealthy Midwestern homes. I am beginning to know the city-found myself in a huge old piano warehouse surrounded by Grands. The kid dusting them off a third generation duster, evidencedby old newspaper articles in the chilly foyer recalling his grandfather's entrepreneurial spirit. The building's keyboard facade looks as though the 2 foot tall keys might slip to the ground in a cacophonous clash. Or do they? I mean, really, do they? Dayton is a confusing city, with no linear grid system to provide for my weak mind. What an affront; I actually have to figure this shi out?
Chicago's gig was lots of musicians/lots of Guinness. Sean-the booking guy for the place - was interested in a return to the venue sometime in the future. A true gentleman, he joined in on congas, while Leon and Ron threw down vocal attacks. B&C showed up in force. Je t'aime Chicago.

davidlally

//SAT 15TH OCT
Leaving for Chicago early Tuesday. Playing at The Abbey Pub that evening-you around?

davidlally

//TUES 11TH OCT
Foodwiththemadman.Dinner with the crazy cia/monk-wild as usual.He spoke in tongues.We drank Negra Modelo. We talked too much; about the chaotic see thing planet. Right. Left. Up. Over.No one gets to stand aside and look. Bob.

davidlally

//SUN 9TH OCT
Franz Ferdinand tonight in SanDiego. Greatgig. Juliette Lewis comes on first to tell us how top they are and plug her gig in Anaheim next week. Looking into playing in Chicagonext week .Jeff Buckley's old stomping ground one of them.

davidlally

//WED 5TH OCT
Sick.Writing ashorttunefor avideothatwillrun oncable. Finished tonight.
This weekend two shows in San Diego- come and see us and win a car. Great blues duo at Hill St.Cafe in Oceanside last night-art show in what has become my second home. Listening to much Elliott Smith and eating pizza.

davidlally

//THUR 29TH SEPT
Warm.FM94.9- San Diego alternative radio station-listed OftenOne - as a "Recommended." This is savage! For an unknown, poor, hungry, destitute immigrant... You can see the listing on the press section of the website along with other reviews and recent news.Please call local stations and request songs from the CD if you get a chance. Both 91X and 94.9 have been playing the tunes.Thanks for all the support.

davidlally

//FRI 23RD SEPT
Early.Flying to Monterey for gig tomorrow.You have
any spare change?! TimFoley fromSkelpin joined us onstage last night in Carlsbad. He’s just back from a summer playing in Japan. I sadly turned down the offer to join them. Regret?

davidlally

//TUES 20th SEPT
Late.Reading abouthow tosurvive asan independent musician. Theinternet isverykind to demonstrate howmuch debtIcan findmyselfin, andhow evilthe musicindustry is.Thisisgreat.
Butin thebig schemeof thingsmy worries are minor. Andmy beautiful daughter isinballet!

davidlally

//TUES 13TH SEPT
BenefitConcert inEncinitas.NickelCreekandothers convening at the Martini Ranch tonight for a benefit concert.
Bringing the guitar in case. If you're inNorth County, call the Ranch and see about tixetc.

davidlally

//MON 12TH SEPT
Back in San Diego & watching New Orleans on the web.I always wanted to see the city andnow it rots slowly in the September heat.
Ned and I are looking at playing a benefit concert-trying to find space to do something. If any ideas, send an email to this site.

davidlally

//SUN 4TH SEPT
Fiona Lally got married yesterdaytoP.Night/day ended at 6am.Class wedding

with obligatory pre-union madness and apres-prebrilliance. Played with a top Scottish flautist in the church. Goodtimes. Hard to leave home this time. Every time.

davidlally

//TUES 30TH AUG
Deburgos Underground CavePossible to have two gigs like these in one week?

CD Release in Galway was phenomenal.
Sound system cancelled at last minute. What did I do to foster this vortex of bad luck? Am not superstitious, but this is getting ridiculous. Including the electric shock treatment from Sunday night's gig, thismakes it 4soundsystems either disappearing, goingupin smoke, or kickingback inas
manydays. Luckily,great crew I met atben/sinead/mad hippiewedding were forhire anddrovefrom Ennis, Co.Clare. Crowds began arriving after manic week of planning, guest lists, posters, texts and hours on cellphones. Roisin and Paul tireless.

2support acts [NicolaWilliams, andFiaRua] were fantastic, making everyone trippy with great tunes. Afteraquick soundcheck, wetookto thefloor stage with Paul O Driscoll on doublebass and Keith Walsh on jimbay. Brilliant gig-on a par with the UKrelease. Family, friends, oldteachers, neighbours, randoms, journalists, recordstore owners...we ended in a heaving massof light/noise/heat. It'san old winecellar, so old stone arches abound. I'llpost photos becauseitis impossibleto describe how cool Deburgos is. [checkpresssection]

Thanks to everyone whocame out-I know some who drove across the country for the gig, and it was great to be part of such a class night.

After the gig, three cabs brought a gang to Ro's for a late night jam – more greatmusic-none recorded.

davidlally

//SUN 28TH AUG
E:ventLondonHolier hangover-yesterday waspotential disaster: guitarshop wanted passport for doublebass, illiciting angry response from us stubborneuros! Sound system notworking/shop closed.

Pianist hurts her backand can'tplay. Vocal box transformer goesonfire. 2ndsound system rentersaves day. 100candles lit,stage built, and E:vent transformed into unrecognizable coloured world. "Thank you Driver" started the night with a 40min set. Very cool cello, guitar and double vocals.

After kind intro from Colm, I opened with Make it Easy and the amazing crowd framed an incredible night. Pablo from Mexico City stepped in to play piano, the crazy rice shaker from Triton wound through the crowd,and a free for all made this place the coolest venue in London. Best gig-no question.Gig of lifetime.

Thanks to everyone who came-youwere top.

davidlally

//FRI 26TH AUG
E:ventLondonHoly hangover.Landin London, andout forcrazy multiple clubnight. Startbygiving Bjork's companion aCDafter shewalks pastus, and invitingher to the UKRelease party.Thenon forfree 'secret'gig with Kasabian acrossstreet. Madness continued untillatewith clubs/pubs/taxis/mayhem. Equipment arrives tomorrow andwe design stagearea thiseve. Thiscityamazing - bigparty aboutto kickoff upstairs.Like later.

davidlally

//WED 24TH AUG
InternetCafe, Galway,West Coastof IrelandIt'sbeena wildtrip. Wedding from outerspace withmarquee inmiddleof field inmiddle of country. 2bands, djuntil7am, our oldband reforming, most camping out across thefields, ben andsinead holdingcourt over the wildest collection ofsouls.

Bed at7, upafter coupleofhours kipfor mojoshots & chinesebreakfast. Cleanup sortof,then out forpintsand theatrical poetryfrom legend, thevicar inapub 'lockin' until3am. Took3vans toallnight forest camping madnesswith 12aliens running barefoot in coldmoon lit thick grass and darklosingpitchlanes. 2hours sleep is great i find. So we again retiredat7am andarose two hourslater towarm sun.
Press since arriving haasss included 3interviews, a live radio interview, and apparently tabloids following a certain story from my past. Thursday morningwillbe interesting...orI'llsee. Londontomorrow...

davidlally

//WED17THAUG
Coldhead..bought aclippersto shortenhaira little. MaryAnnkindly offeredtohit spotsIcouldn't... andproceeded to shave to bone aswe bothlook inmirror with mixtureof [didI justdothat? didyou justdothat?]. Thelookon herface wasworthit.
I suppose
the rain is not what will reshape me; reprogram will be administered courtesy of madstar.

2 journalists contacted me this week about feature stories regarding the World toilet room Tour and the developing violent hair loss story. I don'tknow what to tell them.

davidlally

//SUN 14TH AUG
Flying home..it's beenayear.Too long.

CD Releases in Galway andLondon.

Leavingthe sunto be reshapedby therain.

//TUES 9TH AUG
Owl 'n' Thistle, Seattle,last night. Podofgreat peoplesquashed into asmall Northwestern pub!Nextgigis Carlsbadthis Wednesday,hope youcanmakeit.

Ifyou're reading thisinIreland, look outforshows inGalwayand Dublin.

Isitmy imagination, or isalack ofsleep the bestwayto achieve the hazed, outoftouch, offthe faceofthe planet, disconnected, halfwayout, fritzing, shutting down, brilliant state where everything seemslike a slowframeflick?

No?

Riiiight...didn't thinkso.

davidlally

//SUN 31ST JULY
Looking forwardto goinghometo Irelandin August,but next Saturdaythe BellyUphas invited mebackto openfor WilliamTopley.It'd be great to see you there if you can make it.

Meanwhile, I will be playing in London this summer at art collective, eventnetwork.org.uk,Aug26. If you know anyone who'll be in the city, please send me their email address and I'll forward an invite to them.

davidlally

//WED 27TH JULY
Head sore today. What a night-Chris Mueller, BellyDancers, camera crews, DJBFE remixing the CD onstage, and many people packed into the Belly Up on a Tuesday night. Jeremy from 94.9 was spotted looking dapper backstage. Local writer,Christina Chomut made anappearance, asdid NorthCountyartist, Charles Roberson, and the entire MadStarFilmcrew.
Thanks to those who made it-I appreciate it greatly.
If you didn't manage to get a CD on the night, you ca nbuy them through the secure 'PayPal' linkon this site. I'll also have them for sale at any gigs I play.
We still have a few of the limited run shirts from the night.
I'll have photos from gigs up soon soyou can catch yourself doing strange things online!

davidlally

//TUES 26TH JULY
If you're reading this, I hope it's to find out what time the CD Release Party starts at the Belly Up tonight.It'll be a manic, brilliant nightThanks for all the support. It has been a year's trek to launch 'OftenOne'.! I hope you like it.If you do, tell others about it. If you don't,tell others about it.

[Btw,this site was launched today -4pm PST- with design agency, Established by Design [London] , KSmith[SanDiego], and OftenOne Music[Oceanside] linking up for a rushed, realtime countdown.I love it. It's one of the best sites I've seen. Established by Design, London, created the work of art. Check them out at Estdesign.co.uk

davidlally