"And you know you gotta go," Morrison sings on "Madame George," articulating the allure and the pull of Belfast. "On that train from Dublin up to Sandy Row." I also felt that pull. After countless trips to the Republic of Ireland, I finally visited Belfast in 2006. We didn't ride the train from Dublin, but instead, took a bus. As we approached the Great Victoria Street station from its backside, one of my traveling companions nudged me out of a hangover/jet lag-induced stupor. "Check that out," he said pointing. The bus was inching by the infamous mural at the corner of Sandy Row and Linfield Road.
Monday, February 25, 2013
"And you know you gotta go"
From my entry on the wonderful One Week // One Band blog: