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Why Would You Do That?

Just because I post a photo on the Internet, it does not give anyone the right to grab a copy and use it on their own site.  It certainly does not give anyone the right to edit that image and remove it's watermark! Why do I say this?  Well, a Music, Art, Film and Food print/online magazine here in Ireland did just that with one of my images. Was I annoyed when I saw the image on their site?  Yes!  Was I even more annoyed when I realised just what they had done?  Oh hell yes!! I contacted the editor of the magazine and got the 'oh it was the intern' excuse.  That's not a valid excuse.  If they are an intern, they are there to learn under your guidance, you should have noticed the issue.  The buck stops with you, the editor. Back in 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that you the consent of the photographer if you wish to use their work online. The judges said: “The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent

2022-03-15 Power of Dreams - Whelan's, Dublin

I can't remember the last time I saw Power of Dreams live.  What I do know is that it wasn't this century!  They hit the Irish scene back in 1990 with the launch of their superb debut album 'Immigrants, Emigrants and Me'.  If you haven't heard it, I suggest checking it out.

Some time in the summer of '21, they announced that they were going to play a show in Whelan's in Dublin, so I made sure to get a ticket fast!

Anyway, on to the gig.  It was a full house, not a lot of room to roam in there, and a slightly older crowd who, like me, were reliving their youth!  The question is though, was it any good?  And the answer is, yes, yes it was!  The older songs still hold up well to this day and the new album 'Ausländer' also sounds good live.

Support on the night was from Insubs, a band I'd not heard of before, but worth keeping an eye out for. 

My one gripe on the night was the lighting, it was very dark and made it so difficult to take photos that I eventually gave up.  I can only presume the band wanted it that way, as the lighting is normally spot on.  Apart from that, all in all, it was a great night in Whelan's.

Anyway, on to the photos! First up are the headliners, Power of Dreams.




Now for the support act on the night, Insubs.





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