Mumblin' Deaf Ro – The Hero Is A Graduate

Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m don’t pour over lyrics with the consistency of a Moz ball but Mumblin’ Deaf Ro’s musical pronouncements seem to me to be worth the effort. I had my epiphany during a MDR gig when I found that against my better judgment I was giggling away at his clever turn of phrase and made up stories that contain more than a grain of truth. So in many ways it’s a great thrill to be able to reissue MDR’s ‘Senor’ via indiecater. The album was Ronan Hession’s debut release and is stocked full of his signature acoustic led ditties. One of my favourite tracks is ‘The Hero Is A Graduate’, a simple yet endearing tale that is ever so delicately played. And there are many more where that came from. You can listen to the whole record over on indiecater where you’ll also find a nice account from Ronan himself on the history of the piece. KD

Mumblin’ Deaf Ro – The Hero Is A Graduate

More Info: Indiecater & Myspace
Buy Songs: Mumblin’ Deaf Ro
Year: 2003

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  1. March 2, 2009

    Wait, this is basically melodically identical to Andrew Bird’s ‘Heretics’… I’m confused. Is the rip-off intentional?

  2. March 2, 2009

    You’d be better off asking Mr. Bird as ‘The Hero Was A Graduate’ was recorded in 2002. I’m sure Ro won’t be pursuing him through the courts though so he can sleep easy.

  3. March 2, 2009

    Oh, I didn’t know it was released in 2002. I just assumed it was recent because you just posted it. I guess I should do my research.But they do sound quite familiar, especially if you compare this song to Bird’s early version from the EP Soldier On.Maybe I’m just jumping to conclusions…

  4. March 2, 2009

    ‘Is the rip-off intentional?’versus ‘Maybe I’m just jumping to conclusions’And I thought U2 fans were transparent.

  5. March 3, 2009

    What does that even mean? I’m just saying that they sound similar, and yea, acknowledging maybe Bird copied him. Jesus.

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