Friday, December 28, 2007

Post Christmas

Yes it's now post-Christmas that's so here's the 411,

there's a baby that is now 14 days overdue...and no sign of the little fella or girl this side of 2008.

I've had a delightful Christmas, catching up with the folks,

watching plenty of Strictly Come Dancing, and little else. there's so much on...and i didn't really see any, how odd.

my friend's hand got caught in a door the other night, and she had to go to Casualty...which is not cool at all. but she's ok.

Back to normality soon....boooo!

saw plenty of old faces.

I got gorgeous presents...:):):):)

i'm going to a black and white New years (semi formal apparently) party!

anywho...all's good...and i'm looking forward to...

a table quiz
dan le sac vs scroobius pip
barcelona...if possible...
bruce springsteen and plenty more...

happy new year

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Christmas


Super Furries

Bing and David

Flaming Lips


Friday, December 21, 2007

Stuff I learned this year

1. I really like blogging.
2. I really like Facebook, much more than Bebo.
3. I've been to some great gigs, which is not officially learning, but you know. Cat Power, Justice, Rufus Wainwright, Lovebox, Flaming Lips, Super Furry Animals, MIA, !!!, Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip and more...
4. Dara O'Briain literally just gets funnier and funnier.
5. I can now drive legally on my own.
6. Change a tyre.
7. Make mince pies
8. I know about Spank Rock.
9. I had thanksgiving dinner.
10. I had Turkish Dinner.
11. I had Parisian dinner.
12. I visited Versaille, WOW.
13. I fantasised about going back to Vienna, a lot lately.
14. I started a job that i really like
15. I finished a job i also really liked.
16. I re-read His Dark Materials
17. I learned about some art, and new art and old art.

*Have jut realised this is very me me me me.*

*feels very selfish...but doesn't delete post :/*

Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip

They are coming to Ireland again. Booya.

Cradaddy. January 18. That's it.

Thanks to Le Catch for the info.

I put this video on way too much.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

In a Dusty state of mind

Phrase means nothing other than i love Dusty Springfield.

Introduced by Shirley Bassey (check out the blouse and the hair).

I Only Want To Be With You

I just Don't Know what to do with myself

and of course,
Son of a Preacher Man

Everyday I Have To Cry

Plus Wiki.

There's a picture of

The Cloverfield monster here. Either this will make sense to you or not.

Seeing as I bought a crimper the other day, I started thinking about the 80s, and how much do i want this? *drools slightly* I've been a good girl Santa, honest.

Napoleon Dynamite as cartoon bunnies. Weird.

Trippy pic:

Em...weird article here about the deer that grew into a whale. Sort of.

Stream Robert Plant & Alison Krauss' new album here along with a few more.

Ewan McGregor hearts Jim Carrey forever.

In honour of Sinead. some Coen Brothers:


Not sure if this will work

I think the Times

just tries to be as fiendish as possible. They have a load of Christmassy quizes around the site at teh moment (i'm on a serious Christmas buzz). Anyway like that quiz in the Ticket...ggrrr, these are a bit hard..

but not too much...
1 Each letter A, D, I, M, N, O stands for a different digit. What is the value of each to make all of the following equations true? MOM x D = DAD; DAD x A = MIND; D + A + D = 10; M + I + N + D = 15; M + O + M = 5.

2 Fill in the blanks surrounding the letters ICED according to the clues: _ _ I_CED clearly indicated; I_CE_D_ _ _ _ Fiery; _ _ _ICED Joined two tapes; _ _ _ _I_CED Made a believer of; _I_CED Finely Chopped; _ _IC_E_ _ D Ratcheted up; _ _I_C_ED Exchanged.

3 Name these Christmas carols, following the pattern for the first two. The clues are the first letters of the words in the titles of the songs.

1. SCICTT Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. 2. ISMKSC I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. 3. JB. 4. IDOAWC. 5. RTRNR. 6. CROAOF. 7. DYHWIH?

8. AIAM. 9. FTS. 10. OCAYF. 11. ICUAMC. 12. OLTOB. 13. JTTW. 14. SN. 15. LIS. 16. WCIT? 17. TTDOC. 18. GRYMG. 19. HTHAS. 20. WWYAMC.

4 These lines are from which Christmas movies or shows? 1. "Bumbles Bounce?" 2. "When a bell rings an angel gets its wings." 3. "You'll shoot your eye out, kid." 4. "I forged these chains during my life." 5. "They're not twinkling, Clark."

5 Anagrams: Unscramble these Christmas carols 1. Lets thin gin. 2. Jill lens beg. 3. Again wean army. 4. Flee this torn. 5. Oilcloth jolly sands. 6. Fatter hymns swoon.

6 What do these four words have in common? Worth; Fast; Zest; Mouth.

More here.

I'm so going to this

I posted about Lovebox before. I had a brilliant super fun time there earlier this year. And i've just heard the Flaming Lips who i love are playing in London in July, as part of new Lovebox. Woo.

Oh yeah i mean July 2008.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmassy Moveis

Empire is talking about it:

Batman Returns
Die Hard (YES!)
Trading Places
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Edward Scissorhands
Lethal Weapon
The Proposition
Love Actually

That's the top ten, i'd have to add in the Sound of Music, i mean come on.


Via Boingboing, this is fairly interesting.

It's the Beatnix, messing with technology and all, and recreating Stairway to Heaven, can't really talk, just mouth open.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Because i love her

Cathy Davey, she is just supermegafantastic! This song is my favourite.

Save Button.

Hope it works, this rapid share deally is scary. Also check out the old Myspace.

Also this:

and here. (Cogged from Myspace).

Check it out

Twenty is spot on as usual here.

More Turkmenistan news:

Check it out, courtesy of the Rick.

So there i was

Some helpful background info by the way: i have three older brothers and am the only girl in my family.

So there i was talking Christmas presents with my dad, and he was telling me oh yeah so i'm gonna bring the lads to Germany in April. So i was like oh i see, and what's this all about? And he went on to tell me about the Hannover Messe.

He's been before and told me about it, and i've always expressed an interest in it, i like gadgets and stuff! and i'm pretty sure i asked before to go!!!! and i def like this stuff more than at least one of the boys. So i was like oh, and you're bringing the boys!? well that's i didn't even figure in the plans!


Why wasn't i invited!?


*feels abandoned by family*




seems to have become a bit of a theme in the last two days!

This song is just so nice!

Oh yeah it's Tom Baxter, and that Better song

Be Kind Rewind

Check it out, new Michel Gondry, i think i blogged about this before.


Monday, December 17, 2007


Signs for the bathroom...just thought some were a bit funny...

more here.

Should this be censored...

How clever are those lads in Paddy Power?

To be fair...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,

I can't stand Pete Doherty.

I like Both

The Maccabees - Toothpaste Kisses


NOt for me obviously. But there's a new baby on the way in the family! Names that i've heard so far include: Gabriel (Christmas + Sylar) and Moby (Joke)

That's it really, that baby naming lark is tough.

The world's craziest dictators ...i don't think there'll be baby naming advice sought here.
Turkmenistan gets:
The New president also renamed the months. January is now called... Turkmenbashi. April is called Gurbansoltan edzhe, after his mother. (Bread, once called chorek, is now also called gurbansoltan edzhe.)
In April 2004 he ordered the building of a giant ice palace in the middle of the desert, the Karakum – the hottest location in central Asia. It would also include a zoo with penguins.

In October 2006 Turkmenistan claimed to have set free 10,056 prisoners, including 253 foreign nationals from 11 countries on the Night of Omnipotence. Niyazov said, "Let this humane act on the part of the state serve strengthening truly moral values of the Turkmen society. Let the entire world know that there has never been a place for evil and violence on the blessed Turkmen soil."
Car radios, lip-synching, and recorded music are all prohibited.
Video monitors are required in all public places.
Dogs are restricted from the capital city due to unappealing odour.

In other news:
There are some really really really weird animals

No mention of the Echidna though :/

Friday, December 14, 2007

Look at all these creatures

They were being smuggled in through the airport.

* Four Rose hair tarantulas ( grammostola cala )
* Two Guyana pinktoe tarantulas ( Avicularia avicularia )
* Eight green snakes (rough) ( Opheodrys aestivus ) (one died in transit)
* 50 red-ear sliders ( Trachemys scripta elegans )
* Two leopard geckos ( Eublepharis macularis )
* 10 fire-bellied toads ( Bombina spp )
* Two emperor scorpions ( Pandinus imperator )

Poor lads.

From the Times.

stuff of the year

Shane had a fine idea, top tracks from this year. Well i don't have an ipod, so i had to stick with my deally. Now i don't think it's entirely representative...

I decided to start with my albums...for no reason whatsoever.
1 !!! – Myth Takes
2 Beirut – Gulag Orkestar
3 Spank Rock – YoYoYoYoYo
4 Cat Power – The Greatest
5 Brian Wilson – Smile
6 Hot Chip – The Warning
7 Kings of Leon – Because of the Times
8 The Rapture – Pieces Of The People We Love
9 Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
10 Sparklehorse – Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain

I certainly enjoyed !!! and Beirut....that smashing pumpkins song however is crap. Shame.
These are the songs i played mostly...not taking into account my mp3 player and that!
1 !!! – Must Be The Moon
2 Bonde do Role – James Bonde
3 Tom Waits – Ol' '55
4 The Smashing Pumpkins – Tarantula
5 !!! – All My Heroes Are Weirdos
6 Beirut – Gulag Orkestar
7 !!! – Bend Over Beethoven
8 !!! – A New Name
9 Cansei de Ser Sexy – Alala
10 Beirut – the canals of our city

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More funniness...

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

feck how do i resize these?!

5 seconds in and lol

I love Catface
"he likes the whiskey for the drunkenness"

Check it out here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


It's Sinn Fein's Christmas Card...

Check out the Child's letter to Santy..."Please Free my Country".

I'm just saying...

Fine new pen

They've found an irrelevance filter in the brain...hhmmm...

It's an Amazon review...of a BIC pen, to be fair it's very funny!

This is quite a fun site about a dancing pipe-cleaner.

That Messiah J and The Expert Song, is possibly the coolest tune ever.

Emm.... for sale?

Alan Rickman's in Sweeney Todd. Woohoo! Some Sweeney Todd here. Very exciting!

Dan Aykroyd has been in many films, and he hosts his own Blues radio programme in the States, but as Elwood! It's really good, i heard it when i was over there...:P More here.

Cary Elwes isn't doing so well since The Princess Bride.

A couple called George and Gertrude Greaves lived in my house a while back. All their doors and windows were green apparently.

To be fair this i can't imagine what this is like...
Fully seated show for the 10th anniversary tour of China’s original Kung Fu Masters. a show jam-packed with incredible feats of strength and skill, which will delight the whole family.

In a crescendo of kung-fu sequences, the Shaolin Monks are lifted aloft on sharpened spears, splinter wooden blocks with their bare hands, break bricks on their heads and fly through the air in a series of incredible backflips and spins.

and finally, have my Christmas lights up, they are fancy this year. Woohoo!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This guy is pretty cool....

Jose Feliciano, he is feckin unbelievable. Check him out playing Flight of the Bumblebee (just cos it's one of my favourites!)

and cos it's Christmas.

The first one is better actually...:/

More here.


Waits for Christmas

Do it...
Here and here.

Who wants this for Christmas?

Monday, December 10, 2007


Serious;y, new Indiana Jones, does it get any better? Prob not. well hopefully not!

There's a nice video thingy-majig here!

I love that New Alicia Keys, but the youtube was disabled, so check it out here.

Also ha ha ha ha, animaniacs was the best ever!
I can't find the Noel song,
so here's good idea, bad idea.

and just cos i think that ninja pic is funny.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I got that new

Robert Plant album, i must say i love it, so far anyway!

Check out this Ultan lad: he's from the West woohoo! some lovely songs.

I got some ridiculously overprice Radiohead tickets, so that's handy enough...

Ah! look at the time, i gotta hit the road...hoping to tune into the Album Archive along the way....

For Christmas...

I'm such a slave to the marketing machine...

yeah yeah yeah i know

Friday, December 7, 2007



My new favourite band:

The Whitest Boy Alive, that video is sooooo good...
Maybe it's cos of the video...who knows!?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Check it out!

Tom at My Top Five is doing cover favourite!

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Talking Cats, oh mega lol-osaurus

Via Pedro

Also i learned something about Eyebrows yesterday. Apparently they show loads of your personality off...that's why coppers wear hats that cover them, so they look more authoritative. I did not know that before. I wonder what those women who pluck all theirs off are like. Maybe i'll never know.

It's Christmas time which makes me think of this: The River Cottage Multibird Roast

You need a whole free range turkey (not a monster, 10-12 kilos is about right) and a whole goose (6-7kg). And then a selection of 8-10 smaller birds, all plucked and drawn (ie oven ready).

You don’t need all eight birds to be different – you could use, say, three pheasants and five pigeons. So choose from the following:
farmed duck
guinea fowl

NOTE: Please DO NOT use very high or well-hung game birds, as they will contaminate the subtle flavours of the other birds.
For the stuffing, you need 1 kilo of fatty sausagemeat, 250g streaky bacon, 100g breadcrumbs, fresh sage, brandy, port and red wine. You can also add chestnuts and/or apples.
You also need some good butcher’s string and a darning needle.

It makes me want to be a bit sick...

Here is a glossary of Literary Criticism. It makes me feel a bit clever.

And just for the fun:

and I love John Legend (i wanted Used to Love U, but that embedding dealy was disabled!)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New Hot Chip

Wopah! Shake a Fist via Shock.
Hot Chip - Made In The Dark

01 Out At The Pictures
02 Shake A Fist
03 Ready For The Floor
04 Bendable Poseable
05 We’re Looking For A Lot Of Love
06 Touch Too Much
07 Made In The Dark
08 One Pure Thought
09 Hold On
10 Wrestlers
11 Don’t Dance12 Whistle For Will
13 In The Privacy Of Our Love

Deadly. buzz. lads.

Look at this!

Rufus Rufus Rufus!

I want it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

If you have ever

Tried to stalk U2, you'll know about Paul McGuinness,

so to ask him some questions check out the Album Archive...


playing Malahide Castle June 7,
so tickets will probably be about a million euro

More here.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Oh no!

Zac Effron in Footloose remake scandal... From cinematical


Ok let's start at the beginning. I was in America recently...Have i mentioned this already? :P

I got one of these Flip lads, isn't it dinky! I went to Mystic Aquarium in the States, with Seal Lions! they also had baluga whales, sea anenomes, sharks, penguins and all sorts of creepy crawlie types... this is all i got though, cos i hadn't figured out how to use it!


So i brought my new toy to Justice, who were deadly on Saturday night, actually this weekend, was literally the best ever!

There's one: from the gig

and a longer one:

Rick has the stupidest girl alive on his site. Shudder.

In other news Matt the Jap is gone but not forgotten.

A few people have been talking about it, IHeartAU is mighty, the forum is good fun too.

Can't wait for this film The Nines.

America are annoyed by the international stuff on the internet.

I love Gram Parsons.

Banksy's got a Santa's Ghetto!

Dove Vs Internet Guerillas. Dove ads are done by those lads who make the Lynx ads and all the rest of it, talk about mixed messages.
This has that Dove ad, with bits of Axe (Lynx in the US) spliced into it.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Oh My God

Jim Carroll is a ledgebag extraordinaire

Dans le sac v Scroobius Pip at the X Factor

Everyone loves a montage


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Radiohead coming to Dublin

Two Dates, June 08. More on their official site.

This is very weird

I think it's making me feel sea-sick: Cursor

I love Patrick Stewart, and i heard he won an award there the other day. So i went for an old sconce on the interweb and i found this site. It's pretty funny.
Patrick Stewart's starring role of MacBeth has won him the Best Actor 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Award. Director Rupert Goold also picked up Best Director award. More Details

Orwell on all sorts

Oh they are Springbreak by the way!
Playing Tripod Dec 22 - Sold out, but i have tickets. YES

And New Years

Mrs Coulter

Here she is!!!!!

Iorek, she pronounces his name way differently than i did.

Very exciting.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Jeepers, every year this lighthouse has its bulb changed and stuff. That is some sight.

More here.


The National Public Radio in the States has a whole pile of tunes to listen to, sessions, concerts all the rest of it. Ch check it out.

Tegan and Sarah are there too!

And because i'm on a Stax buzz

(lol, while youtubing Stax it came up with Stacey and Max in Eastenders loads of times!)

These lads and lassies were session musicians and all at Stax, imaginary jamming with Otis Redding.

Shaft - Isaac Hayes

Green Onions - Booker T and the MGs

Tram - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (another weird video)

Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Plenty more here at the Stax blog.

Because Sometimes you need a bit of drama

My flatmate L was meant to be singing with the choir in the concert hall on Friday but had to cancel cos of her wisdom teeth. I don't mean the drama is good for her, but Carmina Burana is so cool!

I'm sorry i couldn't find a proper choral version, but this has to do...
This is a weird video of it...especially the eyes at the end, very weird! Now you can sing place. Or just close your eyes and enjoy the crap out of it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Birds Do it

Bees do it, well probably. Anywho the buzz seems to be reviews of the year and all that jazz. So i was trying to think of stuff i've enjoyed this year. Haven't finished thinking yet, and it's still November. But soon.

In Honour of me

Getting tickets tomorrow, because I will be getting tickets. I am getting tickets. I love Bruce
Accoustic: Sigh.

Normal version

This Little Light of Mine in Dublin

Oh My God i love it.

New White Stripes

Vroom Vroom

Monday, November 26, 2007

No no no no no

They are going to REMAKE Fr. Ted. Why would they do this??

Comedic actor John Michael Higgins ("Best in Show," "Fred Claus") has been cast in the lead role of an American remake of cult Irish comedy "Father Ted."

More on Dark Horizons.

Worst. Idea. Ever.


I've returned from my stateside adventure. It was great fun.

I was on this feckin unbelievable shop called Costco. With the dollar as it is, it's like you get half of everything for free. Which quite frankly is fantastic.
I was also in New York for the day, how excited can one person be? the answer is very. Even though we didn't manage to get up teh Empire State, (did you know it lights up for various reasons?)
There was zero visability so we were encouraged not to go up. So we didn't, but i saw Times Square, which burns the eyes in a great way, Macy's Windows, Saks of 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Centre, Hank Azaria(!!!)and Robin Williams! I had Grand Marnier Coffee and Smores in this gorgeous coffee shop, and bout my kids watch from that giant swatch watch store!

I was in an outlet store called Clinton Crossing (smirk) and i got about a million clothes from Gap with a 70% off coupon, that i got from another customer.

Anyway apart from all the Shopping, i was there for thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was a lovely thing. There were 26 people together at my aunts house, most were my relations and it was lovely to see everyone. We all set down together in the one room, had loads of wine and food, and then i went to see that Enchanted Film. Which was actually quite entertaining!

My favourite bits were: New York.
My new camera

Football Game
The Malls, they are so massive!
seeing loads of teh family again.
It was snowing one of the days, a deer ran behind the house where we were staying, it was lovely!
i've gotten over my fear of mice, more or less.
Generally it was very fun!

But i am glad to be home, and weirdly glad to be at work!

Monday, November 19, 2007

ok so

i'm in the us. I'm watching NFL, didn't ya know the patriots are on a winning streak, that tom brady! there's someone talking about spaceships,

i've gotten a touchescreen camera,
i've been to a gap outlet mall,
i've seen many many christmas lights already,
i've seen squirrels on drugs, probably
i've felt a sense of foreboding in numerous places,

it's due to snow maybe tomorrow (im gonna settle down)
i had a cookie today that nearly made me hurl
dunkin donuts does deadly,
and possibly most importantly...ive seen an ad for new heroes!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Big News

My Bloody Valentine are back, and gonna be playing some shows! Woah like! NME has the 411.

Hmm....EP vs Oxe?

The White Stripes are hooking up with Beck Hansen and Jack learns to bullfight with a professional. The White Stripes revealed that Beck was their secret collaborator there a while ago...I didn't even know they had a secret collaborator. D'Oh. Rolling Stone is all over it.
The most noteworthy revelation is that Beck has been cast as their “secret collaborator”. The duo recorded three songs in Mr. Hansen’s living room, with all three Beck-produced songs landing on the B-side of a trio of multi-colored 7″s for the next single, “Conquest.”

The “Black vinyl” includes “It’s My Fault for Being Famous,” which features Beck on vocals and piano, while the “White vinyl” has “Honey, We Can’t Afford to Look This Cheap,” which has Beck on slide guitar. The “Red vinyl” contains “Cash Grab Complications on the Matter,” which simply just has Beck as producer. If you can’t get your hands on any of these 7″s, or you just don’t have a record player, all three, plus a mariachi version of “Conquest,” will be available digitally.


I'm going to be eating some yams soon. They are different to Sweet Potatoes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's Science Week

Ta-da. I 've actually never been so intrigued about anything as i am about Superstrings, which was on in NUIM for science week last night.

Einstein + Violins = V interesting.

Anyway Damo (i hope he doesn't mind me calling him that), is asking all sorts of sciencey things including: “What invention do you want to see most in the future?”

Hmm....I've been thinking about this, and realised, i was thinking of what i think would actually be invented as opposed to what i would most like to see invented which really can only be held in by whatever you can imagine. I'd like some kind of brain paintbrush.

Ok that sounds weird, I'm not really sure how the invention would work, maybe through something like wi-fi, although i realise it would bring up a lot of brain washing ideas and the like.

I'd like it in relation to dreams, i hate that feeling where you wake up, and a dream is just at the tip of your mind, but you can't grasp it. Sometimes i'd like to be able to reflect a bit more on them. Although maybe there's a reason you can't quite figure them out, in fact there probably is.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ha ha ha ha

I actually laughed at this!!! I think cats are so funny.

Sgt Podge is collected by car every day

Sgt Podge is collected between 0800 and 0815 GMT every day
A cat is baffling his owner by wandering off at night before expecting to be collected by car every morning at exactly the same time and place.

Sgt Podge, a Norwegian Forest Cat, disappears from his owner's home in Talbot Woods, Bournemouth, every night.

The next morning, the 12-year-old cat can always be found in exactly the same place, on a pavement about one and a half miles (2.4km) away.

His owner, Liz Bullard, takes her son to school before collecting Sgt Podge.

She said the routine began earlier this year, when Sgt Podge disappeared one day.

Ms Bullard rang the RSPCA and began telephoning her neighbours to see if anyone had seen him.

An elderly woman who lived about one and a half miles away called back to say she had found a cat matching Sgt Podge's description.

Ms Bullard collected him but within days he vanished again. She rang the elderly woman to find Sgt Podge was back outside her home.

From the BBC, hilarious!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I do like this

Cat Power AND the Flaming Lips HHHMMMM
"War Pigs"

"Where's the blood?"

I also like this: The Reindeer Section - You are my Joy

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Darth Vader

Can you dig that??

Lol from my friend Aoife, who i'm just waiting for the blog. It's James Earl Jones in other films put into star!

Something New

Well new to me anyway

His name is Ruarri Joseph (with 2 Rs)

I like it.

This is just deadly

Bat for Lashes - What's a girl to do

oh yes.

Guilty Pleasure

Please don't judge me.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

John Cage

Of 4'33 fame.
John Cage, Water Walk.

using a water pitcher, bathtub, and 5 radios all hooked up. This is crazy. He's got some really interesting ideas.

4'33 is amazing actually

kudos to EP for putting this into my head.

Some stuff

The People's Elbow, I just found out what this was...

the people's elbow was one of the signature moves of the rock. first he would look at the croud. then pull off his elbow pad in slow motion and throw it into the crowd. then he would run left,bounce off the ropes then over the guy on the ground, bounce off the ropes again. then he would kick his right leg up and drop his elbow ont the man's heart.

The Urban Dictionary rocks.

Jeepers: a FIRE TORNADO.

That is both freaky and impressive..and possibly altered I'm not sure about video editing and the like.

In other news: I'm getting some new tunes including that new Sigur Ros audio from the DVD thingy. Pithcfork has a fine interview bit with Sigur Ros.
As well as that i'm getting some Gram Parsons Reprise Anthology thing and some BBC Live Lounge stuff and that established 1967 CD.

Oh and i was on the radio this morning... that was fun.

Don't go messing with Chabal

He's right you know.

See i'm not the only one...but this is particularly lame, not content though obviously.

I've no idea what he's saying...but then he starts's all worth it.

This is probably going too far. :/

Cat Face

It's episode 5....where is episode 6???

I think i posted this before...but cat face is too funny.

So funny, always

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

Very funny, that's it. More here.

Edit: I just found this, it's like a weird homemade video with the ODDEST music ever. There's a few youtubes, but none as good as the comic strip stylee thing.

James Bond

I'm on a serious buzz today...You Only Live Twice i think might just be my favourite.
"you only live twice, and twice is the only way to live"

has a great song too!

those trailers are hilarious!

This is just cos Nobody Does it Better is my favourite theme song, and cos this has plenty of Daniel Craig, which is a good thing i think

and cos...why not?

arctic monkeys do shirley bassey. Although not as well, still entertaining. because i couldn't get Ms Bassey doing it.

Friday, November 9, 2007

To be fair

This is the lamest quiz i've ever seen.

Not like the one in The Ticket, which has questions like this.

Denzel Washington smuggles drugs. Jason Biggs does something terrible with a dessert. Kevin Spacey has a midlife crisis. Richard Gere sells sexual favours. What's the connection?


Banana Wave

Thousands of bananas have been washed up on two Dutch islands in the North Sea after several containers fell off a cargo ship in a storm, officials say.

I wish they had just appeared, that would have been cool. From the BBC.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

This is pure Geekville

But i can't help it. I love it. This place was designed by a guy called Doug Chiang who was actually a lead designer on Episodes one and two. Am i wrong to really want this!?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Just chillin on the street

I would love to see this on the streets of Dublin...or anywhere really.

It's Beirut aka Zach singing Knife,I'm reliably informed it's a grizzly bear cover...I'm ashamed and not that familiar with them. But this is excellent, I love the piss-taking element to it, unless of course i'm totally missing something.

damn nice harmonies there

Hallelujah cover in Dublin (in a venue)

it's not mega quality unfort.

Love the moustache: Postcards from Italy.

Everybody loves him.

Monday, November 5, 2007


You don't think this stuff really happens. But it really does.

October 28, 2007—A pirate skiff burns in the Indian Ocean off Somalia's coast after it was hit by several rounds fired from guided missile destroyer U.S.S. Porter.

The U.S. Navy responded to a distress call made by the Japanese chemical tanker Golden Nori, after the pirates hijacked the ship.

On October 29 U.S. navy destroyer U.S.S. James E. Williams engaged another group of Somali pirates who had seized a North Korean vessel.

"This is a very serious security problem on the African coast. These are not pirates who will remind you of Johnny Depp. These are quite different kinds of pirates," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, told the Associated Press.

From the excellent National Geographic.

Good God

A gunman opened fire at a Carl Cox gig in Venezuela. More here.

So there i was

It was Friday, always a good day. I love Fridays because i get that seriously delightful joyous Friday feeling. I popped home and was looking forward to a lovely quiet night in, as my friend S says, staying is the new going out.
I realise this may sound a bit...well...sad but i need to take it easy for a while. Am trying that sober november thing that seems to have gripped the country.

So i was going home safe in teh knowledge that i would be screeching with delight at Bloc Party in the Big Top on Saturday. Friday nights in are ok when you know there's a Saturday night out ahead of you.

So i stayed in, and watched the most stunningly ridiculous film on tv3. I'm not sure why i watched it, it was sort of like looking at something gross, you just can't tear yourself away. It was ALMOST as bad as Raising Helen.

Anyway Saturday arrived, and with it all the excitment of the gig, until i was struck down, by the most warped head-pain that i have only experienced once before. And this may sound daft but i think it was caused by this. This happened once before but with Aussie shampoo. Which i think is rotten and scary.

I nearly collapsed in Dunnes in Rathmines, and not because i saw several young lads stuffing sliced pans up their jumpers.

I hobbled home, and lay down in a nice soothing dark room, and had to text my friend to cancel, at literally the last minute. So disappointed cos i heard they were so so deadly.

In other news, i'm trying to beat my apparent developing OCD by turning the volume in my car to 36.

Edit: Oh yeah i forgot. So when i recovered on Sunday i went out shopping. And bought a dress, for no apparent reason. And i had told my friend i'd take her to some tile place, but because the one way streets in Dublin are ridiculously excessive, we didn't make it. Dropped her home, and then shoved a bag in my eye.
I don't even know how it happened, one minute the bag was in my hand, the next it was piercing my eyeball, worst part was it was my good eye!

so basically i think the moral is, don't stop drinking, it will ruin your health and life :/

Thursday, November 1, 2007

This Rocks

This family decided to take a picture of themselves every year, you know to see what they looked like and stuff. Well i think it's pretty cool, ch-ch-check it out here. It really is worth a lookie.

This is also quite a fun website, with putting stuff places and dresses and things.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

That new song

You know, it's Alison Krauss, and Robert Plant, Gone Baby Gone,
it's on teh right side of Bluegrass i think. I like it.

Via Something called SaladDays, check it out.

Oh it's actually called Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

It's Halloween


Here are some facts that i robbed from the BBC:

Fact One:
About 99% of pumpkins marketed domestically are used as Jack O'Lanterns at Halloween.
Fact Two:
In the United States, 86% of Americans decorate their homes for Halloween.
Fact Three:
Legendary magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix on Halloween in 1926.
Fact Four:
Spalding claims to be the pumpkin capital of Britain, because it's the home of the country's biggest producer. David Bowman grows two million a year!
Fact Five:
Did you know - there are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange? Hard to believe for such an important colour?
Fact Six:
It is believed that the Irish began the tradition of Trick or Treating. In preparation for All Hallow's Eve, Irish townsfolk would visit neighbours and ask for contributions of food for a feast in the town.
Fact Seven:
The record for the fastest pumpkin carver in the world is Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, Ohio. He carved a pumpkin in just 37 seconds!
Fact Eight:
Vampires think Halloween is tacky and don't bother going out that night.
Fact Nine:
The original Halloween film directed by John Carpenter in 1978 cost just $320,000 to make. It ended up making over $50m worldwide.
Fact Ten:
People have believed for centuries that light keeps away ghosts and ghouls. Making a pumpkin lantern with a candle inside may keep you safe from all the spooky spirits flying around on Halloween.

And a picture of Chabal, because he's a bit scary too.

actually gruff is a word i'd use.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

This is my new pyjamas

Except in Black. I love my tshirt, its rockin. I also love Rufus Wainwright.

Ha ha ha ha ha

Jack Bauer...saves ehh calories

Monday, October 29, 2007

Roisin Murphy

She's deadly, and mad it seems.

New stuff:

Old stuff:

this is a deadly song.

and with Moloko:

Stax Records

I got this double CD for my birthday a few months ago. It's deadly. Literally (not literally). But it is really good, Stax had this amazing converted studio with a slanty floor and all sorts, and was home to Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. It's proper soul and sounds amazing.

Anywho on the course of cruising around the interweb found this cool site about the Stax Museum. I wanna go!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I had a dream

Well actually it was before i went to sleep so it wasn't in fact a dream. I hopped off to the my leaba last night, the heating was on, and this may explain what i am about to type here.

I wrote an amazing song last night.

It was amazing, literally it would have been a fantastic one hit wonder and i would inspire people.

I have never written a song in life before, and that's ok. I'm not that way inclined. I don't have that gift for it like him, and her and them.

But last night that changed. I was just nodding off, when a tune came into my head. And the lyrics were there too, it just sort of travelled into my head, and it was kind of fully formed. Not unlike Harry Potter i suppose.

I was lying there thinkin i should write this down, but i thought, i'm already going to sleep much past my bed time i think i'll do it in the morning. And in the morning it was gone.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stupid Drinking

Shane Hegarty mentioned some girls who were talking about mixing Calpol with Jack Daniels at Arcade Fire.

I don't think this would be for me. But it got me thinking of stupid drinking habits/experiments/pain wishes.

A particular genius idea, was Mojitos, made with lemsip powder because we couldn't find any lime. This was not a good idea. It was New Years last year, and literally the only thing i can remember is hearing the Bells on my friends balcony, and telling a Frenchman my life story in Temple Bar. Yock, i still cringe at this thought.

There was another experience, but i'm still too fragile to discuss it.

This is so cool!

The Automated Beacon. I found it on the Tate site. They were doing some Olympic 40 days thing. there's actually some cool stuff on it, I really like that Anthony Gormley chap.

But the automated beacon is best. It tracks or something (i don't know abotu these things) what people are searching for online! People search for very weird things.


Fionn Regan

Fionn Regan

He is everywhere, literally. There you are down the beach, and he pops up, and there you are in a churche and he pops up. I love this video:

I love all the soundy change-ness, that's a technical term donthca know.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sébastien Chabal

I think i'm becoming obsessed with him.

Jeepers that pic came out massive...that was unintentional. :/

Super Furry Animals

I was at the Super Furry Animals in Vicar Street the other night. I love Vicar Street. Love it. I think it's one of the best venues going, well of the ones i have visited, which i suppose is not the most wide reaching.

But anyway i was going with my cousin J who went to Australia yesterday for 8 weeks. I will miss her, i do make her go to gigs with my a lot, we saw teh flaming lips in Vicar Street a few months ago: WOW.

Anywho i saw SFA a few months ago as well at Lovebox. I thought they were deadly! maybe it was the cocktails, or the one day, with only a few droplets of the wet stuff.

Anyway, i was less impressed this time round. I've got that new album dealy and have been enjoying it, but i thought SFA were fairly below par to start off with. Maybe it was just me, but i just didn't get it. Went out to the bar at one stage and decided to just chill out there for a while. Bear (Bare?) in mind that i'd been looking forward to the gig since Lovebox.

After the little break they started to rev up a bit, and it got brilliant. It was like a poor band taking off their masks (or putting on a helmet) and playing some deadly tunes, really well.

I especially liked (is that the word..?) that song about Phil Spector's Wife, weird but very interesting!

They did the usual excellent faves like Rings around the World, and the Man Don't Give a Fuck. Juxtaposed with U, Receptacle for the Respectable If You Don’t Want Me to Destroy You and my favourite (obviously) Hello Sunshine. It got very entertaining with the guys in the balcony who were doing what can only be described as a bushwhacker dance!! All in all, without the first maybe 20 mins, i would have been a very happy bunny.

:/ i think i'm being too judgemental.

The King of Music stuff Nialler has more here.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

6 Music

The BBC loike, have announced the best Come Togethers, that's duets voted for by the listeners. I do like a good duet me:

1 Foggy Dew – Sinéad O’Connor & The Chieftains

2 Fairytale Of New York – Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues

3 Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie

4 Where The Wild Roses Grow – Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue

5 Walk This Way – Run DMC & Aerosmith

6 Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

7 You're All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

8 What Have I Done To Deserve This? – Dusty Springfield & Pet Shop Boys

9 Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush

10 Some Velvet Morning – Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra

11 Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby & David Bowie

Some of the rest of the list are fairly crap though, even that list has hair on it. Maybe i don't really know any decent duets :/ maybe i'm going crazy.

Another kind of duet:


MIA on David Letterman, minus gunshots via iprefertheobscureremix.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


From One For the Road. Funny Stuff.

Don McClean - Vincent

It's a cool tune


So warped

When Pet Owners Go Too Far.

Armor of God

Rick was talking about putting the Christ back into Christmas. Now you can give your child some Godly Armour!!

This is odd...

Salvation via Pyjamas.

Also, it's called Armor of God.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


So i was listening to the old Wireless yday, and they were talking about phobias, and i was thinking about any phobias i have. I do have one fairly substantial one, but i seem to have developed two more recently.

I was walking on a new path the other day, just a brand new path, like made with big stone blocks, and i dont know if it was my shoes, or the rain, or what but i nearly puked, it felt disgusting. It's a bloody path i say to myself, but i actually had to run off it, even now i've got a yock feeling talking about it.

The other one is people with braided hair, but the really REALLY really tightly disgusting braided hair, where you can see people's scalps. I got very freaked out and also had that horrible wretchy feeling when i saw this recently. And i didn't even realise i was.

Sutpid yockness.


Monday, October 15, 2007

So last week i met

Dan le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip. I dunno what their real names are, but i met them, and turned into a walking cabbage. I was in a certain media centre, and they were there hanging outside, and no one else seemed to have ANY idea who they were.

I was on my own, waiting for my friend, and decided sure i'll go say hello.

I was an idiot, i turned out all, oh you guys are great, raving crap, i think the poor chaps were lucky to get rid of me!

They were very nice though, and also i love them!

Any excuse:

I saw a man

On the M50 this morning. He was topless.

It's October, and daylight...


Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Missing Link?

From the current Mojo. Mojo's not bad, it's no Q anyway.

Although there is a section on Mojo's site called Enlightenment :/

Piccy wics

Una's been talking about these cool pics for ages, and i love these ones!

high five!

From Pikapika.

Those new Radiohead tunes

That House of Cards song, sounds EXACTLY like that one with the lyrics somehting like i think im coming back, i think it was by Dusty Springfield, and was used in the ESB ad where the young lad was coming home for Christmas/weekend.

Maybe it's just me...

but they are identical

and that Cathy Davey (who i love) song Reuben, is very like Elvis, (Marie's the name) of his latest flame.

but i still love LOVE it

Friday, October 12, 2007

Rufus Wainwright

Is amazing. I've always liked Rufus (see, first name basis) so that probably helps. I saw him first at EP 05, I think it was 05 and i saw lights shining out of his head. He was amazing.

The show on tuesday, i felt like i was in a trance. i felt like i had crawled into his brain and was lying on a pillow in there just enthralled. He's very witty, and charming, even from a distance of 15 feet, and made some quality jokes throughout. In fact charming is just the word for him.

Got into Vicar Street at bout 7.45, there may or may not have been a support act, either way i wouldn't have seen it, was in work til 6 so had to kinda make a mad dash for it!

Anywho, arrived in at table number 91, me and my friend L. we've both seen rufus before, but weren't prepared for how brilliant he would be! Met our friend I as well, who bout about 50,000 euro worth of merchandise, but who was sitting in the front row, where i wish i had been!

Anyway, it all started, the band came out, basist, couple of guitaritst, drummer and brass section. But there were no ser rules, most of the band swapped around and played a bit of keyboard, some guitar, there was a banjo. it was cool.

4 costumer changes! there were 4! at one stage he wa sin lederhosen...have a look at the current album sleeve. Also his bassist is very hot.

So rufus arrived out in a fabulous (that is the only word) stripy pants, shirt and blazing combo with very sparkly jewellery and brooches, which he later joked about!

He was touring with Release the Stars, which i think is a deadly album, (yeah im absolutely biased i suppose) He opened up with the title track, and they had these two massive disco balls, which they shone the lights on at just the right moment.

He mostly covered Release the Stars, and Poses,

He also did a cover of a Count John McCormack song.
(oh yeah, one of those voices shouting Athlone is me)

He was chatting away and said , oh yeah im gonna sing it the way Count John McCormack sang it and stepped away from the Microphone. Well if there was ever someone born to sing, it was him. He really has teh most fabulous voice, and an amazing range. Ok i'm turning into a simpering supernerd geek fan!

Ok moving swiftly on before this develops into a novel, highlights for me were Machushla,apparently that's how it's spelt! weird!

so anyway other serious highlights for me were Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Danny Boy, Do I Disapoint You?, Sansoucci, and Beautiful Child. But the whole show was excellent. He played for almost three hours and it felt like 5 mins, i was dying to go again on the thursday, but of course that's another story.

i also can't really believe i bought a ridiculously over-priced t-shirt, ah well, i do love it!

the best bit was the encore, when everyone had said tehir goodbyes, the band had done a deadly little play off deally, and then they all trooped on after abotu 5 mins, Rufus in a fancy white dressing gown.

Now i'd heard about this bit, and youtubed it, but it's well worth seeing! He sat down in his dressing gown at teh front of the stage, took out some high heels from his bag, and a tube of red lipstick and painted his lips.

Then he went to the back of the stage and it went dark, what followed really has to be seen. All his band were dressed in tuxedos while the man himself put on a trilby, and pulled off teh dressing gown, he was wearing a tuxedo jacket and tights, along with the high heels.

He danced around the stage to Get Happy, i know i posted the youtube the other day, but here it is again:

if you get the chance please go see Rufus, he's brilliant.

it was funny...i got a taxi to the gig, and the conversation went a bit like this:
Taxi man: who you gonna see?
me: oh this guy called rufus wainwright,
taxi man: any good?
me: oh he's great, i've seen him before, he's really good.
taxi man: anything i would have heard.

rufus isn't very well known for hit singles, or that much of a hit album. but he def puts on a spectacular show, and has one of the best voices you can hear around and about today.

got home and watched a bit of the making of LCD Soundsystem's latest vid on the Last Broadcast. Good but not a patch on Rufus.