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.

Pegg is Scotty?

(stupid pics wont work)
Lol, this is either inspired, or disastrous, i suppose you could say that about plenty of stuff though. Apparently Simon Pegg is gonna play Scotty in that new Star Trek movie that JJ Abrahms is making!

RTE has the 411.

Eric Bana's gonna be the baddie.

There's a serious Star Trek buzz at the mo, i saw Episode 2 and 3 of new heroes last night, and there's George Takei, who was Sulu (i didn't have to look up his name...or the next one) and......Nichelle Nichols!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I saw this last night

one word: wow

a few more words: three standing ovations

more later


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cathy Davey

I lover her, and i was reading recently somewhere (it's possibly not true) that she doesn't really like her first album Something Ilk anymore :( i love it! My favourite is, and always has been Save Button. But she's got a new album coming out now, woo!

The Torture Garden interviewed her a while ago.

Jim was talking about her a while ago too.

Youtube hasn't caught up with new stuff yet, but

From that Torture Garden interview...
What does it sound like? Are you happy with it?

Well... to me it sounds like music I'd like to dance to. And not serious dancing. Just child-like, please don't catch me on camera kinda happy dancing. I wrote half of the album on drums instead of piano or guitar because I really wanted to make music that would keep me lifted through the whole proccess... The subject matter is quite sinister and at times macabre, so the music had to counter that if I was to enjoy it, and I wanted to let moments have their own full charge... Not be embarrassed by them. Big feelings in little packages.

How is the subject matter sinister?

I had a head full of skeletons and if I wrote songs for them they danced.

The Princess Bride

Well i got this weird email the other day abotu some kind of Princess Bride 20th Anniversary edition. It got me thinking about the Princess Bride, which is one of my favourite ever ever films. The book is absolutely deadly too!

Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work,
but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan,
my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Gilder
to frame for it. I'm swamped!

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my
father. Prepare to die.

In the honeymoon suite after Buttercup is married to Humperdink, that dingus Wesley says:
There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world.
'Twould be a pity to damage yours.

Lol the whole film is just so funny imo

AND Peter Falk is in it!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The day i almost

Met Angela Lansbury, is also the day that i nearly choked laughing about Brian Kennedy, but that's an entirely different story.

So i've always been a fan of Murder, She Wrote and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. What's not like to like really. Murder, She Wrote and other programmes of that ilk are great. They are gentle, very funny and they aren't out to hurt anyone, take note: Jerry Springer and your cronies. Jerry Springer makes me think of road rage :X

Anywho, myself and a few friends had heard that Angela Lansbury was going to be visiting the Irish Film Institute. That was it, we had to go.
So Angela, we found out lives in West Cork, near Jeremy Irons pink castle apparently! And she delighted us in coming up for a special screening of the Blackwater Lightship and an interview to be aired on Rattlebag.

Anywho it was deadly, we ended up sitting in about the second row, it was very exciting! The film was pretty good, actually i saw it recently which i think is what reminded me about this.

Anyway, the film was shown, and was very enjoyable, but to be fair everyone was waiting for Angela to arrive!

She came out wearing a lovely silk blouse, beige trouser combo thing. She's very well spoken, and she came across really well. She was able to talk in a lovely charming way abotu all teh theatre and film she's done, and the amazing actors she's worked with,

and then the questions started.

But first let me share something i found on youtube

Angela, a far cry from Jessica Flethcer.

So anyway the questions, there were real genuine questions, about actors she's worked with, highlights of her career, for me it's sweeney todd.

So there was a nice gentle question and answer session, did you know Angela

but what was really special was the die hard fans, read geeks in the front row. Now i know i sound like a gig for even thinking about writing about this. But they were serious SERIOUS geeks! they were like oh in minute 24 of that episode what were you thinking, and one was like, "oh we never knew each other before today, we met through". They had come from Germany, and England. But i suppose each to their own.

So after the chat, everyone got up to do a little meet and greet, and we were three people away, i'm not messing three people away, and the pr person whisked her off! :( didn;t totally break my respect for her, but there's definately a dent there. So close and yet so far.

The there was teh group who came with Murder, She Wrote board game. One girl had saved it since she was a child, possibly in teh hope that she would one day meet Angela. She also got fobbed off, as the rush of the super breed of geeks, was too much for us lesser geeks.

Anyway, check her out. She's done a lot.

I think this is probably one of my longest and most incoherent posts.

Some upcoming gigs


Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip

Super Furries

Arcade Fire

Springbreak :):)

Monday, October 8, 2007


Those lads from Blur had lunch together.

Alex, Damon, Dave and Graham met for an enjoyable lunch on Monday.

Barefoot living

We are a group of people who love going barefoot pretty much everywhere, all the time (not just around the house or at the beach), as a lifestyle choice, including out and about on streets, stores, in the country, and hiking.

Ever take off your shoes and walk barefoot through the grass, on the beach, etc? We bet you have. Why did you do it? Because it feels good! We've just extended that to everyday life. Know what? It feels even better!

i'm joining the Ireland faction. I know it's more difficult in winter.

Barefoot Living

I have to say

The interweb has been awash with mysterious goings on, and oh what's theis about-ness.

I thought what a pile of pretentious crap, oh what are Arcade Fire upto? But it's pretty cool. And still pretentious obviously. Still dunno what it's all about, need lunchtime to examine it. Think it might be nothing.


Jack White

IS Elvis

This looks deadly

"Damn they're good"

Be Kind Rewind

A man (Black) whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films, which include Back to the Future, The Lion King, and Robocop

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

And also...hhmmm

Dear Children, here you will find a biography that is different to others because it is told by a cat and it is not every day a cat can consider the Holy Father his friend and sit down to write his life story,” the Pope’s personal secretary, Monsignor Georg Ganswein, says in the foreword.

Actually i think it sounds great.

MSNBC talks about the Cat in question.

This is a LOUD.COM Exclusive

Yeah we can tell.

It's the Wu-tang Clan Beatles yoke. I know i is late, and everyone has prob heard it already.

The Heart Gently Weeps

"That bitch is crazy" it sounds so weird.

actually it kind of gets funny towards the end, the amount of expletives in it.


So yesterday

I got home from work, pottering around the house, the usual craic, and I popped out to get my clothes out of the drier. Our drier is housed in a little shed out the back yard, our drier and washing machine are buddying up there together.

So i went outside, flicked on the light, thank God i was wearing shoes. Our drier has a glass door, and i whipped it open and was about to put my hand in to pull the clothes out when, i noticed something INSIDE the machine, it was on the filter. I picked it up and was thinking, what's this? and for a split second i thought it was someone playing a trick on me.

It was a dead mouse. I nearly lost my life, i slammed the door and ran inside, and then washed my hands about 15 times. This incident has not helped my early stages of OCD.

I've never been so freaked out in my life, and then i started to think about how the mouse had obviously been cooked in there with my clothes, i had to sit in the sitting room with my legs off the floor, and was like how can i stop thinking of this. So i put on Dara O'Briain which worked. For about ten minutes.

I'm not normally that squemish animal wise, but this was different, a mouse was cooked with my clothes. :(

Then my flatmate L came home, and she was worse than i was. Even though she grew up around small rodenty creatures. Her bro had a fine collection of hamsters/shrews/guinea pigs etc. So we went out, and she started screaming, and then i started practically hypervenilating. She started saying how she thought maybe it was a baby rat, and then sent me over the edge.

The moral of the story seems to be i am a wuss. A complete wuss. I wish i had taken a picture of him, but i probably wouldn't be able to use my phone again, at any rate, i'm throwing away all the clothes from the drier, because even washing them again will not help me wear them again.

We eventually got rid of little rodent with the dustban, by chucking back to teh circle of life in teh back lane.

after i went to bed, i started looking through my laundry basket thing, very carefully, to investigate any further little creatures.

I once woke up with a spider on my face, that was ok. A mouse cooked in the drier, is not.

I think i need to move out.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Kinda bootleggedy looking

I like it,
Mark Ronson feat, Amy Winehouse singing Valerie, although she's not in teh video, just the Winettes

hhmm...ah well

Just because I just heard it

on Rick's show

and it's deadly, like Rick!

I want this

Embedded Image

I heard good Tom Dunne playing some tunes off this yday. No Diggity covered by the Klaxons is especially good. He also played some superfantastic Modest Mouse tunes.

Anywho, as part of BBC Radio 1 celebrations, they are releasing (or possibly released already)a cd, of current artists doing covers from each year that Radio 1 has been going.

The Times are on the story here. I do like covers, and the ones i've heard are great, although i'm sure some are gonna be pants (Ray Of Light - Natasha Bedingfield).

It's got:
Flowers In The Rain - Kaiser Chiefs
Love Is The Drug - Kylie Minogue
You Sexy Thing - Stereophonics (lol)
Teenage Kicks - Raconteurs

i'm looking forward to this.

Things I've learned this week

1. The Graduate and The Odd Couple are two of the greatest films ever.
2. New Heroes is not as good as old Heroes.
3. Jim Carroll rocks: Malajube, Professor Longhair and Cathy Davey woo!
4. The Ballinasloe Horse Fair offers some very interesting sites, sounds and smells.
5. Bruce Springstein's new album is deadly.
6. People are really messed up.
7. New Cat Face mega lol.
8. There's a new girl moving into my house next week. I haven't met her yet, and won't meet her til after she moves in. :?
9. I have that blog log thing, and i've turned off the tracker thing, and i have no idea how to fix it.
10. The Irish Times website has the weirdest games section ever. Love the Crossword though.
11. Pretty much everyone i know is leaving the country to go travelling, and find themselves. I kinda wanna go.
12. In honour of + ageing, this couple celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary.

Monday, October 1, 2007

New Radiohead Album

in ten days, pay what you want, hhmmm...after that hieroglyphs stunt earlier, im thinking a fiver. In rainbows is what it's called on their official site. Pitchfork of course has it. Pre-orders here.